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Seems like my computer likes to stop working correctly just about everyweek...

 

I woke up to goto work, And my computer was just locked up, So i was thinking, Oh crap not this again, So i turn it off, Turn it on and notice that it doesn't detect just one of the Hard-drives (IBM 120gig, The one that windows isn't installed on), So it proceeds past bios and doesn't load windows with the error, Boot from disk, Insert cdrom, or something like that, so i turn off the computer, check all cables etc, Switch jumpers, And it boots, just fine, I get into windows, and it locks up... I restart again, Turn on the computer and it makes the sound of the hardrive coming on, then off, Coming on, Then off, (And the noise was coming from the 80 gig western digital), So i'm thinking by now, what the heck. So i take both hard drives out, Switch with a different IDE cable, Switch IDE ports, and it works for about 2 hours, and crashes, and does the same thing....

 

 

Have any of you had this problem? i really dont know whether its a harddrive or the mother board at this point, I'm leaning towards mother board but i'm not sure to be honest....

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Sounds like a bad disk to me. Of course that could stem from a bad board.

 

Bottom line: You need either a fresh disk or motherboard to test with to be absolutely sure. A bad mobo will show drive errors on the disk utils and you still won't know if its the board or the drive.

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Well i am going to test some things out tomorrow, The bad thing is i dont have a spare mobo to test that <_< . I am going to try a different powersupply though, But i still dont see how it would work if it was a bad psu, Because it will actually work, for hours at a time, and i get no signals that psu is going out, but i will try that, And might fly by a compUSA to try a cheap motherboard, can always take it back the next day :D

 

 

 

: UPDATE :

 

Motherboard for sure, Like i said in an old post, One of the ram slots shorts out and i was getting the blue screens, Well i switched ram spots and that took care of that.. Then had this, Well i took off the secondary drives and it runs flawlessly, So the motherboard is ready to be thrown at a bus.

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