Whats wrong with my computer?
I got back home and turned on my computer, I went to start firefox and I got an error message saying windows cannot find the program. I tried IE and got the same thing, nothing worked I got a black screen with a line of weird colors at the top. I rebooted and still nothing worked. I dusted out the case wiggled the SATA cords for the hard drives and still nothing. I booted from an ubuntu disk and that worked, I installed ubuntu on my other hard drive that windows isn't on. I tried to boot to ubuntu and I got the same results as windows.
I have 3 theorys -
1) Bad video card - I don't think this is the issue because I could boot to ubuntu and it displayed 1920x1080 just fine.
2) Bad hard drive - Could be the cause but what are the chances of 2 different model hard drives dieing at the same time? However I think my case may kill hard drives. Unlike normal cases where you slide hard drives into bays and they are secured firmly onto the case my case (CM 590) has a very annoying hard drive bay that you put 4 hard drives in and that mounts in the case. The strange thing with the bay is that instead of being firmly mounted on the bay there are these rubber gummy like things that go over each of the 4 screw holes. I think that not being firmly secured may allow the HDD to vibrate too much and kill it. I don't think they are overheating because I have a 120MM fan blowing on them.
3) Bad motherboard - I am starting to think that this may be the issue because of how low quality the thing is (I don't think I'm going to buy from anyone but ASUS anymore) I think that something may have died on it not allowing it to boot.
Thanks for the help in advanced, I will try doing some more troubleshooting tomorrow. Hopefully I will be upgrading to a phenom II or an i5 sometime soon so I won't have to deal with this terrible motherboard.
Core i5 2500K - Asus P67 EVO - Gigabyte GTX 970 - 16GB DDR3 1600MHz - 250GB Samsung 840 EVO - Windows 8.1 Pro x64
Mid 2014 Retina MacBook Pro 13.3" - 2.6GHz core i5 - 16GB DDR3 1600MHz - 128GB - OS X El Capitan
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