Fix Windows 10 won't shut down with black screen

Fix Windows 10 won’t shut down with black screen

Many users report that their PC won’t shut down properly and ended up with a black screen, keeping lid light on. If you power off your pc or force shut down repeatedly, it might create trouble in your system. I have compiled some solution to fix windows 10 won’t shutdown with black screen problem.

Let’ fix it.

Solution 1: Turn off fast startup

This features introduced in Windows 8 and exists in Windows 10. Fast startup mixes the traditional shutdown process with hibernation. If this feature enabled, Windows 8/10- discards all your open projects and files, but saves the state of windows kernel to disk. Next time your boot up your PC, Windows restores the kernel and starts up the rest of system.

To turn off Fast startup, follow the steps.

Step 1: Open settings. Click on start icon and click settings. Or simply press Windows key + I.

Step 2: Click on Sytem.

system apps

Step 3: Click on Power & Sleep.

Power and sleep

Step 4: Now click on Additional power settings on the right panel.

Additional power settings

Step 5: Click on choose what the power button does.

Choose what power buttons do

Step 6: Click on change settings that are currently unavailable.

Choose setting that are currently unavailable

Step 7: Uncheck turn on fast startup and click on save changes.

Turn off fast startup

Now shut down your PC and chek if Windows 10 won’t shutdown with black screen is fixed.

Solution 2: Complete shutdown

The hybrid shut down does not shut your system down completely. Follow the steps to shut down your PC completely .

Step 1: Type CMD in the search bar. Right-click on Command Prompt and click on Run as administrator.

Run Command Prompt

Step 2: Type shutdown /s /t 5command and hit Enter.

Complete shut down commmand

Step 3: To reboot your system run shutdown /r/ t 5 command.

Press shift key and while you are shutting down your PC by this process start>power> shutdown. This process skips hybrid shutdown ansd shutdown the PC completely.

Now check if the problem Windows 10 won’t shut down with black screen, fixed or not.

Solution 3: Disable Intel management engine interface driver

Some times the updates Intel management engine interface driver conflicts with operating system. This can create trouble on windows shut down. Install old version of this driver or disabling it, may solve your problem. To disable the driver follow this.

Step 1: Press Windows key + X and choose Device manager.

Device manager

Step 2: Navigate Intel management engine interface driver and right click on it.

Step 3: Choose disable from the menu.

Otherwise, download lower version of driver from Intel official website.

Close the window and restart your computer to take effect. Again try to shut down your computer and see that happens.

Solution 4: Install latest updates

Installing latest updates in Windows 10 might fix this problem.

Step 1: Click on start icon on the down left corner.

Step 2: Select settings.

Step 3: Click on Windows update.

windows update

Step 4: Click Check for update. Make sure you are connected to the Internet.

Windows will take some time to search for updates and install. Now restart your computer to take effect of updates, and your problem Windows 10 won’t shut down with black screen is fixed.

Run Windows update troubleshooter

If the previous methods do not works, try this. Although it seems, this is not solution for this problem. But sometimes, this method works for many user.

Step 1: Type troubleshoot in the search bar and click on Troubleshoot Settings.

Step 2: Choose Windows update to resolve problems that prevent you from updating windows.

Step 3; Click on Run the troubleshooter.

windows update troubleshoot

Windows will take some time in findinf problem in your system and fix it.

Disable Intel Rapid Technology service

Some times Intel rapid technology service your computer from preventing shut down smoothly. Disable it to fix the issue.

Step 1: Type service in the search bar and open services app. You can press Windows key + R to open Run.

Step 2: Write services.msc and click on Ok or hit Enter.


Step 3: Find Intel Rapid Technology service and double-click on it.

Step 4: Change service type to Disabled and service status to stopped.

Step 5; Click OK and close the Window.

Now restart your PC to make changes.


Try these methods one by one to fix Windows 10 won’t shut down with black screen problem. If your problem still continues reset the power plan and update BIOS. Otherwise, reet your pc.


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