Windows 10: Taskbar icons blinking

  1.    28 Jul 2017 #1

    Taskbar icons blinking


    I've got my GTX 1080 Ti in May, and since then (or maybe not, can't say excatly when this started to happen) I have annoying issue - from time to time my taskbar icons blink. It's like refreshing. This happens at random times, when I surf web or browse files. It's just quickly blinks. Often during the blink there is also spinning mouse circle appears for a 1 second. This happens once in 5-10 minutes. Not much, but still, annoying and most important, very distracting when you see them blinking. This is the example of the blinking: https://i.stack.imgur.com/MiDti.gif As I said, blinking is not happening every second like in gif, but something like once in 5 minutes.
    Can this be related to driver or maybe GPU itself? I tried several driver versions, but it's still blinking. I even did fresh reinstall of windows, but the problem is still there. I even thinking to put my old video card, GTX 1070 to check if the problem persists. I have several PCs with Windows 10 and none of them have this issue. Also, this happens in Safe mode with networking. So, not a driver problem then? Or maybe?
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       28 Jul 2017 #2

    GediminasLM said: View Post
    I've got my GTX 1080 Ti in May, and since then (or maybe not, can't say excatly when this started to happen) I have annoying issue - from time to time my taskbar icons blink. It's like refreshing. This happens at random times, when I surf web or browse files. It's just quickly blinks. Often during the blink there is also spinning mouse circle appears for a 1 second. This happens once in 5-10 minutes. Not much, but still, annoying and most important, very distracting when you see them blinking. This is the example of the blinking: https://i.stack.imgur.com/MiDti.gif As I said, blinking is not happening every second like in gif, but something like once in 5 minutes.
    Can this be related to driver or maybe GPU itself? I tried several driver versions, but it's still blinking. I even did fresh reinstall of windows, but the problem is still there. I even thinking to put my old video card, GTX 1070 to check if the problem persists. I have several PCs with Windows 10 and none of them have this issue. Also, this happens in Safe mode with networking. So, not a driver problem then? Or maybe?
    Do you also have an on-board (on the MB) video adapter, like an Intel HD 4600 or the like? You could try disabling the 1080 Ti, and just leave the on-board one running to see if it occurs. May help isolate if it's a bad GTX card.
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  3.    29 Jul 2017 #3

    Doesn't Safe Mode disable video card and use on-board video adapter? Because blinking happens in Safe Mode too.
    I have 6700k. And Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard.
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  4.    01 Aug 2017 #4

    No one knows what could it be or how to fix it?
    I've checked with the old video card and the issue persists. Reinstalled windows - still there. Safe Mode - also there.
    I've noticed that during the icons blink Windows Explorer usage increases to 0.1-0,2%.
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