[QUOTE=Albert;2771782]If your chassis has no USB or audio ports on the front, you’ll probably want to short a few pins on the respective connectors (which will make the board think the proper connection has been made).
For the audio, this thread on the HP forums mentions which pins to short/ground: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Wireless-and-Networking/wanted-to-disable-F1-boot-plz-help/td-p/88510/page/2
Other forums/sites list similar methods (though I’m not sure there’s a picture to help you out; you may have to look at the board and figure out which pins are which yourself. Though HP may have technical documents available)…
Apparently there is no software setting to bypass this, as it was implemented by HP to prematurely diagnose problems that could have occurred during shipping &etc.[/QUOTE]
Well, there is only two things about this board that is bad. One, it only has USB 1.1 and the USB header doesn’t work. I bought a USB 2 card with a USB header that the front USB ports are connected to. Probably why it says the USB is not connected. Haven’t yet connected the front audio ports and I never use them and haven’t taken the time to make a cable to connect the case harness to the board.
Oh, well, no problem, just a bit of annoyance to have to press F1 every time, but will have to do so.
But, after all, I only paid $4.00 for the board and it does work great. Thanks.