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7 ways to fix windows 10 black screen with cursor after login

After recent windows 10 upgrade While login, after enter password PC stuck at black screen with white cursor, This is mostly due to Display driver problem, may the current Video Driver is corrupted, incomparable. Reinstall the Graphics driver is the most applicable solution to fix Windows 10 Black Screen problems.


Did Windows 10 Desktop/Laptop Stuck At Black Screen After install Recent windows updates or upgrade to windows 10? The main cause of this problem ( windows 10 black screen with cursor after login ) seems to be Display drivers ( incompatible with the current windows version, Corrupted, outdated ) but it’s not limited to that only. As corrupted Windows system files or battery residue sometimes also causes this issue.

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. Here 5 best solutions applicable to both causes ( Black screen After login or At startup )

Fix Windows 10 Black Screen with cursor problem

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Black screen issue on Windows 10 usually occurs after an upgrade or when an automated Windows Update installs updates on your system. Since this black screen is a most likely a hardware (GPU) problem we will need to assess and troubleshoot various settings to diagnose and fix it.

Start with Basic Troubleshooting

Restart Windows Explorer: If you are getting windows 10 black screen with cursor after login. Then try to press Ctrl + Alt + Del which open Task manager. Then 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.

Start File explorer form Task manager
Start File Explorer form Task manager

Also on Task manager look for the process ( RunOnce32.exe or RunOnce.exe ). Right click on it and select end task. Restart your computer and check Windows started normally.

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.

Perform 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 which cause, Prevent windows to Start normally.

Advanced Boot options on windows 10
Advanced Boot options on windows 10

If apply these solutions didn’t fix the problem and still windows 10 PC stuck on black screen with cursor after login. Simply Boot into Safe mode ( Which start windows with minimum system requirements )To perform Some Advanced troubleshooting steps.

Registry Tweak to fix Black Screen problem

When you boot into safe mode, perform the registry tweak by following steps below to fix black screen issue permanently. To do this open Windows registry Press Win + R, Type regedit and hit the enter key. From left pane navigate to the following key

HKEY_Local_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.

Registry Tweak to fix Black Screen problem
Registry Tweak to fix Black Screen problem

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 windows start normally without any black screen stuck.

Create New User Account

Also, Problems with user account / User account profile can also cause black screen issue ( 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.

create new user acccount
create new user account

Now Logoff from safe mode, Restart windows and try to login with new user account check user profile loaded completely without any black screen stuck.

Disable Fast Startup Feature

First, try to disable the Fast startup Feature by following steps below. 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 next solution.

uncheck Turn on Fast Startup
uncheck Turn on Fast Startup

Disable integrated graphics card / Display Driver

If you have a separate graphics card, the computer sometimes believes it has a dual monitor. In this case, the error would occur. So disabling the integrated graphics card may fix the problem.

Press Windows key + X, navigate to Device Manager and find Display adapters, right-click the display driver and click Disable. Afterward, restart your computer to see if the setup is working.

Disable display Driver
Disable display Driver

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 Fall Creators 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.

Run SFC / DISM command 

Again Sometimes Corrupted windows system files cause the issue on Startup, Which results windows 10 black screen with cursor after login. Run The SFC utility to make sure corrupted system files not causing the issue.

To run System file checker Utility open command prompt as administrator. Then Type SFC /scannow and hit the enter key. This will start the scanning process for corrupted, missing system files. If found any SFC utility will restore them from a compressed folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.

system file checker tool
system file checker tool

Wait until 100% complete the process after that Restart windows and check system started normally. If SFC scan results Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix them Run the DISM command which repairs the System image and allows SFC to complete its job.

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These are some best applicable solutions to fix windows 10 black screen with cursor after login or black screen windows 10 before login, windows 10 stuck at black screen with loading circle etc. Have any query, suggestion about this post feel free to discuss on comments below. Also, Read Windows 10 Running slow? Here how to make windows 10 run faster.