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?
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.