How I fixed a black screen on startup on Windows 7

So the situation was: black screen on normal startup, but safe mode worked fine.

I originally thought something was wrong with the startup process itself, perhaps BitLocker had gotten corrupted, but a startup repair eventually ruled that out.

Seems like it was the graphic cards display adapter that was acting funny and the fix was surprisingly easy:

Simply uninstall the display adapter driver via Device Manager, reboot and it should be fixed.

Windows 7 reinstalled the malfunctioning driver and it fixed the problem right away.

I still recommend to be cautious when uninstalling drivers though, don’t want the screen to be permanently black would we..

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