I have experienced this in the past on a different Intel board. My suggestion is to power down (unplug the power cord) unplug the Hard DRIVE SATA cable from the disk and try to boot. If you get to the the F2 prompt go in and check that you have the correct disk selected IE: IDE or ACHI - in my case ACHI was selected and I needed to reselect IDE.
hope this helps
Apparently my board is a goner. Got online with intel support chat and tried everything possible. Nothing worked, all I ever got is that solid cursor in the upper left corner of my screen. Support tech stated that happens when the motherboard has a problem "detecting" a hardware device. In any case, the board is on it's way back to intel.
Thanks for the suggestion.