ASUS P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model LH-20A1L-06 - Retail
EVGA 512-P3-N841-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS
Thermaltake CL-P0401 110mm Full-Range Fan CPU Cooler
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P16004GK
Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM
Now here's the problem. I have gotten it to install Windows. Loaded provided ASUS CD. Everything works until I reboot or turn the computer off. Once I do that and reboot, windows does not load. The power comes on, I can hear the Video Card running, but nothing. The only thing I can do is turn off the comp, clear the CMOS and then it boots to a screen that tells me "Please enter setup to recover BiOS settings, Press F1 to run setup, Press F2 to load default values and continue".
IF I press F1, I can go into the BIOS setting, I have tried to set the priority boot drive as my HD, but when I save and reboot, I get the problem of not booting into the system (fans run, vid card runs, but nothing on screen). If (instead of F1) I press F2, I can get in windows and do everything that would seem normal but when the comp is turned off and rebooted, I am back where I started from.
I really enjoyed building my comp, but I am at a loss. I figure it has to be something I am doing in the BIOS setting, but I don't know what I am doing wrong. Please help this beginner builder!