- Press ⊞ WINDOWS + I to open settings
- Click on System in the sidebar
- Scroll down and select Multitasking
- Find Alt + Tab section and click on the drop-down menu
- Pick Open Windows Only
- Close settings
A black screen error inside Windows 11 is a typical screen turning to solid black without any error message. This can be very annoying since it can randomly appear out of nowhere and it will appear while you are using the computer. Worry not, this is not a serious error and we have several solutions for it, so please keep reading and try them as presented in order.
This is the first thing to check if the issue is due to software or driver malfunctioning, there is a shortcut for rebooting graphic driver inside Windows 11. Press WINDOWS + CTRL + SHIFT + B to reboot the graphic driver and see if this fixes the issue. A beep sound should be heard during this process and the screen should turn back to normal.
Sometimes the screen can go black due to a faulty connection or cable. If you have it at your hand try a different cable or slightly and gently nudge the existing one to see will screen flicker. If you are on a laptop try gently moving the lid from back to front and pay attention to the screen. If screen flickers or picture returns with this method, cable or connector needs to be replaced.
The black screen can be because the computer is overheating. If this is the case either fan inside is not working properly or there is a lot of dirt and dust that needs to be removed so airflow can be established again for proper cooling. We have an article on errortools.com on how to properly clean your PC but if you are not technical enough maybe the best solution would be to call someone who is or to take the PC to service for cleaning.
Press WINDOWS + P to open projection settings, check to see if PC is set to PC screen only. If any other option is selected change it to PC screen only since this can cause random black screen issues.
If this problem has started to manifest itself during the latest update, go to setting and roll back from the latest update to fix this issue.
The black screen can also be caused by various viruses and malware. IF you have anti-virus software, run a full system scan to check it for malware. If you do not have one, download a free one and run a system scan, we recommend Bitdefender.
Some users trying to upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 reported experiencing installation rollback with error code 0x80070004. This error normally appears when the Computer Name is set to names that can’t be used for the computer. It’s also possible this error occurs if users or program files folder were redirected to a different partition.
The Error code 0x80070004 on Windows 10 is normally caused if any of the following were used as the Computer Name and the user tried to upgrade to Windows 10:
If you don’t solve this error, you won’t be able to upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 to Windows 10. Note that this error will continuously bring you back to the original OS unless fixed.
Please note that if you’re not confident in doing these steps, you might want to consider seeking the help of an expert or using an automated tool that will help fix this.
Here are a few methods to try.
The most common cause of this error is if your computer uses any of the following reserved names:
These reserved names are not meant to be used as computer names. If this is what your computer uses and you try to upgrade to Windows 10, you will surely get this error. Check your computer name and if you see any of the reserved names, change it right away.
Changing Computer Name in Windows 8.1
If you’re trying to upgrade from Windows 8.1, you can change the name of the computer by following these steps:
Changing Computer Name in Windows 7
If you’re trying to upgrade from Windows, you can follow the steps below to change the name of your computer.
If the first method doesn't work, it probably means the computer name isn’t the cause of this error. Another reason why users experience Error code 0x80070004 when upgrading to Windows 10 is if the “Users” directory was relocated. So, when you try upgrading to Windows 10, the installer wasn’t able to find the user profiles on the “%systemdrive%”, where the current operating system is installed.
If you changed or moved any of the Users, Program Data, or Program Files folders, this will cause the error. Before you upgrade to Windows 10, you might be required to reset or reinstall your current operating system (Windows 7 or Windows 8.1).
If you haven’t made any changes or haven’t moved any of the mentioned folders, there’s a great chance that your users' profiles are corrupted. You can also reinstall your current operating system. However, you might want to check for the corrupter user profile first. To do this, follow the steps below:
On the Users Profiles, make a copy of all the accounts somewhere. Sign out from the current user account then try logging in back using the accounts you’ve copied. For each account, you get an error, delete it. However, make sure that you don’t delete the UpdateUser and Administrator account ever.
After this is done, try upgrading your operating system to windows 10 again.
If the above methods still not useful, you might want to rely on an automated tool. Find a secured and trusted tool. It will help fix this issue.
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Enter Cooler Master XG850 PLUS PLATINUM, a new, in-house designed power supply from Cooler Master. I will admit that in last years I was a big fan of Cooler Master and their components, well not all but power supply and PC cases were always products from them that I liked and used. The latest power supply from them does not disappoint and I must say that I like it very much, it is hi-quality, it is silent, it has a large LCD display where you can see its current state and also has some RGB lights so it looks cool in your case.
So without further detours here are the technical specifications and then we will talk a little about it.
|ATX Version: Intel ATX 12V Ver. 2.53|
|PFC: Active PFC|
|Input Voltage: 100-240V|
|Input Current: 12-6A|
|Input Frequency: 50-60Hz|
|Dimensions (L x W x H): 160 x 150 x 86 mm|
|Fan Size: 135mm|
|Fan Speed: 1800 RPM|
|Noise Level @ 100%: ≤ 25 dBA|
|Efficiency: ≥ 92% @ Typical Load|
|80 PLUS Rating: 80 PLUS Platinum|
|ErP 2014 Lot 3: Yes|
|Operating Temperature: 0-50°C|
|Power Good Signal: 100 - 150 ms|
|Hold Up Time: ≥ 16ms|
|MTBF: >100,000 Hours|
|Protections: OPP, OVP, OCP, UVP, SCP, OTP, Surge, and Inrush Protection|
|Regulatory: TUV, cTUVus, CE, BSMI, FCC, CCC, EAC, UKCA|
|ATX 24 Pin Connectors: 1|
|EPS 4+4 Pin Connectors: 1|
|EPS 8 Pin Connector: 1|
|SATA Connectors: 12|
|Peripheral 4 Pin Connectors: 4|
|PCI-e 6+2 Pin Connectors: 6|
|USB Protocol 10P: 1|
|Series: XG Series|
|80 Plus: Platinum|
|Modular: Full Modular|
|Wattage: Above 750W|
If we put aside the technical characteristics of the power supply itself we are left with visual and real working experience. Now real working experience will not be covered here since yea it is working great but it needs some time and a long period of testing in order to be able to say that it is indeed reliable and great but considering I have never had any issues personally with power supplies from Cooler Master I will assume that this one is also very reliable and hi-quality.
That leaves us basically with looks and feels of supply itself and I must say that I like it, and I mean I like it a lot. It feels hi-quality and it looks hi-quality. The LCD display is very good looking and it is very crisp and readable. With power supply some proprietary software so you can choose what you want on display on the screen and also you can control RGB and display colors with it.
I have not opened the power supply to see how it looks inside but from what I could see I think this would be my new power supply if I were building a new PC now. I recommend it and if you decide to get it I hope it will serve you long long time.
Thank you for reading and I hope to see you next time.
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