Opera Black Screen on Windows 10 | How To Fix [Complete Guide]

The Opera web browser is one of the most popular free browsers among Windows 10 users. Opera web browser was the one who started off handy features like pop-up blocking, private browsing, speed dial, tabbed browsing and re-opening recently closed tabs. It may have originated these convenient features, but still, Chrome took its place to be the most popular web browser.

The only thing that has kept the integrity of Opera is practical features like built-in VPN, built-in messenger, built-in ad-blocker, and much more. It may be a reliable browser, but there are occasions where users face many issues like the Opera Black Screen on Windows 10. In this article, we’ll try to solve this issue by applying different troubleshooting procedures

How to Fix Opera Black Screen Issue?

Today, we’re going to attempt different troubleshooting steps to resolve this issue. However, before starting this method, restart your computer first, so your system is refreshed and free of corrupt and temporary data, it might help our cause. Several reasons might have caused this trouble; it may be because of your out-dated browser version or corrupted browsing data. Nevertheless, we have a list of suggested troubleshooting steps that might assist you in resolving this particular issue.

Restart your browser

First things first, the first method you need to try is to completely restart the browser. Open the task manager and close the browser from there. After closing the browser from the task manager, try opening it again to see if the problem has been solved or is it still there.

Enabling Flash

A primary reason that might be causing this problem is that you haven’t allowed Flash. Majority of multimedia content on the web pages require Adobe Flash to be displayed

  • Open the Opera web browser
  • Click on Menu
  • From there, select Extensions and then go to Manage Extensions
  • Remove any Flash Player that has been  installed by mistake
  • Now go to Menu again
  • Click settings
  • Type Flash in the settings search bar
  • From the results, opt for Detect and run valuable Flash content

Check if the Opera Black Screen problem has been solved or it’s still there

Enable JavaScript

If the problem is still there even after enabling Flash, try enabling JavaScript too. Most of the web pages that you’re trying to may need access to JavaScript.

  • Open   Opera
  • Click on Menu and go to Settings
  • Type Java in the settings search bar
  • Turn On Allow all sites to run JavaScript
  • Restart your browser

Check if the complication has been resolved or it’s still there

Disable Hardware Acceleration

The Hardware Acceleration is a great feature that enhances video playback of your browser by passing the entire load to your graphics card instead of your processor. But sometimes, it can be harmful if you have a low-end graphics card.  Therefore, it is suggested to disable this feature.

  • Open the Opera web browser
  • Click on Menu and go to Settings
  • In settings, check the box that says Show advanced settings
  • Now click on Browser
  • Scroll down to System tab
  • Uncheck the box saying Use hardware acceleration when available
  • Restart your browser

Check if the complication has been resolved or it’s still there

Clear your Browsing Data

There is a slight risk that the cache data stored in your browser has to turn into corrupted data and is causing this problem. To avoid this risk, you need to clear your browsing data to see if it solves the problem.

  • Open Opera
  • Hold the Ctrl button and press H to open the History window
  • Click the Clear browsing data that is situated in the upper right corner of your screen
  • Now click The beginning of time in the drop-down window
  • Now check all the boxes you wish to clear, make sure to check cached images and files and cookies
  • Click Clear browsing data

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Update your Graphics card drivers

There’s a slight chance that this problem may have been caused by your out-dated graphics card drivers, try updating them to see if it solves the problem

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card installed in your system, follow these steps;

  • Now hold the Windows key and then press R to open the Run box
  • Type msconfig in the search box and click OK
  • The System Configurations will open, now click the Boot tab beneath the Boot options
  • Check the box saying Safe boot and press OK.
  • When you’re told to restart your system to apply these changes, select Restart to boot into Safe Mode
  • After restarting your system, go to your local hard disk located in This PC, go to local disk C and navigate to NVIDIA folder
  • Right-click on the NVIDIA folder and select Delete
  •  Hold the Windows button and then press R to open the Run box 
  • Type devmgmt.msc in the search box and click OK to open the Device Manager Window
  • Enlarge the Display Adapters field to show all the networks adapters installed by your machine
  • Right-click on the Nvidia adapter and uninstall it
  • Click OK when prompted to delete the device to remove the adapter and uninstall the driver from your system.
  • Now hold the Windows key and then press R to open the Run box
  • Type msconfig in the search box and click OK to open the System Configurations
  • Click the Boot tab beneath the Boot options and uncheck the Safe boot, then Click OK
  • Click Restart when told to restart your computer to apply these changes
  • Now download the latest Nvidia driver from https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx
  • Run the setup file and follow the commands
  • Now select the Custom installation and check all the boxes in the Custom installation window
  • Make sure to check the box that says Perform a clean install
  • Reboot your system

If you have AMD graphics card installed in your system, follow these steps;

  • Download  the AMD Cleanup Utility from https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/gpu-601
  • Navigate to the file where it is saved and double click on the AMDCleanupUtility.exe file
  • After opening the file, a dialogue box appears that states AMD Cleanup Utility have identified that your system is not in Safe Mode.
  • It will provide an option to restart your computer to run the Utility in Safe Mode.
  • Click Yes to restart the system and run the AMD Cleanup Utility in Safe mode
  • After that, another dialogue box appears stating that the AMD Cleanup Utility will delete all the AMD drivers and application tools
  • Click OK to continue.
  • Now the AMD Utility will be minimized to the system tray, and the progress is displayed as a tooltip
  • The Cleanup process will run in the background, to check its progress, float the mouse pointer over the AMD symbol in the notification area
  • After the Cleanup is completed, you will be notified through a message.
  • You check the list of components that were uninstalled by clicking on View Report.
  • Click Finish to exit the Utility and restart your computer

Now that you’ve uninstalled the out-dated drivers, it’s time to download the latest drivers.  You can also take help from the AMD Driver Auto-detect tool.

Download this handy tool from https://www.amd.com/en/support

  • Go to the AMD Driver and Support page
  • Navigate to the Auto Detect and Install Radeon Graphics Driver for Windows section
  • Now Click Download Now to start downloading the file
  • After the download is complete, open the file to run the installer
  • Click Install to complete the process and extract the required files
  • Once the extraction of files needed is done, the tool will automatically start
  •  Check the End User License Agreement and Information about the User Experience Improvement Program
  • Click Accept and Install after reviewing the License agreement, the tool will automatically try to find the installed AMD graphics product and OS
  • Once these files are identified, the tool will now display the recommended and Optional driver packages that are compatible with your graphics product and with your installed driver.
  • Choose the version that you wish to install and click Express Installation
  • Once the download is complete, the package will automatically start the installation
  • Reboot your system

If you have an Integrated Graphics (Intel), follow these steps;

  • Hold the Windows button and then press R to open the Run box
  • Type devmgmt.msc in the search box and click Enter to open the Device Manager
  • Enlarge the Display adapters in the Device Manager
  • Right-click on your graphics driver and select Uninstall
  • You will undergo the uninstallation wizard to uninstall the drivers
  • Reboot your system
  • Your computer will automatically reinstall the same version of graphics drivers

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Reinstalling Opera

If none of the above procedures helps to solve the issue, try reinstalling Opera to see if it solves the issue

  • Open Opera
  • Go to settings and click on Apps and then navigate to the Opera app
  • Select the Opera app and click Uninstall
  • Take help from CCleaner to delete all the registry values and remaining folders
  • Now go to https://www.opera.com/tl
  • Download the Opera Installer
  • Run the setup and install it

Check if the complication has been solved or it’s still there.

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