Thanks Enthusiast. I'll give Dell a ring if all else fails I guess
Anyway, a new development.
I tried hooking my laptop to another monitor. I found a Dell monitor a friend of mine had lying around, and was able to switch to this monitor by hitting Fn+F8 a couple times. I've only been able to switch the monitors as it's in the screen that gives you the option to switch to safe mode. There are 5 options, including last known configuration, safe mode, and safe mode with command prompt.
It doesn't matter which of the options I select, they all give me the same error screen:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If the screen appears again, follow these steps:
Disable or uninstall any anti virus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration, and check for any updated drivers. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
*** STOP: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x866F6848, 0xc0000102, 0x00000000)
I haven't been able to do anything at all but access this screen so far. Any ideas on how I'd go about getting any of the offered solutions accomplished?
Thanks again for all the help.