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Computer wont start after 72hrs+ of not being used. Help!

by Tom_Leigh1992 / April 21, 2013 6:35 PM PDT

I Left on thursday, turning it off properly and turning it off at the plug as I always do. When I came back on sunday I turn it on and at first it went straight to BIOS with an Instant flash error/warning (couldnt figure out what it meant by looking online-[most if not all of the similar posts where about updating/flashing/something to do with the motherboard/BIOS?]-so I restored windows to a previous version which fixed it temporarily)

I should say now that when I turned it on and I removed all USB devices it would start up occasionally, but my keyboard requires (for some reason) to be plugged in from powering up to work. (Steel series 6gV2) Also before I restored it to a previous version It would sometimes stop at displaying the windows7 flag/logo and do nothing.

I turned my computer on this morning to put some music on my phone before work and a similar thing happened on start up. This time it went straight to BIOS and wouldnt start no matter what I did. (I have only had a small fiddle, changing boot order restarting with nothing connected etc.) Is this a Hardware problem? Am I going to have to run some diagnostic checks when I get back or is this just a case of corrupted files and I'll have to re-install Win7?

Specs are as follows:

Asrock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard
Intel i2500k @4.5
8GB Kingston RAM @1600
Crucial M4 120GB SSD
Seasonic 1TB HDD
?? GTX670 GPU
OCZ ModXStream 600w PSU
Windows 7 (Installed on SSD)

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(NT) Any storms while you were gone?
by glb613 / April 21, 2013 8:33 PM PDT
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Nope no storm, no powercut.
by Tom_Leigh1992 / April 21, 2013 10:30 PM PDT

I'm going to try unplugging everything for a bit then messing about with the graphics card and RAM to see if that changes anything. may eventually have to reinstall windows but thats 40GB worth of games to reinstall...still at work so lot's of time to think of solutions

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Typical of a few known issues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2013 12:41 AM PDT

1. The old BAD CAPS issue. I doubt it but do the inspection.
2. The new issues with SSD drives. Try it without the SSD and a boring old spinning rust boot system.

I have to say that the more I encounter the SSD flame outs the more I think the industry needs to get their act together.

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