I built this rig about six months ago.
It's got an
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?