Re: A little help please
That sounds like a pretty good plan. I just have one more question. My friend just called me and told me it could be a hard drive issue. He told me to unplug it and boot the computer, so I did and it worked. (By worked, I mean I could get into BIOS)
The only issue I have with saying the hard drive is the problem is that when the computer won't boot fully I can't even get into BIOS from the motherboard screen. I was under the impression that even if the hard drive was the problem, I would still be able to get into BIOS no matter what, is that true?
Also, I'm hesitant to say the hard drive fix thing worked because of the nature of the problem. Sometimes the computer will boot up fully and sometimes it won't. It seems to have good streaks where it will be fine for 10 tries, but then just won't boot for the next 10. Here's exactly what happened:
I unplugged the hard drive and turned it on six times and I could get into BIOS every time.
Then, I plugged the hard drive back in and turned it on four times and could still get into BIOS every time.
However, on the fifth through eighth tries with the hard drive plugged in, the computer wouldn't boot and I couldn't get into BIOS from the motherboard screen.
My final questions:
Does not being able to even get into BIOS suggest undoubtedly that it's a mobo issue?
Is there a reason this problem is so irregular?
Would a hard drive issue also be the cause of my other issues (lag in games, insanely increased load times on everything)?
Is it possible I have a bad motherboard and bad hard drive?
Thanks a ton for all the help so far! I'm getting close...I can feel it!