oops,I think I've answered my own question, but if anyone would like to confirm it.
If you can start in Safe Mode you can render that BSOD non-fleeting, at least. In Safe Mode right-click My Computer and choose Properties. Click the Advanced tab. Click the lowest of the three Settings buttons. UN-check "Automatically restart" and click OK, OK. Now at least the BSOD will stay on-screen so you can read it.