Latest MS Patches Causing Black Screen of Death

The IDG News Service is reporting that Microsoft’s latest round of security patches appears to be causing some PCs to seize up and display a black screen, rendering the computer useless. The problem affects Microsoft products including Windows 7, Vista and XP operating systems.

The IDG News Service is reporting that Microsoft’s latest round of security patches appears to be causing some PCs to seize up and display a black screen, rendering the computer useless. The problem affects Microsoft products including Windows 7, Vista and XP operating systems.
From the article:

Microsoft apparently made changes to the Access Control List (ACL), a list of permissions for a logged-on user. The ACL interacts with registry keys, creating visible desktop features such as a sidebar.

However, the latest patches appear to make some changes to those
registry keys. The effect is that some installed applications aren’t
aware of the changes and don’t run properly, causing a black screen.

Read the full story [computerworld.com]

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