Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 does not start - screen black

When you start Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 for the first time or after an update, it may happen that the software opens for a few seconds but then displays a black screen and then quits immediately. So it is not possible to start the game, let alone play it.


If you have made the same experience with your Flight Simulator, then we would like to give you some tips that will help you to start Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

What you can do if Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 does not start or the screen goes black

Tip 1: Update graphics card driver

For many graphics cards the driver has been updated especially for MS Flight Simulator. Therefore you should check if a newer driver is available in case of errors or problems. The easiest way to do this is via the update center provided by the driver, such as the Nvidia "Game Experience Center".

Tip 2: Update Windows operating system

It is always worthwhile to keep the Windows operating system up to date. Therefore you should search for new updates by clicking on "Search" at the bottom left and entering "Update". Then select "Check for Updates".

As a result, Windows will now check for the latest updates and install them if necessary.

Tip 3: Start Flightsimulator as administrator

Start Flightsimulator by right-clicking on the file and selecting "Run as Administrator" from the context menu.

Tip 4: Adjust resolution

Try to adjust the resolution of the game or of Windows as a test and change it from 3440×1440 pixels to 1920×1080 pixels, for example.

We hope that one of the tips above will help you fix a black screen in Microsoft Flight Simulator games so that the game can be started and played without any problems.


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