Starting programs is an everyday activity for computer users. You will often need to start a program to complete a task. For example, you would need to open a file in Word to write a new document, or you would need to open the Windows Run window to launch a command.
Knowing how to start programs can be useful in computing tasks. For example, you could use this knowledge to learn how to start certain hidden programs on your computer that you do not use often. You could also learn how to disable the ability to start programs on your computer, which would be an important security measure.
Knowing what program starts what other programs is fairly simple once you get the hang of it.
GDI, or the Graphics Device Interface, is the part of the Win32 subsystem that is used to start the process of displaying graphics. GDI interfaces with lower level libraries to create and manage graphical objects such as lines, circles, and text.
The term Graphic refers to both raster and vector images. Raster images are defined by a collection of pixels, or tiny squares of color. Each pixel has a specific color, and when many are arranged in a specific order, they form an image.
A vector image is defined by points and paths connecting these points. These points and paths define what shape the image is, like a circle or rectangle. Many modern graphics are a mix of these two types, having some detail as a vector image but being rendered as a raster image.
The Device part of Graphics Device Interface refers to physical devices such as your computer’s monitor or printer.
What is GDI?
GDI, or Graphics Device Interface, is the part of the Windows operating system that starts the process of displaying graphics.
Windows has a subsystem that handles all functions related to displaying graphics on the screen, including creating and managing bitmap images and printing.
This subsystem consists of several components, one of which is GDI. GDI stands for Graphics Device Interface and refers to the component of the Windows operating system that manages graphic output via various devices, like printers and display screens.
The role of GDI is to provide an interface between applications (such as word processors or email clients) and devices (such as display screens or printers). GDI does this by managing data in various formats (such as bitmap or vector images) and by managing different devices.
By doing this, applications do not need to know how to speak different device languages or manage data in different formats—GDI does it for them.
What program is used to start the part of the Win32 subsystem that displays graphics?
The program that starts the part of the Win32 subsystem that displays graphics is referred to as the graphics device interface (or GDI) subsystem.
A user interface software called a window manager uses the GDI subsystem to draw graphics on the screen. The window manager also controls which programs have access to the GDI subsystem, so that it can display its windows and other graphical elements.
The GDI subsystem has been replaced in Windows 10 with the Windows Display Driver Model (or WDDM). The WDDM is a set of standards for GPU drivers that enable better compatibility and performance across different devices and operating systems.
Having a standardized protocol for GPU drivers improves performance by ensuring that all compatible devices are using similar methods to render graphics on the screen.
Find the GDI display engine
The Graphics Device Interface (GDI) is the part of the Windows operating system that handles graphics.
The GDI display engine is the part of the GDI that handles displaying graphics. The display engine is a piece of software that is used to start the part of the Win32 subsystem that displays graphics.
Windows uses its own graphic interface called Windows Graphics Device Interface (WinGI) which is built on top of Direct3D. A graphics device driver, also known as a device driver, communicates with the WinGI to display graphics.
There are two main types of device drivers: kernel mode and user mode. Kernel mode drivers run in the operating system’s kernel which means they have full access to all parts of the OS including hardware such as GPUs. User mode drivers run in user space which means they have limited access to parts of the OS including hardware such as GPUs.
Change the display settings
The settings for your display can also affect the way Windows 10 works. You can access these settings by going to Settings > System > Display.
Here, you can adjust the screen resolution, choose a different screen size or orientation, and disable Miracast or device sharing.
If you have a multiple monitors set up, you can also adjust which monitors are displayed. The “ arrange all displays” option allows for more customization here.
If you find that issues with graphics are occurring only on one monitor, try switching to the alternative setting for your display and then test the computer again. This will help determine if the issue is due to the display or something else.
Use a different program
If you are having trouble starting the part of the Win32 subsystem that displays graphics, try using a different program to open the window.
There are many applications, or programs, that can be used to create windows, such as Paint, Word, Notepad, and Internet Explorer. If one of these opens a window when you try to start one via the Start Menu or Desktop shortcut, then your computer has recovered.
If none of those programs work, then try using one that is similar to ones you have used before. If you have never used any before, then try searching for one online and downloading it.
Run the troubleshooter
If the problem is with Display Settings, then there’s a troubleshooter for that! You can run the Display Settings Troubleshooter to fix some issues with your settings.
To do this, go to the Windows 10 Settings Menu and then select Accounts > Accessibility > Display Disability Features > Run Diagnostics.
A new window will open where you can select “Run diagnostics” again. This will take you to the Microsoft servers where it will run tests on your settings. If there is an issue, it will provide a solution.
If you do not have access to the Accessibility menu, you can try restarting your computer and pressing F5 to Refresh your PC. This should re-open the Accessibility menu.
Update your graphics driver
A graphics driver is software that controls your computer’s hardware and allows applications to use the hardware to display images and graphics.
Like I mentioned earlier, wuen32.sys is a part of the Windows operating system. The Windows subsystem uses a graphics driver to display graphics when you use Windows commands such as cd or start Command Prompt.
Windows 10 comes with its own graphics driver, but it may be out of date depending on when you’re reading this. This is why some people experience the black screen issue- their computer doesn’t have an updated graphics driver that works with the latest version of the Windows operating system.
To fix this issue, check to see if your computer manufacturer has updated their drivers and if they’re compatible with your version of Windows. Otherwise, search for your computer model on software update and/or download software from the manufacturer to update the drivers.