okay, i ran that SFC thingy, and i'm guessing it did what it needed to... i left the computer for awhile while i did it and when i got back the thing was gone, so i guess it just ended and there isn't supposed to be another prompt?
anyways, after that i restarted my computer, and lo and behold that stupid blue error screen appeared again.
here is what it said:
"a problem ahs been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent any damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Sheck to be sure you have adequate disc space. If a driver is identified in hte stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.
Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable componenets, restart your computer, press F8 to select advanced startup options, and then select safe mode.
***Stop: 0X0000008E (0X0000005, 0XEF860c44, 0X00000000)
Begin dump of physical memory
physical memory dump complete
contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance."