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Anyone heard of/experienced this isssue?

By shasca ·
Suspected patch issued on Nov 25th is causing mass system crashes. It unfortunately doesn give the # of the patch. I pulled off the half dozen approved patches from our WSUS just in case.


http://www.prevx.com/blog/140/Black-Screen-woes-could-affect-millions-on-Windows--Vista-and-XP.html

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Heard about it...

by cmiller5400 In reply to Anyone heard of/experienc ...

Haven't seen any... Yet... {crossing fingers}

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Patch tuesday

by shasca In reply to Heard about it...

What did you do about approving the patches from the 24/25th?

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KB915597 and KB976098

by seanferd In reply to Anyone heard of/experienc ...

Seem to be the cause.

See the update at the bottom of the article, just above the comments.

<i>When the issue occurs the WinLogon Shell entry for Explorer.Exe becomes invalidated. The entry exists perfectly in the registry but is unusable/inaccessible and is therefore ignored by the OS resulting in the desktop and task bar not being loaded. This entry is frequently the target of malware so tightening access to it is probably a good thing. However, the black screen condition is the only sign of the problem, leaving non technical users with a major challenge. </i>

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Interesting

by shasca In reply to KB915597 and KB976098

I'm surprised Michael k wasn't the leader on this info. Or "MR Patch Tuesday". Not dissing just sayin.

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Yes, strange it hasn't made a bigger splash here.

by seanferd In reply to Interesting

But Michael seems to be into <A HREF="http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=2757">ants</A> today, and usually he's into security and interesting technologies.

But hey, yeah. Where's Patch? :0

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Maybe!!!

by shasca In reply to Yes, strange it hasn't ma ...

Could be Tryptophan............

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That may be part of the problem.

by seanferd In reply to Maybe!!!

But another issue that seems fairly popular with Win 7 is Explore crashing or not loading.
Been around awhile, apparently, and no good articles on that, either.

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Amazing

by shasca In reply to Anyone heard of/experienc ...

We scooped the Juggernaut that is MSNBC. Theres something you don't see just about every single day.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34223754/ns/technology_and_science-security/

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After all it wasn't Microsoft... well kinda

by cmiller5400 In reply to Anyone heard of/experienc ...

http://www.prevx.com/blog/141/Windows-Black-Screen-Root-Cause.html

It looks like a registry "feature" may be to blame.

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Now showing up in the Question forum.

by seanferd In reply to Anyone heard of/experienc ...

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-7343-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=321966&messageID=3208484&tag=content;leftCol

Maybe this one
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-7343-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=321975&start=0

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