Windows 10: Random black screen with no cursor when GPU is idle.

Discus and support Random black screen with no cursor when GPU is idle. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by wrighton, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. wrighton Win User

    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.

    :)
     
    wrighton, Jul 30, 2016
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  2. AVandy91 Win User

    Display Dims when Cursor is Idle & running on Battery - Windows 10

    Display immediate turns black when the cursor is idle and my laptop is running on battery. Once I begin cursor movement again the screen immediately displays correctly until the cursor comes to a rest.

    I am running this on a brand new Acer V15 Nitro laptop on Windows 10.

    This is not the typical freeze that most people have had in the past, the system works fine with no freezing - seems to be a display issue.

    Attempted Solutions so far:

    1. Adjust Power Option settings - turned all features related to sleep mode/dimming to 60+ minutes.

    2. Update GPU drivers/revert to previous versions (attempted both)

    3. Update/refresh Acer drivers (including BIOS)

    4. Clean reinstall of OS (Windows 10)

    Please note this problem does not occur when plugged-in/charging.
     
    AVandy91, Jul 30, 2016
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  3. Black Screen. No response.

    Since yesterdays huge upgrade, I am having the continual problem of my computer freezing with a black screen. After idling for a period of time, after my screen saver is running, when I come back to use and hit the space bar, mouse button...whatever brings
    it up, I get a black screen that will not go away. The cursor is there and can be seen but I cannot get off the black screen except for rebooting with the reset button on the PC. Some help would be appreciated
     
    JohnOMeilia, Jul 30, 2016
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  4. aardvark Win User

    Random black screen with no cursor when GPU is idle.

    Sure seems like it has something to do with you first monitor.
     
    aardvark, Jul 30, 2016
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