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How to Fix a Black Screen of Death Error in Windows 10

You’ve heard of the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), a common Windows error screen displayed when a system fault occurs. But the B in BSOD doesn’t always stand for blue.

A Black Screen of Death can prove to be more difficult to resolve as it doesn’t display an error message. It’s simply a black screen, often with a movable mouse pointer, but no other Windows features.

Here are a few common causes and solutions for the Black Screen of Death.

What Causes the Black Screen of Death on Windows 10?

Various issues can cause the Black Screen of Death. In this guide, we’ll give you solutions for the most common causes:

  • Incomplete Windows 10 installation
  • Windows Update
  • Software and driver errors
  • Display issues
  • Overheating
  • Power supply problems

All the above can cause a Windows computer to get stuck on a black screen. Any Windows 10 computer can suffer from this


How to Fix a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

A blank, blue screen on a computer is never a welcome sight. It means something has crashed the computer so badly that immediate steps must be taken to recover the system.

What Is The Blue Screen of Death? What Causes It?

A Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), aka a STOP Error, appears when an issue is so serious that Windows must stop loading. It’s usually hardware or driver related; most will show a STOP code to help you figure out the root cause.

If the blue screen flashes and your computer reboots automatically you’ll need to disable the ‘automatic restart on system failure’ setting. Below are general Blue Screen of Death troubleshooting steps.

Please see our List of Blue Screen Error Codes for individual STOP code troubleshooting steps. Come back here if we don’t have a troubleshooting guide for your specific STOP code or if you have no idea