Originally Posted by illum
what are CMOS. sorry noob here
"The CMOS memory is used to store system configuration information, such as disk drive parameters, memory configuration, and the date-time, some of which you enter in the CMOS Setup program, . It is used by the Basic Input Output System (BIOS), a program permanently stored in the flash memory on recent motherboards and in read-only memory (ROM) on older motherboards, to configure the computer. The CMOS Setup is part of the BIOS program. The CMOS memory is usually located with the real-time clock in the motherboard chipset or in a separate real-time clock chip. It is located in the chipset on most recent motherboards."
You should be able to see a flat battery inside of an small socket in your motherboard, just unplug everything, take out the battery for a few minutes, put it back in and try again.
My X58A-UD3R did the same thing to me when I got it, I just cleared the CMOS and booted up correctlyEdited by Count Drugula - 3/6/11 at 4:50pm