I am going to link my previous thread from a couple weeks ago to save some time.
The title pretty much says it all though. Out of nowhere my computer crashed. I was not doing anything differently. It has been a couple weeks since my computer crashed like this. Since then I fully formatted both my ssd and my hdd and i even replaced the PSU with a more reliable brand. Everything was going perfectly until the exact same crash happened again. No blue screen, no error code, everything just locks up and the little spinning wheel shows up. Can't alt-tab, cant minimize. I was in skype with a friend when it happened and was still able to communicate with him until i force restarted my computer. After restarting I went into the BIOS and lo and behold, in SATA information my SSD, where the OS is installed, no longer showed up. The only two boot options were my HDD and my disc drive.
I immediately shut the computer down and opened it up thinking a cable had come loose. When I was checking the cables, though, nothing was unplugged or even loose. Every cable was pretty firmly in place. I unplugged a few and plugged them back in, but other than that, every thing inside the case was fine.
I turned my computer back on and went to the BIOS and, like magic, my SSD showed up again and I was able to boot from it. Nothing was deleted or anything like that. It was the same desktop, nothing changed, other than that it crashed. I am currently on it now and everything is running fine again. All the temps of the hardware are great, nothing is over heating. I checked the disk partition screen and it says both drives are healthy.
The only thing that I was doing differently today was I installed drives for my xbox one controller for windows 8.1 on my computer and was using the controller to play some games. I had it plugged in while I was playing a different game than the one I used the controlled for. Although I don't know if that's an issue or not.
Has anyone on here ever experienced anything like this? Or know what is going on with my computer? I have posted in a couple other places about this because I am really trying to figure out how to make this stop and some people suggested replacing the SATA cable. I am a little hesitant about swapping stuff out, though, since I have no idea how to recreate the incident and don't wanna get brand new parts only to have it crash two weeks later.
Here are the updated specs btw:
Mobo: Asus z87-a
GPU: MSI GTX 970
PSU: Corsair HX 1050
SSD: crucial MX100 255gb
HDD: WD 1TB
RAM: 16gb ddr3
OS: windows 8.1 64-bit
Edit: On a side note, all these parts are pretty much brand new, excluding the PSU and CPU which I had swapped out after the first crash, and the HDD, Case and RAM which I am using from my previous build.
Edited by mudwub, 10 November 2014 - 11:29 AM.