Okay it didn't work. The message reads roughly as follows:
"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screenm restart your computer. If this screen appears again, gollow these steps:
(Then it tells me to check any new hardware or software, etc)
*** STOP: 0x0000007A (0xC07C17F8, 0xC000000E, 0xF82FF642, 0x11314860)
*** ftdisk.sys - address F82FF642 base at F82F5000, Datestamp 3b7d8419
Beginning dump of physical memory
physical memory dump complete."
(And that's basically the jist of what it said. I don't understand a word of it, but I know it doesn't sound good!