I got my new computer and installed everything, turned it on and amazingly it worked with zero problems. I installed some minor programs (nothing wierd or CPU intensive; Firefox, AVG, that kind of stuff) I then installed the software that came with my motherboard, a BioStar T5 XE. I ran the BIOS online update option from the installed software, and left the room while it worked. When I came back I was greeted by a black screen saying that my BIOS had been "crushed" but not to worry, and then outlined the steps to fix it.
I followed the steps and downloaded the BIOS image file from BioStar http://www.biostar-u...os.php?S_ID=444 (the "warning" on that page was not present in the update app I used originally) - copied it to my flash drive and turned on my PC. The same black screen came up and it said it was in Re-Life mode and was scanning for a USB. I plugged in my drive, it gave a series of 5 beeps (which indicate a read error according to the manual) but it did display the file name on screen. It then proceeds to search again for my USB, beeps once (for a missing drive I believe) and then tries searching for a floppy drive (which I don't even have) and then back to searching for USB and beeping once.
Back and forth endlessly USB-BEEP-FLOPPY rinse repeat. Has anyone had problems with this motherboard or can offer advice? Thanks in advance people!
EDIT: I did try two different flash drives with seperately downloaded files and different USB ports, all with the same results.