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Windows 7: Screen flickering/glitching - Aero not supported?


30 Dec 2013   #1

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 
Screen flickering/glitching - Aero not supported?

my screen has been flickering/glitching for a few weeks not, not sure whats up. it only happens once every so often but multiple times a day, it lasts for a half a second maybe, it doesnt do it when i'm gaming just usually when i'm at or around the desktop/browsing the web. i did a bit of searching and found this site:Troubleshoot monitor and video card problems

i ran the troubleshooter and it said my video card doesnt support Aero....??? i've been using this card since i got it this summer with no trouble. the only thing i've changed in my windows personalize theme is the background image recently.

about a week or 2 ago i was installing a couple different codecs one at a time because i had connected a second monitor that was an HDTV and when i played a video on that screen the video was stuttering badly, unless i opened AMD catalyst control center. did a bit of digging, couldnt find much, but seems i needed to try codecs? they didnt work. i've since removed all those codecs, unplugged the HDTV from the computer and given up on that.

two days ago i completely uninstalled all graphics drivers (driver sweeper found Nvidia display, physx and 1 other thing on my computer. i've never had an Nvidia card in this machine. i do remember seeing those in the uninstall programs list a few months ago,...i uninstalled them), all amd display drivers, ran driver sweeper, and installed the latest 5catalyst 13-12 driver, rebooting after each step. the problem still happens.

any advice is appreciated!
thanks
system specs are up to date

i added the result report files from the Aero troubleshooter




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31 Dec 2013   #2

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

nobody knows?
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31 Dec 2013   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
it said my video card doesnt support Aero
If that is the system in your specifications, it is impossible. Your video card supports Aero easily.

I would go back to a restore point from before you installed those codecs - those are murderous.

http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/why-codec-packs-are-bad-
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31 Dec 2013   #4

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

yes, system specs are up to date. i figured it was something with those codecs. damn internet! should never have listened to you *shakes fist*

what exactly would a restore point change? i've done a fair bit since then
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31 Dec 2013   #5

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

nevermind about the restore point, i found info on what it changes. ill give it a try
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31 Dec 2013   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you set back to a restore point of e.g. 2 weeks ago, your OS will look like it was 2 weeks ago. But your user files will not be effected. They stay as they are now.

Question is whether you have a restore point that reaches that far back. You can quickly check that with elevated command prompt. The command is:

vssadmin list shadows
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31 Dec 2013   #7

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

thanks, i just checked in "System Restore" and i have one on the day right before i ordered my new monitor. it was after getting my new monitor that i hooked up my old monitor (the HDTV) as a second screen for movies and started fiddling with codecs. i'm gonna restore to that one and then start fixing all the affected stuff LoL (i made a list)

thanks for the help, whs! ill let you know how it turns out
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31 Dec 2013   #8

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

ok well, its a long, slightly complicated story, but i'm not going to be able to restore to before the codecs


any other ideas?
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31 Dec 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You can try the VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework! player it plays almost all media with no additional codecs needed.

The flickering may be a bad monitor?
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31 Dec 2013   #10

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

thanks but i already use VLC. it stuttered when playing videos on the HDTV second screen which is why i tried codecs.

i don't think its a bad monitor because when i'm gaming, it problem doesnt happen.
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