Windows 10 Black Screen with Cursor [SOLVED]
If you run into a black screen with a cursor error in Windows 10, you can’t do anything with your PC. Very frustrating, right? Don’t worry. The error can be easily fixed. Just try solutions below.
Solution 1: Keep Holding the Power Button
This solution only works for laptops. If you are not using a laptop, skip and move on to next solutions.
Shut down your PC. Remove the battery, press and hold the power button for 60 seconds. Put the battery back in and start your PC again.
IMPORTANT: You’ll need to be logged into Windows on the problem computer to try any of the following solutions. If you can’t log into Windows, restart it in Safe Mode, then try these solutions.
Solution 2: Disable Fast Startup
Follow these step to disable Fast Startup:
1) Press Control Panel in the search box at the bottom corner of the desktop and click Control Panel in the pop-up menu.
2) View by “Small icons” and click Power Options.
3) Click Choose what the power button does .
4) Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.
5) Under “Shutdown settings”, uncheck Turn on fast startup (recommended) then click Save changes .
Solution 3: Disable Integrated Graphics Card
If you have a separate graphics card, the computer sometimes believes it has a dual monitor. In this case, the error would occur. So disabling the integrated graphics card may fix the problem.
Follow these steps:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the run box.
2)Type devmgmt.msc and click OK.
3) Under “Display adapters”, you will see more than one graphics card there. Right-click on the integrated graphics card (usually an Intel or AMD graphics card) . Click Disable to disable the card.
4) Restart your PC.
If you are not sure which one is the integrated graphics one, disable one by one and see if the problem is resolved.
Solution 4: Update Graphics Drivers
If disabling the drivers doesn’t resolve the problem, you can try to update the drivers. If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.
Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.
You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):
1) Download and install Driver Easy.
2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
3) Click the Update button next to a flagged graphics driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version).
Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
Here take Intel HD Graphics 4400 for example. Driver Easy will detect the graphics card installed on your computer.
Solution 5: Reset your PC
The final solution you can try is to reset the PC. If you are not comfortable with resetting your PC, it is recommended that you contact your PC manufacturer for further assistance.
1) Type settings in the search box at the bottom left corner of the desktop, then a menu with the search results will pop up. Click Settings in the menu.
2) Click Update & security.
3) Click Recovery pane.
4) Under Reset this PC, click Get started. Then follow the on-screen instructions to reset your PC.