How To Fix the Windows 8.1 Black Screen Issue

Correcting the black screen problem after upgraded to Windows 8.1 (aka Windows Blue):

Entering Safe Mode in Windows 8.1:
Hold down the power button to shut off the computer.
While the computer is off, hold SHIFT and tap F8 rapidly. While tapping F8, hit the power button to turn on the computer.
Open ‘Advanced Startup Options’
Choose ‘Troubleshoot’
Choose ‘Advanced Options’
Choose ‘Startup Settings’
Click the ‘Restart’ button
Once the computer restarts choose a Windows 8 ‘Safe Mode’ Option

Fixing the Black Screen:
From the ‘Start’ screen type ‘Device Manager’ to launch a search
Select ‘Device Manager’
Expand ‘Display Adapters’
Click on each entry and click the ‘Delete’ key on your keyboard
Check the’Delete the driver software for this device’ box
Click ‘OK’
Reboot normally


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