Fix Windows Black Screen After Logging in | Guide 2022

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Encountering Windows Black Screen after Logging error can be really frustrating. However, this write-up will guide you with easy solutions on how to fix them with ease and also secure and safeguard your data from the operating system with the help of elite data recovery utilities like Remo Recover.

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What is the 'Windows Black Screen after Logging in' problem about?

‘Windows black screen after logging in problem’ is commonly encountered by many users across the globe. The problem usually occurs due to the logical or physical conditions of the hard drive or SSD. It usually occurs after upgrading the OS which is to be discussed in depth in the section below.

However, if you have encountered a Windows computer screen after logging in or a laptop black screen after logging in, in this write-up you will learn many effective solutions on how to fix them with ease. Before moving ahead with solutions to fix the black screen after logging on to Windows 10/11.

Why does my computer screen turn Black after I log in?

The following reasons are commonly reported by multiple users for the black screen problem to occur.

  1. When the Display driver is not updated and compatible 
  2. Display issues with monitor like a loose connection or broken screen can cause a black screen issue 
  3. Faulty display adapter setting leading to the black screen 
  4. The firm-ware-related issue on your operating system 
  5. The problem can also occur if Windows is running on low storage space
  6. Corruption in the Windows operating system
  7. In some cases, due to bad sectors also, you will encounter a black screen appearing.

Nevertheless, if you have encountered any of the above-mentioned scenarios, in the below section we will guide you with hassle-free solutions on how to fix them with ease.

Solutions - ‘Windows 10/11 black screen after logging in’ problem

Let us first understand the common scenarios for the problem to occur after you log into Windows. 

  1. Check for loose connections
  2. Using the Windows sequence key to wake the desktop
  3. Open Task Manager to restart Windows explorer
  4. Roll back the Display Adaptor drive
  5. Uninstall your Display adaptor driver
  6. Unplug unnecessary devices
  7. Performing System Restore

Method 1: Check for Loose Connections 

Before moving ahead with all the listed solutions, we recommend you first verify the existing connection if you are using a monitor. In case you have a laptop we recommend you verify that all the hardware aspects are working and intact. 

Method 2: Use Windows Sequence keys

Due to hibernation mode, your Windows might not react to the normal keyboard keys. In such cases try using sequence keys to reactivate the Windows operating system. Below listed are the following combination which you can use to wake the operating system 

  • Windows + L -  This combination locks or unlocks the operating system. In some cases, the Space or Enter keys might also help you wake the operating system 
  • Windows + P / Ctrl + Alt + Del - If you have an unresponsive operating system, click on the respective keys to activate the screen 
  • Windows + Ctrl + Shift + B - This combination of keys is specifically programmed to wake the operating system from Black Screen. 

Method 3: Open Task Manager to Restart Windows Explorer

If you are unable to see the screen, follow the listed method

  • Step 1. On the Desktop screen and press the Ctrl + Shift + Esc or Ctrl + Alt + Del to access the Task Manager window.
  • Step 2. From here, navigate to More Details option to get a detailed list of all the tasks running in Windows.
Task manager
  • Step 3. Select Windows Explorer from the list of the processes and click on the Restart button to launch it again.

Once you are done clicking on the restart button, the windows will restart. See if the issue is resolved.

Method 4: Roll back the Display Adaptor drive 

After pressing the Windows + Ctrl + Shift + B  keys, you will be able to see the screen till the PC goes to hibernation again. In the meanwhile follow the listed steps to completely fix the Windows Black Screen After Login Problem. 

  • Step 1. Go to the Start menu and launch the Control Panel from there.
Open Control Panel on Windows
  • Step 2. Now, click on Device Manager > Display Adapter and expand to see the drivers installed.
  • Step 3. Double-click the selected drive to go to its Properties > Driver tab and click on the Roll Back Driver button.
Display Adaptors

This will let you roll back the adapter settings to an existing setting to avoid any display issues.

Method 5: Uninstall your Display Adaptor driver 

After waking your screen from hibernation follow this method to completely get rid of the Black screen issue on your operating system.

  • Go to Device Manager > Display Adapters > Properties > Drivers. 
  • Instead of the Roll Back, just click on the Uninstall button and follow a simple wizard to remove the driver.
uninstall device drivers for all the USB drivers

Method 6: Check for Loose connections 

If the above options haven’t resolved the issue, you can go on some hardware-related options. After verifying the loose connection if the hardware issue could still persist, then remove all the unnecessary connections or plugins on the operating system. 

Method 7: Performing System Restore 

System Restore should be the last resort if all the other methods have not worked with respect to logical configurations. 

  • Settings > System Settings > System Properties and visit the System Protection tab.
  • Now, click on the System Restore button and follow a simple click-through process to restore your computer's settings.
system restore - an alternative to factory reset
  • This option will restore your system completely, you might be prone to data loss of any latest changes you made to the operating system. 

System Restore as mentioned above can cause serious data loss from your computer. However, if you have not backed up your data. We recommend you make use of reliable data recovery utilities like Remo Recover to effortlessly restore lost files after System Restore. 

Note - If you have incurred data loss and wondering how to recover data after a Windows update, click here to get acquainted with a detailed walk-through on how to perform the recovery


The article summarizes 7 effective solutions to fix the ‘Windows Black Screen After Login’ Problem and also secure your data with Remo Recover, in case of Data loss. If you have any further queries regarding the article, make use of the comment section below to easily recover them back. 

About the Author: John Harris

With a decade of experience in data recovery, John Harris, Senior Editor at Remo Software, is your go-to specialist. His focus includes partition management, Windows solutions, and data troubleshooting, delivering insightful content that serves both users and search engines. John's expertise shines through in illuminating blog posts, untangling data loss intricacies across diverse storage platforms.…