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Windows 7: PC won't power on OCZ PSU help ><

11 Oct 2010   #31
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That's the unsolved mystery of the day if the repair didn't list what was replaced if anything on the receipt itself.

If the person who serviced it restored the bios defaults and your friend had toyed around in there seeing the drive set to AHCI mode and not having it set for Native ide that could have also accounted for the Windows hanging problem.

For now however "it's a mystery"! At least it's running well for the time being anyways.


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11 Oct 2010   #32
Chooseyant

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Well he didn't have to pay anything. They said it worked so they just left it on for a couple of hours.
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11 Oct 2010   #33
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Did they make a service slip? It may have turned out to be a simple bios setting since you had been ruling out different hardwares all through this thread. Someone simply restored the board's defaults and there you go!

The problems described however are typical with hardwares as well however. But I can imagine your friend is elated about all this now that the system seems to be running good.
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12 Oct 2010   #34
Chooseyant

Win 7 64bit
 
 

I'm not sure if they made a slip, if it screws up, I'll let you know, and thanks for the help.
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24 Oct 2010   #35
Chooseyant

Win 7 64bit
 
 

So... the PC is still showing signs of problems.

This is all told by my friend who isn't exactly a tech expert.

Sometimes maybe half the time when he turns his computer on, it loads windows then blue screens. He doesn't have virus protection so I'm going to remote log in, install it and have a look around.

The other problem is he says that if he leaves his PC on for over 5 or so hours it freezes. So he has to regularly turn it off, instead of say leaving it on over night.
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25 Oct 2010   #36
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The BSODs are typically driver error or hardware fault error codes being presented on a blue screen. That information would need to be looked at and researched to isolate the cause.

Bad ram, high temps, failing cpu, weak cap on the board, supply problem??? These are the usual areas besides a cmos problem if a battery on a board is weak. But even that would tend to see a swift restart right in the middle of running a game or app or problems getting things going when first turned on.
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02 Nov 2010   #37
Chooseyant

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Okay this is really strange.

Now the PC kills external hard drives or so it seems.

My brother tried 3 ext hdd's over the course of a week trying to get a program from the computer. The first time it broke he thought it was because he was swinging his bag around, the second time bad luck and the third time well... killer pc theory.

The story goes he put it in the front case USB slots all 3 times. The front 3 USB slots don't work for some reason, the USB connection is connected to the motherboard (2pin). And doesn't do anything, power on etc then after connecting to the back the hard drive doesn't read.

The light remains on, but can't read. Even in device manager, I also tried disk utility on mac aswell for one of the mac drives.

We sent the first one back to WD and got a refund, are the other 2 totally dead?

How is this even possible. What have I created?!
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02 Nov 2010   #38
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I wouldn't count on the front ports for anything! With the new build here I finally got around to plugging in the front ports for use with flash drives. While the drives can read from you are not able to boot from any!

The rear ports on the board are usually the reliable while you can also add on a good usb hub and use that option to see more ports made available. The problem with front and top ports however is an all too well known problem going back several years now since cases started seeing them. The problem is typically not having enough power available through those as you would see with the rear ports.
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02 Nov 2010   #39
Chooseyant

Win 7 64bit
 
 

I agree, but now my external hard drives don't work at home. They just power on and can't be read. Have they been murdered?
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02 Nov 2010   #40
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

If your rear ports are working as they should I would have to suspect a problem with the external power source not providing adequate current to power the drives while still enough to see lights come on.

Your other option would be removing them from the external enclosures for either internal installation or another separate known to be good usb enclosure to see if the drives themselves are toast. You can pick up a fan cooled ide/sata type for a good price at newegg for example where you can easily swap one drive out for another without a fuss for setting one drive aside while adding files onto another or to see if a drive has failed.

As for seeing them work elsewhere but not at home? That suggests the usb ports are not supplying the right amount of current where you may need to buy a good hub with it's own ac adapter to provide it's own power. I ended up buying another pair of hubs to add one to another new build worked on plus to have as a spare.

Know someone you can borrow one from to rule out the drives in case the rear ports are bad? Unless the drives had been banged around and dropped on floors it does sound a bit unlikely that multiple external drives would all fail at the same time yet work on another system without problems.
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