1.    31 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro

    Random black screen with no cursor when GPU is idle.

    Hi all,

    I've recently built a new PC and I keep getting a random black screen with no cursor in Windows 10. It seems to be happening on just the desktop with nothing or a few windows open.
    It has never happened while playing a game but can happen after just 30 seconds of booting up to the desktop and letting it idle.

    The only way to fix it is to sleep/wake the PC or restart.
    When it happenes it is just the dispay that goes black and everything else appears to be running fine. I know this because I can do a blind restart with the keyboard commands.

    When the black screen appeares I tried plugging in another monitor but the screen on that was just showing bright pink until I restarted. Also leaving the second monitor plugged in after a reastart seems to fix the problem.

    I'm at a bit of a loss as I've done multiple reinstalls of Windows 10 and I've not read any issues with the latests Catalyst drivers.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    31 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 164
    Pro x64 Desktop v1607 14393.51, Home x64 Laptop v1607 14393.51

    Quote Originally Posted by wrighton View Post
    Also leaving the second monitor plugged in after a restart seems to fix the problem.
    Sure seems like it has something to do with you first monitor.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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