Hi all,

I wanted to try and set up a small home NAS with OpenFiler, so I bought a couple of SATA drives and seeing that I had an older Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro mobo around with 4 SATA connectors I wanted to use that one as opposed to letting it collect dust.

It turns out, I had BIOS version F8 which isn't even listed in the downloads page on the Gigabyte website, and the system would lock after POST, before OS boot if there were any drives connected to the SIL SATA connectors (otherwise it would boot just fine).

So I thought a BIOS update was necessary, I installed @BIOS and downloaded the latest BIOS file from Gigabyte (F13), flashed it using @BIOS, and then the system rebooted by itself.

As it happens, at the moment the system won't boot at all. It says "CMOS checksum error - defaults loaded", and "Press DEL to enter setup or F1 to continue" - but either of those options locks up the system.

As far as I've read in the manual, you're supposed to be able to access the BIOS setup in order to use the Dual-BIOS function of the mobo, so that doesn't seem to be an option for me - I just can't get to the BIOS set-up.

Any suggestions as to what I might try? Is there any way to recover from this problem or should I just throw the mobo and buy a new one?...