In the midst of one of these crashes, a message came up saying something like "The Windows display drivers are not functioning properly. Please reboot and Windows will send data to Microsoft." Complying, I restarted. But upon doing so, no image appeared on my monitor. I heard the Windows start-up music, indicating that the computer was running, but nothing came up on the monitor. I made sure it was connected, and it was definitely connected perfectly.
I'm running Windows XP, by the way. My computer is a $5,000 Alienware, so I really want to make it work again. I understand that it will be very hard to work with this, since I literally have no way of adjusting the computer with an image (though if, somehow, you can tell me a series of button presses to fix it, that would work fine ).
Thank you very much; your help is greatly appreciated.