Tonight I got what I think was the cousin to The Blue Screen of Death. While playing around with Google Earth, I suddenly got a sapphire blue screen with a bunch of messages similar to, "You have experienced an error....shut down....Physical Memory is being deleted....Physical Memory has been deleted..."
It was so scary, I don't know what the exact details of the messages were, but you get the picture. Since then I have restarted and ran a system check for errors and everything is OK.
Hopefully, this isn't related to Google Earth!