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Windows 8 desktop flashing

  1. #11


    OK - I did that but it is still flashing at me!

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  2. #12

    sorry-duplicate


    OK - I did that but it is still flashing at me!
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    it might be , you can get to system by OPENING FILE EXPLORER right clicking on This PC[formally mycomputer] and go to properties ,and click on system
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  4. #14


    Posts : 4
    Win8


    At least I learned that access to the troubleshooting menus is reached by tapping ESC or F2 immediately after poweron.
    The recovery steps did not help me with the flashing/quick booting loop. Hoping restore to factory original will work.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    yeah, factory restore usually has good results ,except you gotta start all over installing software ,and you will loose all data,music/picturs you my have created or downloaded
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  6. #16

    Out of warranty!!


    I talked to Dell today and requested the disks to reinstall my operating system, etc. Since my waranty has just expired, I would have to pay for any other technical advice. They won't charge me this time......
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  7. #17


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    good old dell ,happy computing
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  8. #18


    Posts : 9
    WIndows 8


    I had this same frustrating issue & this was how I resolved it.

    1. Since the flashing screen couldn't allow me restart my PC in safe mode, I pressed the power button to force a shut down.
    2. I pressed the power button to start up and pressed the power button again after 2 secs to create an unusual shutdown.
    3. On next attempt to start up (by pressing power button again), Windows tried to repair startup so I could now boot into safe mode with networking.
    4. I already realised the flashing issue had to do with my Norton 360 installation so I had to find a way to properly uninstall it.
    5. I Googled "Norton_Removal_Tool" from Norton and downloaded it.
    6. Since safe mode wouldn't normally allow installations, I downloaded "SafeMSI" to enable me install/unistall in safe mode.
    7. After running "Safe MSI", I installed "Norton_Removal_Tool" to remove all Norton products/services.
    8. The above action demanded a restart which I obliged to.
    9. Non essential step: I ran Malwarebytes to confirm that all is alright & switched to a new antivirus.
    10. My PC is back and happy again : )
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