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Best Answer vicart , 22 May 2018 - 08:26 PM

It seems I was over-optimistic.   The problems were not solved by re-installing.  My system had an integrated video card so I have now disabled that and installed a Gigabyte GT... Go to the full post »


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Hi All,

 

I've got  a problem with the display on my PC.(running Windows 10 64 bit)   It keeps flashing on and off and every time it does the resolution changes.   It switches to anything between  1024 x 768 and 1440 x 900.

 

I've checked the display drivers and they are all up to date.

 

(While I've been setting up this post it has changed twice)

 

I've Googled the problem and it doesn't seem to be uncommon but the only solution offered is to "check the drivers"

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 


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Hello vicart,

 

I've got  a problem with the display on my PC.(running Windows 10 64 bit)   It keeps flashing on and off and every time it does the resolution changes.   It switches to anything between  1024 x 768 and 1440 x 900.
 
 
 
I've checked the display drivers and they are all up to date.

 

 

Have you tried restarting the computer in Safe Mode only (no networking) to see if that changes anything.

 

You say PC so it would appear that you are referring to a desktop as opposed to a notebook type computer, if yes, check that it is not the screen itself or the video cable that has the problem, if you do not have another screen to try but you do have a notebook try hooking up the screen to the notebook and see how that goes.

 

If this is a desktop PC, please post the brand and model name or number of the PSU.

 

 

Download then run Speccy (free) and post the resultant url for us, details here, this will provide us with information about your computer hardware + any software that you have installed that may explain the present issue/s. 

 

To publish a Speccy profile to the Web:

 

In Speccy, click File, and then click Publish Snapshot.

In the Publish Snapshot dialog box, click Yes to enable Speccy to proceed.

Speccy publishes the profile and displays a second Publish Snapshot. You can open the URL in your default browser, copy it to the clipboard, or close the dialog box.


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Many thanks for your reply.

Unfortunately the situation has not improved.

I decided to do a system repair and downloaded the appropriate ISO file but when I tried to run it I got Error [Ox7E]

and the 'autorun.dll could not be loaded" message.   So now I seemingly can't do a re-install and the graphics are still all over ther place.

 

My PC is a Medion Akoya E4110 (MD8239) and  it has performed very well up till now.   I bought it about 4 years ago.

 

I have attached Speccy URL.

 

Regards

 

Art


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Can you please answer the questions asked and post the outcome of any steps suggested, we have no idea of what has or has not been tried etc if you do not provide any feedback  :(

 

Have you tried restarting the computer in Safe Mode only (no networking) to see if that changes anything.

 

 

 

check that it is not the screen itself or the video cable that has the problem, if you do not have another screen to try but you do have a notebook try hooking up the screen to the notebook and see how that goes.

 

 

 

please post the brand and model name or number of the PSU.

 

 

You will need to take off the side of the case to find this information, see attachment below that shows typical information on a PSU, we only need the brand and model name or number.

 

No Speccy url I`m afraid.

 

You are welcome btw  :)

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I checked the  video cable and used another screen.   No change.   Then I uninstalled and reinstalled the display adapter (something I should have thought about earlier), and it seems to have stabilised the display.   If it reoccurs I'll try another graphics card   Fingers crossed.   I'll keep you posted.   Again, many thanks for your help.

 

Regards

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Thanks for the update which looks to be good news  :thumbsup:

 

Re-seating a GPU or the RAM can sometimes be all that is required but this most often on older machines or ones that have recently been moved and a card or memory stick has become loose etc.

 

You are welcome Art  :)


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It seems I was over-optimistic.   The problems were not solved by re-installing. 

 

My system had an integrated video card so I have now disabled that and installed a Gigabyte GT 710 graphics card and everything is fine.

I have also replaced the original VGA video cable with a DVI version and that too has made a considerable difference to the display.

Fingers crossed, I think I'm fairly well set now..   Many thanks for your interest and advice.   I'll not hesitate to contact you again when I come up against my next problem.

 

Regards

 

Art


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My system had an integrated video card so I have now disabled that and installed a Gigabyte GT 710 graphics card and everything is fine.

 

 

Motherboards that have integrated graphics disable** it if an add on video card is detected by the BIOS as part of the power on self test (POST) so there is no need for you to manually disable it, it is also a good idea to leave it enabled in case the add on video card ever has a problem as you will be left with no video.

 

** This even if the add on video card is not working, the card being detected in a graphics card slot will automatically disable the onboard video unless the particular MB concerned allows this to be changed in the BIOS and such a change has been enabled.

 

The above for info only and fingers crossed you will have no further problems  :thumbsup:

 

Thank you for the update and you are welcome  :)


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