How to Fix Black Screen Problem on Windows 10

One of the dreaded errors that you can encounter with Windows 10 is the black screen. If you come across a black screen while installing Windows 10, then based on your hardware means that the installation process is going on at the background.

Out of the many solutions the first thing you can do in such cases is to let your black screen remain as it is for nearly 6 hours just in case your PC is quite slow.

After 6 hours if nothing happens then just hold the power button for 10 seconds on your PC to force shut down the system. Now, unplug all other devices from the PC which is not essential excluding mouse, keyboard, mouse & main display and then try and boot your computer again and restart the process of installation.

In case you are still facing the issue, then install Windows using a bootable USB drive.

Monitor monitor’s connections

Ensure that you check the connections between PC and power cable of your monitor.

If the monitor is not displaying a standby light when after connecting it to power, chances are that the there is some problem with the power cable/monitor itself.

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In case you can see the standby power light but not getting any signal from the machine then try to use a different cable.

Force the display to wake up

The error may be as a result of Windows not detecting the display. Using your keyboard press -Windows key + Ctrl + Shift + B which help wake up the display forcibly

Troubleshoot the black screen problem by booting into safe mode

Booting into safe mode actually starts Windows 10 with just the necessary applications and programs running. In case this works fine you will come to know that something is running on your PC which is the culprit for the error.

On the sign in screen while firing up the computer, just hold Shift key and simply click the power button and select – restart.

In case there is nothing visible due to black screen, just press power button and try to reboot the PC again. Try doing this 3 times and it will activate the automatic repair feature of Windows 10. Let’s look at the instructions to do that.

Click the menu – Advanced start up and press- Troubleshoot.

Click  – Advanced options.

Go to –  Startup Settings.

Click –  Restart button.

In startup settings, press 5/ F5 to enter the Safe mode with Networking.

Reinstall the video driver

The screen issue can also occur due to problematic video driver too so try installing it.

Press – Windows + X key and move to – Device Manager.

Open display adapters, then right click  the display adapter and choose – Uninstall.

Press- OK to confirm and uninstall the computer.

Now, Windows automatically reinstalls display driver upon booting again and this will resolve the screen issue easily.

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