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After pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete in the Windows 8 RTM. The "control" screen comes up as in previous versions of windows allowing me to open Task Manager, Lock the computer ...etc but it quickly fades to a completely black screen in less than 3 seconds.

The issue had a latency period and did't occur immediately after install. Has anyone come across this same issue or is there a fix for it?

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I finally figured it out. It was a problem with my Samsung monitor and it's dyanmic contrast feature. After disabling it I no longer have the problem.

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