I'm sick and tired of PC issues that just randomly occur and don't seem to have any real solution. It also annoys me when the solution ends up being something really random and/or senseless.
I encountered an issue tonight where my PC wouldn't even POST (no beep code, just the fans, lights and my disk drives) and after virtually every suggestion, I had come to the conclusion that my PC was bricked. Worse still is the fact that I don't have any replacement parts to test to narrow down which piece of hardware (or pieces) were the culprit. The worst part of all of it is that I can't really afford to replace any of my hardware right now anyways. Every suggestion failed until I tried draining any residual power from my PSU by unplugging my system, holding the power button for about 30 seconds, then powering it back on... except, at first, even that failed. I shut it off and decided to give it one more go and it worked.
The more I use it, the more I realize that technology is baffling even for those of us who use it on a daily basis and have a reasonable amount of knowledge on how to use and troubleshoot it.
You should see how my old pc behaves.
When i turn it on the lights shine but have to press reset several times then sometimes i hear a beep but it must be a fine sounding beep that the old pc turns on normally and works without problems then.
The thing is it has higher mhz if it doesn't sound like a normal beep and doesn't power the keyboard or mouse or both when turned on and sometimes doesn't even get into windows, just the load screen of windows.
And since there is no way to set the clock speed manually i won't fix this since i have a laptop that is better than old pc.