Bear with me guys, I'm a novice when it comes to computer hardware problems!
While fixing my brother's computer (which is situated next to mine) my father used my DVD-ROM to store a Windows 7 installer CD which he was going to use to format the said computer. However I had no knowledge of this and he didn't inform me before I turned my computer on; apparently he had tinkered with the boot sequence as well (possibly to test if the CD was working?) so that it would boot to initiate the installer CD. My computer already had a Windows 7 OS installed and it froze up several times for some reason; I assume this was because of the installer CD being initiated but it also conflicted with the existing OS starting up.
When freezing up for the first time it had froze up on the Windows 7 boot up screen, and I was still unaware of the installer CD being in my DVD-ROM at the time so I restarted it (My father was right next to me and didn't inform me, btw). This occurred once again on the second boot up, but on the third boot up it started to show the blue Windows installer set up, this is where I realized that an installer was on my DVD-ROM. I removed the installer and restarted it, but then my hard-drive wasn't being detected by the motherboard and it was making periodical beeps which I identified as errors, although unsure of what error exactly - probably the fact that it wasn't detecting my hard drive. I removed my hard drive and it was detected again in BIOS, which seemed to have solved the problem and fixed the beeping, yet I am still uncertain that this might mean something is wrong with my motherboard, and possibly my other components too.
The boot sequence was modified as well - it was set to the DVD ROM as I've stated earlier, so I had to set it back to the hard drive. It worked but I was prompted to the "Launch Startup Repair" or "Start Windows Normally" screen, and I opted to launch Startup Repair to fix any errors that might've occurred. Going along with the process, it was stuck on "attempting repairs" for the remainder of it before being interrupted. It was stuck in that state for a good 15-20 minutes - maybe more, but the computer was responsive (I could move the mouse and see the cursor with no problems, keyboard worked as well, and the loading bar was still in marquee) however my father interrupted the process again by restarting the computer and launching Windows, meaning that the repairs were probably incomplete - I noticed that I was missing a few files from the games I had just recently installed, and that I had several files and programs from before that were from an earlier time. Several of my programs were also bugged but a reinstall seemingly fixed them. I've been worried for my hard drive since it might have sustained a fault or so, and maybe my other components were affected as well (Video card, processor, etc.)
I'm using a program called Defraggler and it says that my HDD is in good health, however I'm not so sure about this, and I'm illiterate in the S.M.A.R.T. results or values; I'll be posting them here and I'd like to hear from you guys whether my hard drive has any significant or minor problems. They are as follows:
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I'm using a WD Blue 1 TB HDD - 7200 RPM SATA 6GB/s 64MB cache 3.5 inch - WD10EZEX
For reference (In case these components were affected too):
Video card: GTX 750 Ti
Processor: Intel G4560 3.5 GHz
Motherboard: Asrock H110M-HDV
Edited by camblongkaras, 24 October 2017 - 08:09 AM.