I am using a dell inspiron 1720. an older machine, but with windows 7. the other day i got the "blue screen of death" I don't know that i had this happen before, but it said "if this is the first time, restart your computer ..." i restarted my computer, and upon restart my computer went straight to a white screen. I restarted, but it didn't take any time (less than a second) to shut down, just straight to white. i pulled my battery and unplugged it, put it back together and it did the same thing: straight to white screen (less than a second) when i push the power button and straight to black when i push it again.
I pulled my power plug, battery again, and held down the power button for 60 seconds. still no change.
while i am in the market for a new computer, I'd really hate to lose what i have on this one: is there anything i can do to save the computer, or at very least the information on it without taking it to a professional and spending all sorts of money on a computer i don't intend to use much longer?
oh, and there is no noise of anything working inside, it's like only the screen is doing anything, and that is only turning white.