How to REALLY Fix Screen Flickering or Flashing on Windows 10

How to REALLY Fix Screen Flickering or Flashing on Windows 10


The screen flickering issue can be really irritating. Happily you can fix this problem In this video you are going to find out all the different ways you can fix this problem. Since our videos are short and simple, let’s get started! Let’s fix the obvious problems first. Because you don’t want to be going through many steps, when the problem is in front of you. First check to see if your computer screen is broken. If the computer screen is broken or has cracks, it may flicker or flash. Also check to see if your have the correct refresh rate for your computer screen. To do that, click the ‘Start’ button and then type ‘Display settings’ in the search field. Next select ‘Display settings’ from the results. And now scroll down and then click ‘Advanced display settings.’ Now click ‘Display adapter properties.’ Go to the ‘monitor’ section. Under monitor settings, click the drop-down menu to choose a refresh rate Although your computer should have automatically done this already, choose one and click ‘Apply.’ If the screen flickering stops, this may have been the solution you needed. But, if it doesn’t stop, something else is causing the problem. To find out what is causing the problem, we are going to do a little test. To open the Task Manager, simply hit Ctrl+Shift+ESC on your keyboard. Or you can go to the taskbar. Right-click an empty area on the taskbar and then select ‘Task Manager.’ If you see this small window, click ‘More Details’ to make the Task Manager larger. Of course, if you have this problem, your screen should currently be flickering. Now look at the Task Manager. Is it flickering or not? If the Task Manager is flickering, it means that your computer’s display driver needs to be updated. If the Task Manager is not flickering, it means a recent program or app you’ve installed is causing this. Let’s begin with the graphics software issues. If it is an app that is causing your problem, we will talk about that later. And now we are going to update and remove the graphics card software. To do that, click the ‘Start’ button. and then type ‘Device Manager’ in the search field. and then select ‘Device Manager’ from the search results. Now go to ‘Display Adapters’ and click the arrow next to it. And now you should see the default graphics card for your computer. In my computer, I have the NVIDIA Quadro K600 graphics card. In your computer, it may be Intel Integrated Graphics or some other graphics card. Right-click that graphics card and select ‘Uninstall device.’ You will get a warning that reminds you that you are about to remove the graphics card software. Don’t worry about this because your computer has a backup, basic driver in case you remove the one for your graphics card. Go ahead and click this box that says, ‘Delete the driver software for this device.’ And then click ‘Uninstall.’ And now Windows 10 will remove the graphics card software. Once it is done removing the graphics card software, it is going to make you restart your computer. After restarting your computer, the screen flickering should stop. Although the screen flashing may have stopped, you may realize the screen does not work the way it used to. You should perform a Windows Update to fix this. Windows 10 will get the latest software for your Graphics Card. To do that, click ‘ Start’ button And then type ‘Updates’ in the search field. And then select ‘Check for updates’ in the search results. And this will open the Windows Update settings. And now click ‘Check for updates.’ Windows 10 will install the latest drivers for you. Watch our video on updating the graphics card to find out other ways to do so. Click the link in the description. What if it is an app that is causing the problem? According to Microsoft, some apps have been known to cause this problem. Some of these are Norton Antivirus, iCloud and IDT Audio. To remove those apps, click the ‘Start’ button,. search for ‘apps and features’ in the search field. This will open the system settings and show you all the apps you have on your computer. If you know the app that causing the problem, you can remove it from this list. Click an app and then select ‘Uninstall’ to remove it. What if this doesn’t work? What if this problem started a few days ago? And you are not sure which app is causing this issue. What you can do is a system restore. You can roll back Windows 10 to several days or several weeks ago. To do that, right-click the ‘Start’ button and then choose ‘Run.” This will open up a little box. Type ‘rstrui.exe’ in the text field. If you can remember it, it is in the video description. Now hit Enter or click ‘OK.’ This will open the System Restore tool. System Restore rolls back your apps and settings, but it does not delete your system files. Click ‘Next.’ You should see several days or weeks you can roll back to. Choose a restore point and click ‘Next.’ And then click ‘Finish’ to complete the system restore. What if this also doesn’t work for you? Sometimes disabling Windows Error Reporting services have been known fix this problem. To do this, click the ‘Start’ button. Type ‘System Configuration’ in the search field. Select ‘System Configuration’ from the search results This will open the System Configuration tool. Click the ‘Services’ Tab. Click the ‘Services’ column to arrange the order to locate things easier. Scroll down and go all the way to where it says ‘Windows Error Reporting Service.’ Uncheck the box next to it once you have found it. Now scroll up and do the same for ‘Problems Reports and Solutions.’ Uncheck the box next to it as well. After doing this, click ‘Apply’ and ‘OK.’ Windows 10 make you restart your computer. Restart your computer for these changes to happen. What if even this does not work? By now, you are probably getting tired of this. Don’t worry. There is one last thing you can do. Now you can do factory or system reset We are going to revert everything back to how they were from the very beginning. This is like buying your computer brand new again. To do this, click the ‘Start’ button and then type ‘Reset’ in the search field. Click ‘Reset this PC’ from the search results. This will open the recovery settings. Under ‘Reset this PC,’ click ‘Get Started.’ And now you should see two options: You can choose to keep your files or remove everything. But, by doing this, there’s a high chance you will fix this problem. Those were all of the ways you can fix the screen flickering or flashing issues on Windows 10 For more videos like this, please subscribe. Thanks for watching!