Hey guys, used this site before and had some excellent help getting my issues solved, was hoping someone could help me wrap my brain around my current issue.
So for the past week or so, leaving my computer idle for long periods of time would result in a "no bootable device" error in my BIOS when I'd get home. Restarting my system seemed to fix the issue the 2 or 3 times it came up. I figured kitty was being bad and hanging out on top of my tower while I was at work and maybe knocked something loose.
Well today I had the same error in my BIOS when i came home. This time, however, I was greeted by a BSOD with a no bootable device message in it after the windows logo loaded. I decided to power down and clean out all the dust in my system and around some connections. Checked my BIOS again and my CPU was reading out at 90 degrees C but it read my hard drive this time. I was able to boot up after my system ran a chkdsk which said it found and fixed 4 issues on my drive. While windows was starting I got host process terminated errors followed by superfetch stopped working. After a few minutes my screen flashed a few times and then I heard something that sounded like my HDD spinning really fast for a second and then powering down, followed by everything except my mouse cursor on my screen frozen. I tried blowing out the PSU and switched SATA cables. My CPU was reading at 36 degrees now.This time I was able to get on with no crashes but still had the superfetch errors. I was on for 30 or 40 minutes before the same screen issues followed by HDD noises kicked in again. Every subsequent attempt to reboot gave me the same problems after start up. This time when I went into my BIOS my CPU was at around 60 degrees. I was able to boot up and stay on for another 1-2 hours before the same crashing issues arose. Again, no BSOD or bootable device errors. This time around I was able to stay on long enough to run a SMART scan on my HDD and that checked out. But when everything loaded up my firewall and virus protection was turned off. I don't have many options for spares since this is a newer build, so before I shop around I was wondering if anyone had any input on what it could be, and I'm hoping I can get this typed up before I crash again.
My specs are
Gigabyte z87x HD3
I'm running Vista though. It's a long story and I plan on updating soon.
Edited by mglass2k15, 30 June 2015 - 03:58 AM.