That was all fine and good. I figured I'd just reboot and try to let the install continue. If that didn't work, I would just format again and reinstall from the CD again.
So anyway, the Blue Screen stayed up there until I pressed the reset button. At which time, my computer itself rebooted, but the monitor went off. So I shut down the computer, double checked the connections and even that the graphics card was secure, but nothing would show up on the monitor (except for the "no signal detected" message). So I plugged my monitor into another computer and it booted up and displayed fine.
I can't help but think the problem with the monitor has to be related to the Blue Screen since it happened right after the Blue Screen. But logically if the Blue Screen caused the monitor problem, shouldn't it have happened right away rather than after the next reboot...in other words, I shouldn't even have been able to read the Blue Screen.
Anyway, I would appreicate any help...I am at a loss because without being anle to see anything, I can't reinstall my OS or even look around BIOS and try some other things.