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Windows booting to black screen

📅 2015-Dec-07 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ black screen, graphics driver, iso, windows 10, windows update, winusb ⬩ 📚 Archive

Problem

I upgraded a notebook with Windows 7 to Windows 10. It was working fine. I did a Windows Update and noticed that it installed an updated NVIDIA graphics driver. After a restart, Windows would boot only to a black screen. The mouse cursor would be visible and could be moved, but nothing else was displayed on the black screen.

Solution

Solution that did not work: Many online solutions advise to press Space and enter password, just as if logging in blind. This did nothing on my notebook.

Solution that worked: The solution provided by Microsoft here worked for me with some changes: