Windows 10 April Update Triggers Black Screen Issues
The April 2018 update of Windows 10 has brought many new, innovative features and improvements which were much need by the people using it. With all these exciting new things, however, the 2018 April update also brought with it many bugs which have proven to be many inconvenient and annoying. One such bug is the Black Screen bug which turns the screen completely black at any time. This black screen can occur before logging in the system, after logging out of the system, during updates, or at any random time. If you encountered a black screen after updating your Windows 10, then don’t worry, there are a multiple solutions that could help you remove this bug. Given here are a few of these solutions to help you.
Black Screen Before Login On The System
- Press the Windows Key+P shortcut. It opens the ‘Project’ menu.
- Even though you might not be able to see the screen, the Project menu will still be open.
- Try selecting other projecting options by pressing the ‘Up’ or ‘Down’ key and pressing the ‘Enter’ button.
- If the issue is not solved in one try, follow the steps a couple of time till the screen appears again.
Black Screen After Login On The System
- If your system has a keyboard attached to it, then press ’Windows+Ctrl+Shift+B’. And if you’re in tablet mode, press the volume-up and volume-down buttons simultaneously three times within the span of 2 seconds. You should hear a short beep and the screen will blink or dim while Windows attempts to refresh the screen.
Restart your PC without mouse
Follow the steps given below to restart your system using ‘Command
- Click File and then select ‘Run new task’
- Type ‘cmd’ then hit Enter
- In the command prompt, type the command ‘shutdown -r -t 01’ and then hit ‘Enter’
- These steps will restart your computer.
- If you see a black screen with dots spinning in circles, then it means that your updates are being finalized. When that happens, you can just wait for the updates to be completed. If the problem is still persistent, then you could try restarting your system or unplugging any USB device.
Changing User Accounts
The black screens problem could occur because of corrupted Windows User Profile. You could try using a different Windows User Profile to work on your system. If you are able to work without any interruptions with the new User Profile, then corrupted User Id might have been the issue for the black screen.
You could also try activating the built-in Windows Administrator if your current account is not your administrator account. You can follow these steps to activate your built-in administrator:
- You need to run the Command Prompt as the Administrator. To do so, type ‘cmd’ in the search box, right click on it and select ‘Run As Administrator’.
- Now type the command ‘net user administrator /active:yes’ and press ‘Enter’
- Restart your system and you’ll be able to us the built-in Windows Administrator
- Create a new administrator account and check if the bug is removed or not.
Disable Fast-Startup Feature
Fast-Startup is a very useful feature in Windows 10, that combines Hibernate and Power Off features. This means that your system can be Switched On faster. But, there have been many complaints of this Fast-Startup feature causing the Black Screen problem. Therefore, this might be the cause of the Black Screen in your system. To disable the Fast-Startup feature, follow the steps given below:
- In the Windows Search bar, type ‘Power & Sleep’ settings and click on the option that appears.
- Go to the ‘Related Settings’ section and select the ‘Additional Power Settings’ option.
- The ‘Power Options’ window will now open. Select ‘Choose What the Power Button Does’ from the options given on the left-hand side.
- Select the ‘Change Settings that are Currently Unavailable’ option.
- To turn off the Fast-Startup setting, un-tick the ‘Turn on Fast Startup (recommended)’ option and select the ‘Save changes’ button.
- The Black Screen Error should now be solved.
Clean boot the System
The third party apps in your system are more likely to cause the occurrence of the Black Screen bug. However, knowing which application is the root cause is very difficult. Therefore, it’s better to just Clean Boot your system. To do so, follow the given steps:
- Press the ‘Windows Key + R’ buttons on your keyboard and enter the command ‘msconfig’ and click on ‘OK’.
- The ‘System Configuration’ window will be opened.
- Click on the ‘Services’ tab and check ‘Hide all Microsoft services’ option at the bottom left. Now, select the ‘Disable All’ button.
- Now go to the ‘Startup’ tab and select the ‘Open Task Manager’ option.
- A list of all the startup applications will appear. Right click on all these applications and select the ‘Disable’ option for each one.
- When you have disabled all the startup applications, then go back to the ‘System Configuration’ and click on ‘Apply’ and then on ‘OK’ to apply all the changes.
- Now restart your system.
- After restarting the system, if the problem is solved, then it means that one of the startup applications is causing the bug. To check which application is problematic, enable the applications one by one. Once the problematic application is found, remove it from the system. The problem should be solved now.