I have a Intel based computer that I built with various parts. It is a Intel 3.2GH, 1GB RAM, and a ASUS 478 motherboard. The system drive is a Seagate SATA drive that works off the integrated SATA controller on the motherboard.
I had no issues with the computer for the first year. Then every so often it just locks up. I must cycle the power. When I restart the drive boot order in the bios is missing my SATA drive. I have to add it back in. Sometime the bios will not see the drive until I reseat the SATA cable on the motherboard.
I have tested the drive, changed the SATA cable, changed the motherboard (integrated SATA controller). I have changed bios version. After changing the motherboard, the issue went away for about a month. I am not what to do next. If it locks up it always right after startup.
There are no entries in event viewer for the lock up and no hardware events listed.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.