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taffy078 windows 7 "black screen of death"
Contributor 1st Dec, 2009 21:46
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it must be me! I have two days off on Wednesday & Thursday and was seriously going to look at the pros and cons of Windows 7.
And then I saw this:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8388253.stm

Has anyone here had this problem? Can anyone here recommend Windows 7?

Thank you from a windy and extremely wet Yorkshire UK (a.k.a "God's own county" !)

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kenbec RE: windows 7 "black screen of death"
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I know nothing of the so called black screen of death.
My experience so far withh Win 7 has been excellent.
I originally set up my computer with a fall back configuration of a dual boot Windows XP / Win 7. I have now switched to thinking of this as a temporary set up until I sort out all my old programs to run on Win 7.
Win 7 is already my primary Operating System.
I will however probably keep the dual boot set up because I am running several very old programs under XP which were originally written for Windows 95 and 98. Some of these even run on Win 7 but some don't.

As an ex East Coast (Bridlington) resident I can imagine your weather. Some days the storms coming off the North Sea were so bad I thought I would freeze to death on the way to school. Now I am in Sunny Australia, in fact it's too sunny with 80% of NSW declared to be in drought and water restrictions in force.

Regards,

ken
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taffy078 RE: windows 7 "black screen of death"
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thanks Ken. What puzzles me is that the article is on the BBC website, so must be genuine. But I haven't found any other forum discussing it yet!
Glad your weather is warmer but I also understand the drought problems - there have been many items in the media about it.
Still, being Welsh, perhaps I shouldn't be talking with you after the stuffing the Aussies gave us at rugby (union) last week! Only joking! Thanks again.

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Maurice Joyce RE: windows 7 "black screen of death"
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It has been reported elsewhere. CNet is an example:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10406369-83.html?...

It would not put me off upgrading because the problem is cross platform under certain conditions.

Nice down here on the South coast!!



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taffy078 RE: windows 7 "black screen of death"
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thanks Maurice. I won't comment on the weather!
One of my daughters has just asked me whether it's safe for her to download/instal Microsoft updates, in view of this. She hasn't used her laptop (Vista) for two or three weeks so she wouldn't have yet downloaded the update said to have caused this. What do you suggest,please?

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Maurice Joyce RE: windows 7 "black screen of death"
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My advice - Go for it. There is no doubt that something odd is happening but Microsoft are still upbeat that this little issue is not caused by the last "Patch Tuesday".

Better fully patched than waiting for someone to issue a REAL reason for the problem.




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taffy078 RE: windows 7 "black screen of death"
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thank you,Maurice.

PS It's still pouring down here!

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Maurice Joyce RE: windows 7 "black screen of death"
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Taffy,
Looks like someone has got it completely wrong about Microsoft Updates. Follow up report here:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10407090-83.html?...

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ddmarshall RE: windows 7 "black screen of death"
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This story originated at Prevx:

http://www.prevx.com/blog.asp

Microsoft's reponse is at:

http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2009/12/01/r...



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taffy078 RE: windows 7 "black screen of death"
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thank you Maurice & ddmarshall. Phew!!

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Member 4th Dec, 2009 00:42
Last edited on 4th Dec, 2009 00:44 I knew it was bogus as soon as I saw the news as I am a happy Windows 7 user.

(unknown source)
Because these reports were not brought to us directly, it’s impossible to know conclusively what might be causing a “black screen” in those limited instances where customers have seen it. However, we do know that “black screen” behavior is associated with some malware families such as Daonol.
from http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2009/12/01/r...

Win32/Daonol http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Threat/En...

I use avast! anti virus, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM) and WinPatrol that provide protection for my system.
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taffy078 RE: windows 7 "black screen of death"
Contributor 4th Dec, 2009 19:28
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I've just tried - and given up - to tell the BBC that they should update the article in my original post, to tell people not to worry.
I've given up because I couldn't find the way in. Every link seemed to lead to another, with no sensible 'contact us' route.
Is there anyone who comes here who has the skills to find a way in, please?

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Maurice Joyce RE: windows 7 "black screen of death"
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Taffy,
PrevX started this fiasco. Perhaps better to tell them to ask the BBC to do something.

http://www.prevx.com/blog.asp (their is a contact link)

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This user no longer exists RE: windows 7 "black screen of death"
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What the "Black screen of death" story says about tech journalism

Where is says
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As for Prevx, they deserve to be laughed out of the security commmunity for their role in this fiasco.
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=1575&alertspromo=&t...
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taffy078 RE: windows 7 "black screen of death"
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thank you both.

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taffy078 RE: windows 7 "black screen of death"
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here's an interesting take on what happened. It suggests that Microsoft will have patched it by now.
http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2009/12/04/black-scr...

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thedillpickl RE: windows 7 "black screen of death"
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What an ineresting read. A cyber-spy-thriller perhaps. Someone should publish, might make a euro or two.

BTW, cold and nasty in central US. Low wed. am 8 deg. F, wind gusts to 40mph. Better now (sat) 40 F, no wind, overcast. Also, most people in Missouri don't know what a rugby is.

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taffy078 RE: windows 7 "black screen of death"
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thanks, thedillpickl. It's at times of total confusion in the media that I have to rely on the experts!
Weather here (Yorkshire, North England) is much as it was with you yesterday, although as I write,the sun has appeared!

Rugby is an older version of American Football. Rugby Union has 15 players per side and Rugby League 13. Try googling them. I won't go into the pros and cons in case I upset too many people
(upon whom I rely for help, such as now. Secunia has spotted Adobe Air & Flash Player issues. Here we bl***y well go again! I'll mosey over to that area and see how Maurice has already sorted out issues!)

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Last edited on 13th Dec, 2009 15:28 I wish I could see more Australian Rules Football here:
http://www.afl.com.au
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_rules_foot...

Its bloody cold here!
What happend to Global Warming Eh?
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thedillpickl RE: windows 7 "black screen of death"
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Hi taffy078;

Actually I've heard of Rugby, just never thought to check it out. I'll have a look. Thanks.


Hi YoKenny;

I'll have to get in touch with our Mr. Al Gore and get back with you. I agree that we seem to need some global warming, this whole year has been cooler than normal and wetter in the central US. Farmers in Kansas, Nebraska & Iowa (major grain producers in central US and north & west of MO) complained that the land was to wet to plant in the spring, then the growing season was short so they didn't have a good crop.


regards to all;

Fred


p.s. I had better quit now or Maurice & Anthony will be all over me!

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