Thanks for the return, usasma. I think maybe you're right...it's HAL.
I can do a repair install if necessary, but for the time being I'm keeping a watchful eye on it. Since before noon everything has gone okay. Boots are working, monitor is shutting off at the prescribed time. It's just that I believe where there's smoke you will generally find fire. Maybe it's too many years of getting kicked below the belt by a computer when you think everything is fine.
And, BTW, I haven't installed anything new for awhile.
Edited by InfoJunkie, 02 February 2008 - 06:02 PM.