How To Fix Black Screen Background On Windows 10

With the new Windows 10 latest update, it has a new added feature wherein desktop wallpaper is shown at log-in screen during startup. The colorful desktop wallpapers can be customized as well. However, there have been reports from users getting a black desktop background instead of the selected wallpaper background. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will show you methods on how to fix black screen background on your Windows 10 PC.

Fix Black Desktop Background on Windows 10

There are a few culprits that can cause black desktop background on your Windows 10 from a bug inside the computer that doesn’t allow the wallpaper to be displayed to a disabled animation settings. It can also be caused by a display settings that is enabled. Listed below are helpful methods that you can try to fix your Windows 10 computer showing a Black wallpaper image .

Ideally the steps to set a wallpaper on your desktop is pretty easy and involves the following steps:

  1. Press Start or Windows button located at the lower left menu.
  2. Click Settings, an icon that looks like a gear to open Windows settings.
  3. Click Personalization.
  4. Select Background option located at the left pane.
  5. At right pane, browse to the folder select the picture that you want to set as wallpaper background.

Method 1: Enable Animate Windows When Minimizing and Maximizing

To fix background showing black wallpaper screen issue, you need to enable “Animate Windows when Minimizing and Maximizing” setting.

To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open RUN dialog box.

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  2. At RUN dialog box, type “sysdm.cpl” and press Enter or click OK to open System Properties.

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  3. Inside System Properties, click Advanced tab.

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  4. Under Performance, click Settings tab. A new window opens.

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  5. At Performance Option window, stay on Visual Effects tab.

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  6. Under custom, click the option “Animate Windows when Minimizing and maximizing” to check it.

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  7. Click Apply to apply changes made.

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  8. Click OK to exit window.

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  9. Click OK to exit System Properties.

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See if Black Screen Background On Windows 10 problem still occurs and then change background image.

Method 2: Disable “Show lock screen background picture on sign-in Screen”

Another method that you can try to fix desktop background showing black screen on your Windows PC computer is to disable Show lock screen background picture on sign-in screen option.

To do this,

  1. Press Start or Windows button located at the lower left menu.
  2. Click Settings, an icon that looks like a gear to open Windows settings.
  3. Click Personalization.
  4. Choose Lock Screen option located at the left pane.
  5. Toggle Off option “Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen”

Check if Black Screen Background On Windows 10 problem still occurs.

Method 3: Check the setting Ease of Access

The Ease of Access settings on your Windows 10 allows your computer to become more accessible. This means users can change the visual display settings according to own preference. It is possible that problem with black desktop background occurs if there has been accidental changes on its settings.

To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. At the search bar located at the lower left, type Control Panel.
  2. Click on Control Panel result to open it.
  3. Inside control panel window, make sure View By is set to Category.
  4. Choose Ease of Access
  5. Choose Ease of Access Center
  6. Under explore all settings, choose the option “Make the computer easier to see”
  7. Scroll down and locate the option Remove background images.
  8. Choose Apply to apply changes made
  9. Choose OK to exit Ease of Access window.

Check if Black desktop Background On Windows 10 issue still occurs.

Method 4: Switch Desktop Background Type

There are instances wherein by simply switching the background type of your desktop setting can help fix the problem of Black desktop background on your Windows 10.

  1. Press Start or Windows button located at the lower left.
  2. Choose Settings, an icon that looks like a gear to show Windows settings.
  3. Choose Personalization.
  4. Choose Background option located at the left pane.
  5. At right pane, Choose Background then choose Slideshow from the drop down menu.
  6. When background slideshow appears on your desktop, you can switch back to using your chosen desktop background image.

Check if Black desktop Background On Windows 10 issue still occurs.

Method 5: Check Power Plan Settings

It is highly possible that changes in the Power Plan settings specifically on its desktop background settings section can cause black background on desktop to occur. Try to check the Power plan settings and see if it fixes the problem.

To do this:

  1. At the search bar located at the lower left, type Control Panel.
  2. Click on Control Panel result.
  3. Inside control panel window, make sure View By is set to Category.
  4. Choose System and Security option
  5. At right pane, choose Power Options.
  6. Choose Change Plan Settings option on your current power plan.
  7. Choose Advanced Power Settings, a new window opens.
  8. At Power options window, select Desktop Background settings to expand it.
  9. Select Slideshow option to expand it. Make sure slideshow option if enable or available.
  10. Choose Apply to apply changes made
  11. Choose OK to exit Power options window.
  12. Choose OK to exit Control Panel window.

After following the methods mentioned, you will successfully Fix Black Desktop Background on Windows 10

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