I have a custom built PC using a Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3P motherboard with a Q6600 CPU. For the last 2 days it has got itself stuck into a POST loop. Saying that, I don't think it actually got in to the BIOS.
It repeatedly lit up the LEDs and then not much more. Sometimes I could see the CPU fan twitch.
Today I re-seated the DIMMs and it powered up straight away. Could this be a sign of an impending hardware failure?
The PC is hooked up to a UPS, so I don't think it's a power spike or anything like that, as I have 2 other PCs on the same UPS and they're both fine.
Yesterday, the first time this happened, I was getting a message which I think said "Scanning BIOS image on hard drive". I've been building and using PCs for well over 25 years and that's a new one on me!
I don't think it's an over heating problem, as when the PC does finally boot up the CPU is running at 35-40C.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.