New PC build - all my games black screen on launch!
Ive recently built a new desktop, here's the specs;
Asus P8Z77-V series mainboard
integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
8gb DDR3 ram
I have installed Steam and number of my current games, however when I launch those games, I get a complete black screen. The computer is not locked up (num lock goes on/off) and the only thing I can do is manually reboot.
So far this has happened with L4D2, Loadout, Chivalry and Unreal Tournament 2004.
I was able to play Minecraft (perhaps because its java based?) and a little of L4D2 once I changed the config 'video' text file to say fullscreen-off nowindowedborder-no.
That text file was found in the Steam/L4D2 content directory after googling 'L4D2 black screen on launch'.
I was hoping all my other games would be similar, but they are have vastly different file structures an no 'video.txt' files.
My guess is the video is dropping out when it switches from desktop graphics to the 3d for the games. Almost as though the autodetect of video settings is not working. I have made sure I have the latest video drivers.
Also, (related/unrelated) the same thing happens when I hit ctrl+alt+delete to bring up task manager. After hitting ctrl+alt+delete I get a completely black screen. Researching it I have to keep going into windows settings somewhere and change the color values to their default from black (000, 000, 000).
Any tips/suggestions would be great.
Thanks in advance!