Upgraded system not booting

I've upgraded a PC's motherboard, processor, PSU and RAM, and it's not booting to Windows. It gets as far as recognising the Hard Drive and asks if I want to Star t Windows Normally or in Safe Mode. If I select either, it simply resets itself.

What's the problem?
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  1. you gonna have to format and do an O.s reinstall generally the case with a mobo swop
  2. obsidian86 said:
    you gonna have to format and do an O.s reinstall generally the case with a mobo swop


    ^^ This.

    Putting an existing hard drive onto a new motherboard almost inevitably leads to trouble. Drivers and settings from the old motherboard remain and basically can't be fixed without wiping the system.
  3. As others have said....need fresh install.
  4. Is there any way to reformat the hard drive from the BIOS?
  5. no there isn't way to do that, however all you need to do is put the cd in the cd drive, and boot to it.. and follow the on screen instructions
  6. As Hard Line said, the Install process can be used to wipe out all previous Partitions on your old HDD, create a new Primary Partition and format it for you before installing. No prior extra work necessary.
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