Re: a simple cpu question from a newb
It could be a number of things, unfortunately. Power issue (in which case, your symptoms sound a lot like my old laptop), bad hard drive, overheating CPU, RAM, etc., etc. etc. Try putting in the Windows DVD and reboot. See what it does at that point.
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?