BIOS not detecting other hard drives / blue screen startup

January 4, 2012 at 01:42:01
Specs: Windows 7, 8GB
Hi all,

So got home last night and was greeted by the wife complaining about the PC and saying it had come up with the system repair screen for Windows 7.

After looking at it, and going through system repair, and trying a system restore point - every time it restarted after it got to the initial Windows 7 swirly and then blue screened.

I checked the BIOS and it looked odd... where before I had a selection of options and my 4 hard drives showing (1 SSD and 1 TB internal HDD's and 2 external HDD's). I now had only my 1TB internal HDD showing and the only option was to clear RAID settings on it.

I am totally bamboozled, and looking for advice on what to check for when I take off the hood tonight. When going through the Boot system the PC also fails to recognise my external HDD's even though just 24hrs ago it picked them up fine. It all just seems to have happened at once and am at a loss as to what may have caused it. However apparently she did power it down by holding the power button down in the morning, but it started ok the next time and only failed on subsequent boot attempts.

Would be grateful for any tips or thoughts on this problem folks... much appreciated and happy new year!

Dave


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#1
January 4, 2012 at 06:22:51
First thing we need to know is the full model number of the computer.

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#2
January 4, 2012 at 07:32:21
Apologies first post on these foums :

Case COOLERMASTER CM STORM SNIPER - NEXT GEN GAMING CASE
Overclocked CPU OverClocked Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-960 (3.20GHz @ max 3.8GHz)
OC Settings Show/Hide
CPU RATIO: 19
BCLK FREQ: 200
DRAM: 1603
UCLK: auto
CPU VOL: 1.3
QPI/DRAM: auto
DRAM BUS: 1.65
HYPER THREADING: enabled
SPEEDSTEP: enabled

Motherboard ASUS® P6X58D-E: DDR3, USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, 3-Way SLI
Memory (RAM) 12GB KINGSTON HYPER-X TRI-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (3 x 4GB KIT)
Graphics Card 1.5GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 580 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - DX® 11, 3D Vision Ready
2nd Graphics Card NONE
3rd Graphics Card NONE
Memory - 1st Hard Disk 80GB INTEL® 320 SERIES SSD, SATA 3 Gb/s (upto 270MB/sR | 90MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk 1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
RAID NONE
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
2nd DVD/BLU-RAY Drive NONE
Memory Card Reader INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
Power Supply CORSAIR 750W TX SERIES (TX750) 80+ ULTRA QUIET PSU
Processor Cooling TITAN FENRIR EVO EXTREME HEATPIPE CPU COOLER


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#3
January 4, 2012 at 09:42:24
First thing to try is to enter the BIOS and return all settings to stock.

While you are in there check the voltages and temperatures to see if they are withing the acceptable range. 12V, 5V, 3.3V should be within +- %5 of those numbers.

Also check all cables for good connections.


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