Black is the new Blue: Windows ‘Black Screen of Death’ flaw could affect millions

Holiday Sale over 400 deals“Microsoft has confirmed that it is investigating a problem described as the ‘black screen of death,’ which affects its latest operating system,” BBC News reports. “The error means that users of Windows 7 see a totally black screen after logging on to the system.”

“Reports suggest the flaw also affects Vista, XP and other systems,” The Beeb reports. “Software firm Prevx, which has issued a fix for the problem, says ‘millions’ of people may be affected.”

Prevx’s David Kennerly “said the firm had identified ‘at least 10 different scenarios which will trigger the same black screen conditions. These appear to have been around for years now,’ he said,” The Beeb reports. “The firm reports that the problem affects editions of Windows 7, Vista, XP, NT, and Windows 2000.”

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  1. Windows users can now feel the full force of innovation at Microsoft, with a brand new, forward-looking BLACK screen of death.

    That blue screen really screamed 1980’s. And 1990’s. And most of the 2000’s. Thanks Aero.

  2. Well, this little issue should cause hundreds of corporate IT heads to rush out and sign up for Windows 7 — such issues will firm up the hold IT management has on their individual little kingdoms!

    After all one wouldn’t want to do anything what would reduce the need for on going servicing would you!

    I wonder when, if ever the CEO AND CFO of American companies are going to wise up to the fact that their IT Departments can be reduced, made profitable and broken up by simply replacing current aging hardware with Mac Pros, iMacs and Mac Book Pros — all using OS X!

    After all, why must your employees wade through crap during the day to then go home and we rewarded with the use of their home iMacs — it just isn’t fair!

    But never fear, the trailer trash of American can’t be far behind with their zest for all things M$$$$, cause that simply don’t know any better!

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