How to Fix Windows 11 Screen Flickering Issue

May. 24, 2022 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 11

Like Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7, Windows 11 comes with some issues. Many Windows 11 users reported that they encounter screen flickering issue on their computer.The screen flickering problem can be caused by many factors. This article presents several workable methods to solve the Windows 11 screen flickering issue.

Contents:

Solution 1. Check the hardware

Solution 2. Update the graphics driver

Solution 3. Disable Desktop Window Manager

Solution 4. Disable hardware acceleration

Soltuion 5. Uninstall incompatible apps

Solution 6. Scan for malware

Solution 7. Change the refresh rate

Solution 8. Reset Windows

Solution 1. Check the hardware

Make sure the wired connection between the CPU and monitor is well connected. Sometimes the screen flickering happens due to improper or loose wired connection. So check it before moving on to other solutions.

Solution 2. Update the graphics driver

A corrupted or outdated graphics driver can lead to some screen issues, such as black screen, blue screen, horizontal/vertical lines and screen flickering. So updating display driver is one of the common methods to fix the flickering issue in Windows 11.

There are three ways to update the graphics driver, and these methods can be applied to the updating of AMD graphics drivers, NVIDIA graphics drivers, Intel graphics drivers and drivers of various brands.

1) Update graphics drivers with Driver Talent

Driver Talent can intelligently scan the drivers on your PC, update drivers and fix driver-related issues. Now download Driver Talent and buy Pro version. Then follow the simple steps to update the graphics driver.

Step 1. Click "Scan".

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Step 2. Click "Update" to get new graphics driver.

You can also click "Install All" to update all outdated drivers on your PC.

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Step 3. Restar your PC.

Now you have updated the graphics driver on your PC.

2) Update graphics drivers in Device Manager

You can also update your display driver in Device Manager. Detailed steps: How to update drivers in Device Manager

3) Update graphics drivers via manufacturers' website

If you have good computing skills and enough time, you can also download graphics drivers through the official website of the manufacturers. If you are using AMD graphics card, Intel graphics card or NVIDIA graphics card, go to the website of AMD, Intel or NVIDIA correspondingly and download the driver step by step. Detailed steps: How to update drivers via manufacturers' website

If you are newbie and want to save time, you can just install graphics drivers with Driver Talent. Check if the screen flickering still occurs, try next solution.

Solution 3. Disable Desktop Window Manager

Desktop Window Manager is an important process responsible for generating eye-catching window animations in Windows 11. If it's not working properly, the screen flickering can happen. So, try to disable Desktop Window Manager to fix the screen error on Windows 11.

Step 1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.

Step 2. Click on "More details" on the lower left corner.

Step 3. Select "Desktop Window Manager" and click "End Task"

Then check to see if this helps. If not, try next solution.

Solution 4. Disable hardware acceleration

Sometimes, the hardware acceleration can cause the screen to flicker. So try to dsiable it when your screen keeps flickering in Windows 11.

Step 1. Press Win + R to open the "Run" box.

Step 2. Type "regedit" and click "OK".

Step 3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Avalon.Graphics.

Step 4. Find the key "DisableHWAcceleration" under "Avalon.Graphics".

Step 5. Double-click on it and change the Value Data from 0 to 1. Then click "OK".

Tip: If you fail to find "DisableHWAcceleration", right-click on any empty space, then click on "New", and then "DWORD (32-bit) value". Rename the file as "DisableHWAcceleration". Double-click on it and change the Value Data from 0 to 1.Then click "OK".

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Step 6. Close it and restart the PC.

Check if the screen flickering problems is solved. If not, try other solutions.

Soltuion 5. Uninstall incompatible apps

In some cases, the screen flickering error is caused by incompatible apps. So if you find that this error only appears when you are using a particular application, you can try to uninstall this app.

Solution 6. Scan for malware

It is reported that the screen flickering often occurs on the computers attacked by virus. So it is suggested to run an in-depth scan of the computers to fix the screen issue.

Solution 7. Change the refresh rate

When you set the display at a higher than recommended refresh rate, it may lead to screen flickering in Windows 11. To fix it, you need to set a lower refresh rate.

Step 1. Right-click any empty space and click "Display settings".

Step 2. Find "Advanced display" and click on it.

Step 3. Find "Choose a refresh rate" and set a lower refresh rate.

Solution 8. Reset Windows

If the Windows 11 screen flickering issue is not fixed after you have tried all the solutions above, you may need to reset your Windows.

Step 1. Press Win + I to open "Windows Settings".

Step 2. Navigate to "Windows Update" and select "Advanced options".

Step 3. Scroll down to "Additional options" and select "Recovery".

Step 4. Click on "Reset PC" under "Recovery options".

When the resetting process is completed, check if the screen flickering problem is fixed.


See also:

1. Fix Blue Screen of Death in Windows 10/11

2. Top 8 Ways to Fix Black Screen Issue on Windows

3. Solutions to Horizontal/Vertical Lines Error On the Computer Screen

4. How to Fix Lost Ark Crashing on Windows PC

5. How to Fix Ghost Touch Screen Issues on Windows


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