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So i just reformatted after annoying problems of my computer going unresponsive during games and just being on the desktop to. After i reformatted and was installing some drivers, my computer went unresponsive and i was forced to hold down the power button because it wouldnt do anything.. and this was after a fresh format..

Then when i turned my computer back on, it wouldn't post for like 2 minutes and then when i got into the BIOS my hard drive didn't show up. I went under my desk and switched the sata port i was using and now im back in windows just fine.. So which is it, mobo or hdd?
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It could be either. My friends computer was doing the same, slow boot and hard locks so I tested his drive on my PC and it was heathy and functional despite totally seeming like a HDD issue, it ended up being the motherboard. So my suggestion is test your drive on another computer to rule that out
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It could be either. My friends computer was doing the same, slow boot and hard locks so I tested his drive on my PC and it was heathy and functional despite totally seeming like a HDD issue, it ended up being the motherboard. So my suggestion is test your drive on another computer to rule that out
I'm the only one with a desktop in the entire house XD i guess i can run some hard drive benchmarks and see if that will help diagnose?

Just to make sure it wasn't my cpu or ram i reset my bios to default settings and i still got the problem. so that leads down to mobo or hdd
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Try hdtune, it can give speed and health status

http://www.hdtune.com/
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I've always like Crystalmark I used it in the past when i was trying to figure out if my external controller was bad, or just the drive connected to it.
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post #6 of 7
Your VRMs probably died.
Test it by trying to boot without CPU power connector it.
S'what you get for running an MSI 4+1 board with unlocked x2.

EDIT: Never mind, looks like it works. Seriously I'd give unlocked & clocked a second thought
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My cpu isn't unlocking now :/
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