Solve Windows Black Screen Error

Sometimes we are stuck with some unusual Windows problems that we don’t know how to get throughout it. It gets even more complicated when your problem arrives in the form of a windows black screen error where you can’t see anything but just a rotating circle. In some cases, you won’t even see that circle also means a black screen.

If you are getting a black screen error at startup in Windows 10 or any other version, this article will surely help you get rid of it. This article will see the reason behind getting such an error and then learn some best methods to solve this error.  

This black screen in Windows is seen right before or after the screen in. It is disconcerting for users to see nothing but a black screen where the desktop and its programs typically appear. In such a situation, they simply can’t see what the PC is or isn’t doing.

Why Windows Black Screen Error Occurs

The reason behind the death of the Windows screen might be due to a fault in your device’s hardware or software. It’s not always easy to determine what’s behind the black screen of death, from Windows to a defective system driver to real hardware defects.

Hardware defects, windows crash, graphics card problem, windows driver problem, etc., might be some of the reasons that may cause the death of the screen.

The machine could crash or shut down unexpectedly because of such hardware and software problems, causing system damage and loss of data. A sudden machine crash or abrupt restart can cause corruption of the hard drive as well. Also, any work in progress will not be saved until the black screen appears, which leads to further data loss.

Solution for Windows Black Screen Error

There are two types of black screen errors that we can see in Windows 10. A black screen, pure and basic, is the first. This suggests that the screen is black, revealing nothing at all.

The second is what is considered a “black cursor screen.” Exactly as it looks, this means that the window is black and that on the black backdrop, the mouse cursor is displayed. In most cases, a black screen with a cursor is seen.

To fix this black screen error in Windows 10 following are some of the methods that you can use.

Method 1: Remove the external devices and restart your computer

The first necessary thing you can try is to turn off your PC and remove all the external devices or cables. After that, try again to start your PC. After removing the external device and rebooting your PC if your PC works, it might be possible that the external device is the problem.

Method 2: Restart Your Graphics Driver

One of the main reasons to get black screen error is because of some problems in graphics card.  So, the best thing you can do is to restart your graphics driver. As Windows remains completely black so you can’t use your mouse to navigate the graphics driver settings.

Use the shortcut key: Win key + Ctrl + Shift + B to restart your graphics driver.

That’s a positive indication if you see instant disk movement. A few seconds later, the screen will often revert to normal operation, revealing that the driver has reloaded and is now operating successfully. Occasionally, once the disk operation light stops blinking, nothing more can happen. It’s time to go for the next method.

Method 3: Boot to Safe Mode

The next thing you can do is to boot your system in safe mode. To enter in safe mode, follow the given steps.

  • Press and hold the ‘Power Button’ for 10 seconds to shut down your system
  • Now press the power button to start your system
  • Once your system starts, then keep on pressing ‘F8’ to get ‘Advanced Boot Menu’
  • After getting ‘Advanced Boot Menu’ look for ‘Safe Mode with Networking’ and then press enter

If the PC is going to boot and the show functions to recovery media, congratulations! On the impacted PC, you have just discovered that something is wrong with the usual boot picture for Windows 10. To remain on the safe side after booting, you can upgrade your drivers or reinstall the graphics driver.

Method 4: Run Startup Repair

To fix this issue, running Startup Repair will help. However, it is an advanced action, and it will result in the data being destroyed. So, I would recommend you to use this method if nothing works in your favor. To run the startup repair, follow the following steps.

  • Insert the Windows install CD or any installation media for Windows and then boot your device from the disk
  • After choosing your language, time, and keyboard process, press ‘Repair Your Computer.’
  • Pick a Windows installation drive and press Next. Normally, the standard drive is C:\
  • Pick Startup Repair and wait to finish the process

What if the Screen Still Remains Black?

For the Windows black screen error, the above mention methods should work. For some devices, forcefully turning off the device power may also work to remove this black screen error. But what to do when none of these methods works?

If your device remains black, you can try connecting to another display and then looking for the problem. Sometimes its get even more challenging to find the real problem. If the problem is not found then you might have to reinstall new Windows or take your PC/laptop to the repair center.

If you don’t want to get similar problems in the future, then you should have regular maintenance of your Windows devices. As I always recommend you, if you have important files on your laptop or PC, it’s better to have backup files stored on any external device or clouds.

I hope now your Windows should work completely fine. If you enjoyed this article, then leave us feedback in the comment section. We will try to answer all your queries as soon as possible.

Prajwal is a senior editor @Windowslovers. A Tech enthusiast who loves to read and write articles that aid users in getting the most out of their gadgets and tech it easy.

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