How to Fix Video Issues on Windows 10

Introduction

Video issues can be frustrating. This guide will help you to troubleshoot a variety of video issues you may come across.

computer with keyboard, monitor, and mouse

? What video issues are you having?

  1. Stretched, Squished, Fuzzy
  2. Display dim, or colors off
  3. Display keeps shutting off
  4. No Display

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Video issues can be frustrating. This guide will help you to troubleshoot a variety of video issues you may come across.

computer with keyboard, monitor, and mouse

  1. Right-click on an empty section of your desktop and click Display Settings.
    context menu with display settings highlighted

  2. If using multiple monitors, choose the monitor you wish to adjust.
    display settings with monitors highlighted

  3. Click the drop down and choose a resolution you wish to use.
    display settings with resolution box highlighted
  1. Click the Start button.
    Windows 10 start button icon.
  2. Click the Settings button on the left side of the start menu
    Windows 10 settings button icon.
  3. Click Update and Security.
    Windows 10 update and security icon.
  4. Click Check for updates.
    Windows 10 update and security screen with check for updates highlighted.
  5. Once the system has finished checking for updates, it will automatically download and install the latest applicable updates.
  6. The system also may prompt you to restart, if it does, please do so at your soonest convenience otherwise the update process will not complete.

If you system was already recently updated, chances are that no further updates are available and your Update status will indicate: Your device is up to date.

Before you restart or shut down your PC, make sure to save all necessary work to prevent data loss.
  1. Select the Start menu, then select Power.
    Windows 10 Start Menu
    Windows 10 Power Button
  2. Select Restart.
    Windows 10 Power menu with Restart highlighted.
Night light changes the color on the screen at night to make it easier on your eyes. Use the following steps to modify the settings.
  1. Right-click on an empty section of your desktop and click Display Settings.
    Context menu with Display Settings highlighted

  2. Use the toggle to turn on or off Night Light.
    display settings with color toggle highlighted

  3. You can click Night light settings to modify additional settings.
    display settings with night light settings highlighted
  4. To change the color temperature, you can slide the bar left and right.
    Night light settings with color temperature highlighted

  5. To set a schedule you can toggle the Schedule Night Light to on and manage your schedule.
    night light settings with schedule toggle highlighted
  1. Click the Start button.
    Windows 10 start button icon.
  2. Click the Settings button on the left side of the start menu
    Windows 10 settings button icon.
  3. Click Update and Security.
    Windows 10 update and security icon.
  4. Click Check for updates.
    Windows 10 update and security screen with check for updates highlighted.
  5. Once the system has finished checking for updates, it will automatically download and install the latest applicable updates.
  6. The system also may prompt you to restart, if it does, please do so at your soonest convenience otherwise the update process will not complete.

If you system was already recently updated, chances are that no further updates are available and your Update status will indicate: Your device is up to date.

Before you restart or shut down your PC, make sure to save all necessary work to prevent data loss.
  1. Select the Start menu, then select Power.
    Windows 10 Start Menu
    Windows 10 Power Button
  2. Select Restart.
    Windows 10 Power menu with Restart highlighted.
  1. Open the Start Menu.
    start menu icon

  2. Choose the Settings icon.
    settings icon

  3. Choose the System icon.
    system icon

  4. On the left side of the screen, choose Power & sleep.
    system menu with power and sleep highlighted

  5. Change Screen and Sleep settings as needed.
    Power and sleep settings with turn off time choices highlighted
  1. Ensure that the power cord is securely plugged in from the wall to the Monitor & PC.
    Power Cable

  2. Check the video cable to make sure it is securely plugged into the PC and the monitor. If your computer supports more than 1 video port, try plugging the cable in a different port.
    Different display types

  3. Ensure that both your computer and monitor are powered on. This will usually be indicated by a light on the monitor and computer.
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