Hi, I wasn't sure where to post this, but hopefully this is the right place!
Recently, about a week ago, my computer has begun to start powering off entirely randomly. Sometimes it will last 5 minutes, other times it will last upwards of 10 hours. Upon power-off, it will attempt to reboot, sometimes on it's first try, sometimes it takes a few tries, sometimes I have to force poweroff to stop the cycle. And recently I've noticed a not sogood sounding noise coming out for a brief moment sometimes. As if a CD was spinning poorly (but no CD is inserted).
During the POST(?) sometimes it would give the error message that there has been an overclocking failure. Since then, I've set my BIOS Settings back to factory default, the errormessage no longer shows up since, but my PC will still powerdown unexpectantly.
The only thing I could possibly think that changed is that I bought a new Joystick (The Cyborg Fly 5) when the problems started occuring. The joystick is now unplugged, and driversuninstalled (AFAIK), but the problem is persisting. Another thing I noticed though may be of no use at all, is that when I plugged in my iPhone the problem seemed to happen more often.
But it still happens when unplugged, so that might just be coincidence. (And I've had no problems with plugging my phone in, or my entire PC set up in general in the past year until recently.)
I want to reformat and hope maybe that will fix things, but I'm not sure if it's some kind of hardware issue and I'll just be wasting my time. Hopefully you guys know more than I do! Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
P.S.: Apparently my PC doesn't want to get fixed. It usually lasts at least a decent amount of time, but today it powered off twice within a couple minutes of me trying to write this thread
Edited by hamluis, 26 July 2013 - 03:08 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.