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Windows 7 'screen of death'

Microsoft looking into the "black screen of death"

Microsoft has said it's looking a problem with its latest Windows 7 operating system which has quickly been dubbed the "black screen of death". Wonder where they got the inspiration from for that?

The error can mean that Windows 7 users see a completely black screen after logging on to the new operating system, reports the BBC. Word is that a security updated released in mid-November is behind the problem.

A software firm called Prevx has issued a fix for the problem, which it also says could affect "millions" of people. "The symptoms are very distinctive and troublesome," says its latest blog. Yikes.

Find out more about the Windows 7 fix here.