So, I've got a new problem that doesn't seem to be related to any hardware changes, since it cropped up in the last couple of months and I haven't changed anything about my system in awhile. I built this PC about six years ago, but a few parts are a little older and a few parts are a little younger. Recently I turned off the PC (which I don't do very often), and then when I tried to turn it back on, the fans would run and the lights inside would go for a moment, then stop, then retry. It's not always the same amount of time, but it's rarely long enough for any beeps or other indicator noises. Here's my build:
Thanks in advance!
- ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer motherboard
- Intel Core i5-4570 3.2G CPU
- G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
- MSI R7 260 1GD5 OC 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
- LOGISYS Computer CS369BK ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 480W Power Pupply
- SanDisk SDSSDA120G SSD Drive (my C: boot drive, ideally has just my Windows 10 OS on it, but it's been filling up lately and I'm not sure why)
- Three Western Digital internal Hard Drives
- F: (1TB) is where I install all my programs
- G: (2TB) is storage
- Z: (2TB) is also storage
- Disconnecting all drives except C: and restarting - works pretty reliably, but not very practical
- Disconnecting all drives except C:, then reconnecting one drive at a time - This worked with G: and Z: but ran into problems with F:, which led to...
- Connecting F: to the motherboard with a different SATA cable - This seemed to fix the problem (though I went back to not restarting my computer regularly too), but today when I shut it down to replace my temporary SATA cable with a new permanent one, the problem came back before I made any changes
- Removing the motherboard battery for awhile, replacing it, and restarting - This I've mostly tried in combination with one of the tactics above, since it's been unreliable on its own.
Thanks in advance!