How to solve if the screen stays black when turning on the PC

When the screen goes black at startup is unquestionably unhealthy information, particularly since it’s troublesome to diagnose an issue with out having the ability to see info on the screen. This downside is often associated to {hardware} and connections, however many customers have additionally acquired it simply after updating the model of Windows 10, so we’re going to see beneath how to solve both of the two issues, and we suggest that you just comply with the steps that we’re going to inform you subsequent so as.

What to do if the screen goes black when beginning the PC?

Of course, the very first thing to examine is the screen connections. We are conscious that you’re in all probability rolling your eyes when studying this truism, however do it anyway as a result of it’s attainable that the cable that goes from the graphics card to the monitor has by accident come unfastened, so it’s advisable to begin with the most elementary and examine that the cable connection is appropriate. In truth, even if the cable is nicely linked attempt plugging it into different video enter monitor simply in case. Also, one other no-brainer: be sure the monitor is on.

HDMI connected

If attainable, attempt connecting the monitor to a special PC and see if it really works on one other PC. Otherwise, it could be an indication that the monitor is flawed and that you’ve got to change it for a brand new one or handle the guarantee with the producer; alternatively, you’ll be able to attempt a special monitor on the PC, and if that works it could additionally imply that the different monitor is failing.

Likewise, if you’ve gotten a desktop PC and you employ a devoted graphics card, attempt connecting the monitor to the built-in graphics (that’s, to the video outputs on the motherboard) as an alternative of the graphics card. If that is how the monitor works, the downside is with the graphics card and the very first thing you need to examine is if it really works nicely in one other PC, join it to a special PCI-Express socket on the motherboard, and entry the BIOS to confirm that it has not been disabled.

BIOS GPU screen black

Depending on the producer of the motherboard and the mannequin, this feature may be present in one place or one other however it’s typically in the superior choices. As you’ll be able to see in the screenshot above of an ASUS board, the choice is present in Advanced Options -> System Agent Settings -> Graphics Card Settings. If when connecting the devoted graphic the screen stays black however when connecting the built-in one it does work, you’ll absolutely have this setting in computerized, and because it didn’t detect a sign from the devoted GPU the system switched to utilizing the built-in one, an indication that one thing just isn’t proper along with your devoted graphic.

Another attainable situation that you need to attempt if none of the above has labored is, with the PC turned off, disconnecting completely all the things besides the energy cable and the video cable. Turn on the PC and see if the screen does present a picture or if in any other case it continues to go black … if the laptop exhibits a picture after doing this, join your units one after the other and restart the laptop till you discover the one is inflicting the downside. It appears absurd {that a} USB system causes the screen to present no picture however we assure that this typically works.

What if the downside is software program?

At the starting we now have commented that some customers have the downside that the screen stays black simply after updating Windows 10; It is a frequent downside logically associated to the software program that thankfully has a straightforward answer: flip on the laptop and wait a couple of seconds for the working system to begin usually, even if you don’t see something on the screen. When you suppose that the laptop has already began, press the key mixture WIN + CTRL + SHIFT + B, as it will drive the screen to come out of the sleep state, which is the downside that has been detected with Windows updates.

On the different hand, you can even attempt to begin Windows 10 in Safe Mode since on this method the working system begins solely with the important applications and drivers, so if this works you’ll know that there’s some program, driver or software program that’s inflicting the hassle.

To drive the PC to boot into Safe Mode, the best factor to do is flip on the laptop, wait about 10 seconds, and press the bodily Reset button on the PC case. Do this thrice in a row and the computerized restore of Windows 10 shall be activated, the place if the downside is with drivers or software program it ought to already present you a picture on the screen. Follow the directions beneath if so:

  • Click Advanced Options after which Troubleshoot.
  • Click Advanced Options once more.
  • Head to Startup Settings.
  • Click the Restart button.
  • In startup settings, press F5 to boot in secure mode with community settings.

Advanced options Windows 10

Once Windows boots into secure mode, ideally you need to carry out a whole uninstall of the graphics card drivers utilizing Display Driver Uninstaller to then obtain and set up the drivers that correspond to your graphics card once more. Generally, it will solve the issues that the screen seems to be black when you flip on the PC, however if not, additionally examine that there aren’t any Windows updates pending to set up, particularly if you’ve gotten began to have the downside simply after updating Windows.