How To Fix Desktop Turns Pink Or Purple In Windows 10

If you are experiencing a pink or purple color screen on your desktop, this might be because of various reasons like incorrectly connected cables, no proper installation of windows updates, outdated drivers or you may need to do some background settings. So in this article let us see different methods on how can we solve this issue. Let us start!


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Method 1: Make Sure The Connector Cable Is Firm

If your connector cable is not firm, sometimes the monitor may cause discoloration. so make sure you have connected the cable correctly and firmly into the port. Also, check if the cable is defective or damaged, if so use a new cable and check if the problem is resolved. Try checking the connector cable into another device and test it


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Method 2: Turn Off The Color Filters

 

Step 1: Open the Windows Settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2: Click on Ease Of Access

 

Ease Access

 

Step 3: On the left, click on Color Filters

 

Color Filters

 

Step 4: On the right side under Use color filters, if the color filter is on that means if its toggle bar is in blue color then turn off the color filters. This can be done by clicking on the toggle bar.

 

Turn Off Color

Method 3: Roll back The Driver To The Old Version

If you are facing the issue after the latest windows update then try to roll back to the previous version

Step 1: Press Windows + X keys together, there appears a list of options, click on Device Manager


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Device Manager

 

Step 2: Expand the display adapters option by clicking on the arrow beside it

Step 3: Right-click on the driver and click on Update driver

 

Update Driver

 

Step 4: Click on the “Browse my computer for drivers” option

 

Browse

 

Step 5: Then select “Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer” and click on Next

 

Check List

 

Step 6: From the Model section select the previous old driver and click on Next

 

Old Drivers

 

Step 7: Follow the onscreen instructions to install it and once done restart your system

Method 4: Update The Graphics Driver

 

Step 1: Press Windows + X keys together, there appears a list of options, click on Device Manager

 

Device Manager

 

Step 2: Expand the display adapters option by clicking on the arrow beside it

 

Step 3: Right-click on the driver and click on Update driver

 

Update Driver

 

Step 4: Select the “Search automatically for drivers” option

 

Automatic Drivers

 

Step 5: Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process and then restart the system

Method 5: Use Compatibility Mode

 

Step 1: If you are facing the issue while playing a game then right-click on the game and select properties from the list

Step 2: This will open the game properties, go to the Compatibility tab

Step 3: Make sure the options Disable Visual Themes and Disable Desktop Composition are selected. If not, select them by clicking on the checkbox beside them

Method 6: Perform A Clean Boot

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together, type msconfig, and hit enter

 

Msconfig

 

Step 2: This will open the System Configuration window

Step 3: Under the General tab choose selective startup by clicking on the radio button beside it

Step 4: Select the Load startup items option by clicking on the checkbox beside it

 

Clean Boot


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Step 5: Click on the Services tab and select the checkbox beside “Hide all Microsoft services

Step 6: Select all other services by clicking on the checkbox beside them. Then click on Disable all button

 

Disable Services

 

Step 7: Select the Startup tab and click on Open Task Manager which will open the task manager window

 

Open Task Manager

 

Step 8: Choose all the items that startup automatically and click on Disable. For example, in the below image I have shown one application. Similarly, repeat for all other applications. Close the task manager window

 

Disable

 

Step 9: To save the changes click on Apply and OK

Step 10: Restart your computer and this should clean boot your system. Now check if the pink color display is disappeared

That’s it! I hope this article is helpful. Do share your thoughts on which of the above methods solved your problem.

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