I have been presented with a problem. After restarting my computer to complete and update of iTunes, I didn't make it past my BIOS. I got a message saying that my overclock failed and that I needed to load my defaults, which I had to do with my jumper.
After that, check disk wants to run. I allow it, but upon completion my screen just goes blank. When I skip it, I can usually load Windows and nothing seems to be wrong. Sometimes it doesn't make it and I just get a solid black screen. I thought that reformatting the drive might straighten out the problem, but my screen goes black before Windows has finished loading the installation files.
Is there something wrong with my drive, or do I have a totally different problem?
Well, its not the drive or anything on it. I removed the drive I was concerned about and tried installing Windows on an old drive I had lying around. This time it made it part way into the installation and the screen went black.
That is a good checklist. As it turns out, it was actually my video card that was the problem. I noticed the fan wasn't spinning and removed it and things seem fine. I'm not sure how a video card failure leads to corrupt files, but I just made it through a clean install of Windows and don't notice any problems.