Windows 'black screen of death' investigated by Microsoft

1st December 2009

Microsoft is in the process of investigating a new version of the BSOD which may be affecting a number of computer users in small businesses in IT - though this time the BSOD is not blue.

The software developer admitted that it has had a number of complaints regarding the "black screen of death", which happens after a user logs into their system - something which has been linked to a recent security update for the new and well-liked operating system.

David Kennerley, writing in a blog post on behalf of Microsoft, said: "Users have resorted to reloading Windows as a last ditch effort to fix the problem. We hope we can help a good many of you avoid the need to reload."

However, it does not stop at Windows 7 - a number of other reports have linked the new BSOD to Vista, XP and other systems, though the extent of the issue is yet to be concluded.

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