Windows 10 - using tv as monitor - black on startup


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Hey guys,

I'm using my hd tv via hdmi as the sole monitor for my Windows 10 desktop. However I keep finding when starting up PC after shutting down, that after the first 10-15 seconds the tv goes black as if the monitor has been disconnected. Ive tried unplugging the hdmi cable from to and PC then plugging in again, using a vga cable to PC and to instead, turning off tv, changing the input source on tv. But anything I try, I'm still not able to bring the image back. The only way I've been able to fix it is I've had to resort to turning the PC off from the mains (which makes me very uneasy as its not good to do so) and turn it on again, whereby it magically works fine with no issue second time round.

Is there anything I can do to prevent this from occurring (in display settings possibly?)

Thanks in advance