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Program flickering problems.

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    windows 8 pro

    Program flickering problems.


    Hi.
    I get on and off flickering of my program tabs and program screens when browsing around in windows 8.
    The flickering will not happen inside a game or a full screen program but it happens often when typing in text in the internet browser, navigating the file explorer or watching a video in vlc. It will affect the small icons on the taskbar, program windows in general, the text I type, pictures and links in my internett browser, progress bar in vlc and so on.
    I tried to record my issue but when I run the recording program, the flickering stops.
    There is a spesific program I can run that will always trigger the flickering, Asus smartdoctor is a program that manages my grafics card and when I turn it on all my windows goes crazy. But except that program the flickering occurs at random.
    I have tried updating drivers and bios, and I have also googled around but no one has posted anything about a similar problem.
    Please help.

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  2. #2


    India
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    Hi ibliso, welcome to the forums

    I had a similar problem when using Windows 8 in Virtual Box. I later gave up on virtual machine and tried VHD booting. And never ever have experienced it again. Are you running Windows 8 in Virtual machine?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    windows 8 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Arpan View Post
    Hi ibliso, welcome to the forums

    I had a similar problem when using Windows 8 in Virtual Box. I later gave up on virtual machine and tried VHD booting. And never ever have experienced it again. Are you running Windows 8 in Virtual machine?
    Thx for the reply =)

    No Im not using Virtual box, Im runing windows 8 pro on a desktop I built myself. I have not had this problem since the start, It just started at some point.
    And another thing, when I run in full safe mode it seems to stop.
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  4. #4


    India
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    If you weren't having the problem from start you can try refreshing or resetting Windows 8. You can search how to refresh or reset Windows 8 in the tutorial section of this forum. This might sort out your problem.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    windows 8 pro


    Thank you, I will do that =)
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