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Windows 7: Flicker/flash all screen boarders every few seconds - typing stalled!

14 Aug 2013   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

If you get flickering on the secondary monitor its your video card if not then its your laptops LCD screen . Which will need to be replaced .

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14 Aug 2013   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Well, it must be my video card because the second monitor is flickering too. Not to arrogantly question your advise, but what experience leads you to believe it is the video card? How can it be checked? Is there no on-board diagnostic in the HP boot? Must I bring the laptop to a HP authorized support center? What can I do before buying a new video card?

I'd be upset to buy a new video card and still have the problem. Even given with my tech logic & opening up the ProBook to swap out the video card.

Thank you for your feedback.
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14 Aug 2013   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Not that easy on some laptops. To replace a video on a laptop is replacing the motherboard. If you have warranty Id open an RMA and have them replace the motherboard but before you do that back up your stuff just incase they do wipe your hard drive in some cases they do that .
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10 Apr 2014   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Screen flicker solved by self.

Sorry to respondents this took so long. Solved it Thanksgiving 2013, but put the forum into "Dark Space". VistaKing, this if to you as well. Not a video card. HP replaced my motherboard.

Just got lucky, with a dash of old school tech work. Started killing services the binary search method - half turned on - half turned off. Still a problem? Half of those half left on, turned off. Keep this up until you are down to two choices.

As it turns out it is a driver from (Realtek) RtlISMServ in System Configuration's SERVICES tab. Stopped it and the screen flicker stopped. Never have turned it back on (except to test my presumption), and it apparently is of no use to me. Refers to Wireless WAN and I am a single use home environment; might even be a malware?! Tried to contact RealTek in Taiwan, but language barrier got me zip. HP who provides this product had no clue either. At this point I don't care much. Had to move on.

Contact me if you want any more info.

Again sorry for the lengthy delay.


PS. Whoops - just saw VistaKing was banned. Oh well hope this helps others looking for a screen flicker. It was 6 months of dead ends, system restores, and 2 days from a complete reinstall of Windows, and/or HP!!!

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