- OS: Windows 10 Home (Windows 8 OEM originally)
- CPU: AMD FX-6300
- MB: BIOSTAR TA970
- GPU: ATI AMD Radeon 7700
- HDD: Seagate ST1000DM003
- PSU: Corsair CX430
- Build Date: 09/2013
- Gaming: Rocket League, CS:GO, Runescape
- Skype, Spotify, Netflix etc.
- Uni work - Java coding
- If left turned off at plug for 8+ hours it will no boot correctly.
- Hard Drive running at 100% at idle with no write speeds from any application (http://puu.sh/mhklv.png)
- On startup I am recieving the message 'Reboot and select proper boot device...'
- BIOS failing to identify HDD, but still letting me boot windows.
- Can these problems be fixed? Or would buying a new computer be more sensible?
- Is there a problem with my PSU?
- Is there a problem with my HDD? If so, do I need a new one?
- If I need a new HDD, how do I go about transfering Windows OS over?
- Would it be cost effective to buy a new HDD or just spend a bit more for a laptop?
I've had problems with my computer for about 8 months now. It has been getting progressively worse since then. I turned my computer on today for the first time in 3 weeks as I left it at Uni. for the winter break. It has been barely usuable since I returned. My HDD runs at 100% with no visible write speed, even when it is close to idle/completely idle (see http://puu.sh/mhklv.png). I have no clue what is causing it, I suspect it is the hard drive failing. I initially thought it was Windows10 updating in the background slowing down my computer but I don't see why it would be taking up so many resources all of the time.
The first problem with the computer started occuring ~July '15. It would shutdown after the BIOS if the computer had not been plugged in. On a second try it would boot properly but be excessively slow, causing me to restart after I had logged in to my user account.. This happened for a good 6-8 weeks, my dad would turn off all electricity in the room with my computer. No doubt this damaged the computer.
Also around this time I started experiencing the 100% disk speed problem.
Now when I turn on the computer it will give the message 'Reboot and select proper boot device...' post-bios. When I enter the BIOS to select the HDD it is not there, it only picks up on my DVD drive and SD Card reader. However when I exit the BIOS it will just boot from the HDD. It's odd.
I am sure I have left information out, so please ask for it. Thanks in advance.