I've been doing a bit a trawling on the net to see if I could find anything about this particular motherboard & boot issues, and I did. Apparently, the bios release P15 is supposed to be buggy & can cause the type of problem you have been having. According to the Intel Active Monitor report that you sent me, you have the P15 bios.
Therefore, I suggest you update the bios to P19. You can download the bios in the link below :http://downloadcente...s...nt&lang=eng
You'll also need a new (or known good
) blank floppy disk.
When you have saved the download file to the hard disk, double click it to extract the files (they will extract to the same folder as the download).
Next, insert the floppy disk & double click the RUN.BAT file. This will create a bootable floppy containing the new bios.
Once it's finished & the floppy LED has gone out, remove the floppy disk.
Next you'll need to reboot (or power on) the computer. As soon as the LED on the monitor turns green, press the F2 key a few times (at one second intervals). This should get you into the bios setup screen.
In the bios, you need to do the following:
Go to the BOOT menu & make sure that floppy drive is the first boot device. If it's not, then change the order of the devices so that floppy is higher up the list than hard disk.
(You can now insert the floppy disk into the drive).
Next, go to the EXIT menu & select the SAVE CUSTOM DEFAULTS option.
Next, select the EXIT SAVING CHANGES option
The system will now reboot & load the floppy disk. DO NOT INTERRUPT the process. It will take a few minutes. When prompted, remove the floppy disk & reboot the system.
Edited by Samm, 30 November 2007 - 08:01 PM.