Windows are refreshing and glitching

Mike Hall 96 Reputation points

Above is a video to the issue. I have run DISM, SFC, installed updated drivers (used Microsoft drivers only and then updated from manufacturer). I've done an in-place upgrade, I've reinstalled windows entirely (clean install). I've switched out my mouse and keyboard. I've done everything I can think of to try and find what is causing this and nothing is working.

Any help to in what might be causing this will be greatly appreciated! It's sometimes impossible to do my job while it's doing this.

Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. H270-HD3-CF

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

Version 10.0.19043 Build 19043

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz, 4201 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)

BaseBoard Product H270-HD3-CF

No dedicated GPU just integrated

Windows 10
Windows 10
A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.
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  1. Mike Hall 96 Reputation points

    Thank you all for your help. I tried all that was suggested but what actually solved it was:

    • I reset my BIOS to optimized defaults
    • I did an in-place upgrade

    I'm guessing that the in-place upgrade is what fixed it. It removed all the custom drivers and installed default Microsoft drivers.

    I have not done anything to my system since this and it's working perfectly.

    When I did the in-place upgrade the first time I did install some drivers using driver booster which is normally really good. Can't get it right 100% of the time.

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  1. Dave Patrick 415.2K Reputation points MVP

    Not sure of the issue (link is broken) but the pc manufacturer will be your best resource to debug problems with the hardware.

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  3. Dave Patrick 415.2K Reputation points MVP

    Might try from a clean boot.

    also check the hardware manufacturer's site for the latest ROM bios, firmware, chipset and driver support packs.

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  4. Limitless Technology 38,761 Reputation points

    Hello @MikeHall-3969,

    Check out this link for Advanced troubleshooting for Windows-based computer freeze issues,

    If you have a restart feature that is enabled on the computer, such as the Automatic System Restart (ASR) feature in Compaq computers, disable it. This setting is usually found in the BIOS. With this feature enabled, if the BIOS doesn't detect a heartbeat from the operating system, it will restart the computer. The restart can interrupt the dump process.

    It is advisable to execute a clean boot

    A “clean boot” starts Windows with a minimal set of drivers and startup programs so that you can determine whether a background program is interfering with your game or program. This is similar to starting Windows in Safe Mode but provides you more control over which services and programs run at startup to help you isolate the cause of a problem.


    Hope this answers all your queries, if not please do repost back.
    If an Answer is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and upvote it : )

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