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Generally, black screen in Windows 10 results from computer hardware or system. Most commonly, Windows 10 black screen happens, with a cursor left after the Windows 10 login. Several solutions will be provided and help you to fix Windows 10 black screen after login.

How Does Black Screen Happen in Windows 10?

Black screen in Windows 10 results from computer hardware or system. If there is something wrong with Windows, black screen is usually caused by the incompatible of graphic card driver, virus, system settings and so on. Besides, hardware problems like hard disk bad track or memory corruption could also lead to black screen.
scan hard disk bad track
However, it is very common that a black screen happens with only a cursor left after the loggin in Windows 10. It can be fixed by signing in safe mode. Next, you can try to fix the black screen with the following methods and tips.
black screen in Windows 10

How to Fix Black Screen after Logging in Windows 10?

After the login of Windows 10, you encounter black screen only with cursor on the screen, we can try to restart the PC at first. Firstly, please hold the power button for a few seconds to reboot your computer and disconnect all uncessary external devices. If it still doesn’t work, please try to boot the comptuer to safe mode.
Administrator account will be required to access safe mode. If administrator privilege is not available, it’s suggested to use Renee PassNow to create an administrator account and then sign in safe mode with it. The created administrator account named “Reneelab” with administrator rights, and its default password is “123456789”. You are able to change the password of target account with this new created administrator. If you want to know how to create the administrator account, please click here to get detailed information.

Create new account

Please follow steps below to access the safe mode when you have an administrator account.
Step 1: Hold down “shift” key, click the “Power” on the lower right corner of the login screen and then click “Restart” at the same time to enter “Choose an option”.
If nothing shows on the screen, please press and hold the power button for a few seconds when computer is booted and Windows icon shows on the screen. Please repeat this step three times until Windows 10 automatic repair is triggered. And then follow the instructions on the screen and go to “Advanced options”.
login in Windows 10
Step 2: Select these options in order “Troubleshoot” — “Advanced options” — “Startup Settings”. Finally, click on “Restart” on the screen of Startup setting.
startup settings
Step 3: After restarting the computer, you will get access to the “Startup Settings” page. Press “F5” or “5” to enable “Safe Mode with Networking”.
enable safemode networking

After successfully entering safe mode, you can start to check and fix Windows 10 black screen after login

Option One: Use Antivirus Software to Scan the System

Virus infection could also lead to computer black screen. In safe mode, we can use the antivirus software, such as Kaspersky, to scan system and remove the virus.

Option Two: Uninstalled Graphic Card Driver

Video card driver can also result in black screen problem. You can try to solve it by uninstalling the video card driver.
Step 1: In safe mode, right click the Windows icon and select “Device Manager”.
Step 2: Click “Display adapters”, right click on the adapter and select “Uninstall device”. Finally, please restart your computer.

Tips: Windows will install the default graphic card driver after restart.

uninstall device

Option Three: Check the Registry Editor

When there’s something wrong with the Registry Editor, the black screen problem will probably happen. Checking and correcting it is helpful to fix the black screen problem.
Step1: In safe mode, press “Win” + “R” to open “Run”, type in “regedit” and click “OK”.
open registry editor
Step 2: Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon
Step 3: Click on “Winlogon”. Please find and check the value of the “Shell” on the right side. If its value data is not “explorer.exe”, please change it to be “explorer.exe” in the Value data.
registry editor
Step 4: Restart your computer.

Option Four: Disable High Contrast

High contrast in Windows could also lead to black screen. We can disable it in safe mode.
Step 1: Press “Win” + “I” to open “Settings” and click “Ease of Access”.
Step 2: Click “High contrast”. On the right side, select “None” from the menu.
disable high constrast
Step 3: Finally, restart your computer.

If the methods above still cannot fix the black screen problem in Windows 10, it’s necessary to reinstall the system. In order to prevent the file or data loss, it’s suggested to transfer the important files or documents before reinstalling system. Data Transfer function in Renee Passnow can help you out!

Transfer Important Files from PC before System Reinstall with Renee Passnow

Step 1: Download and install Renee Passnow on any other workable computer. 

The Windows computer you installed Renee Passnow need to be able to login and work normally (The Windows version of the computer you are using to create the new password reset disk does not matter.).
press to the download button

Step 2: Launch Renee Passnow. Create bootable media with USB/CD/DVD. 

Select one option from [Crate a Live USB] and [Create a Live CD]. Then, select [x64] or [x86] according to your computer. Next, click on [Download Now] to download the licensed ISO. Remember to activate the software beforehand. After that, click on [Create USB] to create the boot media.
use renee passnow to create usb to reset passnword

Step 3: Boot the target computer with the created bootable media.

Please hold a Hot key to enter the BIOS menu.Please click here to find how to change the boot order of your computer brand. Please make the create bootable media to be the first in the boot order. (Can not find your brand? Please refer to your PC manual to find out the method.)
change boot order in BIOS menu

Step 4: After loading into the main interface of Renee Passnow, please select “Data Transfer” function.

data recovery function in Renee Passnow

Step 5: Select the original disk and target disk. And drag the target files to the target disk directly. 

run data transfer function in renee passnow