Fix Skyrim Black Screen in Windows 10

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Skyrim is still one of the most popular games today, besides the fact that it was released four years ago. And of course, a lot of people who play Skyrim switched to Windows 10, but some of them reported strange black screen issue which appears while they’re playing the game.
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First thing you should do if the screen in Skyrim goes completely black is to safely leave the game. Since you don’t see anything on the screen, you’ll have to do the following to get to your Desktop:

  1. Press Alt + Tab to access the taskbar
  2. Now click on the task button and create a new Desktop
  3. Open Task Manager in the second desktop and force-close Skyrim
  4. Get back to the first desktop and it should be closed

After that just restart your computer and run the game again and it should work normally. I tell you that because I played Skyrim on Windows 10 (on not such a powerful computer) for hours and I didn’t notice a single issue.

So Skyrim is completely compatible with Windows 10, and if you still get the black screen when you open the game, then this problem is not Windows 10-related. So try some other solutions like updating your graphics driver, re-installing DirecX or search for additional fixes online.

Microsoft pays attention a lot to gaming in Windows 10, therefore the majority of newer games are compatible with the system, including Skyrim, as one of the most popular games of the past decade.

However, you can also try the solution which helped League of Legends players to get rid of the black screen, but I’m not sure how effective it will be for Skyrim.

If you have any other Windows 10-related issues you can check for the solution in our Windows 10 Fix section.

Read Also: How to Fix Screen Problems in Windows 10

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