If you have just upgraded to Windows 10 and your screen stuck at a Black Screen with a working cursor or no cursor at all after or before login no matter how many times you restart your PC or laptop computer, here’s how to fix it.
This problem has been happening to users who newly upgraded their PC computers to Windows 10. The black screen may occur with a movable mouse cursor or without it and often happen before the Windows login.
Windows 10 Black Screen Solutions
We too had the same problem on many of our machines and had tried numerous solutions trying to solve the black screen of death upon booting Windows 10. Solutions below are collected from people who actually solved their black screens problem.
While we don’t guarantee that the below solutions would work for you, but you should definitely try them out instead of keep re-installing your Windows 10 like there is no tomorrow.
How to Fix Windows 10 Black Screen With Cursor Problem
If the white cursor is visible and responding while you move your mouse, it means that your Windows is running fine but there is a problem when it tries to display the Windows login screen to you.
This most likely indicates that the login screen was there already but you just can’t see it because it’s behind a black screen. What we are going to do is to input the password without looking at the login screen. Yes, we are doing it blind.
There should only be a password field available for any input on the screen unless if you are not upgraded but freshly installed and booting your Windows 10 the first time.
First try to press Space-bar and then followed by your login password. Hit enter when done. You should be signed in.
If it doesn’t, try pressing CTRL key once. This will place the cursor onto the password field you are currently not able to see. Type your password and hit Enter key. It should log you in.
If you heard the sound of logging in but there is nothing else displaying on your screen, try hitting Windows key + down arrow twice. This will minimize whatever that is causing the black screen.
If you think that you’ve entered the incorrect password, press enter once more and input your password again.
What to do after you successfully login to Windows 10 from a Black Screen
I believe Microsoft will soon release a fix for the Windows 10 black screen cursor problem through Windows Update. Run Windows Update as soon as you have signed into your Windows 10 desktop before your next reboot.
As for now, the best thing you can do is to make sure your graphic card driver is up to date as it may be the reason that causes the black screen error especially if you are using a Nvidia card (rarely happening on an AMD ati card).
Edit: Many users have reported that it’s the Fast Startup feature that causes the Windows 10 black screen. Turning it off may entirely solve the problem. To turn Fast Startup off, go to control panel, Power Option, or simply search for “Power Option” using Cortana. From the left side of the window, click on the Choose what the power buttons do link. Scroll down until you see the turn on fast startup check box. Uncheck it to turn it off. Note that this works only if you Shut Down and Boot your PC. It doesn’t work if you simply restart your PC.
Windows 10 Black Screen No Cursor Solution
The very first thing to do is to try to wait for a minute or two until the mouse cursor appear. If it appears, use the fixes listed above, otherwise, continue reading.
If the Windows 10 black screen occurs before or after login and you can do nothing besides restarting your computer, it may mean that there is a problem with either your graphic adapters or your video drivers.
If you have a built-in on-board integrated graphic card while using a dedicated graphic card, try to unplug the monitor from your dedicated graphic card and plug it to your integrated one and see if Windows 10 display anything when it boots up.
If nothing else works, boot into safe mode, uninstall your current graphic driver and reboot your PC. This will boot Windows 10 without a graphic driver. You can then download and update your graphic driver to the latest version. Also test your graphic card on another computer to make sure it’s working and not causing hardware issue.