I used a driver detective to locate drivers for me cause I couldn't find my driver disks so I'm wondering if I should start over, format my hard drives again and go from there or is there an easy fix?
This is the likely problem and the reason for the system crash. These driver finders are loaded with junk. The MB or system if prebuilt will have an online product page with links to all the lastest MB and system drivers. In addition, the chip makers such as chipset, ethernet, sound, etc. will have drivers available for the MB on their websites. Reinstall and do not use the 'detective' this time. If you do not know which MB/chipset you have download CPUZ and click the MB tab.