Good day. I want to ask for advice concerning a new PC I'm building. First I'll list the components in case someone can point out some issue I could miss:
MB: Crosshire VIII HERO wifi
CPU: Ryzen 9 5900X (compatible after BIOS 2311)
RAM: G-Skill F4-3200C16D-32GTRS 2 sticks 16 gig each
NVMe WD BLACK SN750 SE
CPU Air cooler Corsair A500
PSU Cooler master silent pro RS-A00-AMBA-J3 1000W
The problem is, from the beginning as I tried to apply the BIOS update to the 2311 ver. I've been running into many different issues: from a message saying :
WARNING! BIOS RECOVERY MODE HAS BEEN DETECTED, PLEASE PUT THE FILE "C8HW.CAP" INTO HDD OR A REMOVABLE USB MEDIA DEVICE, AND THEN RESET YOUR COMPUTER.
That one was at the very first time after trying to update to BIOS 2311 using the Flashback method (I didn't had another CPU), but it wouldn't be the last time I would see that message. I tried to apply all the BIOS versions at the motherboard's support section (from oldest to newest), but it didn't work quite well most of the time, from black screens at the boot to a BIOS password lockscreen (I haven't set any password). In the end, the BIOS 3003 actually worked -I can access the BIOS setup and it correctly recognizes the hardware, BUT it fails to install windows- it just stops at a blue (or sometimes black) screen and shuts down after a couple of minutes. I tried to use the EZ method to update the BIOS on the 3003 menus, but it simply says that the file isn't a valid BIOS file (I know the name of the file shouldn't be changed using that method.
At first, I thought it was the CPU's fault, but I borrow a motherboard B450 gaming and updated the BIOS using the EZ tool without issues to use the ryzen 9, and it worked just fine (I didn't had to install windows, it recognized the one already installed)
Funny enough, I tried using a ryzen 7 3700X (the one from the B450 gaming motherboard) and it started the windows installation without issues with my motherboard. I didn't complete the installation because I want to check if I should ask for the motherboard's warranty while I can, plus it would be complicated if for any reason I need to reinstall windows and I have to borrow another CPU to do so.
Did someone ever have similar issues? Any ideas?
Thanks in advance for reading this. Cheers!
Thanks for your answer. I tried both with the clear button and by removing the battery, but no luck so far. I tried making a "clear" reset of CMOS and installing the latest version as you said, but it just doesn't boot- just a sad black screen.
I call ASUS customer service for help/advice or to ship the motherboard for repair regardless of the guarantee, but no luck. They even kind of troll me by mailing me a link for some firmware (which I would need a functional operating system to install), the BIOS for the regular crosshair VIII hero (I had a hard time explaining to them that the "wifi" version is a different motherboard) and a link to the Microsoft website to download the media creation tool. I was speechless...