Screen stays black after waking computer from Sleep Mode

If your Windows computer screen stays black after waking it from sleep mode, then some of the suggestions in this post are sure to help you. Some users have reported that their computer screen did not turn on after waking the computer from sleep mode. If you get this issue on your Windows 11/10 desktop computer, the first thing that you should do is turn your monitor Off and On it again. This trick has worked for some affected users.

Screen stays black after waking computer from Sleep Mode

Screen stays black after waking computer from Sleep Mode

If your Monitor screen stays black after waking your Windows computer from Sleep Mode, here are the things you need to take a look at:

  1. Check whether the device is allowed to wake the computer or not.
  2. Run Power Troubleshooter.
  3. Turn Off Fast Startup.
  4. Rollback the display driver.
  5. Uninstall and reinstall the display driver.
  6. Update your system BIOS.

1] Check whether your device is allowed to wake the computer or not

Sometimes the issue is not as complicated as we think. The device (keyboard, mouse, etc.) that we use to wake the computer from sleep mode should have permission to do so. By default, this setting is enabled for the devices. But if you are getting this issue, you should check this setting.

The steps to do so are as follows:

  1. Right-click on the Start icon or simply press Win + X keys on your keyboard.
  2. Click on the Device Manager to launch it.
  3. In the Device Manager, locate the Mice and other pointing devices node. Once you find it, expand it by clicking on the arrow icon adjacent to it.
  4. Now, select your mouse and right-click on it. Select Properties.
  5. Click on the Power Management tab.
  6. There, you will find an option saying Allow this device to wake the computer. If the option is not enabled by default, click on the checkbox adjacent to it. Click OK to save the changes.

The steps to enable the feature for the keyboard are the same except the third step in which you have to expand the Keyboards node instead of Mice and other pointing devices node.

Now, put your computer to sleep and check if you are able to wake it by using your mouse or keyboard or not.

Read: How to wake Windows laptop from sleep with lid closed?

2] Run the Power Troubleshooter

Sometimes, a problem in the computer’s power settings can cause such types of issues. If this is the case with your computer, running the Power Troubleshooter may help.

The steps to run the Power troubleshooter are listed below:

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Click on the Update & Security option.
  3. Now, click Troubleshoot on the left side.
  4. You will find a link saying Additional Troubleshooters on the right side. Click on it. This will launch the Additional Troubleshooters window, where several types of Troubleshooters are available.
  5. Click Power. You might have to scroll down the Additional Troubleshooters list to locate it.
  6. Now, click on the Run the troubleshooter button.

Wait till the troubleshooting process gets completed. It will fix all the issues associated with your computer’s power settings.

Read: Troubleshoot Power Plans with PowerCFG Tool.

3] Turn Off the Fast Startup

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

Read: VirtualBox displays Black screen and not Booting guest OS.

4] Rollback the display driver

You can also try to roll back your display driver. Rolling back a driver uninstalls the current updated version and installs the previous version. This method is useful in case you are getting the problem after a certain update.

Follow the steps listed below:

  1. Launch the Device Manager.
  2. Double-click on the Display adapters node to expand it.
  3. Right-click on your Display driver and select Properties.
  4. Click on the Driver tab.
  5. Click on the Roll Back Driver if the option is available.

Now, check whether the issue is fixed or not.

Read: Windows PC will not wake up from Sleep Mode.

5] Uninstall and reinstall the display driver

If rolling back the display driver did not work for you or the option is not available on your computer, you can try uninstalling and reinstalling the display driver.

The steps written below will guide you on how to do this:

  1. Launch Device Manager.
  2. Expand the Display drivers node and right-click on your display driver. Select the Uninstall device option.
  3. A popup window will appear on your screen.
  4. Select the checkbox that says Delete the driver software for this device. After that click on the Uninstall button.
  5. Close the Device Manager and restart your computer.
  6. Now, visit your manufacturer’s website and download the latest display driver.
  7. Install it on your system and check if it helps.

Read: Windows crashes after waking up from Sleep.

6] Update your system BIOS

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

Hope this helps.

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