How to Fix “Input Not Supported” Error on Monitor Screen

"Input Not Supported" is an error message that appears on a monitor screen when the connected device sends a signal that is not supported by the monitor's display settings. This can be caused by various factors such as incorrect display settings, outdated graphics drivers, or hardware compatibility issues.

Come to a situation while after recent windows upgrade Windows Logo appears with a loading icon and then the screen goes blank and says “Input not Supported.” Or sometimes, while trying to open a game screen goes black with a message “Input Not Supported.” Usually, this message “Input Not Supported” means that somehow your resolution has been set to a resolution that is not supported on your monitor/screen. That mostly causes because of Outdated or corrupted Display driver, faulty VGA cable, Incorrect Screen resolution setup or if the problem occurs while playing games, there is a chance it’s not compatible with the current windows version.

Fix input not supported in Windows 10

If you are also struggling with this problem “input not supported” and looking at how to fix the Monitor input not supported issue, then you have definitely come to the right place. Here we have collected 5 most applicable solutions that fix input not supported problems on windows 10, 8.1 and 7.

  1. If you are getting “input not supported” While trying to play games, it’s probably because of compatibility issues.
  2. Right-click on the game setup file and click on ‘properties.’
  3. Click on the ‘compatibility’ tab and check the box ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ and select Windows 7/8/8.1 operating system from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click on ‘Apply’ and click ‘OK’ and run the file to install it.

Check VGA cable is Connected properly

First of all, power off the computer, and check the VGA cable, it’s properly connected on Both PC and Monitor VGA port. Also, if possible, try a different VGA

Note: If you have a Graphics card installed on your PC, make sure you connected the VGA cable to the Graphics card’s VGA port, Not the PC’s VGA port.

Graphics card VGA port

Tweak your resolution settings on Safe mode

As you are unable to get the normal display, Windows is only showing a Black screen with the error message “input not supported” That causes Start Windows in Safe mode, then try to change the best resolution from display settings.

  1. To Start windows safe mode, you need to boot from installation media (if you don’t have one, check how to create windows 10 bootable USB/DVD from here)
  2. Skip the first installation screen, then click on repair your computer, followed by Troubleshoot and then Advanced options.
  3. Afterward, go to “Advanced options” and click Start-up Settings. Under “Startup Settings,” click Restart. and press F4 to boot into safe mode.

windows 10 safe mode types

  • When windows boot into safe mode, with minimum system requirements, right-click on your Desktop and select “Display settings.”
  • And Change the resolution.
  • Note: You can try changing the resolution other than the recommended resolution if it wasn’t working. It is advised to choose a low resolution and work your way up in order to determine which one works best for you.

change display resolution

  • Now click on the Advanced display settings link.
  • In the Advanced display settings window, locate the name of the monitor that is having the Input not supported on the monitor issue.
  • Click on Display adapter properties for Display.
  • Navigate to the Monitor tab.
  • Move down to the Screen refresh rate.
  • Choose the recommended rate for your monitor from the drop-down menu.
  • Make sure to click OK to save your changes!
  • After that restart windows to start normally and check the “input not supported” issue is solved.

Advanced display settings

Update Display Driver

Again missing or corrupted device drivers (especially the monitor driver and graphics card driver) will cause the “Input Not Supported” error. So it’s recommended to keep your drivers up to date and in perfect condition – otherwise, they refuse to work the way they are supposed to and you face issues like the one that brought you here.

This time boot into safe mode with networking (so that we can use the internet to download the latest driver software)

  1. Open Device Manager by using devmgmt.msc from the start menu search.
  2. Expand the display driver and Locate your graphics card in the list of the devices your PC uses.
  3. Please right-click on the piece of hardware in question and choose the option to update its driver.
  4. Let Device Manager search for the necessary driver software online.
  5. Do the same procedure for the monitor driver, and let windows detect and install the best driver software for you.
  6. You can also manually update the display driver by downloading the latest graphics driver from the manufacturer’s website and installing it on your PC.
  7. Restart your computer so that the newly installed drivers can settle down and start working correctly.

Did these solutions help to fix Windows 10 display input problem ” Input not supported”? Let us know in the comments below,

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