After Upgrade To Windows 10 version 21H1, Startup Screen Stuck at Black Screen or Black Screen With White Cursor? You Are not alone Most of the Windows users report can’t use their computer, Laptop normally after Upgrade to Windows 10 may 2021 update Because of the black screen with cursor, black screen with a spinning circle or black screen of death issue. This issue is mostly Cause Because of the Display Driver, may the current Display Driver is not compatible with new Windows 10 21H1 or the Driver is get corrupted. And reinstall the display driver probably help to fix Windows 10 black screen problem.
Windows 10 Black Screen Problem
In Windows 10 delayed boot-up issue is characterized by a black screen with a mouse cursor during the boot process. Most users Report the System experiences a black screen after upgrading to Windows 10 or install upgrade Display Driver. And they can’t even sign in to the computer Only see a black screen with or without a cursor. This issue mostly causes due To incompatible Display Driver, Corrupted system files, OS bugs in Windows 10 May 2021 Update etc. After understand the issue and the Reason behind the problem, Here apply bellow solutions to fix Black Screen with the cursor, Black screen of Death Startup problem on Windows 10.
Note: Some Users Report when they log in to windows but don’t get any display Screen Stuck on Black Screen. Or some others users Report can’t even sign into the computer and see a black screen at startup. Bellow solutions are applicable to both causes ( Black screen After login or At startup )
Basic Solutions To apply
Start Explorer: First Try To Open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del or Ctrl + Shift + Esc, Here on Task manager click on file, Run New Task, Type Explorer.exe Checkmark on Create this task with Administrative privileges And click OK. This Start the Stuck Windows Explorer and you get back the normal screen.
Remove External Devices: Also Make sure to Remove All External Devices, like Printer, Scanner, External HDD etc Expect the keyboard & mouse. And Also Try To remove the External Graphic Card ( If installed ) and Start windows with the normal display driver.
Power Reset Laptop/ Desktop: If you are having Black Screen Issue on Laptop Simply Press The power button to shutdown Completely. Now Remove The Battery, ( Also remove If any external Device Keyboard, Mouse, USB Drive etc attached ) Now Press and hold the power button for 30 sec. Attach the Battery again And Try to start the windows again.
Also For Desktop users, same remove all external devices include Power code and VGA cable. Press and hold the Power button for 30 sec, Then only attach the power cable, VGA cable, Keyboard & mouse and start windows normally.
Try Startup Repair: Boot windows from an installation media To Access Advanced Boot options. Where you will get the Startup repair option which helps to scan and fix startup problems that cause, Prevent windows to Start normally.
Start into Safe mode
If after performing the above steps Get back the normal Screen? Then try steps below to avoid the back screen problem on the next Boot. Or If didn’t get back to the normal screen then try to Boot into safe mode. Start windows with minimal system resources so that you can perform troubleshooting steps normally.
Disable Fast Startup
With Windows 10 Microsoft added Fast startup feature (Hybrid Shutdown) To Reduce the startup Time but This Feature has some disadvantages that cause Different problems on the windows computer. Also, Number of users report They are able to fix most Startup, problems, Black Screen with cursor Stuck, Blue Screen of Death etc by Disable the Fast startup Feature.
So You must first try to disable the Fast startup Feature by following below steps.
- Open Control panel, View by “Small icons” and click Power Options.
- Next click on Choose what the power button does
- Then click on Change settings that are currently unavailable.
- Here Under “Shutdown settings”, uncheck Turn on fast startup (recommended) then click Save changes.
- Now Restart windows to check Windows start normally or Stuck again on Black Screen.
If still having the same issue then follow the next solution.
Update Display Graphics Driver
As discussed Before the problem mostly occurs due to the Display Driver issue. If the problem started After Recent windows upgrade, Then may the Display driver is older, Corrupted or not compatible with the current windows version. This causes you need to update the Display driver with the latest version. Or the other cause if the problem started after Recent Display Driver upgrade then may the New version driver is not compatible that cause you can use the Roll Back Driver option.
