Many PCs running Modern Warfare 2 have encountered a problem of black screen during the game play. This short article will help MW2 lovers to fix the problems and enjoy game without any glitches.

Follow the instructions mentioned below to fix MW2:

Change Desktop Resolutions

Close Background Applications

Configure Sound Acceleration

Fix Modern Warfare 2 Registry Entries

Re-Install Modern Warfare 2

Change Desktop Resolutions

Modern Warfare 2 black screen appears due to improper resolution configuration. To set proper resolution follow the steps below:

Right click on empty area of your desktop

Click on Personalize

Click on Display Settings

Change resolutions to 1024X768

Set colors to 32-bit High

Click OK

Close Background Applications

To avoid MW2 black screen make sure that before launching the game you have close unnecessary background applications. Sometime running other programs along with game may prevent you from playing the game smoothly.

Follow the instructions below to close all the background applications:

Hold Windows key and press R

Type msconfig command in Run search box and press Enter

Click on Startup tab

Click on Disable All button

Now click on Services tab

Check Hide All Microsoft Services box and click on Disable All button

Click OK

Restart your computer

Configure Sound Acceleration

Improper sound configuration for Modern Warfare 2 may result in game crashing, freezing and black screen. For proper configuration of sound acceleration follow the steps below:

Click Start and open Control Panel

Click on Sounds and Audio Devices icon

Click on Volume tab

Click on Advanced under Speaker Settings

Now click on Performance tab

From here reduce the hardware acceleration to basic

Click Apply and OK

Note: Bring the sound acceleration settings to normal after playing the game.

Fix Game Registry Entries

If the registry entry of Modern Warfare 2 gets corrupt this may result in black screen problem. In order to resolve the problem you need to install a registry cleaner program to fix the MW2 registry entries. It can be done manually by opening registry editor. But any wrong step may result in crashing of Windows. Therefore you should install a Registry Cleaner program as it automatically repairs corrupt registry entries.

Re-Install Game

MW2 black screen issue may appear if the installation files are corrupt. Installing MW2 again may resolve the problem. Follow the steps below:

Open Control Panel

Click Programs and Features

Select game and uninstall

Follow the instructions

Before restarting the PC delete the MW2 folder from C:\

Restart your PC

Install the Modern Warfare 2 again


Source by A. Honey