Do you have USB keyboard and mouse support set up in the bios? Also the new mouse driven bios can tend to be buggy have you checked and seen if there is a bios update for your board? Also on the few AMI bios boards I have owned, the button press window is pretty short, you can hit pause/break to stop the bios from moving forward so you have time toi hit it again after unpausing it.
usb keyboard and mouse support in BIOS, I don't recall these options, where should it be in BIOS? What should I have enabled or how should it be set up? the keyboard is enabeled in BIOS I am positive of that, its the first thing I set in BIOS. the American Megatrends logo is set for 10 seconds, the option used to be there in this screen but not anymore-can't recall when it stopped appearing. I have version 0105 BIOS rev 3.1 for p8p67 pro, but the ASUS update utility says "no proper BIOS images on server" when I try to update using ASUS utility. Isn't hitting the MEMreset in mobo damaging to the pc components?
PS-I remember I screwed up about a few weeks ago. I made the partition of my hard drive that had windows installed on it (win 7 64 bit home premium sp 1) active from the desktop when it was set to inactive. It said "this could cause your computer to stop working" and it did after I restarted. It would just say "boot manager missing, press control alt del to restart", restarted few times same message so I hit the MEM reset on the ASUS mobo, allowed acces to BIOS, changed the boot to cd, used win 7 install cd to repair start up, took three repairs/reboots to fix it. Can't recall if this is when the problem started. Hell sorry folks-this is probably invaluable data that was needed to solve this, I JUST hit me-dam my newbeness. I just wanted to tinker and learn. Pain retains-sort of. Thank you for your time/sorry about post length.