Which upsets folk today. There are simple things to check such as temps and taking the cover off. This and another command can help when you have a collection of BSODS.
Be sure to get the following command run on each HDD and SSD drive letter.
CHKDSK C: /F /R /X
Hey, so I've been having weird problems with my pc lately.
It all started with a blue screen out of nowhere. After I restarted my pc it got stuck in a reboot loop. (pc runs for about 5 seconds and reboots, stops only when I manually switch pc off.) A couple of times instead of resetting by itself, it displays BOOTMGR missing. I decided to reinstall windows but the BOOTMGR missing messages continued. I removed one of my two RAM sticks and it worked.
I was able to go to windows, but weirdly my CPU fan was loud and running at max speed. I went to BIOS and enabled intel smart fan and the noise went away. Not sure if it was on or off before these problems, but it wasn't loud or anything and cooled nicely.
I swapped my RAM sticks around and tried both of them one by one in every single RAM slot and they worked fine in any of them.
After searching the web with these problems i decided to try and update BIOS. After the update I put the second RAM stick in and the PC booted up fine, only windows only recognized one RAM stick. That was fixed by simply rebooting. I ran memtest just in case for about 4 hours and it didn't find anything.
Since then my pc has been fine except for some very small things.
My keyboard has randomly disconnected for a couple seconds and then returned to normal.
When i browse my computer and open my second hard drive (old seagate 500gb) it'll often stutter for like a second before opening. When this happens I can also hear the sound of the hdd booting up. (The same sound it made when my windows was on the second hdd.
Yesterday when I booted up some fan, not sure which was scary loud. Fixed it by restarting.
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43
CPU: Intel i5 3570k (stock clocks and CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO cooler)
RAM: HyperX Fury 1600 2x4gb
GPU: Asus Dual OC 1060 6gb
SSD: Samsung 850 evo 250gb
HDD: Seagate 500gb
PSU: XFX 550w
So which component is at fault here? From what I've understood it's most likely motherboard, but it could be psu or cpu as well? What can I do to make sure? I have a friends old motherboard which is the same as mine, with an i3 installed that I can try, but I'd like to try other things before it.
I thank you for reading and appreciate any help!