not booting up
hey all... I got a computer running vista that whenever I try to start it up, it gets me to that "Your computer did not shut down properly... yadda yadda yadda" and then the options to run in safe mode, last good configuration, or normal mode. no matter what option I choose, I just get a black screen and no clicking loading noises from the hard drive, and not even the "your hard drive is dying" synchronous clicks, just the sound of fans. I'm pretty sure that its my hard drive that is shot, but I need second/third/fourth opinions before I go out and buy a new hard drive, only to find out that its not the problem.