The other day I booted my computer up and was opening the usual programs when it froze on me and I had to reboot. (Not a huge deal I thought, It's windows. Stuff happens.)
Only it never rebooted.
The little amount of troubleshooting I've done is leading me to believe that something has gone south on the motherboard.
Here's what's going on:
I can boot through post just fine. All systems seem normal, but then it just says "No boot device. Insert a proper boot device blah blah blah."
I rebooted and went into the bios where, not only was it detecting no drives, not even my dvdrom, I was also unable to find a boot selection screen. We all know this screen, we've used it a billion times to set the computer to boot to CDROM or whatever to install an OS. However, for some reason, ITS NOT THERE. (I find this weird)
The computer seems to recognize USB as I used a USB thumb drive to Flash the BIOS. (This didn't do anything by the way).
After some Googling, I also checked my PSU. It's a modular PSU and I heard that sometimes rails can go bad, and all my drives were on one rail. I tried connecting just one drive at a time, to each of the other rails and the issue persists. I can confirm that the drives are getting power. They just don't seem to be communicating with the rest of the PC.
Is it possible that the Controller in general has become faulty? I kind of assumed that something that major would throw and error, beep code, or on board indicator message or something. But other that the issue described above, everything seems perfectly fine.
Can you recommend any further troubleshooting tips before I call it a dead MOBO and order a new one?
Oh, btw, I've tried an SSD, HDD, and a DVDROM. None of them are recognized in BIOS or otherwise. All are being powered and are spinning up.