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You can check those things to fix it-

Check Your Hardware: Hardware issues in computers might be easy to spot and fix, but they are more susceptible to issues like this, especially when dealing with high-graphics hardware.

Check For Windows Update: Keeping your Windows un-updated might be the reason you are getting a black screen. Windows updates play a good part in the operation of device drivers.

Update Graphics Card Driver: An outdated graphics card driver or even a graphics driver with error can cause black screen while gaming. Make sure you have the latest graphics card driver installed on your PC to eliminate the chances of getting a black screen.

Uninstall Graphic Card Driver & Install it Manually: In this process to fix black screen while gaming issue, you will have to uninstall the existing graphics card driver, then install its latest compatible driver on your PC.

Check RAM Usage & CPU Usage: Make sure that you look into the RAM usage and CPU usage on your PC. If your RAM and processor are all clogged up tackling other tasks apart from running the game, then black screen while gaming is going to bug you.

Look For Bloatware Installed on your PC: A bloatware is typically a software, but is somewhat different from usual software. A bloatware usually comes pre-installed as a package with a new PC. A bloatware might be useful, but most of the times a bloatware is unnecessary

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Screen flickering in Windows 10 is usually caused by an incompatible app or display driver. To determine whether an app or driver is causing the problem, check to see if Task Manager flickers. Then, based on that information, you'll need to either update the app or the display driver.

Check to see if Task Manager flickers

Open Task Manager by pressing the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys on the keyboard at the same time. If that doesn't work, right-click the Start button in the lower-left corner of your screen and then select Task Manager.

  • If Task Manager doesn't flicker, an app is probably causing the problem.
  • If Task Manager does flicker, a display driver is probably causing the problem.

Update an incompatible app

Three apps were previously known to cause screen flickering in Windows 10: Norton AV, iCloud, and IDT Audio. In most cases, updating the app or contacting the app manufacturer for an update will fix the problem.

Update your display driver

To update your display driver, you'll need to start your PC in safe mode, uninstall your current display adapter, and then check for driver updates.

  1. Start your PC in safe mode, then right-click the Start button and select Device Manager.
  2. Expand the Display adapters section, right-click the listed adapter, then select Uninstall device. Select the Delete the driver software for this device checkbox, then select Uninstall and restart your PC.
  3. After your PC restarts, press the Windows logo key + I on your keyboard to open Settings. If that doesn't work, select the Start button and then select Settings.
  4. From Settings, select Update & security > Windows Update > Check for updates.

 

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Peter

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