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Windows won't start, is it my hard drive?

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June 5, 2012 2:24:39 AM

Today I just built my first computer. I am coming from a 2005 amd dual core slow processor. So I have a 3570k with asrock z77 pro4-m. Anyways, my problem is that I get instant blue screen and it goes into boot loop. I never get past that. Could it be my hard drive? I kept all my stuff from my last computer and just simply moved it over and thought I could just start it and it'd work. I have windows xp on the 160 gb hard drive. Also, i havent installed my motherboard drivers because my old computer uses IDE cables and i didn't know that and this motherboard doesn't support it. But that shouldn't be the problem right?
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June 5, 2012 2:36:44 AM

repair install of windows is the minimum to get it to work!
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June 5, 2012 2:36:51 AM

You need to reinstall the operating system as it is looking for the old hardware on boot up.
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June 5, 2012 3:41:18 AM

I'm trying to install windows 7 from my USB but it says that there is no available boot device available when I'm booting to my USB. I copied the ISO file over to my USB.what's wrong?
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June 5, 2012 7:37:03 AM

when you copied the ISO to USB you may have NOT selected "make bootable".
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June 5, 2012 12:48:02 PM

I believe you are sorted looking at your other thread about the matter.
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