Ways to resolve blank desktop problem in Windows® 7
How do you fix blank desktop problem in Windows 7?
Blank desktop in Windows 7 is a black screen with or without a cursor on your system. This usually takes place when your computer freezes. During this time you will have nothing more than a blank, dark desktop and maybe a cursor. As Windows 7 boots up you get a blank screen if your PC is attacked by malware. After starting Windows 7 the PC may look normal, but after logging on there will be no desktop, task bar, system tray or side bar. Along with the blank screen you may sometimes have a single 'My Computer' window which will be minimized. You should then restart the computer. This will solve the problem, but in case if this occurs frequently, you should find the root cause behind it and correct it as soon as possible as it may lead to a permanent shut down of your PC.
Some steps to fix a blank screen problem in Windows 7:
- System Restore
- Use antimalware applications
- Incorrect display settings
Using System Restore for Windows 7 is one of the best ways to fix a blank screen error. Even though it is a trouble free job, this problem occurs due to the most recent updates from Microsoft. You just have to start Windows 7 in Safe Mode and restore your PC to the date before the last update that you performed.
Use antimalware applications
A blank screen can occur due to the attack of malware in your system. As the first step to resolve it, start by running Windows 7 in Safe Mode and scan your system with any antimalware application to remove dangerous malware. If the PC has been attacked by malware then documents in your system may be destroyed or altered. You should check if there are any viruses and remove them. Such virus attacks may edit your Windows registry files and other processes on your PC.
You will have to face a blank screen on Windows 7 if you have the incorrect display settings. In this case, start Windows 7 in Safe Mode and bring the display settings back to their normal condition. The adjustments that you have to made on your PC are reducing the resolution and setting the screen refresh rate to 60 hertz.
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