Putting an old HD (and OS) onto a new motherboard
So I am getting a new motherboard and I want to use my old hard drive to preserve Windows 2000 so I dont have to go through the hassle of reformatting, as I did that about a week before my old motherboard died. However in the searching I've done on how I might do this, it seems like a huge ordeal and maybe not worth the effort. I don't have access to the OS as the mobo is dead, although I have all my data on a separate hard drive from the OS. I take it my best option is to just reformat (again)?
Will I be able to reformat with the new motherboard when it starts up and freaks out?