My issue here is a very weird one. I just had a power-surge in my room and then my windows display went black and white. The display is B&W but screenshots that I take in windows aren't B&W, as is evident when I transfer them to my phone to look at them. The boot screen is in its normal blue and when I boot Linux, colors work perfectly. Any ideas?

Windows 10, deleted my entire Users/$MyName$/AppData/Local/Temp folder before the surge. The delete was done by then and colors were still working.

  • What about bios? Is it also showing up as black and white? – Don't Root here plz... Sep 17 '16 at 17:13
  • @Don'tRoothereplz... My BIOS was always B&W – techgenius101 Sep 17 '16 at 17:14
  • got a different video port? update drivers lately? system restore? – Tony Stewart Sunnyskyguy EE75 Sep 17 '16 at 17:31
  • @TonyStewart nope, didnt update any drivers recently, and no system restore. If I use the motherboard HDMI, the picture isn't even outputted, and I can only see the image if I plug HDMI into my Graphics card (NVIDIA GTX 960, if that helps). Also I moved everything back into my Temp folder and restarted, no change. :/ – techgenius101 Sep 17 '16 at 17:37
  • then try updating or removing drivers, or try safe mode to confirm it is the driver – Tony Stewart Sunnyskyguy EE75 Sep 17 '16 at 17:39

Actually you have pressed Window + Ctrl + C button by mistake. This shortcut toggles the default color filter.Currently your default color filter is GrayScale and by default filter set to Off.

There are two solution to the problem :

  1. Press again Win + Ctrl + C to toggle off the filter



Open Settings. Click on Ease of Access. Click on Color & high contrast. Under "Color filters," turn Off the Apply color filter toggle switch.


I don't really understand why this actually happened, but When I changed the saturation using my CS:GO Saturation toggler, I got my color back, and it stayed across restarts. Link in case you need it

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