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Yeah if you have usage in the BIOS then Im about 90% certain its the HDD without doing a HDD test or trying another OS source.
Sweet, but do you agree that my diagnoses was more reasonable than my father's?
post #12 of 34
Try booting off another OS, and it works, Hard Drive. If it crashes like it did before, then PSU.

@ OP - Your dad is a pompous moron who needs to go back to school.


1: Bad RAM wouldn't be it since the mobo passed a self check.
2: CPU isn't it as CPUs would still be fine. If it is overheating, then MAYBE I can consider it (always check this)
3: Frying the USB ports is a LOT harder than it sounds. You would have to fry something on the board for this not to work.
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If it was the PSU though, you be having either reset loops, no power on, or random shut downs. With my experience it doesn't usually cause lock ups.
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Yeah if it were the PSU it would almost certainly not POST, concur with the above since you mentioned that the BIOS isn't recognizing the HDD, that's probably it. I doubt it's a Windows issue for the same reason, so I doubt trying another OS would yield any fruitful results.


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Try booting off another OS, and it works, Hard Drive. If it crashes like it did before, then PSU.
If the HDD's busted though, wouldn't the second OS also fail though? Or does it depend on the type of damage?
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Try booting off another OS, and it works, Hard Drive. If it crashes like it did before, then PSU.

@ OP - Your dad is a pompous moron who needs to go back to school.
Your comment made me LOL. Yeah dad seems a bit .
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post #16 of 34
friend of mine had this EXACT problem about a week ago, was his psu.
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So everyone agrees that it is the Hard Drive?

This will be good to know for the next time that I encounter this issue
well about 3 people had when you asked that...i woulsdnt put it at being the power supply whatever the issue is though
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post #18 of 34
General Concusses. Probably the HDD. Run seatools to be absolutely positive.
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id say hdd or possibly the cpu over heating
    
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Yeah if it were the PSU it would almost certainly not POST, concur with the above since you mentioned that the BIOS isn't recognizing the HDD, that's probably it. I doubt it's a Windows issue for the same reason, so I doubt trying another OS would yield any fruitful results.



If the HDD's busted though, wouldn't the second OS also fail though? Or does it depend on the type of damage?
Nope, if you boot the OS off of another drive, CD, or flash drive, it will be fine as your not booting for the suspect part.

As for the PSU issue, it sounds logical as a PSU failure (or failing) can cause some REALLY strange things to happen with a machine.

I say you have it narrowed down to PSU or HDD, but my penny is still on the HDD. Although if one one line on the PSU is unstable (lets say 12v) then it can cause all kinds of havoc as the 12v lines drives many things (hard drive, CPU, graphics card,etc).

But since your saying the Hard drive disappears from BIOS, I would say hard drive's logic baord is going.

Try booting an ubuntu 10.10 LiveCD on it and then run a smart check on the drive (if it supports which I doubt).
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