Originally Posted by sperlyjin
I just replaced my old board with a refurbished asus p4sd and I am having a similar issue. I can't get the board to boot without first clearing the cmos. In other words, each time I shut the machine down, it won't boot up again until I clear the cmos. Any ideas?
Take out your cmos battery and don't put it back in. This will keep your bios settings from sticking, but at least you won't have to manually reset everything everytime.
And for future reference, don't use a software overclocker. No matter how well they advertise, you can suffer some severe side effects. Part of the reason even your new board might not be working is that when your OS loads, it keeps trying to load the OC information to the BIOS, making your board refuse to boot again, causing you to clear your CMOS everytime. Just a heads up.
Also, I have noticed from my experience that with socket 478 boards that when you start overclocking, they like to disable their onboard SATA chains. The OC that you gave it may have been too much for its bus and could have disabled your SATA, which would result in your bios telling you that it cannot detect boot device.