Hey all I replaced my motherboard and know i'm supposed to reformat - so i went ahead and started the reformat process, but when i plugged in my windows xp CD, it went into the blue screen to load up formating process (press f6 to install third party what whats... etc..) and when it gets to 'windows is now starting' it just freezes and gives me the "STOP: 0x0000007b (parameter, parameter, parameter)" message. this is odd, no? i get this error when trying to load from my harddrive (this is normal) but when i try loading from the CD, i get the same error? i tried reformatting my hard drive on another comp - and pulled it out at various stages - but at no stage would MY computer read it. always the same stop message. i used 3 different XP cds - so its not that either. any help is greatly appreciated.. i've stumped 3 people so far (including myself.. i've never stumped myself!) and am waiting on a 4th consultant .. thatll take a while though..