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Windows 8 Strange Issue with desktop flashing on and off

  1. #11


    Posts : 10
    window 8.1


    Every time the window flashes it pulls this forum threads to the bottom of the threads and I can't read the top threads. I tried to hold the scrolling bar but that doesn't last very long and I'm pulled to the bottom again.

    That's one problem with the flashing screen. The other problem is it prevents letters from being typed, so I end up with unintelligible statements. I have to make many correction in anything I type.

    Does anybody has any success in getting rid of this problem?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 10
    window 8.1


    Deleting Silverlight did not solve my problem.

    The screen is still flashing and I'm still having problem typing.

    Last time I received a Bio firmware 3521A12 from Dell that fixed the problem but after couple of auto updates this problem is back.

    This 3521A12 no longer works.

    So I'm still not sure if this is a Window 8 problem or a Dell problem.

    Any help will be highly appreciated

    Thanks,
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  3. #13


    Posts : 10
    window 8.1


    Thank goodness this problem is solved.

    I don't know how but I just had an update and that must have fixed it.

    Anyway, thank you so much for fixing this problem, and making my life a little more wonderful to be.

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  4. #14


    Posts : 10
    window 8.1

    Darn, spoke too soon


    Well, good things don't seem to last.

    After my Dell (Inspiron 3521) decided to crash from some unknown driver issue, it restarted with the FLASHing problem again,

    I wish we can get a permanent solution to this problem.

    I so enjoyed the no-flashing life, just wish it could be permanent.

    Can somebody HELP ???
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  5. #15


    Posts : 10
    window 8.1


    Crossing my fingers this time...

    After an update last night the problem disappeared when I started my laptop.... Wow, is this permanent....

    I waited all day just to make sure this is not another mirage... so far the window has stayed fixed not flashing... So this maybe for the keeps this time around.

    Well, I'm going to enjoy this no-flashing life as long as it last... so to whomever made this possible : You are God sent and thank you so much for making this possible.

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  6. #16


    Posts : 10
    window 8.1


    Grrr... My no-flashing life only lasted a few weeks, until the recent window update took it away.
    Now I'm back missing letters when I type and have no moments of peace with the constant flashing....

    Can anybody help me???? My paradise lost and my misery re-started again.....
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  7. #17


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by etest8 View Post
    Grrr... My no-flashing life only lasted a few weeks, until the recent window update took it away.
    Now I'm back missing letters when I type and have no moments of peace with the constant flashing....

    Can anybody help me???? My paradise lost and my misery re-started again.....
    I work at a computer repair shop and have seen this issue multiple times.
    It has been difficult to work out for sure what causes it, and the fixes seemingly random. Listed below are a few steps you can take to resolve the issue:

    1: Run a full MalwareBytes scan in safe mode with networking, then reboot.

    2: If that fails, try a system restore to a know good point.

    3: The only way I know to fix this issue is by performing a Windows Refresh installation; though this method will remove all of your programs, (you'll keep your data).

    Good luck, don't let it frustrate you too much; there's always a way!
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  8. #18


    Posts : 10
    window 8.1


    This time I'm sure the problem comes from Windows 8 systems. Because every time I get a Window 8 update, the flashing problem comes back.

    Just wish there is a permanent solution to this problem,

    Since the problem came back I haven't been able to use my laptop like I used to for the past month.

    It's not only annoying, it's quite inconvenient as well. Just typing this post took 15 min since I have to do it in between flashes and make many corrections.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Not sure if you got this fixed but we spent all weekend trying to fix the same problem. Tried everything
    we could think of. Virus scans, uninstalling recent updates, reloading drivers, etc. No luck. Then, strangely, we uninstalled Norton 360
    and the problem is gone. We put a new antivirus on it. Not sure if that would help you
    or not, but just had to pass it in. :-) Good luck
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  10. #20


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I got rid of Norton too a long time ago.
    Use Avast now.
    Much better than Norton IMO.
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