I've seen a number of posts about the "black screen of death," but none of them seem to address my particular situation. I've been using W7 for almost a year now on my Macbook with no problems whatsoever. A windows update restarted my computer automatically (hate that feature) yesterday, and now I can't access the windows partition. On bootup, I can hold down the option key and then click on the windows partition. From there, the screen goes black and then a blinking cursor appears. It doesn't ever go away. The keyboard doesn't function. I was wondering if there was a way to fix the problem from the Mac side, without deleting the windows partition. Some way to restore the Windows partition to its functional state that it had just two days ago?