Windows 10: Programs flashing and behaving weird.

  1.    22 Feb 2016 #1

    Programs flashing and behaving weird.


    Hello all, recently programs on my computer - both games and programs like the disc cleaner, flash weirdly and act strange. I really don't know how best to describe it but basically some parts of a programs window will flash, and the icon on my taskbar will disappear and then slide back into place as if the program were just opening. It does this very rapidly, and early when playing the Division beta my cursor would not lock to my screen when aiming and instead would go off onto my other monitor. I just did a re-install of windows ten using the option to save my personal files, but it's still doing it. Any ideas as to whats happening here?


    If my description is confusing (And I know it is) I can provide a link to a gif for an example, this is really annoying and in a lot of cases crashes my programs or renders them unusable.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    22 Feb 2016 #2

    This person here was having the exact same issue as me; Windows 10 programs flickering and saying for split seconds rapidly. : computers

    I realize now that the programs are not responding and then responding over and over again really fast, someone said it could be damage to my HDD so I'm running speccy now but.. Does anyone else have any ideas in case this doesnt work?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 12,494
    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Feb 2016 #3

    If my description is confusing (And I know it is) I can provide a link to a gif for an example, this is really annoying and in a lot of cases crashes my programs or renders them unusable.
    That would be appreciated if you provide one

    So far I know shows Speccy only some S.M.A.R.T. attributes and temps, but that doesn't have to indicate a problem with the hard drive.
    I would suggest to try a few other tests instead, 1 of them shows the exact same results and more.



    Programs flashing and behaving weird. Diagnostics Test Programs flashing and behaving weird.
     HDD TEST

    Run SeaTools to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Run following tests
    1. Short Drive Self Test
    2. Short generic
    3. Long generic

    If the short generic fails, no need for the long generic.
    Note   Note
    Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.


    Run chkdsk
    Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Run HDTune to
    • scan for errors, no quick scan but full scan
    • check the health,
    • benchmark.

    It may take some time, but please take the time you need to perform it properly.
    Let me know what the results are
    • of the error scan,
    • make a screenshot of the health of every hard drive and post the screenshots,
    • post screenshots with the benchmark of the
      • transfer rate,
      • access time,
      • burst rate,
      • cpu usage.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    23 Feb 2016 #4

    https://gyazo.com/cd0e808f6d09697a3ea45638fc251111

    Here is a gif of the disk cleaner flickering as I'm using it, it was more difficult to record the taskbar since I can't do that with gyazo so I had to take a video. The video demonstrates what the icon on my taskbar is doing during this flickering - which I now know is the program not responding very rapidly over and over again, the gif I provided above was very tame, it's usually much much worse than that and will flicker rapidly in milliseconds at a time. WARNING: The video is really loud! I didnt realize at the time that my fan was on, and for some reason in this it sounds like an industrial snow blower so, yeah just mute the video. YouTube

    Short DST result: https://gyazo.com/7e5b92ba090ae1029285b06a39828375
    Short Generic result: https://gyazo.com/60383fa8932e1289739501754dcffde3
    Long Generic result: https://gyazo.com/f98af597c5ae5c87a4f67417d2453cca
    Chkdsk result: https://gyazo.com/bc96c4fa28d87e9eabed6d015c66babf
    HD Tune error scan result: https://gyazo.com/e29d4534c8bbf329b8f0836aff8f554e
    HD Tune benchmark: https://gyazo.com/f8b15998b3cf1f229bf1ebdc5a92bc9f

    As for HD Tune's health thing, I couldnt figure out what to do with it so I just took a screenshot of the window :L https://gyazo.com/f5f5d5c3b537b6f56262e6bd4eb3803f


    Everything seems to be okay with my HDD looking at these results but you probably know more than me, thanks for your help by the way
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 12,494
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Feb 2016 #5

    That is unfortunate with the health, is Speccy showing something of the S.M.A.R.T. attributes?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    23 Feb 2016 #6

    Hard drives
    WDC WD10 EZEX-00BN5A0 SATA Disk Device
    Manufacturer Western Digital
    Business Unit/Brand Mobile/WD Scorpio
    Heads 16
    Cylinders 121,601
    Tracks 31,008,255
    Sectors 1,953,520,065
    SATA type SATA-III 6.0Gb/s
    Device type Fixed
    ATA Standard ACS2
    Serial Number WD-WCC3F2428076
    Firmware Version Number 01.01A01
    LBA Size 48-bit LBA
    Power On Count 316 times
    Power On Time 422.8 days
    Speed 7200 RPM
    Features S.M.A.R.T., NCQ
    Max. Transfer Mode SATA III 6.0Gb/s
    Used Transfer Mode SATA III 6.0Gb/s
    Interface SATA
    Capacity 931 GB
    Real size 1,000,204,886,016 bytes
    RAID Type None
    S.M.A.R.T
    Status Good
    Temperature 44 C
    Temperature Range OK (less than 50 C)
    S.M.A.R.T attributes
    Attribute name Real value Current Worst Threshold Raw Value Status
    01 Read Error Rate 0 200 200 51 0000000000 Good
    03 Spin-Up Time 2300 ms 174 173 21 00000008FC Good
    04 Start/Stop Count 321 100 100 0 0000000141 Good
    05 Reallocated Sectors Count 0 200 200 140 0000000000 Good
    07 Seek Error Rate 0 100 253 0 0000000000 Good
    09 Power-On Hours (POH) 422d 20h 87 87 0 00000027A4 Good
    0A Spin Retry Count 0 100 100 0 0000000000 Good
    0B Recalibration Retries 0 100 100 0 0000000000 Good
    0C Device Power Cycle Count 316 100 100 0 000000013C Good
    C0 Power-off Retract Count 73 200 200 0 0000000049 Good
    C1 Load/Unload Cycle Count 458 200 200 0 00000001CA Good
    C2 Temperature 44 C 99 86 0 000000002C Good
    C4 Reallocation Event Count 0 200 200 0 0000000000 Good
    C5 Current Pending Sector Count 0 200 200 0 0000000000 Good
    C6 Uncorrectable Sector Count 0 200 200 0 0000000000 Good
    C7 UltraDMA CRC Error Count 0 200 200 0 0000000000 Good
    C8 Write Error Rate / Multi-Zone Error Rate 0 200 200 0 0000000000 Good
    Partition 0
    Partition ID Disk #0, Partition #0
    File System NTFS
    Volume Serial Number 38086F66
    Size 99 MB
    Used Space 35.6 MB (35%)
    Free Space 64 MB (65%)
    Partition 1
    Partition ID Disk #0, Partition #1
    Disk Letter C:
    File System NTFS
    Volume Serial Number A609E76E
    Size 930 GB
    Used Space 151 GB (16%)
    Free Space 779 GB (84%)
    Partition 2
    Partition ID Disk #0, Partition #2
    File System NTFS
    Volume Serial Number 36AF5DB9
    Size 449 MB
    Used Space 349 MB (77%)
    Free Space 100 MB (23%)



    This is what speccy is giving me.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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