Help!!! new Comp wont boot!!!

ok just put together my setup it consists of
-EVGA x58 sli
- i7 920
-thermaltake tr2 430 watt
- crucial 3gig ddr 3 tripple channel ram
- evga ge force 9500 gt pie-e 2.0
- sony 20x dvr rw
- 80 gig seagate hard drive Ide to sata converter

Ok not sure if this is the problem but i am using my old harddrive with windows xp. I also had to get an ide to sata converter. I turn on the powersupply press the power button and i get to bios. What happens is the comp boots up to the windows loading copyright screen then flashes blue screen with white wording then resets./?????? Im sure I am missing something very simple. All i tweaked on the bios was turning on the pci express option..

I purchased the cheap ram powersupply and video card because i am saving up for the good stuff.

O also i did not apply any heatsink paste because i thought the stock fan came with some already on it. Looks like three greay strips on the bottom of cpu fan cooler. I checked temp and it was around 45C so dont think that was the problem.
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  1. hsf comes with paste, you're correct there, i'm betting its your psu, any other laying around to test with?
  2. Had you gone to the New System Build forum, you would have found this stickee to read before you post about boot issues - you should find it very helpful:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-posting-boot-problems
  3. mcain said:
    Ok not sure if this is the problem but i am using my old harddrive with windows xp.
    You can bet this is the problem. Do a fresh XP install, and not from a recovery disk.
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