Sorry for the delay, I had used so many hours trying to sort this that everything else built up.
This really has got tldr hasn't it?
Originally, the pc would boot up with two beeps as below, but that doesn't happen now:
Grarea wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:01 am
The fans start immediately.
The monitor remains with no signal.
Beeps once and zoostorm logo appears.
Then blank screen for 16-17 seconds.
Boots to desktop.
Only have the one drive plugged in. The SSD with Linux.
Tried unplugging the CD.
When I restart, the fans don't come to a stop which they used to.
I am not sure when it started, but probably when I changed all my drives over.
Played a bit of a game of pass the parcel with windows Linux and storage.
Unplugging and plugging drives in (making sure I didn't delete the wrong stuff).
This didn't happen on the windows HDD.
Anyway, various testing and processes of elimination, i did a fresh install and the second beep went away.
When i went for the recommended gpu driver, the second beep reappeared.
When I went for the third driver on the list, I got a third beep (one whilst shutting down as well as the two on startup)
All fine it seems.
Now I have a new problem.
My graphics freeze. It happens pretty often, but not as bad as it was originally.
I have spent the last 4 hours on and off the pc and it has happened 3 times.
Everything becomes like a screenshot on the screen. The mouse still moves and audio continues but anything on the screen is unresponsive to mouse clicks.
The only things that are different that I can think of are the new install of linux, the ssd itself, the options of the gpu drivers and I also started using chromium.
I have tried using firefox and that didn't seem to do it as often, but it still ocurred.
But only like once a day.
I haven't noticed anything in common when it occurs.
I have never had it before even when it was beeping twice on boot.
Like i say, the only things I can think different are newer version of Mint, Chromium and the gpu drivers.