Valve’s platform allows gamers to download and play games, make friends and interact with each other via the app. Unless the client gets broken. For some users, the Steam client‘s windows go black, not allowing access to Store, Library, News, Friend list, and Profile sections.
We managed to come up with a series of fixes in order to help you fix the black screen on Steam for Windows.
Why do Steam screens suddenly go black?
1. Disable antivirus
- After ensuring that your network is reliable, expand the Hidden System Tray icons and right-click on your antivirus.
- Choose to disable Real-time protection temporarily.
- Try accessing Steam again and, if the problem is solved, consider whitelisting the Steam client.
- On the other hand, if the problem persists, re-enable your antivirus and continue with the steps below.
2. Stop running Steam as administrator
- Right click Steam > select Proprieties.
- Open the Compatibility tab > make sure to have the box next to Run this program in compatibility mode for and Run this program as an administrator unchecked.
- Press OK > run Steam and see if this fixed the issue.
3. Update video card driver
- Press the Windows logo key + R on your keyboard > type devmgmt.msc in the Run box and hit Enter.
- Expand the Display Adapters category in the Device Manager > right click on your video card and select Update Driver.
- Click Search automatically for updated driver software.
- Wait for the update to install > restart your computer to see if it fixed the issue.
4. Reinstall Steam
- In the Start Program list, locate Steam.
- Right-click on it and choose Uninstall. This will take you to Control Panel > Uninstall a program section.
- Uninstall Steam.
- Download the Steam client, here, and install it as an administrator.
We hope that you could find our guide on how to fix the Steam black screen useful. If you know other working solutions, leave us a comment in the comment section below.