Black Screen Issues In Windows 8: Check this

The Black Screen we all dread

Installing new software or connecting a new machine to a computer may cause unexpected troubles with the system, and more often than not the user doesn’t have an inkling of it. One such problem—and a very common one, too—is the screen going black while updating the Windows version. This problem is particularly widespread in the Windows 8 operating system.

Why does it occur?

The black screen is usually caused by a faulty graphic card drive. In some machines, it may result from updating drives or the operating system. Sometimes, the computer is caught in a reboot loop, where the Windows fails to load, and goes on restarting itself. These are also common causes of the Blue Screen of Death, better known as the BSOD. (Blue Screen of Death is a professional term for full-screen error message displayed.) Incidentally, this black screen often seen in Windows 8 is called the BkSoD—the Black Screen of Death.

Additional Causes

A simple software error may be the cause of the Black Screen of Death. Programs in which the full-screen mode can be enabled—such as desktop games or media player applications—are often responsible for this.

Another unusual yet legitimate cause is overheating. All electronic gadgets generate heat, and overheating can cause the chips to burn or melt. In case the inbuilt fan fails to cool off the extra heat, the computer shuts itself down before irreparable damage can be caused. The faulty power supply can also result in the black screen.

Possible remedies

The following steps are the answer to how to fix the black screen issues in Windows 8

  1. For problems with graphic card drives and/or the operating system:

  • The system should be restarted in the “Safe Mode.” To enable the Safe Mode, one has to press the F8 key repeatedly while the computer is booting. As it loads, the screen will display the message “Please Wait.”
  • On the next screen, three options will be available, namely: Continue, Troubleshoot, and Turn off your PC. The user should choose the “Troubleshoot” option.
  • On the Troubleshoot screen, there will again be three options: Refresh your PC, Reset your PC and Advanced Options. The user should click on Advanced Options.
  • From the next screen, the “Startup” settings should be selected.
  • A message will be displayed, informing that the computer is ready to restart. The user should click the “Restart” button.
  • After the machine restarts, the user should press the F4 key to enter the safe mode.
  • Now the user should navigate to Control Panel > System > Device Manager.
  • The listed adaptor drivers and monitors should be disabled.

To evade these problems, one should avoid using many task windows at the same time; and the screen resolution should be checked regularly.

Windows 8 is not invincible, and the black screen is one of the many problems it faces.  There is a solution for every problem; and these are, no exception.

 

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