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Windows 7: External Monitor Flickering on and off

11 Aug 2009   #1
tsunamibomboya

 
 
External Monitor Flickering on and off

Hello,

I have always used an external monitor when using windows vista and now that i have upgraded to windows 7 when i plug in my external monitor it flashes on and off. I have changed the refresh rate on the monitor and all it does is change how fast the external monitor flashes. Also, I had this problem when using windows vista and I changed a setting in windows task scheduler and it fixed it. Tried doing the same thing in 7 and the problem is still there. In addition, I tried using a different monitor cable and the problem is still there. If anyone has any solutions please please let me know.


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11 Aug 2009   #2
TGSoldier

 
 

Starting with the model of your monitor and system specs will help
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11 Aug 2009   #3
tsunamibomboya

 
 

Sorry
I am using a 17 inch lcd hyundai monitor as my external monitor through my vga port.. Also, my graphics card is a nvidia 8600M GT. My computer is a laptop and I have always loved having two monitor when I was running vista.
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08 Feb 2010   #4
machina

Windows 7
 
 

I had the same issue... about 5 minutes of flickering after booting up on my second monitor after upgrading to windows 7.

I fixed it by flashing the BIOS.
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12 Feb 2010   #5
machina

Windows 7
 
 

Actually ignore that. Still have the problem. Flashing the BIOS hasn't fixed it.
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05 Aug 2011   #6
Smiling Carcass

Win7 Home & Pro (Desktop & Laptop) 64bit
 
 

I had exactly the same problem with an ATI card and the solution was to turn off (uncheck) 'allow ATI overdrive'. I know you said you have a NVidia card, but maybe you have a similar setting somewhere? Anyhow, thought I would post my solution in case it helped somebody.
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