Hi, I have an average knowledge of computers, and can work my way around them pretty well.
When I start the computer, I choose any mode, Safe mode, with networking, normally, yada yada. It goes through the regular stuff, sometimes it will ask to disk check, and I'll let it run its course sometimes, but it doesnt help apparentely. Once it gets through everything and goes to the login screen, it just says welcome, if it doesn't go to my desktop in about 3 seconds after that, it will sit there and then black screen me in about 10 seconds. I'm writing this on the computer because I can use sticky keys to access my computer, but I don't have a start menu or anything like that. If I spend more than around 5 minutes on it, it black screens me again and I have to start writing this over, so forgive me if I miss anything, I'm doing this quickly.
It started happening about a month ago, but it would let me in sometimes, now I've tried around 20 times with no luck, so I'm assuming it's either broken, or I'm missing something. Im going to post this now and add to it because I have a feeling it's going to black me out soon.
Thanks, incoming edit in about 5 minutes.
EDIT: I'm using a sony vaio laptop, Ive had it for about a year and a half now. I had to replace the hard drive once for spilling some liquid on it (woops). I don't know if it has anything to do with it malfunctioning right now, or if it's a problem with my vista. Just searching for the problem. Also, there are no error messages when my laptop goes straight to black out mode. However, when it would turn on, there was a long error message that I can't remember, but when I hit ok it didn't seem to effect anything. Then again I couldn't access my wireless connections from my toolbar, but I never needed them anyway, so I never thought of it as a big deal. I think that's all of it.