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Weird Graphic issues after pc wakes up from sleep mode

Every time my pc wakes up from sleep it flashes the application minimized on the screen.(. For example if i have steam minimized it would show the steam page for a micro second even though i am only looking at the desktop background. when im playing games it would flash a black screen instead every couple of seconds. I did a virus scan and Norton didn't find anything.

System specs:
GTX 670
Asus z87-pro motherboard
windows 7-pro 64 bit
18 gb ram 1600 mhz
i7-4770k 3.5 ghz
2 tb hdd 7200 rpm
Soundblaster Z 5.1
Ocz tech Zt series 750 watt psu
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  1. bluemen said:
    Every time my pc wakes up from sleep it flashes the application minimized on the screen.(. For example if i have steam minimized it would show the steam page for a micro second even though i am only looking at the desktop background. when im playing games it would flash a black screen instead every couple of seconds. I did a virus scan and Norton didn't find anything.

    System specs:
    GTX 670
    Asus z87-pro motherboard
    windows 7-pro 64 bit
    18 gb ram 1600 mhz
    i7-4770k 3.5 ghz
    2 tb hdd 7200 rpm
    Soundblaster Z 5.1
    Ocz tech Zt series 750 watt psu


    Hello,

    Sorry for the trouble. That may not be a virus problem. Can you try updating the Graphics Card driver and see if that helps?

    Thanks!

    Vineeth
    Norton Support
  2. It is already has the latest driver
  3. If it only happens after sleep, it could be a compatibility issue. For example I get issues when I wake my pc up from sleep so I have told my pc to never sleep (This could be a viable fix for you).

    my Intel Core i3 4130 (Haswell) CPU isn't directly compatible with my motherboard. It would be worth checking if you motherboard and CPU are compatible, and your other pieces of hardware too, as this could be the culprit.
  4. it only has happened recently. but my gpu has been acting up recently sometimes windows gave drive errors saying that the graphics driver has stopped responding.(closing the game i was playing) Could be my gpu it is almost 2 and a half years old. Also my pc has been acting sluggest recently as well.
  5. bluemen said:
    it only has happened recently. but my gpu has been acting up recently sometimes windows gave drive errors saying that the graphics driver has stopped responding.(closing the game i was playing) Could be my gpu it is almost 2 and a half years old. Also my pc has been acting sluggest recently as well.


    Sounds very much like a driver issue. Do a full clean of old drivers using Display Driver Unistaller (or another similar program), then do a fresh install of the latest drivers for your card.
  6. Best answer
    Yeah, I would definitely reinstall/ update all of your drivers. Out of date drivers can also cause screen artifacting, which cause the screens picture to be distorted, and can often be mistaken for a dying graphics card. If reinstall/updating your drivers to the latest ones, doesn't fix your issue in anyway, please make sure to tell us! :)
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