I just got done fixing an issue with my pc that was so mind boggling I have to get out into words.
First - The Plan: My GF has been wanting a gaming pc. Original plan was for me to buy a 3070 and give her my 2070 super to start building with. We werent able to get a 3070 but we did find a decent price on a prebuilt computer with a 3070 from newegg. Seeing as how expensive graphics cards prices have become with scalpers, we considered the extra cost to have a prebuilt PC worth it considering the build quality should be professional as well (which it was).
Next - The Execution: It seemed like it would be a relativity simple task to swap out two graphics cards and physically, it was. After the 3070 was swapped, I connected everything and started it up and thats where the issues started...
Next Next - The Mess: I couldn't get my computer to boot into windows at all. It would just boot loop into the bios constantly. I tried serveral things (updated bios, messed around with boot drives, reset my cmos, etc). Nothing. Nothing could make windows boot back up and I no idea why. Defeated and embarrassed, I resulted to just swaping back for the 2070 Super. Get that all connected, everything hooked up, start up my PC: same exact shit. Wont boot into windows. Constant looping into bios. It is at this point that I am at my lowest. Did i just brick my computer? Did I send an electrical shock through the mobo somehow? UGGGGGGGGGH.
Finally - The Fix: This goes on for an hour or two until I realized I could boot into a windows 10 usb installer. This wouldn't have been my first choice but with no other options, I decided to format my entire nvme drive and do a fresh install of windows 10...about 10 to 15 min later...my pc boots back into windows 10.
I have no idea what caused this to happened or why I was never able to get it back into windows without reinstalling. Extremely frustrating. What's the craziest experience you ever had with your PC?