"ASUS Set-Up Value is NULL" Pop-Up Windows Boot
So I've been having a bit of trouble with a recent build. I've had an extremely busy week at my job so I haven't had a lot of time to do much researching but I could use some help.
Here is the build components/hardware:
ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
1TB Western Digital Black Caviar (This HDD was taken from my desktop because I upgraded to a larger hard drive)
ASUS Multi-DVD-RW (A spare ODD I had pulled from another desktop I had)
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
My original issue with all of this was after installing all of the drivers for the Motherboard, it was defaulting to VGA and not HDMI as I thought it should be for the main monitor. I had the motherboard set to iGPU mode, as it the manual says to if you aren't using a discrete GPU.
I didn't know and couldn't figure out how to change it in Windows, or BIOS for that matter to default to HDMI and not VGA. Anyways, this guy has been so patient with me, I have had a spare GTS-450 lying around that is about 2 years old. I had planned on just using it with a budget gaming build but I have no use for it so I'm just going to put it into the computer for free. It will give him a little more flexibility anyways.
Regardless, I'd like to know (for future reference), if I run into a problem like this again with a Intel i Core or any other CPU with built in-graphics, and it isn't defaulting to HDMI as it should, where in Windows or the BIOS (I know if it is in BIOS it will vary from board to board but a general idea would be helpful) to change that when not using a discrete GPU.
Now, my current problem, assuming that installing the GTS 450 I'm installing takes away having to worry about the default VGA mode and what not I still have another issue.
Here is my current issue. I am getting a ""ASUS Set-Up Value is NULL" Pop-Up every time Windows boots. I have gone ahead and downloaded all of latest drivers and newest BIOS for the board listed above. I haven't had a chance to install them yet but plan on doing that here shortly.
However, if that does not fix the problem, and I am still getting the "ASUS Set-UP Value is NULL" pop-up at the beginning, how should I go about troubleshooting the problem to figure out what is causing it?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Cooler Master HAF X RC-942 - Intel Core i7 950 - ASUS Sabertooth X58 - G.Skill Ripjaws 6GB RAM - Cooler Master Hyper N520 - ATI HD5870 - XFX P1-650X-CAG9 - Western Digital Black Caviar 1TB HDD - RevoDrive 240GB SSD - Windows 7 64-bit
Cooler Master HAF X RC-942 - Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge 2600K - ASUS Sabertooth P67 - G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB RAM - Cooler Master V8 - AMD HD6970 (Crossfire) - CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 PSU - Western Digital Black Caviar (1.5TB) & Green Caviar (2TB) HDD - OCZ Agility 2 160GB SSD - Windows 7 64-bit