If you confronted the problem of the black screen in Windows 10, just as I did, you probably thought there’s something wrong with your comp. But I can bet it wasn’t. The truth is that despite its indisputable reliability and performance, Windows 10 isn’t immune to different sorts of errors and vulnerabilities.
If you’re an experienced Windows user, you know that there are no unfixable errors. The majority of errors we confront on a daily basis is not critical and can be solved within several minutes (after we find a solution on the Internet, of course.) Still, there’s one problem that tends to shock and, I would say, terrify most users – the notorious black screen. This error is dreaded for good reason since there can be a plethora of reasons behind the said problem.
In this post, I want to share the most popular fixes for the black screen issue in Windows 10. Find them below. All those who need more detailed explanations and illustrations, feel free to refer to the more expanded version of my article on Rocketfiles.com.
1 Try Waiting
Though it may sound like blasphemy for most users in a rush, the first thing we’re usually recommended to do upon experiencing a black screen in Windows 10 is to wait. Sometimes, Windows is incapable of coping with specific processes in a due manner. If that’s the case, the best thing you can do is to wait. Let your system cope with a problem. There’s a good chance it’ll respond on 1 or 2 hours.
Another possible fix is to pull the cable out of your comp. If you’re using a laptop, try removing the battery, if your current model permits that, of course. Give your device some time to chill off. In several minutes you can replug your machine. Boot up and check if you’ve managed to fix the error.
3 Check Video Connections
A faulty connection also may bring about such a negative consequence as a black screen. Over time, ports and connectors may come loose or corroded which cannot but impact the way your computer’s input is displayed. So, if you’re seeing a black screen on your Windows 10, try checking your connectors and a monitor’s port to make sure everything functions properly. Checking cables for possible corruption also won’t hurt.
If your comp or laptop boasts both a discrete video card and integrated graphics card try switching between them. This can really help fix the issue.
4 Use Safe Mode
If the problem persists after you’ve tried the aforelisted methods it’s high time you tried using more advanced technologies such as Safe Mode.
To activate Safe Mode, boot your computer and wait for a login screen to emerge. Hold down Shift and select the Power option at the lower right corner. When the new menu pops up, choose “Troubleshoot.”
Then head to “Advanced” options and select “Startup Settings” and click “Restart.” When you’re back in “Startup Settings” hit F5 to activate “Safe Mode with Networking.”
Once you successfully boot in Safe Mode, you can proceed with troubleshooting.
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