Question about ASUS P8P67 PRO - ATX - INTEL P67 - SOCKET 1155 - DDR3 SDRAM Motherboard

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Cannot enter BIOS - new system load. DEL key works but does not get me into BIOS. System moves into Marvell SATA load but then hangs with pixelatd screen. Can restart process with any key. POST goes through CPU, VGA OK but BOOT_DEVICE_LED stays red. Processor: 2500K, memory 2 x 4gb Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9, video: Radeon HD 6870

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  • stephen_box May 21, 2011

    I have tried all of the usual keys to enter BIOS such as F2, F10, etc. The screen indicates the DEL key. Keyboard is MS Wireless Desktop 800

  • stephen_box May 21, 2011

    I have tried everything learnt over some 30 years with computers, including clearing CMOS. The ASUS forums indicate similar problems.

  • stephen_box May 22, 2011

    Thanks guys but FixYa suggested specific skills relating to my motherboard which is already at revision 3.1. I have had problems with the initial startup of 3 generations of Asus 'Pro' motherboards. Asus technical support responded today to tell me that there is an omission in the manual. So the solution is that, to clear CMOS you not only have to remove the power cable and wait for the motherboard LED to die, you must also remove the motherboard battery before moving the jumper. After this all was good. We now have the next problem of an unwanted reboot after about 30 mins, but this is a known problem with a known solution.So thanks, but I have resolved this problem myself.

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It's good to hear that your problem is resolved. I was also going to tell you the same thing, to clear the Bios Settings and restore it to it's default value by removing the battery or by swapping the Bios jumpers. Well, I just wanted to add few words. This is a rare issue, and in most cases this happens when the BIOS chip itself is bad or there's electronic issue (faulty with circuit or other similar components) on the motherboard. Yes, it's been fixed for the time but, but this may also repeat in the future, and I would also say that if this happens for the second time, you may not be able to repair or reset it. I've had the similar issue with one of my older motherboard, and I wasn't aware after it was simply fixed by resetting the Bios. One month later, without any alert or error, the system just completely stopped working, I tried my best but to no avail. The unfortunately thing was that I was only starting my backup while this happened and so most of the files or projects were saved on the C drive where windows is installed. I was trying to boot up with another motherboard using the hdd but in the normal mode, it didn't because there was driver conflicts (and I was unable to find the same motherboard model). Installing the Hdd on another system, I tried to access the C drive's My Desktop and My Documents, but I couldn't for I'd set the my account's permission to "Private". Very disappointed, I installed it on another system (only that hard disk), boot into Safe Mode and there came up another much more disappointing issue, the User account I had been working was "locked out" and I couldn't log into my account even in the Safe Mode, luckily the installed o.s. was Windows XP and I remembered the admin password, so finally, I got accessed into my system with the Admin account and got everything moved and backed up.

In the same way, this could happen to you as well, so I would like to suggest you beware before it stops working completely. Yes your problem and my problem might be different, but if in case, they are similar, I wouldn't like others facing further similar problem or loss.

When reading your comment, it looks like someone told you to unplug the power cable, wait for the motherboard led to die to reset the Bios settings. If I am not wrong, I haven't heard about anything like that to reset any motherboard bios settings. Forgive me if I am wrong.

I am only sharing what I know of, so my knowledge may not be applicable with your problem. If you need further help, let me know. I am ready to assist you further.

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Open the cpu cabinet cover.Reconnect RAM memory and processor make sure motherboard is not ground with cabinet cover.Pull cmos cell from motherboard for 10 minutes then check. Reconnect all connection to motherboard. When you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or del or ALT+F2 key to enter in bios. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using Fixya.

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Welcome to Fixya

You will actually see the key to press to go to Bios when you turn on the computer. Some computer will say press F2 or F10 to go to setup. check your screen while it is booting you will see what key you should press to go to setup/Bios. But normally tapping on F2 or F10 while system is booting will take you to BIOS setup screen.

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    Jose Cada May 21, 2011

    have you tried using a wired keyboard first? this is a common problem if wireless keyboard is not paired to computer that is why it is not responding.

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