Windows 10 Screen Flickering [Solved]

By Camilla Mo in Common Errors Tags: Windows 10

Windows 10 screen flickering can be caused by several reasons. The most common cause is the display driver. If you are experiencing this issue, don’t worry. You can use methods here to fix the problem quickly .

Start with a simpler method then move on to the next one until you have the problem fixed.

Method 1:Take the Computer to a Wide-Open Area

Screen flashing can be related to magnetic. If possible, take your computer to another place and see if the problem resolves.


Method 2: Disable Antivirus Software

Some antivirus software can cause conflicts. If you have installed any antivirus software, disable them temporarily then you will  know if they are the cause. 


Method 3: Use a Higher Monitor Refresh Rate

Follow steps below:

1. Right-click on the blank place of desktop and select Display settings.

2. Click Advanced display settings.

3. Under Related settings, click Display adapter properties.

4. Click Monitor tab,and choose a higher Screen refresh rate then click OK button. You can try 80 Hertz first.


Method 4: Update the Display Driver

Before updating the driver, uninstall the driver first. If you can’t uninstall the driver in Normal mode, enter safe mode then uninstall the driver there.

Follow steps below:

1. Open Device Manager.

2. Expand Display adapters. Right-click on the graphics device name and select Uninstall.

3. If prompted to confirm the uninstall, click OK to continue.

4. Restart your PC.

After restarting the PC, update the display driver.

You can download the latest graphics driver from the PC manufacturer’s website. The downloaded driver file is usually in .exe format. To install the driver, you just need to double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.

If you have difficulty updating the driver manually, you can use Driver Easy to help you. Driver Easy can scan your computer to detect all problem drivers. You can download the Free version to have a try. To save more time, you can consider upgrading to the Pro version. With the Pro version, you can update all drivers with just one-click.


Method 5: Update Some Apps

Norton AV, iCloud, and IDT Audio are known to cause screen flickering in Windows 10. If you have installed one of them, you may need to update them or contact their manufacturer for an update to fix the problem.

Hope the methods here help you fix Windows 10 flickering issue.

  • Robin Sultan

    i think realtek or any other audio related software create the problem

  • BebopKid

    Thanks so much. It was the refresh rate on my monitor adapter.