Here is a photo of where is the jumpers you need to short.
From what I saw in the manual this board only as 2 pins and to reset your CMOS to factory default you only need short them and then leave them free for the default position (most motherboards have 3 pins 1-2 default 2-3 shorting)
No it will not stop it from going into the BIOS only the newer cards that require additional power may give a message to plug the power into the card otherwise it will work even if the card shows no video (actually if no video you cannot see what is on the screen so even if still able to enter the BIOS if no video it is useless).
Some older boards have a problem with what is call S3 resume and they sometime stay stuck in a permanent sleep mode and resetting your CMOS will solve this problem if indeed that is why yours is not starting normally.
Hope that will help
Hello to all, and to Al old buddy old pal... I have the same problem with the same mobo with a situation - an old computer salvage and helping a friend fixing it, well - I have cleaned it up, the first problem were the disks (Win XP is the OS) all were on PIO mode which I found out that WinXP turns any HDD to PIO mode if 6 un-voluntary restarts or shutdowns are made to the machine - either way it's an OS's way to 'protect' in a way. Backuping was so slow I read Kafka's Amerika in English, and I'm Croatian.
Okay, here's the deal... I've updated flash thinking it'll turn the HDD's back to UDMA, but here's a big but. After restart I cannot see the screen, after the sound, the normal sound of booting up, then 2 beeps in a row and nothing happens. Could you send me the pic in the attachment - the one with which pins to short (for some reason I cannot see it) so I can flash it back to it's defaults, because now I'm in a big problem - I offered my help, this friend bought a new PC, but wants this one for his little kid to learn, and play and so on...
Oh, and if I've seen this original problem - the RAM problem - a question to the programmer4life - are you using all 5 slots of the motherboards RAM? Because you cannot and in the same manual it is stated not to put the DDR RAM (2 slots) and the SDRAM slots RAM together. If you were, that would be the problem possibly.
I'll PM you Al, you please reply as soon as possible since I need to get this thing running, and thanks in advance.