Windows® 7 Black Screen Repair
What are the various tips to repair black screen error in Windows 7 system?
Black Screen of Death is a system error which will freeze your computer. When this error occurs, you will have in front of you nothing more than a blank, dark desktop. Certain malware can cause black screen to appear following the Windows boot up. The symptoms of this error are very distinctive. After starting your Windows 7 the system may appear normal but after logging on there is will be no desktop, task bar, system tray or side bar. Instead you will have only a totally black screen and a single 'My Computer' Explorer window which will also be minimized making it hard to view. The immediate step you can perform is just restart the system. This will clear the problem then itself. But if this error occurs quite often, you should find the cause and rectify it. Else it will lead to permanent damage to your system.
Given below are steps to fix the Windows7 black screen:
- 'System restore'
- Use anti-malware
- Wrong display settings
Performing a 'System restore' is a solution to fix the black screen of death in your Windows7 Operating System. This is an easy task as well. In case the problem has occurred due to the latest update from Microsoft, you simply should start Windows 7 in 'Safe' mode and take your system back to the date before the last update using the 'System Restore' functionality. Starting the computer in 'Safe' Mode will help you to identify whether the problem is related to hardware or software. If your system loads properly in the 'Safe' mode, then you can confirm that the error is caused by problem in any software. If your system does not enter the 'Safe' mode, then the problem is basically related to hardware errors. Overheating and using the wrong drivers will lead to hardware errors.
You may encounter the black screen of death error due to the infestation of some malware in your system. If this is the case with you, then start by running Windows 7 in 'Safe' mode and scan your system with any anti-malware applications to get rid of dangerous malware. The files and programs in your system would have been corrupted. Check for these and if there are any corrupted programs, delete them and install upgraded ones. Such virus attacks will edit your system registry files and running processes. These will also take up a huge amount of memory, which will ultimately lead to the black screen of death in Windows 7. Make sure that you do not visit any dangerous sites and download unreliable applications which may contain viruses.
You will have to face the blank (black) screen in your Windows7 operating system if you have wrong display settings. In this case, you need to start Windows 7 in 'Safe' mode and bring the display settings back to normal. The change to be made includes reducing the resolution, setting the screen refresh rate to 60Hertz etc. If your registry is corrupted it can automatically change the default settings of your system. So the major step to be taken is to clear your system of any malware or viruses.
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