Please turn off your system, move the BIOS configuration jumper to pins 2-3. See page 60.
Turn on your system again and reset BIOS.
May I ask for the current BIOS version you are using?
Thanks for the response
Current version is 1612
Tried the reset as u suggested on pin 2-3 but still same.
Tried flash with bios 1612 , 1614, 1618 just to see if it will work better than latest one. Said 'done' for preparing flash images. Then it failed on flashing image for ME firmware.
Could the ME firmware be fried?
It seems to be faulty somehow. Unfortunately, I believe we have exhausted all troubleshooting steps.