First time posting on this forum. I'm having some trouble with my computer. When I boot it up after having it off overnight, the computer gets stuck at the bootscreen where the computer is recognizing the primary/secondary master and slave drives. Specifically, when the computer tries to recognize my C drive, the drive makes a nice little "crunching sound" and the computer may or may not recognize it. I also have a slave drive hooked up (that is much larger and newer) that is not recognized by the computer either. I can reboot the computer usually once or twice, and the computer will then recognize the drives and go along it's merry way. Once on it works beautifully.
Now, while I realize that the noises coming from my C drive are bad, it has been happening for quite some time. I'm thinking that the problem is actually my Mobo, since the computer is not recognizing either of my two drives.
But, I wanted to get some other opinions before I go out and fork out the money to replace/upgrade my Mobo/processor.