Disable Instant Boot and Other Settings
Disable Instant Boot by using the software that came with the motherboard on the CD. Or Download it from the Manufacturer's Website (Direct Link; Win 7; x64; USA server).
- Execute the Instant Boot installation program under Windows.
- Launch the Instant Boot program.
- On Instant Boot main menu, choose the "Disable Instant Boot" option. Click "Apply".
- Shutdown the computer and test to see if the problem is fixed.
If that doesn't work, also try removing/uninstalling these features if you installed them through the MB CD:
Intel Rapid Start driver ver:18.104.22.1682
Intel Smart Connect driver ver:2.0.1083.0
Resetting the CMOS Settings
If disabling fast boot and the utilities I described in the previous section did not work, I would recommend clearing your CMOS settings by resetting the jumper cap on the motherboard.
To clear and reset the
system parameters to default setup, please turn off the computer and unplug
the power cord from the power supply. After waiting for 15 seconds, use a
jumper cap to short pin2 and pin3 on CLRCMOS1 for 5 seconds. However,
please do not clear the CMOS right after you update the BIOS. If you need
to clear the CMOS when you just finish updating the BIOS, you must boot
up the system first, and then shut it down before you do the clear-CMOS action.
Please be noted that the password, date, time, user default profile, 1394
GUID and MAC address will be cleared only if the CMOS battery is removed.
View this Manual for your motherboard to view pictures and more details. Page 31.
Flashing the BIOS
If resetting the CMOS settings did not work and your BIOS version is below 1.80 (which it is), you can try flashing your BIOS. This option should be used as the last resort after you have tried everything possible. Download the BIOS update from here. Place it on a USB and use the Instant Flash tool in the BIOS to proceed.
Follow the guide in the manual on Page 52 for more details and information.
Instant Flash is a UEFI flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. This convenient
UEFI update tool allows you to update system UEFI without entering
operating systems first like MS-DOS or Windows®. Just save the new
UEFI file to your USB flash drive, floppy disk or hard drive and launch this
tool, then you can update your UEFI only in a few clicks without preparing
an additional floppy diskette or other complicated flash utility. Please
be noted that the USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file
system. If you execute Instant Flash utility, the utility will show the UEFI
files and their respective information. Select the proper UEFI file to update
your UEFI, and reboot your system after the UEFI update process is
Good luck and let me know the results.