This time, it's my PC. It's a refurbished Dell with XP (I don't have the XP disk). I've had it for nearly two years, and it was getting really slow. I came home from work yesterday to find that it was displaying a BSoD on start-up, and it said UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME. My mother told me that it had stopped working that morning.
She told me that she'd been turning it off with the power button instead of shutting it down and that when she turned it off the night before it stopped working, she heard a popping sound. We've restarted the computer several times, once in safe mode, and it's still displaying that blue screen every time it starts up, right after the Windows loading screen.
I read the BSoD STOP codes post, but I didn't really understand it, so I was hoping maybe someone could explain it to me, or let me know if it's even worth it to try to fix. I've been thinking of just getting a new computer.