Windows 10: Black screen after exiting games

  1.    08 Nov 2016 #1

    Black screen after exiting games

    Hi all,

    Ever since I installed the Windows 10 Anniversary edition update a few weeks ago, I've been having a weird display issue.

    Every time I finishing playing a game, upon exiting back to Windows my desktop is completely black. After some trial and error I've found that disconnecting the HDMI cable from my monitor for a couple of seconds and then plugging it back in results in the correct display.

    I've done some Googling and it's been suggested that Windows may be showing me a "ghost display"; that is, a display that it thinks exists, but actually doesn't.

    However, I don't believe that is my issue, as in advanced Display Settings, no second monitor is displayed, and one is not detected when I click "Detect". In addition, the Intel HD Graphics application does not show/detect any non-existent device.

    It was also suggested that my D-Sub connector may be faulty and thinking that there is a second display when there is not, but connecting a second screen via that port and then playing/exiting a game results in the same issue.

    I'm currently at a loss as to what the issue could be, so if anyone has any hints/tips as to what my next steps should be (or, of course, the answer), I'd be grateful for your assistance.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    22 Nov 2016 #2

    I also have been plagued with the same problem. I've found that just resetting the display driver works for me. (Win key+Ctrl+Shift+B).
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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