i would like to ask adarryl how did he do this
Well, after flashing the BIOS to the latest version, it has booted flawlessly..............maybe 20 times or more. So, unless things go south very quickly, a BIOS update to correct a corrupted BIOS seems to be the fix. So thanks and kudos to Tushon for pointing me toward beep codes. I guess it was a single repeating beep code that I thought was something else. If it craps out again, I'll post back, but for now, all is well.