Flickering screen can be an annoying problem when trying to work on your Windows computer. There are several reasons why the screen may flicker. These include incompatible apps, outdated display drivers, a Windows update, and magnetic interference.
Here is how to find the causes and execute solutions to stop the flickering.
Test the task manager
To resolve the flickering screen issue, first determine if a faulty driver or incompatible application is causing the issue.
Test this by opening your task manager. You can open the task manager by pressing Ctrl + Change + Esc, right-clicking on the taskbar and selecting Task Manager, or typing Task Manager in the taskbar search box.
Once Task Manager opens, observe your screen to see which parts of it are blinking. If Task Manager is blinking, the problem is a display driver. If everything else is flashing, but the Task Manager window is not, there is a problem with one of your apps.
Repair incompatible apps
Did you run the test on the task manager and determine that this is an app that is causing the problem? First, check if you are running Norton Antivirus, iCloud, or IDT Audio. These apps are known to cause screen flickering in Windows 10. If you don’t have these apps, consider apps that you recently installed.
Another type of software that can affect your screen is desktop software, such as an animated wallpaper program. If you have one, try disabling or uninstalling it.
Try to update all suspicious apps to the latest versions. If that doesn’t work, you might need to uninstall the apps.
Update display drivers
When you upgrade from another version of Windows to Windows 10, the graphics drivers are not automatically downloaded and updated. There are several third-party applications that can help you find and use the best drivers for your machine. These include Driver Talent, Driver Booster, and Driver Genius.
You can update the drivers yourself using a Windows setting.
1. Open Device Manager by typing
devmgmt.msc in the search box on the taskbar.
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2. Click the arrow next to graphics cards to expand the menu.
3. Right click on your graphics card.
4. Select Update Driver.