Originally Posted by schuck6566
Don't know if it will help, but heres some comments from other forums with same issue. When you load BIOS/UEFI defaults, the drive in the first SATA channel is selected as default. This is why it is always recommended to have your boot/system drive at the first SATA channel. This is also not isolated to ASUS boards. All motherboards do this:)
As for update incompatibility, it's also not a matter of ASUS but Intel's large drive support. When Intel added the support it required their new driver to be loaded which of course for existing installations it requires the driver to be loaded first.
There is no way around this or any way to make it work differently other than not to offer the extra functionality at all. Perhaps it should be better worded though that the driver should be updated first:) Fixed by accident. Changed Storage Configuration for SATA from enhanced to compatible. Dont know why it worked.
I know it's not a rampage, but same issue with eflash updater may have similar solution. Also, make sure the usb/cd/dvd/you flashed from are removed.It may be trying to boot from it. I had USB boot enabled from my Win10 installation, when I flashed from usb, I left it in and the system tried booting from it.No OS was there so it gave the curser while looking for an OS.
Thank you schuck6566 for your reply.
I do have the primary drive (a Samsung Evo 120 Gb SSD) attached to the first Serial ATA connector on the mobo. Also tryied changing storage config. from enhanced to compatible but I haven't been lucky, system halts with this annoying white blinking cursor over the black background
There's no USB drive attached while booting, so I guess I'll have to play around with it for a while
The guy who I bought this Xeon (L5335) from told me he finally got it to work on a BIOS which was similar -but not the one inteded for- to his computer's; as a result he lost onboard LAN and had to get an additional PCIe ethernet card. When I have time, I'll try bios similar to mine's (mine is from an ASUS p5kpl/1600) like Asus p5kpl-SE or p5kpl-CM ...
I would like to know, though, which is the single microcode file for my Xeon (L5335) cause every time I patch a BIOS file I have to add 10 distinct microcode files...