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New computer won't start with more than one HD (the SSD with the OS), unless it's in safe mode, and it's locking up.

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January 11, 2014 1:36:40 PM

I built this rig about six months ago.
It's got an
i7 4770k
16GB of DDR3
Nvidia 760 GTX
Samsung 120GB SSD
Gigabyte Z87-D3HP motherboard
Enermax 750W PSU.
Running 7 Home Premium.

The system won't boot properly when it's got more than one drive installed. And by that, I mean CD's in the disc tray and USB drives included.

I've updated the BIOS to the newest version, checked the other drivers, bought a new secondary hard drive, and nothing is fixing it. I can't do anything at all anymore without the computer locking up every 5-10 minutes.

It's not a heat problem, the CPU is water cooled and the case is basically a giant fan. I've checked for heat anywhere, any signs or smell of electrical contact where it shouldn't be, changed the power cables, surge protector, and everything else I can think of.

The only thing I haven't done yet is reinstall Windows. The only reason I haven't is because at this point, I'm not even sure it would maintain the power through the install. Should I do it on the 500GB extra HDD I've got or do it on the SSD?

Any help here would be appreciated, I'm kind of losing it when it comes to patience. I feel like Melvin from Office Space. If it happens one more time, I'll, I'll burn this building to the ground.

Any suggestions before I completely lose my mind and burn the building down?
a b $ Windows 7
January 11, 2014 1:43:17 PM

Is this store bought?
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January 11, 2014 2:16:16 PM

No, I built it.
I just ran it in safe mode, updated all of the drivers under their support section again, and am seeing how it holds up.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 11, 2014 2:18:06 PM

Good deal also you can do a system restore to a early date to when the pc worked fine I would hate to say your power supply is dying but anything is possible.
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March 18, 2014 1:26:14 PM

It was the motherboard. I replaced it with an MSI MPower, and it's been flawless since then.
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