Fix Windows Black Screen After Sleep Mode

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Fix Windows Black Screen After Sleep Mode - If your Windows computer screen remains black after waking it from sleep mode, then some of the suggestions in this article will surely help you. Some users have reported that their computer screen does not turn on after waking the computer from sleep mode.

If you are having this problem on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 desktop computer, then the first thing you should do is turn off and turn your monitor back on. This trick worked for some of the affected users.


Check If Your Device is Allowed to Wake the Computer or Not

Sometimes the problem is not as complicated as we think. The device (keyboard, mouse, etc.) that we use to wake the computer from sleep mode must have permission to do so. By default, this setting is enabled for the device. But if you get this problem, you should check this setting. You can see the steps to do this below.

  • Right-click Start or simply press Win + X keys and select Device Manager from the list.
  • In the Device Manager window, expand the Mice and other pointing devices section.
  • Now, right-click on your mouse and select Properties.
  • Then switch to the Power Management tab, then check the Allow this device to wake the computer option and click OK.

This step will give your mouse permission to wake the computer.


The steps to enable the feature for the keyboard are the same, but you just expand Keyboard in the Device Manager window and access the properties of your keyboard.

After doing the above steps, now put your computer into sleep mode and check if you can wake it up using your mouse or keyboard or not.


Run Power Troubleshooter

Sometimes, problems in computer power settings can cause such problems. If that's the case with your computer, then running the Power Troubleshooter can help. Follow the steps below to run the Power Troubleshooter.


  • Open Settings by pressing Win key + I and select Update & Security in the Settings window.
  • After that, click Troubleshoot in the left pane, and in the right pane select Additional Troubleshooters.
  • On the next page click Power and followed by clicking Run the troubleshooter.
  • Wait for the troubleshooting process to complete. This will fix all the problems related to your computer's power settings.


Disable Fast Startup


If you have tried the two methods above but the problem still persists, then you can try to disable Fast Startup.


Rollback Display Driver

You can also try rolling back your display driver. Rollback driver i.e. uninstalling the currently updated version and installing the previous version. This method is useful if you get problems after certain updates. Follow the steps listed below to do so.

  • Press Win + X keys and select Device Manager from the list.
  • In the Device Manager window, expand Display adapters.
  • Then right-click on your display driver and select Properties.
  • In the properties window, switch to the Driver tab and click on Roll Back Driver if the option is available.
  • After doing so, check if the problem is fixed or not.


Uninstall and Reinstall the Display Driver

If rolling back the screen doesn't work for you or the option isn't available on your computer, then you can try uninstalling and reinstalling the screen driver. The steps written below will guide you on how to do it.


  • Press Win + X keys and select Device Manager from the list.
  • In the Device Manager window, expand Display adapters, then right-click on your display and select Uninstall device.
  • A popup window will appear on your screen. Check the Delete the driver software for this device and click Uninstall.
  • Next, close Device Manager and restart your computer.
  • After booting, visit your manufacturer's website and download the latest display driver.
  • Then install the driver on your system and check if it helps.

I suggest you do a clean install of the graphics card driver on Windows to avoid errors that occur in the future.


Update your System BIOS

If you have tried all the troubleshooting methods listed above but the problem is not resolved, try updating your system BIOS.


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