I just got done building my new gaming rig and am running into some issues with turning on/off my system and restarts. They seem to be taking forever and I get an error that says "Your PC ran into a problem and had to restart." I give me no error codes or what not. I've checked my SATA cable connections and all seem to be good as well as power connections. I'm running Windows 8 64 bit.
i7 3770k ~4.4OC
Gigabyte AMD 7870 Windforce
Coolmax 600W Semi-Modular PSU
Corsair Vengence 8 GB 1600 Ram
Cooler Master 212 Evo
Gigabyte GA-Z77x-UD5H Mobo- Giving error code A0 according to manual means IDE initialization is started.
Samsung 120 GB SSD (Boot Drive)
Toshiba 1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
TP Link PCIE 450Mbps Wireless Adaptor
Lite-ON DVD R/RW
I don't know why I'm getting that error code from my Mobo and then the power on/off/restart issues are driving me nuts. I left for an hour yesterday and my computer was still "shuting down." During these times I get a black screen- no information. However, sometimes I have super fast boot/shutdown/restarts. I've turned off the Win 8 quick boot thing (blanking out on the name ATM.) After my system is on it runs perfect and lightening quick. If you need anymore information let me know and I will be happy to oblige- just want this fixed. So far I've spent $1200 on a computer that sometimes starts slower than my $400 laptop from 5 years ago...
PS. Something I just recalled is when I did the fresh install of Win 8 I forgot to format and partition my boot drive. However after scanning that drive for errors it said there are none. When I went to format my second drive for use it said that my SSD was formatted and ready for use. Also- second thought, minor thought, my 1 TB Hard drive is available to eject from the tray in the bottom right just like you would eject a USB, any ideas?
Start over with default BIOS settings. SSD on SATA 0 , HD on SATA 1
1. Disconnect HD cable and install OS to the SSD. Install all drivers and Windows Updates.
2. Optional: Disconnect SSD data cable, connect HD cable and repeat Step 1 installing windows and drivers and updates to a partition of the same size as your SSD on the HD. Comes in handy for trouble shooting and to if SSD goes south.
3. Run memtest 86+ overnight
4. Run Prime95 overnight
5. Create ya programs and data partitions on HD
6. If ya get this far, start playing w/ OC
Finally, unless ya HD is in a hot swap bay, it should not be "ejectable". Check BIOS settings and make sure it's not on an e-SATA port or otherwise configured for HS.
I haven't done a re install yet, would like to avoid it if possible. I have however tried running Prime95 and both time got a crash that was labeled "INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR". First time after about 45 mins of prime. I then double checked and updated a few drivers again that I missed and it ran for about 2 hours and crashed.
I am fully willing to reinstall windows and what not but I would like to avoid it. I have about another 28 days left before my 30 return to MicroCenter is over so I am trying to get a fix before then.
Also ran 2 passes of Memtest86+ no issues will run it overnight tomorrow night. I havent had a slow start/restart/power down today yet. Just this Prime95 crash. I would like to OC in the future. Also with that said set clock speed back to 3.5.
EDIT: Was watching temps on CPU most of the time and was ranging around 65C highest at one point was 68C I believe.
EDIT:EDIT: Gigabyte UD5H LED still showing A0- Showed 04 for a few mins but that is gone. 04-According to manual "Reserved"