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Tech Issues - is my hardware damaged?

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first of all, I would like to apologize that this topic is not directly related to SQUAD. Yet I am a member of this community, and I am asking you guys, as some of you seem to be real smart when it comes to computers and whatever else you do in your mothers basements.

 

So, here´s whats happening more and more often:
While booting, the HDD with my OS is not being detected (*1).
It usually tells me to insert a OS repair disc Windows7)
to fix the issue wich OFC is bullcrap.

Usually after a second or third reboot the computer detects
the HDD and the OS starts properly (*2).

Inside the OS, I get wiered reboots while browsing forums or playing games.
Often it states that the "driver has just died and needs to reboot" (*3).

I am running a midclass PSU (*4).. and all my HDD´s are in permanent use for years (*2).


So, here are my guesses:
*1= Mainboard SATA/IDE/Whatever slot is dying ; Solution: new mainboard
*2= HDD is dying (wich is likely and the cheapest fix); Solution: new HDD.
*3= my NVidia Geforce 970 is about to die; Solution:new GFx card would be 1070
*4= PSU is about to die - or for some reason underpowered by now (?); Solution: new PSU.

 

Now heres where you cold help me:
What technical issue do you guys expect it to be ? what replacement parts can you suggest?
Do you think a dying GFX card is likely ? (I doubt that).
Do you believe it would be smartest, do go for a new HDD first?
Would you run anything to make sure whats going on ?
Do you require more information ? If so, wich information?


Here are my TechStats:

 

CPU (windows rating: 7.5):
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz

 

RAM (windows rating: 7.5):

8GB RAM (dont tease me here, OK ?)


GFX CARD (windows rating: 7.9):

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

 

 

HDDS ( windows rating: 7.9) :
- KINGSTON SV300S3 scsi device 128 GB SSD (OS)
- KINGSTON SV300S3 scsi device 128 GB SSD (Videogames)
- WDC WD500HHTZ-04N21 scsi 500GB HDD (porn)

PSU:
- XILENCE 550watts superduper PSU

Mainboard:
No idea how to figure that out ?!

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If Windows goes into automatic repair its either the HDD which is dying or a faulty Windows itself to 95% of the time.

 

I would recommend backing up you data and reinstalling Windows, if you face the same problem your HDD is most likely damaged.

 

You could try using this tool to check your HDD for errors:

http://www.hdtune.com/

 

There is a free trial version

 

If you have any questions don´t hesitate to send me a pm.

 

 

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Use CrystalDiskInfo to check the SMART status of your HDD.

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I've always like using Hiren's Boot CD http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/
then download iso to usb http://www.isotousb.com/ (or just burn it on a disc)

has a lot of great troubleshooting tools, I use ViVard to do a surface test which works really well off the disk but there are others.
As others have said it sounds like its most likely a bad HDD or bad windows install. (I would try the reinstall of windows first)

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6 hours ago, Marv said:

So, here´s whats happening more and more often:
While booting, the HDD with my OS is not being detected (*1).

Would be awesome to see screenshot/photo or full text from the page.

 

6 hours ago, Marv said:

It usually tells me to insert a OS repair disc Windows7)

Same as above 

 

6 hours ago, Marv said:

Inside the OS, I get wiered reboots while browsing forums or playing games.

Turn off reboot after BSOD. If you get BSODs, make a photo of it and post it here. Check your temps in BIOS right after reset if you get BSODs or if you just get black screen reboots.

 

6 hours ago, Marv said:

Often it states that the "driver has just died and needs to reboot" (*3).

Screen/photo, please.

 

6 hours ago, Marv said:

Mainboard:
No idea how to figure that out ?!

To determine all of your PC parts you can use AIDA64 or Windows 10 manager(or windows 7/8/8.1 manager depending on which system you're using), for example.

 

PS If you want people to help you to exactly determine your problem and hear some proper advices(instead of reinstalling windows/buying new PC) you have to be very specific.

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6 hours ago, koschilein said:

If Windows goes into automatic repair its either the HDD which is dying or a faulty Windows itself to 95% of the time.

Or a million other reasons like bad cable or bad connection in-between motherboard and cable plug, cable plug and HDD etc. Or it could be old capacitors on motherboard which require replacement. Or it could be GPU overheating or south/north bridge overheating. Or it could be some problems with USB drivers(no shit, I had that problem when I was getting BSODs randomly because of glitched USB drivers, reinstalled USB drivers and problem was gone).

6 hours ago, koschilein said:

I would recommend backing up you data and reinstalling Windows, if you face the same problem your HDD is most likely damaged.

He could as well buy a brand new PC, then. dp.gif

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6 hours ago, Marv said:

*1= Mainboard SATA/IDE/Whatever slot is dying ; Solution: new mainboard

*2= HDD is dying (wich is likely and the cheapest fix); Solution: new HDD.

It could be just a bad connection in-between cable in motherboard. Solution is to replace cable and connect your HDD to the other SATA slot.

 

6 hours ago, Marv said:

*3= my NVidia Geforce 970 is about to die; Solution:new GFx card would be 1070

It could be just a bad connection in-between cooler and GPU. Solution would be to change thermal paste.

 

6 hours ago, Marv said:

*4= PSU is about to die - or for some reason underpowered by now (?); Solution: new PSU.

What voltages it shows you in BIOS AND in windows after you load? Make a photos/screenshots in BIOS and in windows. To see voltages in Windows you can use Windows 7 manager or AIDA64, for example.

 

You could also start a stress test and monitor your voltages and temperatures. HDDs don't like too low or too high voltages on 5V and 12V branches.

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