Windows 10: Apps randomly opening and closing, screen flickering

Discus and support Apps randomly opening and closing, screen flickering in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; My computer seems possessed. Apps will open, then close in random succession. There is a glowing halo bottom center of the screen above the task bar.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by BBLBTJM, May 17, 2022.

  1. BBLBTJM Win User

    Apps randomly opening and closing, screen flickering


    My computer seems possessed. Apps will open, then close in random succession. There is a glowing halo bottom center of the screen above the task bar. It appears to be primarily opening the search tool but will also open random files. When the apps are opening and closing the mouse will not control anything. I did a system restore - still had the problem. I have run diagnostics on the keyboard, touch screen and mouse and changed to a new mouse and they all show fine. I uninstalled and reinstalled the keyboard. I started in Safe mode and ran diagnostics. Did a Norton scan, but nothing.

    :)
     
    BBLBTJM, May 17, 2022
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  2. Zio_Excel Win User

    Having to do battery pull at least Twice a day to stop screen flickering and app close downs on HD7

    I am having to reset my phone at least twice a day due to apps closing down and the screen will flicker randomly making it unresponsive. Will I have to hard reset? How do I back-up my apps? I am a Mac user.



    Currently using the HD7

     
    Zio_Excel, May 17, 2022
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  3. Screen flickering in safe mode help!

    Hi Yasmeentq,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your query. I suggest you to follow the steps to get out of safe mode.


    • Press Windows key + R

    • Type msconfig

    • In msconfig > Boot tab >
      Boot Options > uncheck Safe Boot > APPLY / OK.

    Screen flickering in Windows 10 is usually caused by incompatible apps or display drivers. I suggest you to refer to the article below and check if it helps.

    Troubleshoot screen flickering in Windows 10

    Troubleshoot screen flickering in Windows

    Regards.
     
    SujataMoktan, May 17, 2022
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  4. AlanR246 Win User

    Apps randomly opening and closing, screen flickering

    Screen flicker and hangup on desktop screen

    The short term fix for me was to roll back to Windows 7. I did not have the time to work through the issues but will try again in a week or so. I had a call in to the Microsoft Answer Desk and got a call back after I rolled back. Pasted below are the suggestions
    to attempt find the problem. In my case, I suspect Norton was the culprit since that was the common product on both my desktops and I was not seeing a flicker in Task Manager window.

    From the Microsoft Answer Desk:

    Here are the Steps for the Flickering issue.

    If we see the screen flickering after sign-in there are two possible causes - apps causing Explorer to crash, or display driver issues.

    To start, press this key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC

    If this opens Task Manager and that window is NOT flickering:The likely cause is Software Compatibility issue causing Explorer.exe to crash repeatedly.

    • Use the File, Run option in Task Manager to open additional tools as-needed. Be sure to check the box to run tools as Administrator. These could include:

      appwiz.cpl: Opens Programs and Features

      compmgmt.msc: Opens Computer Management

      cmd.exe
    • You can search for crash events in the Event Logs and find if any third party DLLs are the faulting module in the Explorer,.exe crashes Or uninstall software that is likely to include shell extensions.
    • If removing software does not resolve the issue, use these commands to repair Windows:

      dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

      sfc /scannow
    We have reports that removing these apps help resolve the issue:

    • Norton Antivirus
    • Other AV solutions
    • iCloud
    • IDT Audio (faulting module IDTNC64.cpl)
    If Task Manager is flickering, or it didn't open, proceed with display driver troubleshooting:
    The likely cause is a display driver or display hardware issue.

    • Boot to Safe Mode with Networking.
    • Use the same steps here as for Black Screen issues - if dual chipset, disable built-in graphics, if still flickers, try with only the other chipset enabled.
    • If this does not work, or there is only a single chipset, uninstall the device and remove the driver software.
    • Then boot into Windows and update the drivers to the latest from the manufacturer.
    Here are the Steps for the Flickering issue.

    If we see the screen flickering after sign-in there are two possible causes - apps causing Explorer to crash, or display driver issues.
     
    AlanR246, May 17, 2022
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