Update Display Driver
To Update the Current display Driver (Graphics Driver) to the latest version simply Visit the Device manufacturer website, (if you have laptop visit dell, HP, Lenovo, Asus etc. for desktop user visit Motherboard manufacturer or if you using an External Graphic Card visit NVDIA, AMD, Intel Etc. ) And download the latest available Display Driver and save it.
- Now press Win + R, type devmgmt.msc, and hit the enter key.
- This will display all installed driver list here expand Display Adapters.
- Right-click on the integrated graphics card (usually an Intel or AMD graphics card),
- Tick mark on Delete the Driver Software for this device and confirm by click on uninstall.
- Then Restart your PC This time windows start normally.
Again open Device manager Expand display driver, you find windows installed basic Display driver ( If not then click Action select hardware changes ).
- Right-click on it, select update driver,
- Next select Browse my computer for driver software
- Let me pick from A list of available drivers on my computer
- Click on Have Disk -> Click Browse and Set the Driver path which you downloaded before from the manufacturer website.
- Click next and wait for windows to install the driver. Again Restart windows and check Black Screen Issue Solved.
Roll Back Graphics Driver
If the problem started after the Recent Display (Graphics) driver update, Then may the new version display driver is not compatible with your current windows version. That cause Roll Back Driver option is very helpful, Which revert the current driver version to the previously installed version.
Note: Roll Back Driver option is only Applicable if you recently upgrade your display Driver.
- To perform the RollBack Driver option, Open Device Manager by Right click on the windows 10 start menu and select device manager.
- Expand Display Driver, Right-click on Installed display (Graphics) Driver then Select properties.
- Here move to Driver Tab you will get Roll Back Driver option, click on it
- Select the reason why you going back to the previous version and click next.
- This will roll back the current driver to the previous version,
- Simply Restart and check this time windows started normally without any Black screen stuck at startup.
Run System File Checker Tool
Also While upgrade to recent windows 10 21H1, there are chances some system files missing or get corrupted. Which Cause Different Errors include Black Screen At startup. Windows have a handy tool System file checker Utility Which helps to Scan And restore missing damaged system files from a special cache folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.
- Simply Open the command prompt as administrator,
- Type sfc /scannow and hit the enter key.
- wait until 100% complete the scanning process.
- If System file checker Tool Fails Run The DISM Tool Which enables system file checker to do its job.
Uninstall Recently Installed Programs or Updates
Also, you can try uninstalling the programs or Windows Updates you’ve installed recently. Maybe the new programs/updates are not compatible with Windows 10 May 2021 Update, and as a result, you get stuck on the black screen with cursor frequently.
- To uninstall recently installed applications Again start windows into safe mode,
- Open Control panel -> small icon view click on programs and features and select the application and click uninstall.
- To remove recent updates click on view installed updates, Right-click and uninstall recent updates.
Create a New User Account
Also, Problems with user account/User account profile can also cause black screen issues ( profile does not load properly ) etc. You Can create a new user account and check the account load properly without any black screen stuck etc.
To create a new user account open Command prompt as administrator
type net user username password/add
Remember To change name and password in the command for the name of the account and password you want.
Now Logoff from safe mode, Restart windows and try to login with new user account check user profile is loaded completely without any black screen stuck.
Registry Tweak To fix Black Screen
If all the above methods fail to fix then, You can tweak the windows registry by following the steps below to fix the Black screen with the cursor issue on windows 10.
Note: windows registry are an important part of Windows OS, a Wrong modification can cause issue. We recommend to back up registry data base or create a system restore point.
To open the Windows registry Press Win + R, type Regedit, and hit the enter key. From the left pane navigate to the following key
Here highlight Winlogon and Double-click the value Shell showing on the right side to make sure the Value data is explorer.exe. If not change it to explorer.exe click ok, close Windows registry and Restart windows. Check problem solved. Next time windows start normally without any black screen stuck.
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