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Windows 7: bought a used desktop, flicking screen on boot up?

10 Jul 2014   #1
WindowsOP

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 
bought a used desktop, flicking screen on boot up?

Hey Sevenforums,

I just grabbed myself an awesome deal on a desktop for about 65 bucks. I booted up the computer and noticed that on boot, the screen starts to flicker and does some weird flashes. all my laptops never experience this but for computers, I don't know whether its normal or not. Not even my older desktop does this..

I uploaded a video using tinypic so please take your time to examine my computer's boot up (1:30) long.

ignore the "windows 7 is not genuine" because the person who sold it to me used a bootleg copy. I'm going to run LINUX and my own windows 7 ultimate OS.

I'm plugged into a DVI-D male to a DVI-I female (Desktop) to a HDMI (HDTV)

Video -

View My Video


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10 Jul 2014   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

It's nothing to worry about. It looks like the handover between the default Windows video driver to the GPU driver.
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10 Jul 2014   #3
WindowsOP

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
It's nothing to worry about. It looks like the handover between the default Windows video driver to the GPU driver.
Can this be fixed?

Is your computer the same way as mines?
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11 Jul 2014   #4
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsOP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
It's nothing to worry about. It looks like the handover between the default Windows video driver to the GPU driver.
Can this be fixed?

Is your computer the same way as mines?
Not really, windows loads the default driver automatically and when the OS boots and welcome is displayed, that's when the handover happens hence the flicker, it does happen on monitors every time it boots but it does it discretely, but it's noticeable on TVs as it reports a loss of signal, I suppose a practical solution would be to use a monitor but the flicker might not be justification to spend more than the computer is worth.
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11 Jul 2014   #5
WindowsOP

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsOP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
It's nothing to worry about. It looks like the handover between the default Windows video driver to the GPU driver.
Can this be fixed?

Is your computer the same way as mines?
Not really, windows loads the default driver automatically and when the OS boots and welcome is displayed, that's when the handover happens hence the flicker, it does happen on monitors every time it boots but it does it discretely, but it's noticeable on TVs as it reports a loss of signal, I suppose a practical solution would be to use a monitor but the flicker might not be justification to spend more than the computer is worth.
if I used a computer monitor instead of a hdtv, will the problems go away?
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11 Jul 2014   #6
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsOP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsOP View Post

Can this be fixed?

Is your computer the same way as mines?
Not really, windows loads the default driver automatically and when the OS boots and welcome is displayed, that's when the handover happens hence the flicker, it does happen on monitors every time it boots but it does it discretely, but it's noticeable on TVs as it reports a loss of signal, I suppose a practical solution would be to use a monitor but the flicker might not be justification to spend more than the computer is worth.
if I used a computer monitor instead of a hdtv, will the problems go away?
It's not a problem so there's not really anything to fix, it's just the way that TV's are designed, a monitor would be able to take away the flicker at the start but using a non genuine version of windows there could be a number of issues with it, try a fresh install of the OEM version you mentioned before and then we should be good to go.
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11 Jul 2014   #7
WindowsOP

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsOP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post

Not really, windows loads the default driver automatically and when the OS boots and welcome is displayed, that's when the handover happens hence the flicker, it does happen on monitors every time it boots but it does it discretely, but it's noticeable on TVs as it reports a loss of signal, I suppose a practical solution would be to use a monitor but the flicker might not be justification to spend more than the computer is worth.
if I used a computer monitor instead of a hdtv, will the problems go away?
It's not a problem so there's not really anything to fix, it's just the way that TV's are designed, a monitor would be able to take away the flicker at the start but using a non genuine version of windows there could be a number of issues with it, try a fresh install of the OEM version you mentioned before and then we should be good to go.
Thanks,

and nice internet by the way. How much do you pay per a month for that?
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12 Jul 2014   #8
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

it's fibre optic cable, comes in a package with my tv services, i pay about 60 with telephone landline, i think it's about $100 a month.
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12 Jul 2014   #9
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post
it's fibre optic cable, comes in a package with my tv services, i pay about 60 with telephone landline, i think it's about $100 a month.
Do you get Free Telephone calls with that package ?
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12 Jul 2014   #10
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

yep, free calls to 0845, 0870, 01, 02, 03 numbers at anytime upto an hour.
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