Originally Posted by blizzrd
if it keeps blue screening even while trying to load a new OS, it's likely there's some bad hardware. try getting new RAM for it and see if it boots up.
First "blue screen" is a windows error condition, meaning some parts (bootloader, initial kernel, etc.) of the windows OS has loaded. Try booting with a Linux Live CD, if successful will help trouble shoot between hardware or OS. Hardware is a distinct possibility, but not confirmed.
Ordering memory may incur unnecessary expense, especially if the memory isn't the problem.
Step 1. Take half the memory out and try it. If it works, then you likely have some bad memory (the half you took out)
Step 2, if it still blue screens in step 1, then swap the memory with that removed in step 1.
If it still blue screen's, it ain't the memory, ain't you glad you didn't buy more