Encountering a computer problem is no fun, even less so when there seems to be no way of fixing it because you literally don’t see what is causing the issue. All you see is a black screen. Not even the Blue Screen Of Death that would at least give one a clue what is wrong with your Windows laptop or Windows computer - only a plain dark monitor.
Further we are giving 5 valid tips on how to fix the computer black screen. But firstly, let us roll out several obvious reasons why the issue may have occurred in order we don’t give the issue more effort than it (possibly) requires. Before proceeding to more complex actions aided to resolve the windows black screen, one should make sure to do the following:
You have done these steps but the laptop black screen problem remains? Then keep reading, the 5 possible ways how it can be fixed will follow.
The most common scenarios when you may experience the black screen are:
Any of these can happen if a wrong default monitor is selected, in case Windows updates or drivers are installed incorrectly, because of a poorly configured antivirus which interferes with loading. It is also possible that the explorer.exe file is damaged or its autorun may not start correctly. A program conflict can also cause the problem, so the possibilities vary.
Listed further are possible ways to fix the black screen on windows 10 that require no extra effort or money.
If a black screen appears immediately after you turn on the laptop and there is no BIOS or Windows splash the screen, then Operating System is not to blame. It is worth checking the startup of the computer itself and the performance of its main components. Alternatively:
One other possible way how to fix blank screen on laptop is to ensure your graphics driver remains updated. This can be managed only if you successfully add the second monitor to your laptop (PC), as you will need to see what is going on and at least press ‘OK’ during the software update process. Windows 10 reminds the users to update the drivers from time to time, so if you missed the opportunity to do it earlier - now is the time to do it.
Try booting your computer in Safe Mode (you can read details on how to go about it further in this article) and go to Device Manager. Expand the item Display adapters and right-click on the device you are using, select Properties. Once this done, go to the Driver tab and select Roll Back after confirming your action.
Disable the device and reactivate it.
This advice on how to fix the black screen Windows 10 is ligit when the problem occurs right after you have updated the drivers for the video card or reinstalled them. What you will need to do is you’ll need to boot the computer in safe mode, after that you remove the problematic driver.
Open the Device Manager by typing the appropriate query in the system search or using the devmgmt.msc command. Then open the Display Adapters and remove the device you are using. Now restart your computer and install another driver.
Turn off all startup items. This can be done in Task Manager if you simply click (mouse right button) on the taskbar and select Task Manager. Or press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and select the Task Manager from the list that’ll pop up. Once selected, go to Startup. In order to turn off the items you can simply select each one you see here and press Disable.
To go around solving any Windows related issue, one should know how to use the Windows system boot in Safe Mode (to put it in other words, starting the system with a limited set of system files and drivers). If you boot Windows in safe mode and the encountered problem (black screen included) resolves, this will exclude the basic set of drivers from the list of possible problem cause, reduce the number of possible sources of the problem and help with troubleshooting your computer.
To boot Windows in safe mode:
To exit Safe Mode, simply restart your computer.
The laptop screen is quite easy to damage, it takes only one accidental bump or falls to break it. Therefore, if the matrix is badly damaged, you can’t do without screen replacement. The same goes for cracks, dents, and large black spots.
The screen always remains black while your laptop is in sleep mode. To start the system, press any key on the keyboard or move the mouse. Didn’t work? Press the power button (but don't hold it).
If you see a black screen when the laptop reboots after the update, fix the situation with Security Keys. Press Del + Ctrl + Alt and then select the Restart option by clicking on the power button in the bottom corner of the screen. This will fix the bugs and start the system.
We have covered most common causes and solutions to the black screen problem on laptops. But if it happens that none of them worked for you, you should definitely contact our Howly technicians. Our experts will work on your issue directly and your issue will be solved within minutes.
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