Yeah after doing some other reading online, I saw other people recommend that too. Though sometimes it doesnt fix.
Here's a new development....now it wont even TURN ON AT ALL!!
I hope I didnt screw something up. Someone in a diff forum sed that the 4 ->8-pin ATX12v was the culprit, though after reading the ASRock manual more closely, it clearly states that it should still work with a 4-pin.
I got a tech comin by to look at this tomorrow...I hope I didnt FRY some ***. In all honesty, I would be happy to be back at the BSOD at this point!!
You can sometimes swap motherboards and keep your Windows on old hard disk
(if you have a retail version of Windows OK but not if Microsoft OEM or manufacturers OEM Windows)
BUT you have to prepare in advance
First backup any important data just in case things go wrong
Un-install sound card drivers
If changing graphics card un-install graphics card drivers
un-install any motherboard specific utilities (tuning, over clocking etc)
0x0000007b is indicator of problem with Hard disk controller driver
The registry keys for Hard disk controller drivers need to be removed.
driver for new hard disk controller can be added to Windows ready for next motherboard
(programs available to do this such as Fix HDC for XP in ubcd4win project )
then shut down & move hard disk to new system
(cross you fingers and hope all goes well)
Afterwards Windows & Office and some other programs will need to be re registered
Unless existing hard disk is large & fast & new it is probably better to re install from scratch to a new hard disk (or SSD) but it can take several days to sort out re install, updates, data transfer etc