I have got hold of a DQ77KB (thin mini-ITX) for use as a firewall - I've built this board up but am having trouble getting it to work correctly.
I'm using a HDMI cable direct to a native HDMI input on my monitor (i.e. no adaptor). RAM is in place as is a SATA SSD. On boot I get no beeps from the onboard sound (through headphones) but the board does not show a splash screen or any of the normal boot screen info and remains black. USB keyboard num lock will light up and hard drive light on case will flicker. Eventually, after 10-20 seconds, I get messages referring to the Intel PXE boot agent failing to find media - i.e. it's going straight to PXE boot.
It seems that the board is fine and alive, but without being able to get into the BIOS to change the boot device, the board is pretty useless. Googling this issue seems that I am not alone. Any gems of wisdom here or bright ideas?
My next and only other option is to try a BIOS flash, however, I have some questions:
thanks for any help.
I think i found the answer to the second question in the technical product spec for the board:
It is unlikely that anything will interrupt a BIOS update; however, if an interruption occurs, the BIOS could be damaged. Table 50 lists the drives and media types that can and cannot be used for BIOS recovery. The BIOS recovery media does not need to be made bootable.
I also found that people recommend FAT32 for the thumbdrive.