I have just completed my first attempt to build my computer. I used an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe MB, have 3 (yes I mis-ordered and kept the third one) 250 MD SATA Western Digital HD's and a Maxtor SATA DVD-CD Burner, 1 GB Corsair dual channel memory and an AMD 64 CPU. I started off with the SATA cables plugged into the RAID ports on the MB. I have changed them to the other ports as I don't want a RAID confugration. I have messed something up royally. When I hit "Del" to go to BIOS, during POST, I see a RAID Configuration screen. I can hit 'CTRL- E' to get out but then all I see is what appears to be the very tail end of the BIOS screen. It lists the devices but none of the function keys work. The Escape doesn't work, the up/down keys don't work. Nothing seems to work.
Is there a way to "Hard" reset BIOS? I have tried booting with a floopy (that works) but when I try running 'awdflash' after downloading new bios from ASUS and changing the name to A8N-SLI.BIN as instructed (page 4.2) it says that it is a bad or not recognized file.
I am hopelessly lost at the moment. Any ideas?
Thanks a lot!