I have a Dell Inspiron running Windows 7 that keeps getting blue screens of death. At first, the computer slowed down so much it was unusable. After some time, it wouldn't even load Windows anymore; the machine just started going straight to a BSOD after the starting Windows logo. I have tried loading the reset disc, but it just takes me to a loading lobby and never advances. I don't need the files on the computer, but I do need the machine for school. What can I do?
Run a diagnostic on the memory and hard drive.
Start at the Second post in this thread.
I can give better Dell diagnostic software links and instructions as soon as I know your specific model number.