How To Fix OBS Black Screen Windows 11

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If you are a content creator or streamer, you probably already know OBS (Open Broadcasting Software) as one of the most popular tools for collecting and distributing your content. However, encountering the dreaded OBS black screen on Windows 11 can be a frustrating experience. But don't worry! In this blog post, we will explore four effective methods to fix the OBS black screen issue and get your recording or live stream back on track. Let's dive in and solve this problem together!  

Update the OBS and Illustrations Drivers

The OBS dark screen issue could be caused by an outdated version of OBS or inconsistent design drivers. To address this, use the following methods:

  1. Navigate to the Assistance menu in OBS.
  2. Click "Check for Updates" to ensure OBS is up to date.
  3. Now is an excellent opportunity to update your illustration drivers. Select "Gadget Administrator" from the menu that appears after pressing the Windows + X keys.
  4. Expand the "Show connectors" section, right-click your graphics card, and select "Update driver."
  5. Select "Search consequently for refreshed driver programming" to allow Windows to locate and install the most recent drivers.

Change the OBS Similarity Settings

OBS may not always be fully compatible with Windows 11, resulting in the dark screen issue. To get around this, try altering the similarity settings:

  • Right-click the OBS alternate method or executable and choose "Properties."
  • Navigate to the "Similarity" tab in the Properties window.
  • Look for the container beside "Run this program in similarity mode for" and select an earlier Windows version, such as Windows 10.
  • Click "Apply" and then "Alright" to save your changes.
  • Now, restart OBS and see whether the dark screen problem persists.

Arrange the OBS Designs Settings

Incorrect illustration settings inside OBS could also be the blame for the dark screen. This is how you can accurately design them:
  1. Go to the "Record" option in OBS.
  2. Click on "Settings" and then on the "Video" tab.
  3. Make sure the "Base (Material) Goal" portion matches your Windows 11 work area objective.
  4. Set the "Result (Scaled) Goal" to the optimal recording or streaming objective (preferably the same as your Material Goal).
  5. Click "Apply" and then "Alright" to save your changes.

Take a look at the GPU Speed Increase Settings

GPU speed boost settings can occasionally disrupt OBS, resulting in the dark screen issue. To verify and alter these settings, use the following methods:
  • Close OBS and any other open applications.
  • Right-click your work area and choose "Show settings."
  • Look down and click "Designs settings" towards the bottom.
  • Under "Designs execution inclination," click "Peruse."
  • Add the OBS executable (obs64.exe) and configure it to use "Superior execution."
  • Select "Elite execution" as the default designs processor for OBS in the "Choices" dialog box.


Managing an OBS dark screen on Windows 11 can be perplexing, especially when you're in the middle of creating incredible content. Whatever the case may be, fear not! You can analyze the problem and resume recording or streaming without incident if you use the four options outlined in this blog post. Keep OBS and your design drivers up to date, modify similarity settings, properly arrange illustration options, and thoroughly examine GPU speed increase settings for optimal performance.

With these investigation methods in your arsenal, you'll be able to solve the OBS dark screen difficulty and continue enthralling your audience with captivating material. Perfect recording and streaming!

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