On occasion when I am not physically at home, I will login remotely to my computer using Remote Desktop. When I return home I then have to login locally; however, immediately after login I am presented with a black screen. Has anyone else encountered this issue and know of a solution?
As far as I can tell the system appears to switch over to virtual devices for the remote desktop session, but when I then login locally it doesn't switch back to the physical devices.
I don't have any trouble with local logins normally. And I can login remotely repeatedly without issue. It's only when I attempt to login locally after I have been logged in remotely that the issue occurs.
While viewing the black screen, Ctrl-Alt-Del does not appear to do anything. There is a mouse cursor visible that I can move around for a short time (5-10 seconds) before it freezes. Once it reaches this point, the only remedy I have found is to hard restart my computer physically using the power button.
The computer was upgraded from Windows 7 where I used to do the exact same thing and had no trouble at all. I could remote desktop into my computer assuming the existing session, then login locally and assume the same session, and repeat as I wished.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled drivers for my monitor (Samsung SyncMaster T240HD) and display adapter (EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670). I have logged into safe mode, enabled display all hidden devices, and uninstalled all other monitor or display adapter devices that I could find, which was only a single hidden monitor device for an old monitor I had.
I have checked the system, application, and security logs and found no warnings or errors either during the remote login or the subsequent local login.