I've had a Dell Studio XPS 1640 Laptop for about 8 years. The last 4 years I've had issues with it's booting. It will start to load and then get the blue screen of death for a millisecond and instantly turn off. I've had success by reinstalling the operating system of Windows 7 with it's installation discs.
I've restored my computer before and that has also worked. However eventually, maybe a month or three it gets the same exact problem again.
It also has a bad battery, and can only power on when plugged in. I'm not worried about fixing that unless it may cause my current issue.
I have two operating discs, One Windows XP that the the computer came installed with and another Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade disc.
I aslo have the Drivers and Utilities disc that came preinstalled on the computer I bought from Dell. I've never used this disc before when restoring or resinstalling Windows.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I've searched high and low and received some help, but it seems the issue still comes back so far with everything I've attempted.