Posted 15 May 2007 - 07:05 PM
If you were having a hardware problem with a drive going bad, it would probably show up off and on whenever you used your computer, not just on startup. Most hard drives, under normal conditions, will last at least 5 years.
It might help if you can provide the EXACT messages you are getting with the black screens, and precisely what you are doing when they show up; these messages may well be cryptic, but they can help our Members track down the cause of the problem.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.