Hello. After the Windows 10 update on the 9th May some of the newer games and also VR (HTC Vive) are causing black screen and the only solution is to hard reset. Details below.

On 9th May the following updates were installed on my system:

  • 2017-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems (KB4016871)
  • 2017-05 Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems (KB4020821)


Following those updates, some of the more demanding games (Elite: Dangerous, Project Cars) are not working correctly, causing both of my screens to turn black and the whole system freezes (I can tell by mouse cursor not reacting to muse movements). The only solution is to hard reset my PC.

I can generally run those games, but after a few minutes the above happens - always. I can play other, less demanding games without any problems.

The same thing happens in 2D and when I use HTC Vive.

I have all the latest graphic drivers installed (nVidia 382.05) along with GeForce Experience and all the other components of my system are up to date. I am an advanced user.

Does anyone have a similar problem or knows how to fix it?

My rig:

Operating System
Windows 10 64-bit

PSU
BeQuiet 850 W Dark Pro 11

CPU
Intel Core i5 4590 @ 3.30GHz

RAM
G.Skill Ripjaws-X 16 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz (10-10-10-30)

Motherboard
MSI Z87-G45 GAMING

Displays
Acer acer XB270HU (2560x1440@144Hz)
H191 (1440x900@60Hz)

Graphics
ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Strix 8 GB VRAM

Storage
256 GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO (SSD) x2
59 GB SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series (SSD)
1.5 TB Seagate ST31500341AS (HDD)
3 TB WD My Cloud (HDD)

Optical DrivesLG BH16NS40 Blu-Ray RW SATA (Internal)
AudioRealtek High Definition Audio (mobo chip)
Sound Blaster Tactic3D Wrath USB Sound Card (headset)

PeripheralsSaitek X52 Pro (HOTAS)
Corsair K70 RGB Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
Sound Blaster Tactic3D Omega Wireless Headset
TrackIR 5 + IR Clip
HTC Vive