ASUS C60M1-I motherboard
2 3TB Seagate Barracuda
Thermaltake 430W power supply
Antec Three Hundred case
I've been trying to get into the BIOS to setup boot from USB for a FreeNAS setup. Sometimes I get the ASUS splash screen to hit DEL and enter bios, other times it just goes right to trying to boot and gives me an error about not having an OS on my hard drives.
I've been in the BIOS a couple times, and every once in awhile I'll get the chance to do it again. I have updated the BIOS to 0305 and it didn't seem to change whether or not I got the splash screen all the time.
If I turn the system on and keep hitting DEL the screen will just go blank and stay that way unless I get lucky and see the splash screen.
I have used the jumper to clear the setting, then the screen will come up saying Please enter setup to recover BIOS, Hit F1 to enter setup. I hit F1 and the screen will go black.
Could my monitor have been causing a grounding issue? All these issues were occuring with my KDS Visual Sensations on the VGA. If I hook up a Starlogic monitor to VGA. I can get right in, so far everytime. Even did a jumper reset with it, hit F1 and bam I'm in the BIOS setup.
I don't really think so but if it works and you can boot into your OS keep an eye on the temperature, fan speed of all the components.
If it a grounding issue then it could have done some damage cuz if electricity flows freely then it is more like a short circuit.
Either way get it checked because it is one of the most unique problems I have ever came across.
I'm going to be running FreeNAS. While sitting in the BIOS the Temp and fan speeds all seem fine. CPU temp is steady at 95F/35C and Motherboard temp is 80.6F/27C. I'm wondering if the board just didn't have support for that monitor, or monitor resolution issues. Now that I think of it, I doubt it would've been grounding because something would have probably fried.
It also makes sense that just the text would show and not the splash screen since the screen would be actual images (GUI). Definitely unique to me as well, and somewhat mind blowing as to why it worked that way.
But EVERY time I've resetted and loaded on the Starlogic monitor, I can always get into the BIOS. Strange. Appreciate ALL the help and ideas you've posted. Greatly appreciated.