Display flickering can cause multiple reasons as video driver corrupted, outdated drivers, incompatible video applications, and loose connection between the monitor and motherboard let’s explain with a few simple basic troubleshooting, I hope these articles help you how to fix display screen flickering in windows.

Change the power plan setting

Incorrect power plan settings can lead to a display flickering, putting high performance, and selecting a default setting that may affect rid of the display flickering.

To change the power plans setting

  1. Press the Windows+R key together to open the Run command
  2. Type “powercfg.cpl and hit enter

3. Select High Performance and then click on change plan settings

4. Click on Restore default settings for this plan and click on save changes and exit the power plan windows and restart the system to take effect the option.

After restarting the system then you can check the screen flickering issue is fixed if not then follow the steps below.


Check if the task manager flickering

Go to Task Manager by right click on the Windows button or pressing Ctrl+Shift +Esc or Ctrl+Alt+Del to open the Task Manager.

If screen flickering not happens in the task manager then the issue with the incompatible app and you see the screen flickering in the task manager then probably causing an issue with the display drivers you should roll back the video drivers or uninstall and reinstall the video drivers.


Roll Back the Video Drivers

Video drivers can cause the main reason to start the screen flickering so we recommended to all system users first roll back the previous state drivers.

  1. Go to the device manager by right click on the Windows button.
  2. Now click on the view tab and select “Show Hidden Devices
  3. Double-click or expand the Display adapters
  4. Select the video driver and Right Click and go to properties and select the driver tab and click on Roll Back Driver.

Note: if you see two drivers like the intel graphics video driver & NVIDIA driver you should select NVIDIA to roll back the driver and restart the system if the issue still persists then try rolling back for the intel graphics driver

If the Rollback option is greyed out then no need to worry you uninstall the video drivers


How to uninstall the Video drivers

  1. Go to the device manager.
  2. Double-click on the Display Adapters
  3. Select NVIDIA driver if you see two drivers under Display Adapters and right-click then click on Uninstall device
  4. If only the Intel Graphics driver is available then you can uninstall the driver
  5. Restart is required after uninstalling the drivers and checking if the problem fixed

Windows will attempt to reinstall the drivers automatically after restarting the system


If the issue still persists even after uninstalling the drivers then go to the next step


 Update the Windows

Windows updates can resolve many issues and run a smooth operation so there is a need to check whether any updates are available or not

  1. Go to setting by pressing the Windows+I key
  2. Click on Update & security
  3. Check for updates if any updates are available or optional updates then download and install the updates
  4. To make sure the internet connection won’t disconnect while installing the updates if this happened these lead to corrupting the windows
  5. If you see any error or updates failed during installation then please go through the link on how to fix the Windows update error 

Once installed the updates you should restart the system and check the issue is fixed

You can follow the next steps if still you see the display flickering while working


Check the screen flickering in the BIOS setup

You can check if the screen flickering in BIOS or not to know whether it hardware or software issue

  1. Restart the system
  2. Press the F2, F10, or Del key after you can see the manufacturing logo like Dell, HP, or Lenovo to access the BIOS setup

Follow the link for how to access the BIOS for different brands of laptop

3. Display flickering happened in the BIOS setup then probably the issue with the loose cable so contact the system support for changing the cable if the system is under warranty or you can contact the service center to replace the cable.

4. Display not flickers in the BIOS then the issue might be with the Windows or the display refresh rate


Check Display Refresh Rate

The refresh rate of the display is the only number of times per second the images refresh on the screen, for example, a 60 Hz display updates the screen 60 times per second. A high refresh rate can give a better experience and run a smooth operation. A high refresh rate can eat more battery if you are using a laptop or tablet so change the refresh rate as per your need.

How to change the Refresh Rate

  1. Go to settings
  2. Click on system
  3. Display>Advanced Display Settings

Under the display setting, you can select the suitable refresh rate as per your requirement


Update display drivers

  1. Go to the device manager
  2. Double-click on the Display Adapters
  3. Select the drivers that you want to update the driver
  4. Then right-click and select Update driver

You also update the latest drivers from your system manufacturer support site.


Check External monitor or TV

The steps help you identify the exact issue you can connect to an external monitor or TV and observe the screen flickering.

How to connect the external monitor

  1. Connect the Laptop to the monitor with the help of the HDMI cable.
  2. Make sure HDMI is connected to the laptop and monitor properly.
  3. Press Windows + P key to open the display selections

Alternate option

Press the Windows+I key to open the settings>system>display, this process detects automatically once you connect if not connecting you can click on detect

Select keep changes once you select the appropriate option

Once connected successfully you can observe the screen flickering on the external monitor if you see the screen flickering on the external monitor then probably an issue with the operating system, the screen flickering on the laptop only then contact the manufacturer’s support for part replacement.


Restore the system

Restoring the system can help you to resolve the screen flickering issue this is the last option to resolve the issue if the issue with the operating system.

Restore point won’t delete the personnel files but it removes the updates, applications, and drivers after restoring the system.

How to restore the system

  1. Windows + R key to open the run command
  2. Type control panel
  3. Select small icons in the category
  4. Open system restore

5. Click on Next and follow the onscreen instructions



6. Select automatic restore point>next

7.  Click Finish


If a restore point is not available or not created then you can reset the system without deleting the data.


Hopefully, the screen issue fixed successfully by following the above-suggested steps, if you need any suggestions and feedback or help with a related system issue please feel free to reach us. Thank you so much for reading this article.


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