Windows Blinking


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Guest

Around the time I recieved the new updates today, the edges on my windows
started blinking. It also effects text boxes. Everytime it blinks, whether or
not I have a window open, it closes my start menu when I try to use the
search bar. It also stops me when I am trying to select a bunch of files or
applications. Is there anyone else with this problem, or knows how to fix it.
 
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Zim

Around the time I recieved the new updates today, the edges on my windows
started blinking. It also effects text boxes. Everytime it blinks, whether or
not I have a window open, it closes my start menu when I try to use the
search bar. It also stops me when I am trying to select a bunch of files or
applications. Is there anyone else with this problem, or knows how to fix it.
Yup - me too - thought it was my graphics card. Restarting seems to
clear it, but it happens every day again...

Zim
 
M

Malke

Marlon said:
Around the time I recieved the new updates today, the edges on my windows
started blinking. It also effects text boxes. Everytime it blinks, whether or
not I have a window open, it closes my start menu when I try to use the
search bar. It also stops me when I am trying to select a bunch of files or
applications. Is there anyone else with this problem, or knows how to fix it.
It sounds like you installed a video driver update from Windows Update.
This is nearly always A Bad Thing to do. You can see the history of your
updates from the Windows Update applet in Control Panel. If you did
install a video driver, you can roll it back to the one that worked.

Roll Back Troublesome Device Drivers in Windows Vista from the How-To
Geek - http://tinyurl.com/346lox

If you don't see a video driver update or the rollback doesn't work,
reinstall your video drivers. General drivers information:

Never get drivers from Windows Update. Get them from:

1. The device mftr.'s website; OR
2. The motherboard mftr.'s website if hardware is onboard; OR
3. The OEM's website for your specific machine if you have an OEM
computer (HP, Dell, Sony, etc.).

Read the installation instructions on the website where you get the drivers.

To find out what hardware is in your computer:

1. Read any documentation you got when you bought the computer.
2. If the computer is OEM, go to the OEM's website for your specific
model machine and look at the specs (you'll be there to get the drivers
anyway)
3. Download, install and run a free system inventory program like Belarc
Advisor. The older Aida32 is good for this, too although it might not
work on Vista.

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html - Belarc Advisor
http://www.aumha.org/free.htm - Aida32 (hosted on Jim Eshelman's site)


Malke
 
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Toltec

I am having the exact same problem, I checked for outlook and it isn't
running(which I figured as I never use it) It is a VERY annoying bug, PLEASE
HELP!
 

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