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How to Fix Black Screen on Laptop or Desktop


If you have a laptop or desktop then you might have faced a problem where your screen would go all black, and you might be wondering what could be the reason for that?

Sometimes the screen goes all black, but sometimes the user's are only able to see the cursor, Well, there are a few reasons why Screen go all black on Laptop / Desktop and require different methods to fix the problem.

Before looking at the solutions to fix a black screen on a laptop, we should know the reasons.

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Reasons for Black Screen on Laptop / Desktop

  • explorer.exe stops working
  • Connection Problem with Monitor/ Screen
  • Problems caused by recent updates or system changes
  • Issues with Drivers
  • Hardware Issue

How to Fix Black Screen on Laptop / Desktop

1. explorer.exe stops working

If you are able to see the mouse pointer there are chances that the problem is caused by the explorer.exe process. 

i. Click Ctrl + Shift + Esc button which will open the task manager, now search for explorer.exe process and click end process which will end the process. 

How to Fix Black Screen on Laptop or Desktop


ii. Now that you have ended the process we have to start it again, by clicking file>New Task from the Top Task Manager Menu, which will open a new run prompt 
How to Fix Black Screen on Laptop or Desktop


iii. Now type explorer.exe in the input field and click ok

How to Fix Black Screen on Laptop or Desktop

iv. If the problem was caused by explorer.exe then it should have been resolved by now, if not then try other resolutions given below.

2. Connection Problem with Monitor/ Screen

There are chances that there is a problem with the connection between your Laptop/ Desktop and Monitor or Screen. So make sure that the cable connecting your Laptop/ Desktop with your monitor is working. If it's not working that get a new one from Amazon.

3. Problems caused by recent updates or system changes

Sometimes the problem of Black Screen on Laptop/ Desktop is caused by a recent update or changes in the system settings. 

i. Before doing a system restore make sure to save the files and close the problems. 

ii. Click the start button and search for system restore and click enter

How to Fix Black Screen on Laptop or Desktop


iii. Click Next, Now select the latest previous saved restore point, proceed further and follow the instructions shows on your screen.

How to Fix Black Screen on Laptop or Desktop


iv. If this doesn't work then try to open the windows in Safe Mode

How do I start PC in Safe Mode?

While it's booting up, hold down the F8 key before the Windows logo appears. A menu will appear. You can then release the F8 key. Use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode (or Safe Mode with Networking if you need to use the Internet to solve your problem), then press Enter.

4. Issues with Drivers

i. Click Windows Key + R and type devmgmt.msc and click enter, which will open the device manager. 
How to Fix Black Screen on Laptop or Desktop


ii. Right Click on Monitor Device and click update Drivers Software, which will install driver updates if available (Make sure the laptop can access the internet)

How to Fix Black Screen on Laptop or Desktop


iii. You can try disabling and enabling the Device Drivers as well.

5. Black Screen caused by Hardware Change / or other hardware Issues

If the problem appeared right after you changed any hardware components, then try re-installing that component and see if this solves the problem.


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