Unable to go beyond BIOS in Asus H81M-E Motherboard

The problem
I backed up my mail server on windows backup. I was told to test it by my boss. I took a good spec PC (Asus H81M-E) and tried to restore the image to that pc. I got the error

 "Windows cannot restore a system a system image to a computer that has different firmware. The system image was created on a computer using BIOS and the computer is using EFI.""

So i researched this and it came up to changing CSM settings. So i went to bios -->boot-->csm and changed the option to EFI only. I booted the PC from windows server 2012 and pressed shift F10. I used diskpart to convert the disk to gpt. I restarted the server with OS disk server 2012 and clicked repair your computer-->troubleshoot-->clicked on system image. It found my external with backup and i was able to restore my server image to the pc successfully.

Once the image was restored the PC restarted and upon restart i cannot go into bios. I get the first screen of Asus that says "Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS setting"

What would have caused it and what can i do to solve this issue?

Thanking you in advance for your assistance
Member_2_6474242Senior Systems AdministratorAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You backed a server up onto a PC as a bootable system. Did the Server BIOS land on the PC?  If so, the PC may not be happy with the Server BIOS.

I think you would need to delete all partitions, install the PC BIOS and install Windows.
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Member_2_6474242Senior Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Hi John nothing works i am unable to go beyond bios. the keyboard and mouse are not working as well. All i get in keyboard is a green light where numlock is, when i try to press the numlock again the green light is supposed to go off but it doesn't.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Make a bootable CD or USB of the BIOS ISO. Then boot with that to install the PC BIOS. Then go from there.
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Member_2_6474242Senior Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
will try that now
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Member_2_6474242Senior Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
unable to detect flash drive or cd/dvd
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Think, Ponder, Wonder.  

Hmm. that is bad news because I think you have corrupted the BIOS chip which means replacing the Motherboard. Cheaper to replace the computer.

I will continue to ponder, but I think the above is correct.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
"Windows cannot restore a system a system image to a computer that has different firmware. The system image was created on a computer using BIOS and the computer is using EFI.""

So I researched this and it came up to changing CSM settings. So I went to bios -->boot-->csm and changed the option to EFI only.


Totally backwards.  Must be MBR and not EFI

try clearing your CMOS ram

see page 1-11 of the manual 2018-08-23_23-03-30.pnghttps://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1150/H81M-A/E8599_H81M-Series.pdf
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Member_2_6474242Senior Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Hi All thanks for your contributions. The answer was 64mb chip next to speakerBios chip change
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Member_2_6474242Senior Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
solution as per above
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