I have a DZ77SL-50K MB with a i7 3770K with a 129G intel SSD (SSDSC2CW120A3) and a Sapphire 7970 GPU.
The machine boots fine but I want to add get into the BIOS menu and manipulate the settings but when I hit F2, the machine reboots.
If I do not his F2, the machine boots happily into Windows (7 64).
I flashed the BIOS to the latest version but still this problem persists.
I have tried to deactivate the fast boot that it seems to have but I simply CANNOT get into the BIOS.
BTW, my objective is to run 2 of those intel SSDs in RAID 0 as the MB natively supports this...if I could get into the BIOS.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Regarding the Intel® Desktop Board DZ77SL-50K, you will get a better answer for your inquiry if you access the Desktop Board Forum by clicking this link: /community/tech/desktop/content Desktop Boards - If you are experiencing any issues with Intel(R) SSDs, please let us know here so we can assist you.
From a powered off state, please press and hold the power button for about 2 seconds (release it when you hear three short beeps). The BIOS will follow a normal boot path as if Fast Boot were disabled. Then try to to change BIOS settings.
For more details about Fast boot, please visit: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-032034.htm Desktop Boards — Using Fast Boot to Reduce Boot Time
I have had a good play with attempting to disable fast boot or any way of getting into the BIOS and NOTHING has worked.
down the PWR button from the off state, the machine beeps at me 4 times then I restart and the machine I get the monotonous /message/298532# 298532 "launching bios setup application" - then it reboots
I also tried changing the BIOS CFG jumper on the MB - I changed the jumper from pins 1 & 2 to 2 & 3. This did nothing.
The machine otherwise boots normally and operates fine.
I am still open to suggestion. This is a strange problem.
I also flicked out the Li button cell before AND changed the jumper but once again, to no effect.
Have you tried BIOS recovery? You could find details about BIOS recovery here: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-023360.htm Desktop Boards — Instructions for Recovery BIOS Update
If BIOS recovery fails, you also could try to use ITK (more details here: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-015474.htm Desktop Boards — Intel® Integrator Toolkit Technical Support) to change BIOS settings in BIOS, and create your own BIOS file, then update system BIOS.
If still can not solve your issue, you could contact Intel Support: http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/contactsupport Contact Support
Thanks again for your support.
Unfortunately, whilst I was hopeful that the integrator toolkit may have helped, the issue remains:(
Thanks again. I will contact support as advised.