Windows 10: Desktop Window Manager Stopped Working, Resulting in black screen crash

Discus and support Desktop Window Manager Stopped Working, Resulting in black screen crash in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Windows has been consistently crashing while playing Hunt Showdown. Every time this occurs Reliability Monitor has shown "Desktop Window Manager... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by TroyF, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. TroyF Win User

    Desktop Window Manager Stopped Working, Resulting in black screen crash


    Windows has been consistently crashing while playing Hunt Showdown. Every time this occurs Reliability Monitor has shown "Desktop Window Manager Stopped Working"


    Today I reset windows downloaded from the cloud including removing all personal files. This was suggested by Microsoft support however it didn't resolve the issue.


    Among other solutions were attempting to use the Media Creation Tool.


    Running sfc /scannow which resulted in
    [COLOR=rgba255, 255, 255, 1]"Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19042.867]c 2020 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannowBeginning system scan. This process will take some time.Beginning verification phase of system scan.Verification 100% complete.Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."[/COLOR]

    Microsoft support has been zero help so far and I want this resolved

    Here is my latest Reliability History. It has only happened once since I reset the computer this morning.

    Desktop Window Manager Stopped Working, Resulting in black screen crash 799f1999-0d1d-40de-8249-0ec75ed1896e?upload=true.png


    I'm not sure why the warning for system updates has happened as windows was just installed

    here is the current build for my pc https://pcpartpicker.com/list/BYc3QD

    I have also seen that going to Services.msc and restarting "Desktop Window Manager" could fix the solution however Desktop Window Manager is not in present in the list of services.

    I'm not sure how to proceed with fixing this. Any help is appreciated.

    :)
     
    TroyF, Apr 12, 2021
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  2. zplugger Win User

    Black Screen after Log on


    Computer boots to windows log on,have no password here.After a minute on log on it go to a black screen,stays there forever. I can get to Task Manager from black Screen,lost on what to do next. Just want my Windows 10 back, not sure what caused this problem. Any Suggestion on what my next step should be?*Sad
     
    zplugger, Apr 12, 2021
    #2
  3. Windows 10 infinite restart black screen


    The tutorials provided are just a list of troubleshooting steps. Use only the steps which apply to you.

    Since none of the troubleshooting steps here worked, I'd suggest you do a Clean install.

    John
     
    AmericanPharaoh, Apr 12, 2021
    #3
  4. Peer_Sam Win User

    Desktop Window Manager Stopped Working, Resulting in black screen crash

    Black screen after Windows update.

    Hi Crystel,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    • Were you able to get to the desktop screen after you restarted the system?
    • When the screen was blank, were you able to see the cursor on the screen?
    • Did you get any error code or error message?

    Please get back to us with answers to above questions, for us to suggest the appropriate troubleshooting steps.

    Meanwhile, I suggest to try the steps mentioned in the article below and let us know if it helps.

    Troubleshoot black screen or blank screen errors

    We look forward for your reply.

    Thanks,

    Peer Samie

    Microsoft Community-Moderator
     
    Peer_Sam, Apr 12, 2021
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