Windows 10: Black flashing screen when using discord and FFXIV

Discus and support Black flashing screen when using discord and FFXIV in Windows 10 Graphic Cards to solve the problem; l recently purchased a second hand laptop from a friend who didnt have the time to use it, generally my experiences have been pretty good but l ran... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Graphic Cards' started by auroken, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. auroken Win User

    Black flashing screen when using discord and FFXIV


    l recently purchased a second hand laptop from a friend who didnt have the time to use it, generally my experiences have been pretty good but l ran into a weird issue which l have asked about elsewhere but not getting much feedback so came here to see if l have any luck.

    basically l enjoy playing an online MMO (Final Fantasy XIV) now generally l have no issues whatsoever, but twice now when l have dropped on to discord to chat with friends who l play the game with lve ran into a strange issue where my screen goes black and sort of flashes black, the common thread between both times its happened is that the first time l was asked to check if a friends twitch stream was working (l tried playing through the embedded video in discord) and the second time when l visited a room when a discord bot was playing music in the background (the bot links to youtube videos) which l tend to resolve by opening and closing the lid a couple of times then rebooting otherwise it happens again.

    l did some random searches that suggested this could be down to GPU elevations of me switching between discord and the game (eg discord using the laptops integrated GPU and FFXIV using the Nvidia) and it not liking it so l added discord to the settings in the nvida control panel, however it happened again (the second instance was the bot streaming music on discord voice channel) so lm kind of left at a loss as to what could be causing it the only other thing l can think of is Bitdefender has some mic protection option but that doesnt require the GPU lm stumped (fyi l havent noticed this issue on other games, though l should note l havent had the chance to chat on discord and play other games at the same time yet).

    has anyone run into this issue or can someone please advice how l can resolve this problem so l can chat and game at the same time without my screen flashing black etc any help would be greatly appreciated.

    (should note that this is in related to a HP 15-CX0513NA gaming laptop)

    :)
     
    auroken, Apr 6, 2020
    #1

  2. Black screen with flashing cursor

    Hello Betsy,

    A black screen can occur in a number of scenarios on Windows 10, it's possibly caused by the graphics driver, a connection problem between with your computer's display, during an update or installation, etc.

    For us to better assist you, we'd like to know the following:

    • Confirm which build is currently installed on your device. To check, follow the steps below:
    • Press Windows key + R, then type in winver.
    • Click OK.
    • Were there any recent changes made prior to this issue?

    Meanwhile, we recommend performing the steps on this article
    to troubleshoot black screen issues on Windows 10.

    We look forward to your response.

    Regards.
     
    Melchizedek Qui, Apr 6, 2020
    #2
  3. Roohi_Taj Win User
    Black Screen Flashing

    Hi MichaelCretz,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Could you please help me with the below information:

    1. What is the make and model of the PC?
    2. Do you get the black screen when restarting the computer or when using the computer?
    3. As you mentioned it occurs for 1-2 seconds, do you get the black pop up or the entire screen goes black?
    4. Are you aware of any changes happened on the computer prior to the issue?
    5. Which version of Windows you are using? (To check, type:winver in start menu and hit enter.)

    I appreciate the time you have taken to resolve this issue. There can be many reasons for booting to a black screen.
    These screens may appear with or without the mouse pointer.
    The main causes are Problems with the driver for your display adapter or incompatible application. As you have already updated the drivers, I would suggest you to follow the other steps mentioned in the article on
    Troubleshoot black screen or blank screen
    errors.


    If you would like me to provide additional advice, simply respond to this thread. I will get notified and I’ll reply to you as soon as I can.

    Hope it helps.

    Roohi Taj S

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Roohi_Taj, Apr 6, 2020
    #3
  4. jds63 Win User

    Black flashing screen when using discord and FFXIV

    Black Screen after Log on


    So this is not a BSOD ? Have a Windows 10 disc or USB Flash Drive made ? How are you getting to task manager Ctrl.+Alt+Del ? Any cursor on screen ?
     
    jds63, Apr 6, 2020
    #4
Thema:

Black flashing screen when using discord and FFXIV

Loading...
  1. Black flashing screen when using discord and FFXIV - Similar Threads - Black flashing screen

  2. Screen Flashes Black in Game When Changing Volume

    in Windows 10 Gaming
    Screen Flashes Black in Game When Changing Volume: So in any game that I play if I use my volume wheel on my keyboard the screen will flash black for one second when the volume bar appears on the screen. When the volume bar fades away, the screen flashes black once again. This happens on any game that I play. My drivers...
  3. Black Screen flashes on screen

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Black Screen flashes on screen: Hi,I am suffering from Black screen flashes in display ,after this the display turns complete black and the cpu light starts to blink .After this,Even if I try to restart the pc,cpu doesn't start and continue to blink the light,so I have to leave the pc, complete turn off...
  4. Screen Flashes Black

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Screen Flashes Black: My screen randomly flashes black for a few seconds, then returns to normal. Initially thought it was Firefox, but also does it using Chrome. No real pattern that I can find...seems random, sometimes going for hours without doing it and others multiple times in a row....
  5. Screen and taskbar flashing black screen

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Screen and taskbar flashing black screen: Hi there, I am having a problem which make my screen and taskbar flashing also loading cursor. Yesterday, i restarted the laptop Sony and this problem has happened from now. I have followed some instructions on Youtube and I realized that when I turn off Windows Error...
  6. Screen flashing black

    in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance
    Screen flashing black: Good day, I have recently started using my laptop and for some reason my screen will go black for a second and then immediately come back on when I press anything. I've noticed it happens almost every single time in Word whenever I drag two fingers along the trackpad, and...
  7. Black Screen Flashing

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Black Screen Flashing: Hello ! Now I am not sure if this is strictly related to windows , it's just a thought ... For a few weeks I keep getting black screen from time to time , it just lasts 1-2 seconds but it's annoying as hell . I've tried updating and reinstalling my graphic card but nothing...
  8. Flashing black screen

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Flashing black screen: Hi I have an issue whereby whenever I click on something or insert a device into the USB drive my laptop screen flashes high contrast colors despite the fact that I have already disabled the feature in the settings menu....
  9. Black Screen and flashing cursor

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Black Screen and flashing cursor: I had a malware that opened up ads in edge. I downloaded a malware remover, ran it and then restarted my pc. But it never turned on. I gets stuck at this flashing cursor. What do I do?...
  10. Black screen with flashing cursor when trying to install.

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Black screen with flashing cursor when trying to install.: I've made three attempts to install Windows 10 on my desktop PC with no success. First with the WindowsTechnicalPreview-x64-EN-US.iso and then with my MSDN en_windows_technical_preview_for_enterprise_x64_dvd_5554079.iso. I'm using a 16 GB USB thumb drive. I tried making it...