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Windows 7: Screen flicker in Win7 at start up. No flicker with a soft restart

27 Aug 2019   #11

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone

Here is MSConfig with the Boot tab selected:

Screen flicker in Win7 at start up.  No flicker with a soft restart-msconfig.png

Why does the soft restart eliminate the problem?
because the electricity has been stable for longer, thats one plausible explanation. Other than that, we are still investigating.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2019   #12

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loninappleton View Post
Progress. I found the Startup Screen with F8.
Then ran the Enable Low Level Video 640 x 480 from that screen.

Flicker is gone. I am left with the Mr Magoo style giant desktop icons.

But this is progress. Perhaps running a driver reinstall is called for? But before any of that I'll
wait for replies.
Looks like you have already made progress! Thats great. Yes, you do get a Mr Magoo desktop that way!

Yes a re-install of the graphics driver is in order. Let me know how you get on...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2019   #13

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Yes I am a fool and missed the base video box to check.

In between replies, I reset the CMOS and attempted to do the capacitator drain as well (hold down the
restart button with the jumper set to close position.

After another cold restart the flicker is gone. But I surely need some belt and suspenders cure for this.
I'll rerun the Biostar driver disk including the video.

One thin about the CMOS reset: I see the date is still ok as current. I usually would see a date change needed. I did not pull the power plug on the power supply. Is that the difference?

I'll go ahead and run the driver disk on this SSD boot drive. You've been patient with me as usual while
I'm getting bent out of shape.

More as the driver install is completed. Is there any NVidia driver for GeForce 6150SE that is an update
and improvement? I think I have one on a cd from times back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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