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HELP: Flashing Screen - Windows 10

Dec 17, 2017 10:53AM PST

Seeking help to correct a forever flashing screen with windows 10. Computer has not been working for some time, even prior to recent update. But I recently got around to attempting to fix it.

The only way I have been able to attempt to fix issues is in safe mode with command prompt, all other safe mode versions lead to a continued flashing screen where I am unable to click open any program.

From other videos and forums I tried to stop several processes in msconfig.exe , such as:
Any Apple Product
All Virus Protection Programs
IDT Audio
I have also unclicked the error reporting methods shown by several videos.

I have uninstalled my driver for my graphics card and bluetooth driver.

I have also tried to rollback to the previous version of Windows, then I get the blue screen saying to look into a WDF_Violation.

Still unsure of what to do. The Flashing Continues.

The computer itself was using Windows 7 prior to this, as I said this has been an issue for well over a year, so not affected by the recent updates, but instead likely from the initial Windows 10 install.

Hope me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.

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You wrote it ran 7 then the W10 install but then what next?
Dec 17, 2017 10:59AM PST

After an OS install or big OS update we get to treat the PC as-if it was a new OS install.

Windows has not changed in decades in this regard. That is, still driver hell where we go out and collect the updates for the machine which include BIOS, motherboard and all the other drivers.

My thought is that many today thought Microsoft would do all that for us. But so far, no change from what I'm seeing. Same Ol' Softy.

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Nothing that I know of
Dec 17, 2017 11:05AM PST

It's sad but I honestly don't remember what I had done to change, or if I changed anything after the update well over a year ago. I personally am not very tech savvy so I generally don't go too deep into the computer out of fear of messing something up.

Today I decided it was time to work on it, break it or not, since it is currently unusable.

I had to get some computer items done during the time period and simply used my other computers, and did not use this computer again until now when I am trying to fix it.

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For us to progress, machine details are required.
Dec 17, 2017 11:19AM PST

Until then I have to be generic in replies. That is, we know that Microsoft barely handles drivers, never updates a BIOS for us (maybe their own Surface and Microsoft Phone lines?) but for the rest of us we have to dig in to find out the make, model and where to get and then how to install the current BIOS and drivers for our PCs.

There are companies that pry on computer beginners with driver update apps but I find these to be hit then miss. Once they update and you find it to work, the app can update the driver again and knock a working PC out of commission. These driver finder apps are in my opinion not very good.

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System Specs
Dec 17, 2017 5:05PM PST

HP Pavilion h8-1234 PC

AMD Six-Core FX-6120 Processor
10GB DDR3 system memory
1 terabyte hard drive
integrated bluetooth and Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/b
Initially with Windows 7 Home Premium

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That helps. Let's say this is stock.
Dec 18, 2017 11:02AM PST