Windows 10: Black screen after exiting games

Discus and support Black screen after exiting games in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by dgard, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. dgard Win User

    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.

    Thanks,
    David

    :)
     
    dgard, Nov 7, 2016
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  2. Black screen after exiting games

    So i bought a tv from a friend today to replace my broken PC monitor. It works perfectly expect for one thing. Whenever i quit a game like csgo the screen goes black and doesnt go back until i restart the system. Any help guys? The tv is samsung 23 inch
    i dont know the model. and it worked fine on the old monitor.
     
    PauliKarasti, Nov 7, 2016
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    Hi Pauli,

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    Michael Gall, Nov 7, 2016
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  4. dwgregson Win User

    Black screen after exiting games

    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).
    Dave
     
    dwgregson, Nov 21, 2016
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