Computer and laptop create many problems during their life cycle. One of the worst problems is the black screen on the laptop. We can say, this is the worst problem because there is no display error on the screen so we can not recognize and fix it easily.
Sometimes we hear laptop is spinning sound but nothing come up and the power light indicates as usual. This problem indicates about ram issues. Simply clean your ram and it will solve your black screen problem.
The most common issue, your screen is black but you can see and move the mouse cursor. So it is a quite irritating and scary issue. There are lots of reason for the black screen but most of them you can fix by following steps.
You have to check your display cable connection. Sometimes in the desktop, display cable or VGA cable unplugged from the screen and it could be the reason for the black screen.
Black screen problem occurs due to VGA cable usually in desktop computers. It can also on the laptop if you are using two screen connection with the laptop. If you have screen fluctuation problem it indicates for damage video cable.
Resolution and the graphics settings play a very important roll in any computer or laptop. If you will change the resolution more than supported by your screen, turn into the black screen on the laptop.
An old model monitor doesn’t support high resolution and turn into the black screen. It also happens once you are using graphics card into your laptop or desktop.
Follow below steps for resetting high resolution-
A). First, restart your computer and keep pressing the F8 function key. Now select safe mode.
B). Second press Windows logo key+R together. A run dialogue box will open. Type here “msconfig” and click ok. Now go to boot menu and checkmark safe boot from here. Click on apply and then ok. Restart your laptop in safe mode.
After starting in safe mode all the user setting revert into windows default setting. Now you can change resolution from here. Sometimes you can solve the black screen on laptop problem by removing a graphics card if using.
Explorer.exe process manages the desktop, taskbar and also gives graphics content on your operating system. You can get black screen problem and everything becomes invisible due to explorer.exe process stop running in the laptop.
You can fix explorer.exe by following steps-
Sometimes explorer.exe get stuck and gives the black screen. In this situation follow the below steps-
Time to time we update the windows or software. Sometimes we also install a few new software according to use. This software may change your screen resolution or damage your explorer files.
Software which is not compatible with your windows can cause of black screen. For fixing this type of black screen problem you have to revert back the settings which you made also uninstall the unwanted software.
Sometimes a virus comes with fake third party software and cleaners and damages your explorer file. In this case, you have to start your computer in safe and scan with a good antivirus. After scanning restart your explorer.exe from above solution 3.
RAM (Random Access Memory) may be the reason for the black screen on a laptop. If the laptop is running or spinning but not giving any display, it causes of faulty RAM or not accessible by CPU.
Apply simple steps to fix this problem with RAM-
Sometimes the user installs extra RAM more than supported by motherboard or laptop. It can also the reason for the black screen on a laptop.
Role of a driver can’t be explained with one word on the laptop. The driver creates the connection between hardware and software components. Due to driver laptop can create many hardware issues apart from the black screen.
It may possibly due to corrupt or bad driver creates a black screen on a laptop. Not only driver windows updates also one of the reasons for laptop problems. It is necessary to update the windows and its driver from time to time.
You can use windows update and third-party software for driver installation or updating. I would like to suggest you go with the company(laptop brand) website and their driver support page. Third-party software also tries to install unwanted software which is harmful to the laptop.
Windows starts and gives you login screen or loading screen. After typing the password into the login screen or loading screen we get black screen apart from the home desktop screen. This is one of the most common problems.
Some people think it happens due to the virus and some due to windows registry settings changes. Windows registry is a very sensitive part of the computer. Never try to make any changes otherwise windows may slow down even crash also.
It is also possible virus can damage registry files and you get a black screen on a laptop. Anyhow registry changes by myself or by the virus can be a cause of the black screen. Sometimes it works after restarting explorer.exe files. You can start explorer.exe by following the above steps.
You should scan your laptop with a good Antivirus for fixing the problem black screen on a laptop after logging issue. There are lots of Antivirus are available on the market. You can install one of trustworthy from them. Norton.com, Avg.com, Avast.com, McAfee.com, Malwarebytes.com, these are some branded and trustful antivirus names.
Here we are going to explain their installation and how to scan in safe mode from one of them. Let’s start with Norton.com with its installation.
Hard reset can work with some model of laptop. You can follow below steps for hard resetting the laptop-
If you are getting a black screen on laptop frequently or stuck on the same screen sometimes, it shows bad updates of windows. In this case, you can restore your windows on the back date when it was working or fresh reset as bought.
Fresh reset removes all your data and application and makes your laptop just like a new one. The drawback is data and application loss. Sometimes it can also destroy your windows permanently.
We will suggest you this as last option before following below steps-
If you get the black screen on your laptop after windows login. in that case, you may try to factory restore your windows laptop.
For brief information, you may visit: how to factory restore your windows laptop.
Solution 10- Reset BIOS
BIOS(Basic Input/Output System) is the first chipset which starts at first after pressing power on button. It stores a random command for executing devices and windows. It checks all the hardware component and their connection. BIOS is responsible for booting windows files.
BIOS gets an update from time to time from their respective manufacturer. Its download all the updates and execute at starting the laptop. Once in a while, we notice windows take much time from usual at starting. This time BIOS execute their updates.
Sometimes BIOS won’t execute the updates properly and start giving errors. One of the error is a black screen on the laptop comes up after starting or login windows. In this case, we need to reset the BIOS setting as default.
Note-In some models, this above procedure doesn’t work. For resetting BIOS you have to remove BIOS battery from the motherboard.
We have tried to explain the solution also with images. If we get any new solution will update as soon as possible.