How to Repair Black Screen on Windows 10/11?

"After upgrading my system, I encountered a black screen of death on it. I also tried to sign in to my Windows 10 system with a password, but I could not see anything on the screen except the mouse cursor. What should I do?"


Did you also encounter the same problem? Then, this post is for you! "Black Screen of Death" - a stop error displayed on the Windows system after a system crash. So, when your computer displays a blank/black screen, it may be due to monitor connectivity, BIOS setup, graphics drivers, or other sources. The black screen can be a problem because you cannot see what is happening on the screen.

But luckily, there are different solutions to fix the black screen Windows 10 problem. So, in this post, we will provide you with methods to easily troubleshoot and repair the black screen issue.

Part 1: What Are the Causes of The Black Screen of Death?

There are various reasons for the Black Screen of Death error in Windows 10. If you see a black screen before login or after login, this could be due to:

  • Corrupted system files

  • Power supply issues

  • Errors when installing/updating Windows

  • System Overheating

  • Display Issue

  • Malfunctioning hardware

  • Graphics driver issue

However, these issues are the main reason for the black screen problem in Windows 10. Don't worry! Whatever the problem, fixing the black screen issue has now become easy. Note that the solutions are very different depending on whether the black screen occurs before or after the login screen.

To know more, read the below methods for "How to Repair Black Screen on Windows 10?" You can also try them to resolve this kind of issue in the future.

Part 2: Methods for A Black Screen Before logging in

Suppose you are unable to getting the Windows login display screen and seeing a black/blank screen. In that case, situations are either very easy to fix or very difficult, depending on the specific problem. Let's check out the Methods for A Black Screen Before logging in.

Method 1. Check your cables and connections

Everything worked normally until your PC stopped displaying a screen; it could be due to wrong cables or monitor connections. So, it is better to check all of your important connections.

  • Unplug and then reconnect your video cables

  • Check whether your cable and you can also try a different video cable

  • Try connecting to a different display/monitor

  • Remove all unnecessary components

Method 2. Automatic Startup Repair

Use automatic repair mode when you see a black screen on Windows 10. To use the Automatic Repair mode, follow the below steps:

Step 1. Before it finishes loading Windows 10, "Restart" your Windows 10 system to interrupt the normal boot process. When Windows 10 enters the "Automatic Repair mode," you will see a screen saying that the OS is "Preparing Automatic Repair."

Preparing Automatic Repair

Step 2. Choose an account that has administrator permissions to continue. Now "enter password" of the selected administrator user account.

Enter Password

Step 3. Wait for Windows 10 to try to make an automatic "diagnosis your PC."

Diagnosis your PC

Step 4. On the "Automatic Repair," click on the "Advanced options" button.

Automatic Repair

Step 5. Select the "Troubleshoot" option and go to "Advanced Options". Now tap on the "Startup Settings" and press the "Restart" button.

Advanced Options Startup Settings

Step 6. After the Windows 10 reboot is complete, you can select the boot options you want to be enabled. For example, to get into safe mode through the following three methods.

  • Safe Mode with Command Prompt - Press the F6 key

  • For Safe Mode with Networking - press the F5 key

  • For Standard Safe Mode - Press the F4 key

 Choose Startup Setting

Log into Windows 10 Safe Mode with a user account with administrator permissions, and perform the changes you want.

Method 3. Boot in Safe Mode

Windows Safe Mode launches the system with the absolute least number of drivers, which will aid you to evade a blank/black screen problem. In addition, if you have trouble connecting to your computer, you can start your device in Safe Mode. Here are some of the steps below:

Step 1. Turn your device off and on again several times. After doing this several times, Windows Startup Repair should launch automatically.

Step 2. On the "Advanced Options," select "Startup Settings." Depending on your Windows 10 system, you may be unable to view this choice at first. If it is so, you can click on "See more recovery options."

 See More Recovery Options

Step 3. Click on the "Startup Settings" option. Now you will see a notice from Windows 10 to restart your system to change advanced boot selections. Hit the "Restart" button.

 Restart to Change Windows Options

Step 4. After the Windows 10 reboot is complete, you can select the boot options you want to be enabled. For example, to get into safe mode through the following three methods.

  • Safe Mode with Command Prompt - Press the F6 key

  • For Safe Mode with Networking - Press the F5 key

  • For Standard Safe Mode - Press the F4 key

 Startup Settings

Once it's booted up, the black screen error will no longer exist.

Part 3: Methods for A Black Screen After Logging in

Another scenario you may come across is that you log into your account but come across a blank screen. In this situation, it could be a problem with Windows Explorer or some driver issues.

So, you can try the methods mentioned below to repair your black screen windows 10 problem.

Method 1. Disable Fast Startup

If you face a black screen problem after logging in to your device, try disabling Fast Startup. It may resolve the problem easily. Here are the steps to do it:

Step 1. Boot your system in Safe Mode. Then Press open the "Control Panel" option.

 Control Panel

Step 2. A new page will appear; here, you have to click on "Power Options." Then press "Choose what the power buttons do?" and proceed further.

 Choose What The Power Buttons Do

Step 3. Now hit the "Change settings that are currently unavailable" option.

 Change Settings Currently Unavailable

Step 4. Under the "Shutdown Setting" section, uncheck the following utilities

  • Turn on Fast Startup (recommended);

  • Sleep

  • Hibernate

  • Lock

And tap on the "Save Changes" button.

 Save Changes

Now Reboot your system and check for black screen errors. If you are unable to repair the issue, you can try the next method.

Method 2. Start Explorer.exe

The Windows Explorer program is responsible for loading your desktop and all of its icons. If this program does not load, you see a black screen which means that Windows Explorer does not automatically run as it should after logging in. So, here are the steps you have to follow to repair the problem:

Step 1. Press CTRL+ ALT+ DEL keys on the keyboard, and a blue screen will appear with few options. Next, click on "Task Manager."

Task Manager

Step 2. In Task Manager, click on File and choose the "Run new task" option. A new pop-up window will show up on your screen where you have to "create a new task." Now Type "explorer.exe" in the box and press the "OK" button.

Create New Task

Your desktop screen will appear. If the problem persists, you can try the next method.

Method 3. Roll Back the Graphics Driver

If you updated or installed the graphics driver incorrectly, or if there is a change in its settings, a black screen error can occur. To solve it you can consider this option. It will restore the display driver settings to a previous update to avoid any conflict. To do this, you have to follow the below steps:

Step 1. Open the "Device Manager" and choose the "Sound, Video and game controllers" option.

 Device Manager

Step 2. Double-click on "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650", go to the "Driver tab" in properties, and select the "Roll Back Driver" Option.

Roll Back Driver


This article has provided our readers with all possible methods to fix the black screen Windows 10 problem. Unfortunately, the black screen problem usually occurs after an update to Windows 10. So, it is imperative to take good care of your device and check for warning signals at all times. These signals eventually cause a hardware failure and may end with a black screen display.

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