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My pc screen flickers when i go to online pages.it started after i put windows vista on my pc

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Make sure you have installed your video drivers, then go to your control panel/display to change the refresh rate of the screen to 75 or greater that your monitor is capable of.

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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If you installed tha motherboard yourself, check what you've done. If it was dome by someone else, like a technician, he should give you at least aa minimum of warranty.

Jun 06, 2015 | HP PC Desktops

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Flickering LCD/CRT monitor screen or unstable image fix


If the screen flickers, make sure the display settings in Windows match the native resolution and refresh rate for the monitor. You can find the native resolution of a flat panel display in the specifications, in the printed material or on the box that came with the monitor. Some common native resolutions are 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, and 1680 x 1050. To find out more about optimal screen resolutions see my tip on resolutions here.

The most common refresh rate for LCD monitors is 60 Hz. This normally cannot be changed for flat panel displays using Plug and Play settings. However, if you are using special video software to increase or decrease the refresh rate, change the refresh rate to match the default refresh rate specification of the monitor. To find out more about refresh rates see my tip here.

STEP 1
To change the screen resolution and refresh rate settings in Windows, do the following:
- In Windows XP
See my tip on setting up the optimum screen resolution for Windows XP here.

- In Windows Vista
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel .
2. Find the Appearance and Personalization area, and click Adjust Screen Resolution .
3. Move the slider bar until the screen resolution matches the native resolution.
4. Click Advanced settings, and then click the Monitor tab.
5. Select the Screen refresh rate that matches the default rate for your monitor (if it is not already selected).
6. Click OK, and then click OK again.

If you cannot select the native resolution or the native resolution is unavailable, continue to the next step to update the drivers for the graphics adapter on the computer.

You can get the latest updated video drivers from the video hardware manufacturer's Web site. Here is a list showing some of the video hardware websites:

Check for NVIDIA video driver updates at NVIDIA Home Page.
Check for ATI/AMD video driver updates at ATI Home Page.
Check for Intel video support and downloads, Intel Downloads.

After updating the video drivers, go back to Step 1 and try to change the screen resolution again.
Note: If you cannot select the native resolution after updating the video drivers, the graphics adapter in the computer might not support that resolution and may need to be upgraded.

If after changing the resolution and updating video drivers the flickering persists then check the video cable connections. Unplug the cable and inspect the cable for damage. If the cable is damaged, replace it with a new cable. Try to use cables less than 3 meters (10 feet) long.

Monitors are sensitive to magnetic fields so have a look at the environment around the monitor. Speakers, florescent lights, fans, cell phones, radios, and any other electrical device can cause flickering. Temporarily move electrical items away from the monitor to see if they is producing a field that causes the flicker.

If the monitor has more than one type of connection available such as VGA, DVI, or HDMI, try a different type of connection.

To see if the video coming from the computer is causing the problem, temporarily connect the monitor to another computer. If the flicker is gone when the monitor is connected to another computer, the graphics adapter hardware on the first computer might need to be upgraded to use the monitor.

If however the flicker remains then the problem lies within the harware of the monitor itself and is not a software problem. If you have bought this monitor fairly recently then I suggest you take it back to the place of purchace and have them test it. Some monitors carry 3 year warranty support so if you bought it within the warranty period specified by the reseller I suggest you see if you can get refunded or have them swop it out.

on Jun 08, 2011 | PC Desktops

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WINDOWS VISTA SCREEN IS BLANK AFTER LOG IN


use windows vista disc or computer recovery discs to reinstall windows vista once done make shur to fill out registration online or if it will let you then do it now after which you should run virus and spyware scan. good luck i hope this helps

Aug 03, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Flickering laptop screen


flickers..sounds like a problem deeper than the screen..what kind of pc laptop are you using. and please provide the model number?

Nov 21, 2008 | PC Desktops

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We have windows vista premium, and tried to install a new pc game just purchased. It is YAHTZEE/PACHEESI/AGGRAVATION and, it will not install. It said if not installed, to go to windows start button and...


@terela-2

i really do not know much abt vista
but certainly vista is backwards compatoble i.r games which work on other comps will work on vista too.........


the part whis says hit run and browse simply means locate ur game on the hard disk and run it form there.....

as in windows u have ur program files in c: drive simlarly u will find the game where u had give nthe installation directory to be...........

otherwise use the search option and search for the games name.......

Oct 18, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Page size


If you have XP see here : Accessibility Tutorials for Windows XP: Choose Screen Resolution

If you have Vista see here : Windows Vista Help: Change screen resolution

If the problem concerns the monitor settings instead, unplug monitor from power for two minutes to reset it.

Oct 15, 2008 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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Thank you for helpme the problem is when i open the windows live massenger the page is open bat the problem is . when i need the start de conversation with my family some page is open en the think seid...


http://windowslive.com/Explore/Messenger

goto the following above link download the latest version of windows live messenger.

First goto your add/remove programs in your control panel remove windows live messenger, then restart your computer now install the newest version of it and see if this helps fix the issue.

also make sure you computer meets the minimum requirements of windows live messenger.
these are as follows.

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later, or Windows Vista
Windows Live programs do not support Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. Windows Live Family Safety does not support 64-bit editions of Windows. Processor Minimum 800 MHz processor Memory Minimum 128 MB of RAM (256 MB or more recommended) Browser Internet Explorer 6 or later Internet connection Internet functionality requires dial-up or broadband Internet access (provided separately). Local or long-distance charges may apply. Display Minimum 800 x 600 screen resolution (1024 x 768 or larger recommended) Prerequisite software These components are required and will be downloaded and installed if they’re not already on your computer.

Oct 02, 2008 | HP PC Desktops

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My optiplex gx260


first of all u need one oparting system cd. windows xp or windows vista.put cd in cd rom and boot your pc from cd dvd in first screen booting options. then make partitions install step by step OS. when u complete go to dell web page search your computer model for download drivers for your oprating system like sound driver display driver modem and all hadwares.
now your computer is ready for use.
thanx

Sep 04, 2008 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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Blue Screen


There is a very good page for diagnosing Windows bluescreen STOP messages which should narrow down if it's hardware or software. The page gives a list of all the possible bluescreen entries and links to relevant Microsoft pages where necessary. Take a look at it by clicking here.

May 30, 2008 | PC Desktops

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