Windows 10: Screen goes black while switching between game and a different application

Discus and support Screen goes black while switching between game and a different application in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; While playing games my screen will turn black or fade if I switch to a different application or if I click to Spotify on my second monitor. For... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Rawwbert_H, Apr 18, 2020.

  1. Screen goes black while switching between game and a different application


    While playing games my screen will turn black or fade if I switch to a different application or if I click to Spotify on my second monitor. For example, up until yesterday I was able to click from my game on my primary monitor to Spotify on my secondary monitor and I would be able to see my game running. Now when I try to click into Spotify my game screen will go black or fade depends on what game I'm playing.


    Also, if i try to open up another window like control panel my game Halo MCC will go completely black. I cannot use control panel unless I quit out of the game completely. I already updated my GPU drivers and even rolled back to older ones, I still get the same issue. I have Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070 super.


    Does anyone have a solution to my problem? Please let me know

    :)
     
    Rawwbert_H, Apr 18, 2020
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  2. Maria Fab Win User

    Screen goes black

    Hi,

    To isolate your concern, we would like to ask a few questions:

    • Were there any changes made on your laptop prior to this?
    • Does it only happen when you use Internet Explorer, or have you tried using a different browser?
    • Are there any external devices plugged into your laptop?

    If your laptop experiences a black screen after upgrading to Windows 10, you may refer to this
    link on how to troubleshoot black screen errors. Follow the steps provided. For additional help with
    Internet Explorer, click here.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Maria Fab, Apr 18, 2020
    #2
  3. Rose Cal Win User
    Screen goes black

    Hi Kris,

    It is possible that your screen goes black may be due to a critical system error which can cause the system to shut down. To isolate your issue, we'd like to gather more information:

    • Have you made any recent changes prior to this issue?
    • Did you get any error messages when it turns black?
    • Have you tried checking if the sleep mode is turned on/off?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    Meanwhile, we recommend that you perform the steps in this
    article
    to troubleshoot blank/black screen errors. This will provide you instruction when you see a black screen before signing in to Windows 10 and when you see a black or blank screen after signing in to Windows 10.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Rose Cal, Apr 18, 2020
    #3
  4. Screen goes black while switching between game and a different application

    Screen goes black if the power cord is connected

    Hi Tony,

    As the screen goes black I suggest you to refer the Microsoft article on
    Troubleshoot black screen problems and check if it helps.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/troubleshoot-black-screen-problems

    I also see that you are facing issues with the keyboard this might be due to the corruption of keyboard drivers. I suggest you to run the
    hardware and devices troubleshooter and check if it helps.

    Follow the below steps for the same.

    Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with hardware and devices. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter. Refer these steps:

    • Press Windows key + X, select Control panel.
    • Change the view by option on the top right to Large icons.
    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the view all option on the left panel.
    • Run the Hardware and devices troubleshooter.
    • Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.
    Hope this information is helpful. Please get back to us with the information required, if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Anup Karkal, Apr 18, 2020
    #4
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