When the power is turned on, pushing the <Del> button during the BIOS POST (Power-On Self Test) will take you to the CMOS SETUP screen. You can enter the BIOS setup screen by pressing "Ctrl + F1".
Go to the "Advanced BIOS Features" page;
set "First Boot Device" to "CDROM"
set "Second Boot Device" to "Hard Disk"
set "Third Boot Device" to "Disabled"
for "Hard Disk Boot Priority", if you only have one hard drive, it should alredy be fine; if you have more than one, use <up arrow> or <down arrow> to select a device, then press<+> to move it up, or <-> to move it down the list.
This is mostly on page 34 of the manual... If this machine has a floppy drive, post back - you may want to set the boot order differently...
Yes, I tried setting the boot order and it didn't help. It acts like it isn't seeing the OS. I even tried a fresh OS load, and that didn't change the behavor. It also seems like it is taking a long time to complete the BIOS stage.
Thanks for trying Bill... Nothing seems to work and it isn't worth the additional time/resource investment.
I ordered a GA-G32M-ES2L with an E6300 Wolfdale and 4G memory for $205. On a side note, this runs Windows 7 64 without issue.
If anybody wants a GA-8IPE-1000 Pro-G or a P4 3.2e prescott (original packaging/cooler) w/4 gigs ram and Thermaltake cooler, let me know... I'm probaby going to eBay them in a few days rather than add them to a landfill.