I have the following PC config:
Processor: Intel Pentium G620 @ 2.60 GHz.
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
RAM: 8 GB
Hard Drive: 500 GB
My PC works perfectly fine as long as I don't shut it down. But when I DO shut it down and try starting it again I'm facing the following problems:
1. Sometimes it detects the HDD, and sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't, I have to unplug the SATA cable and plug it back again into the motherboard port.
2. This is the worst problem: it corrupts my bootloader. It doesn't matter which OS I use (Win 10 or Ubuntu). I have to run a Ubuntu Live CD and use the Boot-Repair utility to rectify the problem and get back into the OS (Windows Startup Repair does not work). And I'm NOT multi-booting the OSes. I have tried installing ONLY Win 10, ONLY Ubuntu, and still the problem persists.
Could this be a hardware problem? Motherboard or HDD or RAM? Or a BIOS issue (I haven't messed about in the BIOS at all, but still you never know)? Is there any way / software to narrow down on the malfunctioning component?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Edited by nparab, 26 February 2018 - 12:03 PM.