Posted 11 July 2011 - 02:37 AM
So I am new to the scene... like five minutes old. I have a problem. I have always built my own computers and they have always been awesome machines, I went to the dark side for a bit checking out apple but I just cant do it I need a PC. So the build
Intel i7 2600K chip
Kingston Hyper X 1600 8GB of RAM (2 x 4GB sticks)
Originally a Rocketfish 700 Watt power supply... thought was the problem so went back to my BFG 800 Watt
OS hard drive is an intel SSD 160 GB
4 other hard drives that are 1TB and lower all SATA and older. (just media storage)
and where I think the problem is... the motherboard. GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3. (usually would buy ASUS but tried to save a buck.)
So the problem.
Everything is installed proper and I in the beginning could not get the OS CD to boot. After I over came that issue everything seemed fine. I loaded the OS all the drivers and started to load my favorite programs. During one update I was required to reboot. As the system was coming back on it hung at the windows animation and static came from the speakers. I cycled power to only get a hard drive not found error. So after I restored the Bios to factory still nothing, changed the boot order to the intel drive nad nothing. Start up recovery tools did nothing. I then reinstalled the OS to a blank fresh formatted intel drive. I needed to move some cables in the system and I unplugged all the SATA cables from the motherboard and when I reconnected them again nothing... I then reloaded the OS again. So here I am in the OS and the SATA DVD burner is detected in the bios and in windows but wont work, says nothing in the drive. This is a new drive by the way. Also only 2 of the 4 hard drives are showing up. again bios sees them windows sees then in device manager but nothing in my computer. So I seached the net for hours, I thought maybe its the master slave thing screwing me up... Leaving the OS drive in its SATA port I unplugged all the extra drives and according to the manual tried to get the DVD player in a slave and a hard drive in a master, and the other two drives went slave and master. Now the system will not boot at all, I get the error just like before. The OS drive never left its SATA port and I restored the BIOS to factory after a number of tries, also made the intel drive boot first.... nothing I Ran HOT CPU tested the other day and it came back clean with not issues on the board or chip. I am at my wits end and ready to shot this thing, one other thing forgot to mention, on the first good install I had when I put any load on the system to muti task it would just drop power and reboot. (thats why I switched the power supply) PLEASE CAN ANYONE HELP ME??? I have been kicking myself all week trying to get this system going but I am ready to call it quites. Thanks for any help and sorry if I posted in the wrong area, I searched and got nothing.