Windows 7 PC won't start

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#1 Posted by Zopple (31 posts) -

Hey guys, I built a PC around two months ago and it's been working perfectly- until today. PC was on, being used for nothing intensive just video streaming when the mobo started beeping. First time it's happened, then soon after it bluescreened. Didn't catch the error code. Booted up to the bios screen, and the beeping started again, it's a repeating pattern of beeps of the same frequency with the same time interval. BIOS shows CPU and GPU temps are fine (30-35c), fans are spinning.

Under boot devices, the HDD is no longer listed, only the DVD drive is. After the BIOS, I get the message 'Reboot and select proper boot device'.

Specs:

-ASUS PZ77-V LX

-Intel I5 2500k

-MSI GTX560ti 448 OC

-8GB Corsair 1600MHZ DDR3

-Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1

-Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W Modular PSU

-Seagate 1TB Barracuda 7200RPM

What I've tried:

-Using just one stick of RAM (of the two) in every slot

-Replugged everything (including HDD cables)

What should I do next? Thanks in advance.

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#2 Posted by nilzg (753 posts) -
try different HDD cables
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#3 Posted by JohnF111 (14190 posts) -
Try a different cable like nilzg says or try plugging your HDD into another PC and see if it appears, could be a HDD failure.
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#4 Posted by sailor232 (6862 posts) -

Sounds like a HDD fault, you may need a new one.

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#5 Posted by GamerwillzPS (8531 posts) -

Your post indicates that it could be a HDD failure as it is no longer listed under boot devices.

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#6 Posted by GamingVengeance (1874 posts) -

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#7 Posted by Zopple (31 posts) -

Alright, tried switching out cables and the problem persists, HDD still not listed. However, if I disconnect the HDD and then power up, there is no beeping sound, so I'm reasonably sure it is the cause. Unable to try it in another system at the moment unfortunately.

Any other ideas?

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#8 Posted by darksusperia (6945 posts) -

Alright, tried switching out cables and the problem persists, HDD still not listed. However, if I disconnect the HDD and then power up, there is no beeping sound, so I'm reasonably sure it is the cause. Unable to try it in another system at the moment unfortunately.

Any other ideas?

Zopple
put the drive in an external caddy.