Originally Posted by angelkiller
In the interest of providing as much info as possible, I should say that sometimes the bios says something along the lines of "bios corrupt, recovering from backup". I figured that this was caused by the numerous power on and random shutdowns the system goes through. This only happens about once every 10+ boots. Not often at all, but I've seen it happen about three or four times since I've been troubleshooting this computer. No idea what this means in terms of possible problems. Maybe the first bios chip is corrupt? Assuming it is, would it cause the issues I'm having now?
it could, its not unusual and you cant rule anything out on a "hunch" in trouble shooting.