Inconsistent Post and Sleep Issue

treees420

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I'm having a couple of very frustrating issues with my PC:

When I power it on, most of the time it turns on but doesn't post. The LEDs all come on but it just spins the fan and the monitors stay black. The only way I can get it to post is if I press and hold the power button as it powers on, then let go after 3-4 seconds and press the power button repeatedly until the fan LEDs fade and then press 1 more time for them to come back to full brightness. This sometimes causes the BIOS to be reset and turn off XMP Profile. When Windows boots there is a Disk Check that I've done several times but it still comes up every time.

Another issue is that when I let my computer go to sleep, all of my network drivers seem to malfunction and I lose internet connectivity.

I've tried using a different CMOS battery, as well as updating my BIOS to various different firmware versions but those didn't seem to work.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.9
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit, Build 19042, Installed 20201124221925.000000-480
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 23 Model 113 Stepping 0, CPU Count: 16
Total Physical RAM: 16 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Hard Drives: C: 219 GB (20 GB Free); D: 711 GB (86 GB Free); E: 931 GB (43 GB Free); Z: 1863 GB (877 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI, ver x.x, s/n Default string
System: American Megatrends Inc., ver ALASKA - 1072009, s/n Default string
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 
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Strip out all non-essential parts, like USB printer, extra HDD, leaving 1 stick of RAM, keyboard, mouse and 1 HDD/SSD.

See if that boots well.

If it still does not boot normally, swap out parts and replace with working ones until you find the culprit.

Also, you only have 20 GB free in drive C, free up some more space or else Windows will behave weird.
 
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flavallee

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit, Build 19042, Installed 20201124221925.000000-480
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 23 Model 113 Stepping 0, CPU Count: 16
Total Physical RAM: 16 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Hard Drives: C: 219 GB (20 GB Free); D: 711 GB (86 GB Free); E: 931 GB (43 GB Free); Z: 1863 GB (877 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI, ver x.x, s/n Default string
System: American Megatrends Inc., ver ALASKA - 1072009, s/n Default string
Not counting all the other hardware in your computer, its processor and graphics card use 215W of power.
What's the brand name and model number and wattage of its power supply?

Your computer appears to have a 2 TB(1862 GB) storage drive which is divided into 3 partitions (C/D/E).
Is that correct?
Regardless whether it's correct or not, C/D/E all have very little free space left.

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treees420

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Strip out all non-essential parts, like USB printer, extra HDD, leaving 1 stick of RAM, keyboard, mouse and 1 HDD/SSD.

See if that boots well.

If it still does not boot normally, swap out parts and replace with working ones until you find the culprit.

Also, you only have 20 GB free in drive C, free up some more space or else Windows will behave weird.
Thanks I'll try that very soon!
 

treees420

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Not counting all the other hardware in your computer, its processor and graphics card use 215W of power.
What's the brand name and model number and wattage of its power supply?

Your computer appears to have a 2 TB(1862 GB) storage drive which is divided into 3 partitions (C/D/E).
Is that correct?
Regardless whether it's correct or not, C/D/E all have very little free space left.

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The power supply is a Super Flower Leadex III 750W 80+ Gold SF-750F14HG

As for C/D/E. C and D are partitions of a 1TB NVMe SSD. E is my external 1TB SSD (media storage)
 

plodr

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C: 219 GB (20 GB Free) 9% free space - not good
D: 711 GB (86 GB Free) 12% free space - better than C but needs more room
E: 931 GB (43 GB Free) 4% free space - not good but if it is only storage, then 15% - 20% rule doesn't apply

Move things off C
. As mentioned by lunarlander and flavallee, if a partition with an OS on it has under 15% breathing room, strange things can happen.

My computer is from 2009. The C drive is 80.1GB; the free space is 24.4 GB. This is close to 30%. I keep an eye on it and when I see free space is going down, I start looking at anything I can remove.
 

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