first of all, i'm not even sure how to address this problem let alone know what the correct keywords for searching it would be, so i'm sorry if a similar topic exists.
when i try to boot my computer, first (for a split second) i can see my motherboard's logo, then nothing - the screen goes black, few seconds after that (again in a split second) i see "loading grub..." message, then blackness again, then (split second again) "booting your system", then nothing and then finally (again for a split second) i can see my wallpaper which in an instant goes black and there is nothing after that.
monitor doesn't go off it just goes black. i don't know if the problem is software or hardware related and i am planing on installing a newer version of pclos, but first off all, i would like to get you opinion. and if i try real hard, let's say rebooting my computer for 15 times - i will eventually go through with no blackouts but the problem doesn't go away permanently.
Thanks y'all in advance.