I just pulled my desktop out of storage, again, and am trying to get it going. I had issues with it shutting off while playing games and shelved it out of frustration but want to get it back up. I've been having a few issues and can't figure out what to try next.
I recently reformatted it with a new copy of windows 7 just so I can have a clean slate. Even this, however, is giving me issues. With a brand new install it is having trouble starting up windows and locked up the second time I started it. I'm starting to wonder that the hard drive itself might be bad. I've replaced the power source twice thinking that might be the issue but so far it hasn't helped.
I really don't want to scrap my desktop, but am feeling that it isn't worth the frustration.
On a side note, it takes a good five to ten minutes to go through shutdown. About 25% of the time my mouse and keyboard won't power on with the computer.