I have recently upgraded to WIndows 10 on an older HP Pavillion laptop. The problem I have is inconsistent and there is no pattern to it. The internet is flooded with issues/fixes for the Black screen at startup, or Black screen with only mouse pointer showing, or whatever someone choose to call the problem. But they all have to do with startup. that is NOT my problem. My computer starts up fine and I have no issues with login.
However , what happens to me is when I start up a program whether it be outlook , excel, a browser, or whatever program you happen to have installed on a computer, when the window pops up it is a black screen. I can close it/minimize it, and and move the window around, but everything in the window is black. If I happen to be familiar with that particular window and know approximately where an item inside it is (such as an OK button) , I can click it and it does what it is suppose to do. So it is not hung up or anything, I just can't see it.
Other problem is its completely inconsistent. It will work fine for 30 min, and then all of a sudden I open another window within the app/program (like as simple as a menu item from the menu bar) and its blacked out. Sometimes it does it right way when I start it up a new program. Only thing that fixes it is a reboot.
I've rechecked my display drivers and made sure everything is up to date, and done different diagnostics using various software and they all say everything is fine. I'm at a loss. I'm about ready to toss the computer and buy a new one.
Any help would be much appreciated !!! Thanks