As of late my system seems to have a very peculiar and reproducable complaint when it comes to rebooting/powering on.
Does not work:
- When the PC was powered on and i hit 'Restart' in Windows for a reboot. It will no longer POST after having been shut down.
- When i try to power on the PC again immediately after this happens it will fail to POST as well.
- Resuming the PC from sleep mode works fine every time!
- When i power down the entire PC (hit the power switch on my PSU), hit my power button a few times until all the LED's turn off... then wait like 5 or 10 minutes. Switch the power back on, on my PSU. Hit the power button again. The PC will boot up flawlessly!
I have seen this complaint a number of times years ago (back when i was still in the repairing business). This was usually solved by replacing the mainboard or PSU (assuming it was caused by some bad capacitors or something). Then again... my build is around 10 months old, so pretty 'fresh' and all the hardware is A-grade.
So, I wonder..... if this is a very 'common' complaint one of you guys have heard about before or seen very often as well?
(I think when i was still working with repairs like 8 years ago... i saw this complaint for about 1 out of every 25 PC's that i repaired and they were usually quite a few years old).
If any of you have a better idea of where this complaint would come from exactly, i would love to hear so!
So far my idea of troubleshooting would be systematically replacing one of the components i consider as the culprit to see if the complaint will go away.
If one of you has a better hunch, please let me know!
To give you some more info about my rig, here are the system specs:
CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K
Cooling: CoolIT Vantage Pro (closed system liquid cooler for fpga 775/115x)
Mainboard: Intel Desktop Board DZ87KLT-75K
RAM: 2 x 4GB G Skill Ripjaws-X DDR3 1600MHz
PSU: Seasonic X-850 Watt PSU (80+ Gold)
GFX: MSI R9 290X Lightning edition (I do wonder if this heavy graphics card could be a cause of the complaints as well?)
HDD1: 4 x Sandisk Extreme II 120GB SSD's in RAID0
HDD2: 2 x Seagate ST4000VN000, 4TB in RAID1
OS: Windows 8.1 Professional Update 1 (up to date)
The system has never been overclocked in any way.
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