Was the screen blue when the "jargon" came up? If not then it wasn't the "blue screen of death". If it was white writing on a black background then it was telling you something useful about what was happening. Boot it up again but this time try hitting the Paus/Break button when the "jargon" comes up. With a bit of luck it will stay on the screen and you can read it and tell us what it says. Then we can perhaps help you some more.