Windows 10: Windows 7 random flash appearing/disappearing window


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit
       26 Feb 2018 #1

    Windows 7 random flash appearing/disappearing window





    Hi All,

    Using windows 7 SP1 - fresh install, and using windows update to update the windows with the latest updates.

    At some point (can't tell when) a mysterious window start to flash for a fraction of a second very randomly (maybe once an hour or half an hour).

    1. Tries to view all windows event log that happened at that exact time, but couldn't find anything.
    2. I don't have Microsoft office installed - and already saw the solutions suggested with office updater - I don't see a folder like that on "services.msc"

    I got to capture this on camera:

    https://youtu.be/GOcFcKAm0UQ

    Any suggestions?




    Hi All,

    Using windows 7 SP1 - fresh install, and using windows update to update the windows with the latest updates.

    At some point (can't tell when) a mysterious window start to flash for a fraction of a second very randomly (maybe once an hour or half an hour).

    1. Tries to view all windows event log that happened at that exact time, but couldn't find anything.
    2. I don't have Microsoft office installed - and already saw the solutions suggested with office updater - I don't see a folder like that on "services.msc"

    I got to capture this on camera:

    https://youtu.be/GOcFcKAm0UQ

    Any suggestions?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    26 Feb 2018 #2

    Download Autoruns and see what is running in the background that you don't recognize.
    You can also go to the Task Scheduler and see if there is a program that supposed to run at certain intervals.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit
    Thread Starter
       26 Feb 2018 #3

    Hi,

    Went through all windows scheduler - nothing is scheduled to run in this frequency. although it doesn't seem like running at the exact time every time.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 16,251
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       27 Feb 2018 #4

    In addition to the above you could place the computer in safe mode.
    Does it or does it not flash in safe mode?
    If it does not flash in safe mode then place the computer in clean boot.
    Does it or does it not flash in clean boot?
    If it does not flash in clean boot then you can identify the problem by using selective boot.
    So in addition to auto runs see if you can check the results for safe mode first and then clean boot second (if it does not occur with safe mode).
    Boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
    Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts Windows 10 Tutorials
    What are the antivirus and firewall software products that are in use?
    Can you run a full scan and post the results for both unsafe and unwanted items.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit
    Thread Starter
       27 Feb 2018 #5

    So we found out what runs in this window is a process called ReadonSetting.exe - anyone have an idea why this may happen?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    27 Feb 2018 #6

    Are you sure it's not RadeonSettings.exe (part of AMD's graphics driver)?

    If so, it's apparently started fom a scheduled task called StartCN. Using AutoRuns, check the Scheduled Tasks tab.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit
    Thread Starter
       13 Mar 2018 #7

    This problem persist and repeated over other several computer builds we have done. Not sure yet what causes this, but we will try to escalate it with AMD support and keep you posted if we find out the reason it happens.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  • Posts : 2,470
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       14 Mar 2018 #8

    The OneDrive update process does the same but I guess you don't have that on Windows 7.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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