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Black Screen Of Death Hits 50,000 PCs
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Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 03 December 2009 18:37

From Information Week

Thousands of Microsoft Windows users download tool in hopes of fixing critical bug.

A security firm that's developed a fix for the so-called "black screen of death" affecting Windows PCs said more than 50,000 users have downloaded the utility in just five days—an indication that the problem is widespread.



"There have been more than 50,000 downloads of the free fix tool since we made it available 5 days ago," said Morris.

The black screen of death, or BSOD, occurs when users attempt to boot their PCs. In cases where the bug occurs, the user is faced with a black or blank screen and is forced to reboot. It has reportedly hit PCs running Windows 7, Vista, and Windows XP. [More...] [Comments...]

 

 

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