My laptop bluescreened and then restarted

Flowerfoot - Jan 24, 2010 at 02:38 PM
 Flowerfoot - Jan 24, 2010 at 02:44 PM
I just started up my computer and after a few minutes, connected it to the internet and tried going on firefox and MSN Messenger. I don't know what happened on screen because I was looking away, but something flashed on the screen that caught my attention and I found that my laptop had blue screened. The words on the screen went by really fast, but I caught something about a 'driver', and then my laptop restarted itself. When it restarted, it seemed fine. I chose to reboot normally and the login page was normal. I logged in and the screen was completely black with the arrow cursor in the middle. After a few mintues I could move the cursor, but the screen stayed black until I pressed ctrl+alt+delete.

I am really freaking out here, I can't afford a new computer and I don't know if the blue screen will happen again. Any advice would be great.

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Also, for a month or so now, my laptop has been 'loud' in the sense that when I have something open to long or many things running, it sounds like a plane taking off. I did a hard disk check and it passed, I've defragmented my harddrive, and run a few virus scans. (Norton, Windows Defender, and Avast! but I removed avast today after the BSOD).