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Top 7 useful ways to fix Windows 11 Photos black screen error

Are you facing a black screen problem in Windows 11? Here are some fixes for you.

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Windows 11 is a long-awaited update over the old Windows 10 operating system (OS). The new OS has tons of new features and redesigned user interface. But the OS is still in its early stage and the application along with UI still needs some polishing. One such application is the photos app in Windows 11. Many users are facing black screen errors on Windows 11. As soon as they open an image or open the application, they face a black screen with no response by application. If you are also facing Windows 11 photos black screen error, worry not, here are some fixes.

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Windows 11 has a built-in troubleshooter for the application in the Windows store and it is very easy to launch. Follow these steps.

Step 1 – On the search bar search for Find and fix problems with Windows Store Apps.

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Find and fix problems with Windows Store Apps.

Step 2 – Press next to let the system automatically detect the problem and fix it for you.

Automatic trouble shoot applications

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  • Repair/Reset Photos application

Repairing and resetting the application will bring back the application to the factory setting, it will fix the issue if caused by any bug.

Step 1 – Press the Start button and head to Add and remove programs.

Add and remove program

Step 2 –  Search Microsoft Photos application then tap on the 3 dot menu to see Advanced options.

Advance options in Microsoft Photos

Step 3 – Try both the repair and reset options to see if it works for you.

Reset or repair photos application

  • End task Photos

This method works similar to Force stop in Android smartphones. To initiate this press Ctrl+Shift+Esc simultaneously to see the task manager in front of you. Search for Photos and then either press end task or right-click and press end task from the drop-down list.

End task for Microsoft Photos

  • Update graphic drivers

From the display of your system to any viewing of the image requires graphic drivers by your system. If the current graphics drivers are not compatible with the current OS it may generally create issues and give a buggy performance. It’s easy to fix though, do not try it if you have no knowledge of updating drivers as this will result in your display not working completely. Head to Device Manager at the start and then to Display adapters, right-click to select update driver and let it search automatically.

Update graphic driver for Microsoft Photos

  • Reinstall Photos via PowerShell

This again is advised for people with little knowledge of how PowerShell works as if anything goes wrong it can cause further troubles. Press start and run PowerShell as administrator. Inside the PowerShell execute the following command.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Reinstall Photos with powershell

Upon restart, your system will automatically install the Photos application. If not Download from Here.

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  • Uninstall updates

The issue may have been caused due to a bad update. By removing and uninstalling the recent updates, it will solve the black screen problem on your Photos app. To do this press the Start button and search View your update history. Here head to the last and select Uninstall updates. After which the system will ask you to select a previous version, select according to your convenience and you should be good to go.

Uninstall updates to fix Photos

  • Use a third-party application

There are tons of third party applications/image viewers available for Windows 11. Our pick for this purpose is ImageGlass by Kobe. This application is absolutely free and supports lots of tools and formats for the ease of its consumers. The developers are active and push out regular features and updates. Try this application if you face Photos Black Screen error.

Image glass by Kobe

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