Windows 7 Crash "Black Screen Of Death" - Prevx Fix Tool
In the last week, many users have experienced the wide-spread Windows 7 crash that results in the "black screen of death" glitch. The blank screen appears when users try to log in. The glitch has already affected millions of Windows 7 users who log on but do not receive their normal desktop and start menu, instead they are greeted with a blank black screen.
Initial reports from software company Prevx stated that a recent security update could have been the cause for the "black screen of death" glitch. Microsoft has countered this argument with an investigation into their November security updates. None of them were found to be the cause of the Windows 7 crash:
"That investigation has shown that none of these updates make any changes to the permissions in the registry. Thus, we don’t believe the updates are related to the 'black screen' behaviour described in these reports."
The glitch has not only affected Windows 7 users, but also XP and Vista clients. Prevx has formally apologized to Microsoft for any confusion their blog may have caused as to why the crash occurred. They are now working together to resolve the issue.
Microsoft users can currently use the fix tool from Prevx to counter the "black screen of death" bug.