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June 5, 2012 2:23:32 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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a c 1163 V Motherboard
June 5, 2012 2:28:34 AM

The problem is that your windows installation is set up to run on your old hardware! You at minimum have to do a repair installation of windows and then load all the drivers for your new hardware.
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a b V Motherboard
June 5, 2012 3:30:34 AM

Agree with the above. Though personally, I would just get a new SATA drive, install a fresh OS on it and just plug the old hard drive using a IDE to SATA connector. You could still access the files on the old drive for lesser headache. Though you do have to shell out some budget for the new drive of course.
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June 5, 2012 3:37:23 AM

I'm trying to install windows 7 from my USB but its saying that there is no available boot decide when I boot it. I copied the ISO file over to my USB. What's wrong?
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a b V Motherboard
June 5, 2012 3:44:49 AM

It doesn't work that way. You have to make the USB bootable for it to work. You may use this application to do it. link

Just follow the wizard then as soon as you're done, reboot and set the USB as primary boot drive.
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June 5, 2012 4:04:23 AM

That program only works if I have a CD right? Or am i doing it wrong? I only have the files on my computer and I don't have a DVD-RW. is there another way to make it bootable?
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a b V Motherboard
June 5, 2012 4:08:49 AM

It would also work for ISO. However, you have to mount it to a virtual drive using daemon tools then point it there.
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June 5, 2012 4:57:52 AM

thanks for the help, im going to try that right now.
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a b V Motherboard
June 5, 2012 5:20:42 AM

^ So I heard you like fail? :p 
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June 5, 2012 5:49:00 AM

I got it to work! Thanks for all the help.
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June 5, 2012 5:49:20 AM

Best answer selected by Wlau21.
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a b V Motherboard
June 5, 2012 7:38:34 AM

Should buy it.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 5, 2012 2:18:03 PM

This topic has been closed by Nikorr
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