Thank you very much for the quick reply.
- alt+enter works to bring it into windowed mode. But still returns to a black screen, even when selected from the menu.
- Updated Nvidia drivers, restarted pc, same issue.
I think your post is cursed. I have the same problem ever since I read your post!!! I have no idea what could cause this :(
EDIT: FOUND THE CURE! Change the game's compatibilty mode. Windows XP Service Pack 2 seems to work, but i'm sure the other ones work too! :)