Windows 10: Menu bar in folders flickers (goes black for 1 sec) Solved

  1.    11 Nov 2015 #1

    Menu bar in folders flickers (goes black for 1 sec)


    Hello Windows 10 Community,

    I have installed on my computer Windows 10 today. (Upgraded from Windows 7)

    Everything seems to be fine ecxept the menu bar in folders.
    When i open any folder or when i press the previous or next button on the top left corner, the menu bar goes black for 1 second(flickers) and then it normalizes.

    It feels like the graphics in the folders bar are "buged".
    I managed to take a fast screen-shot of that second when it gets black to make sure you guys understand my issue:
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    If you have further questions or need more information regarding my issue let me know.

    Thank you

    Seraphim
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       11 Nov 2015 #2

    Your System Specs have nothing filled in about the computer except that it's running Win10. A lot depends upon computer CPU speed, amount of RAM and the video adapter and memory on it or assigned to it. It must also be realized that anything on the monitor screen is dynamic, not static like a picture hanging on the wall. Dynamic means any thing seen is constantly changing, being redrawn, most times so fast one will not see it being done but again the hardware is quite important and could be involved in the 'blackouts'.
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  3.    11 Nov 2015 #3

    Berton said: View Post
    Your System Specs have nothing filled in about the computer except that it's running Win10. A lot depends upon computer CPU speed, amount of RAM and the video adapter and memory on it or assigned to it. It must also be realized that anything on the monitor screen is dynamic, not static like a picture hanging on the wall. Dynamic means any thing seen is constantly changing, being redrawn, most times so fast one will not see it being done but again the hardware is quite important and could be involved in the 'blackouts'.
    I hope that helps:
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    PS: I have installed on this computer Windows 10 the first day it was realeased like 3 months ago and I didn't have this issue with the folders flickering.
    I saw in MS forums that, some programs may cause the screen flickering if they dont work properly in windows 10, since this time I upgraded from Windows 7 I thought maybe the problem is some program but then again i have only a few, my pc is almost empty, tried to uninstall couple of them , still the same problem.
    Not to mension that they were talking about full screen flickering, I have this issue only in folders menu bar, as you can see in the screen-shot.
    Last edited by Seraphim; 11 Nov 2015 at 13:15.
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  4. spapakons's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.48)
       11 Nov 2015 #4

    These symptoms usually tell that your graphics card driver has been replaced by Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. Download latest driver and install it. If there is no Windows 10 driver, available, try that of 8 or 7.
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  5.    11 Nov 2015 #5

    spapakons said: View Post
    These symptoms usually tell that your graphics card driver has been replaced by Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. Download latest driver and install it. If there is no Windows 10 driver, available, try that of 8 or 7.
    I have AMD Graphics cards as you can see in the screen- shot. I tried/installed both drivers beta and non beta for Windows 10 from AMD website:
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    And still having this issue. By the way the full screen flickering is happening when I empty the trash bin.
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  6. jds63's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       11 Nov 2015 #6

    Except for whole screen flicker other issue with menu bar changing black is first i have ever seen, yes most will feel was the video card or it's Software drivers. Not using any third party applications to change colors of windows or are you using basic themes ? Has been some issue with AMD drivers i have seen. Might want to try a clean boot to see how it reacts as far as these 2 issues. http://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-i...ate-in-windows
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  7.    11 Nov 2015 #7

    Thank you all for your time and your answers.
    @jds63 Nope, I'm not using any third party to change the colors or theme.

    I just went back to Windows 7. I belive for this computer at least for now I will run Windows 7.

    Thank you all again. Have a nice day.
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  8. jds63's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       11 Nov 2015 #8

    Seraphim said: View Post
    Thank you all for your time and your answers.
    @jds63 Nope, I'm not using any third party to change the colors or theme.

    I just went back to Windows 7. I belive for this computer at least for now I will run Windows 7.

    Thank you all again. Have a nice day.
    Your welcome, that choice is yours. If did not try any other mentioned options to test.
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