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July 11, 2013 3:57:10 PM

So a few days ago my kitten unplugged my PC from the back of it while I was gaming. Ever since my PC has been freezing randomly, then my monitor says "No Signal". Last night I re-installed windows and backed up a few things on an external hard drive. This morning I got back on my PC and tried to hook up the external hard drive to my PC to recover a few things. My PC couldn't ind one of the drivers it needed so I downloaded it manually online. It worked for about 30 seconds, but once I tried to open up my backup folder it stopped responding. Now whenever I hook the external hard drive up to any of my PCs it always tells me I need to format it before I can use it. I am only including that part because it may help to diagnose my issue. My computer is still freezing randomly and I have to restart it every time. I have tried reconnecting my hard drive to different SATA ports on my motherboard, and I am still having this issue.

My Specs are:

Motherboard (From an HP slimline s5560f):
Manufacturer: Foxconn
Motherboard Name: H-Alpinia-RS780L-uATX
HP/Compaq motherboard name: Alpinia-GL8

PSU: Raidmax RX-700AC

GPU: HIS Radeon 7870

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 830 2.80 GHz

RAM: 6 GB stock out of an HP slimline s5560f

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July 11, 2013 4:27:23 PM

How cute! Try resetting CMOS jumper pin or pop the battery to default the bios.
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July 11, 2013 4:46:45 PM

ur6beersaway said:
How cute! Try resetting CMOS jumper pin or pop the battery to default the bios.


Sorry if this is a stupid question but how do I reset the CMOS jumper pin?
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July 11, 2013 6:47:50 PM

ur6beersaway said:
This was all I could find, not the jumper but it will accomplish the same thing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmHtjY39iLU


That worked for atleast 30 minutes of pretty demanding gaming, but it just crashed again. :( 
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July 11, 2013 7:26:16 PM

Sorry to bump but I have an organized race in 10 minutes for MX Simulator. If anyone can please help me in anyway at all I will be so thankful!
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July 11, 2013 7:31:34 PM

Sorry for the double post, but it wont even reboot now, it's stuck at the starting windows screen now.
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July 11, 2013 8:20:39 PM

Just did a system test and it appears that my hard drive failed the SMART short self test... Can anyone tell me what that means?
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July 11, 2013 9:26:42 PM

It means your hard drive could be damaged. Your PSU is also low quality.
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July 14, 2013 12:39:49 PM

Thanks Smeezekitty! I just ordered a WD 1TB black 7200 RPM Hard drive off Newegg, hopefully that will fix the problem.
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