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It happens on very rare occasions (once or twice a month), when I power on my PC to get stuck on the POST screen right before it detect my HDD and DVD. The solution is to power down the computer and re-plug the sata cables.

My logical assumption is that something is wrong with the cables, but if that is so, shouldn't I sometimes experience slowdowns, freezes or BSOD's when in windows?

I wanted to try using cables from my other computers but they didn't fit well in the sata ports. Those that came with the mobo have lock-in mechanism and the others I have don't, so it feels like they would fall off anytime.

What are your thoughts on this? Is it the cables, the ports, one of the drives, or could be something I haven't yet considered?
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Hmm, it is possible your computer just freaks out trying to find your plugged in devices. Sorry I cannot give a better solution, I would try updating the BIOS (if its not already updated) and just do what your ideas are, if it was every single boot I would start asking questions, but seeing its every now and again it may just be a small problem that isnt easily fixed. I know my P D820 rig that I have stops on BIOS because it requires me to hit a key to ignore the fail settings. Like I said before, it could be any and all or one and nothing.
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It's just my damn luck I guess...

I've always had some weird issues with my computers. I have a C2D that is very picky about the USB mouses/keyboards I use on it, with some it would work fine, with others it would also get stuck on the POST screen and it needs a few resets to get past it. An i3 I have can't restart itself (powers on fine, shots down fine, but when I try to restart it gets stuck on the windows logo) and for this reason I can't format it mad.gif
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Intel® Core™ i7-5820K ASUS X99-S NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1080 Founders Edition Kingston HyperX® Predator 16GB DDR4-2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung SM951 NVMe 256GB Samsung SSD 840 PRO 256GB WD Purple™ WD20PURX RAID 0 4TB Corsair Hydro Series™ H105 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows® 10 Pro ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q ASUS ROG Claymore Antec® HCP-1000 Platinum 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Carbide Series® Air 540 ASUS ROG Gladius ASUS ROG GM50 Sennheiser HD 449 
AudioOther
Creative A250 Xbox One Wireless Controller 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A8-3850 GIGABYTE GA-A75M-S2V Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB WD Blue 320GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Green 1TB Cooler Master GeminII Windows 10 Pro BenQ EW2740L 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
A4TECH Game Master Keyboard KB-28G Thermaltake TR2 450W Cooler Master N200 A4TECH V-Laser Gaming Mouse F7 
Mouse PadAudioOther
A4TECH X7 Gaming Labtec Pulse 285 Logitech Rumble Gamepad F510 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel® Atom™ Z3745 Intel® HD Graphics 2GB LPDDR3 32GB EMMC 
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