posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 11:54 PM
I going to respond here later today because of the U2U.
Nice that you found the adapter to your graphic-card
I think one problem with the "DMI update" that you had problems with COULD be that you have too many things plugged in for the first boot!
So there could be a corrupt code somewhere between all hardware stuff?!
See that you don't have any USB stuff connected beside the keyboard if it has USB?
Everything else beside these 3 things - the keyboard and the mouse + monitor screen - disconnect.
Don't have any: reader, printer, or other things connected when you're trying to boot - for now!
1.Connect only 1 IDE Discdrive (the master drive) check all cables to & from your motherboard to see if they are well connected?
2.Disconnect and connect again the HDD - check cables, both ends!
I will come back later Jenna!