<BigDog> I have an earlier edition of the MB. Reading about this specific Intel Board (810E) on another board (dot.station)...have one of those as yet to be opened.
I had an issue with mine where I had 133Mhz memory and saw a "serial" error on boot...replaced memory with 100Mhz and it worked...think it had to do with video/bus speed...
Can you force the beginning of a disaster bios recovery (IE start booting from a floppy..think by hitting the <insert> key while booting?
Interesting that Intel tweaked this bios and gave vendors many options regarding the locking down of this specific bios.
I have tried to tweak mine but have yet done a disaster recovery...current Gateway Profile 3 Bios is limited.
If you can then you can create a bios recovery diskette utilizing intel's stuff:
BIOS Upgrade Instructions
1. Insert an IBM* formatted 3.5-inch disk into the floppy drive
2. Unzip the BIOS files to the disk by typing "SW A:"
3. Run instboot.exe to create a bootable disk
4. Reboot the system. If you are using a USB keyboard, ensure that Legacy USB is enabled within BIOS setup.
5. The upgrade process will start automatically
6. The upgrade process takes 1-2 minutes to complete,
a 3-3-3 beep code indicates a successful BIOS upgrade
7. Remove the BIOS upgrade disk
8. Press the reset button on your computer
Finally was able to get a Profile 3 CD rom and wondering now if I could rip it apart and use a combo CDRW/DVD instead of what it has...