I have a major problem with this motherboard. Just built a new system and completed Windows Vista installation. Apparently everything OK. Then started to get BSOD with APCI.SYS errors - tried to install latest Intel SATA drivers - still has problem -- so decided to update BIOS to most recent version from Intel site.
Appeared to complete BIOS upgrade OK, but since then nothing but black screen. Tried running with (a) minimal configuration, (b) different memory sticks, - still DOA.
Tried to reset BIOS via jumper - no change
Removed & changed CMOS battery
Tried Intel BIOS recovery technique using BIO file and USB drive - no change - Does the USB drive be formatted as a "MS-DOS start-up disk?"
Ugggggh.... Any ideas or suggestions welcome.
Intel considers this motherboard a mature product therefore the support we offer is only through our web site where you can find product information, troubleshooting, BIOS updates (latest and old ones) and drivers:
As an additional detail you can try with a BIOS recovery test. Please be sure to read and follow all accompanying instructions, which can be found at this link:
The latest BIOS version can be downloaded from the following web site: