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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