Troubleshoot: Black Screen after reboot on Welcome Screen

At times, when you boot your Windows system, you may reach up to the Welcome screen, but then it stays blank. While there are a lot of fixes being posted, the one I am posting now is the one which worked for me and a few people I helped.

Windows PC boots to Blank or Black Screen

Step 1:

First step I recommend is to run the Startup Repair because it’s used to fix boot issues. It would check the consistency of files required to boot like Boot Manager, etc.

Step 2:

If Startup Repair fails then the next step is run System File Checker. I know your system won’t boot but you could run from Recovery Tools. You may follow this tutorial I have posted on my blog, till Step 6.

Click on “Command Prompt” and run SFC /SCANNOW.

Step 3:

If this does not help, then we have to Restore MBR. Sometimes a bad MBR can cause the system not to boot. We will have to use the Bootrec.exe Tool.

If you have further issues then post a thread in our forum we’ll be happy to help you.

Related reads:

  1. Windows 10 Black Screen problems
  2. Fixing Blue Screen of Death in Windows 10.
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Shyam aka “Captain Jack” is a Microsoft MVP alumnus and a Windows Enthusiast with an interest in Advanced Windows troubleshooting. Suggestions made and opinions expressed by him here are his personal one's and not of his current employers. He blogs at