I am seeking some help and advice on trying to get an Intel DQ35JO 775 board to boot. It starts up ok. I can get access to the bios, but I just can't get it to boot off any form of device or media. I have took out the cmos battery for an hour, reset the bios settings to default. I ahve tried known working sticks of RAM, working CPUs, onboard graphics and pci-express graphics card.
The board refuses to boot off any dvd drive (ide or sata) or usb stick. It seems to go through post ok, but it then just hangs at a black screen with a flashing cursor in the top left corner and 0_ in the bottom right hand corner.
Never had this kind of problem with Intel boards before. Does any have any suggestions or experience of getting this board to boot properly?
You may want to check the BIOS version and update incrementally as needed.
If issue persists, please provide the type of cable and display you are using.
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-023360.htm Desktop Boards — Instructions for Recovery BIOS Update
Thanks for replying, but unfortunately I cannot get the board to boot off any kind of media, whether it be cd/dvd/usb. So I am unable to update the bios.
I need to know why the board goes through the boot process, then stops with a black screen. All I can see is 0_ in the bottom right hand corner. Does this mean the motherboard is broken?
Such POST code does not (officially) exist.
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-025434.htm Desktop Boards — Port 80h POST Codes
You do not need to actually boot from an operating system. Please try to download the .BIO file from a different system and review the BIOS F7 and/or recovery methods.
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-022312.htm Desktop Boards — BIOS Update Instructions