So a few months ago I built a PC and it was working fine until I added an HDD in addition to my SSD a few days later. The computer would no longer boot after. I replaced the mobo. Nothing. I replaced the CPU. Nothing. I replaced the PSU. Nothing. I replaced the mobo again suspecting the original PSU fried it. On my 3rd mobo it started working....for a day. It randomly shut off and I got it working again by removing the disk drive. This is what leads me to believe that the PSU is just a POS (it's an OCZ). But I would like second opinions before I go out and buy another PSU when it could very well be that the (ASUS) motherboard is the (or also a) POS. Opinions?
Just a suggestion, what HDD are you booting off of? Maybe something in the BIOS got mixed up and is booting from the wrong HDD?
I had a similar problem when I built my new PC and I had to change the setting in BIOS to go from the correct HDD or in my case the SSD
I'm booting from the SSD. The issue you had would explain why my computer wouldn't boot when both were connected, but not really why that would happen when it was just the SSD. Unless that issue could somehow damage the motherboard.
Here's a timeline of how everything went down:
1. Build a PC with only one hard drive: the SSD.
2. Install an HDD in addition to the SSD. PC won't boot. Can't even get into BIOS.
3. Remove HDD, PC boots.
4. After a day of use, the PC shuts off and won't boot.
5. I disconnect the disk drive and PC doesn't boot.
6. Disconnect the optical drive, PC boots.
7. Install HDD one more time. PC doesn't boot. Even without the optical or HDD.
This is where I am currently and am worried that it will not boot (or even ruin the mobo) if I try to reconnect the disk drive and/or the HDD.
well if everything worked with the SSD fine until you added the HDD then im led to belive its something with the HDD, anybody else? thats the next thing in his timeline, as soon as he put it in the computer would not boot