Six Ways To Resolve Screen Flickering On Windows 10

After updating Windows 10, some users have complained to face issues with their screen. But, we are here to help you. We will discuss the easiest ways to resolve screen flickering on Windows 10. To provide you with more information, we have highlighted the reasons as well.

Why Does Screen Flicker On Windows 10?

For most of the cases, the main reason behind flickering is that when the display has low brightness. Occasionally, if you have connected a default cable on your machine, then that may generate the issue.

Fortunately, you are in the right place. If you read this article from top to bottom, you will learn how to troubleshoot the flickering problem. We can guarantee you that if you read it thoroughly then also you can solve it quickly. Some other problems such as ‘Windows 10 taskbar flickering,’’Windows 10 screen flashing on and off’, etc can be dealt with in the same manner.

Effective And Easy Ways To Resolve  Screen Flickering Problem

To troubleshoot the flickering problem follow the methods-

Method1-Enter Your Device In Safe Mode And Clean Boot

First, check if the problem occurs in Safe Mode or not. Generally, Safe Mode is a resolving option for the  Windows 10 OS. So within Safe Mode, you’ll be able to see if any Windows features are creating the problem.

If the problem is resolved then, you don’t need to look further. But in case if the trouble is still there, then have a look below.

Method 2- Scan Your Computer

To prevent the screen from flickering, a good idea is to scan your machine for viruses and other harmful software.

For scanning, you can use the antivirus software, but in case if you are not using any paid antivirus then, the best alternative for you is the use of  Microsoft’s Safety Scanner. The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free security tool that helps your Operating System to scan and identify the harmful software. Also, helps you to get rid of from the flickering trouble.  

You can even run this scanner along with your existing antivirus software.

[Note:- The Microsoft Safety Scanner expires after ‘ten’ days, so you need to download and install  the Microsoft scanner after the interval of ‘ten’ days.]

Method 3– Update GPU drivers

The flickering problem is still appearing on your screen? Don’t panic, here is another solution provided for you. Sometimes if you are using a backdated graphics card driver, then this type of problem may occur. So, you have to update the GPU driver, and see if there are any positive effects.
If  you are not sure about how to install the GPU driver, then follow these instructions:
First, go to the Search box, after that type ‘device mgr’ in the search field and then open the  Device Manager.
Now expand the  Display Adapters. After that right-click on your graphics card and then, go to the ‘Update driver software’.

Follow the instructions that appear on your display. In case if an update is available then download and install it on your computer.

Finally, restart your machine and check whether the problem is sorted out or not.

Method 4- Disable Windows Services

Some users noticed that after disabling of ‘Problem Reports and Solution Control Panel ‘and ‘Windows Error Reporting Service‘ flickering problem may be resolved.
Here’s a quick look at how to disable the windows services:
On your homepage, click on the start icon and then, Go to the ‘Search field’, type services.msc, in the search field and then open Services. In the ‘Service’ page scroll down below until you find the Problem Reports and Solution Control Panel, right-click it, and choose Stop.

Now do the same thing for Windows Error Reporting Service
Restart your computer and check if the problem is solved or not.

Method 5- Update Drivers

It is very essential for you to select the right driver versions from your computer. Just make sure that you upgrade the correct driver version from the manufacturer website. In case if you choose and update the wrong driver, then this will not only make an effect on the GPU but as well as it also harms all your system. So firstly visit the manufacturer website and from the recommended list find the best driver recommendation for you. After that click on the download button to download and install it. At last, restart your computer to take the effect of these changes.

Now on the screen page and check if the trouble is solved or not.

Method 6- Windows Update

Sometimes an update is always not a good idea. A bad update may cause the screen flashing problem.
Don’t worry, and we will give you proper guidance so that you can easily avoid the wrong update. To update to the latest version, first, go to the  Settings, from there go to Update & Security, and check for the updates. If an update is available, your machine will automatically download, and install it.


Hope now you don’t have any problem to troubleshoot the “ flickering “ issue. And if you have read this article very carefully, then you must be aware of the fact that, by using the above steps you can also resolve some other issues as mentions earlier in the article.

Thank you have a beautiful day.

Nathaniel Villa
Nathaniel Villa