I've been having an intermittent problem with my computer where upon start up, the screen will remain frozen indefinitely on a blank black screen. The problem can be remedied by cutting power to the computer and trying start up again. I'm then prompted with the "improper shutdown" message and asked to either "Start Windows Normally" or "Start with last known working configuration". Both options can work, and both options can fail. Sometimes up to 6 resets are required before the computer starts properly. I've been told this is probably a hard drive problem due to it's inconsistently occurring nature. But the computer is only 7 years old. So I guess what I'm really asking is, Will installing a new hard drive fix this problem?