New Microsoft® Security Patches Lead To Black Screen of Death
Microsoft is being bugged by some latest security patches that seem to be seizing up PCs and displaying black screens, making the systems useless.
Microsoft’s products which are being affected by the issue include operating systems such as Windows 7, Vista and XP.
The software giant apparently made alterations to the Access Control List (ACL), a list of permissions for a logged-on user. The ACL communicates with registry keys, creating visible desktop features such as a sidebar.
However, the latest patches seem to be making few alterations to those registry keys. The result is that some installed programs don’t recognize the changes and don't work properly, causing a black screen error.
The problem seems to have particularly affected security programs. Users of other security programs have also complained about the same problem, even going so far as trying to reinstall the Windows to fix it.
A security company called Prevx has launched a program that fixes the registry to match the ACL settings, which should resolve the issue. Users can also do this on their own by making changes into registry settings, but making changes to those settings is complex since it can seriously damage your operating system.