Monitor flickering & Adjusting issue

November 21, 2011 at 11:36:00
Specs: Windows XP
why is the word adjusting keep flashing across the screen?

Every 10 seconds the word "Adjusting" keeps flashing on my computer screen and the screen flickers (shakes)

See More: Monitor flickering & Adjusting issue

Report •

November 21, 2011 at 12:40:46
Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model of the mboard.

The specific model of a brand name system is often shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site and loading a program they have available, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer.

If it's a Dell computer...
Go here for how to find the Service tag "number":

Tell us what it is.

If it's a HP or Compaq computer.....
Go here:
Scroll down a bit.
Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.
Quote the specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.
Quote the Product number - that's on the third line.

If it's a Lenovo computer
Find your specific Product number and tell us what it is:

Finding my product number

The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots.

If this is a laptop or netbook....

Have you, or is it possible someone else who had access to this computer...
- dropped it, or dropped anything on it, or otherwise exposed it to a physical jolt ?
- spilled liquid on it, or sprayed it with liquid, or exposed it to liquid such as rain ?

Since the video last worked properly all the time, has there been a power failure event, and/or lightning strikes in your area, that happened while the AC adapter was plugged in ?

Those things are the most frequent reasons something inside the laptop has been damaged.

If this is a laptop or netbook....

....try connecting an external monitor to your computer. In most cases there's nothing wrong with the video on that, and your problem is with it's built in display, or with the wiring between the video adapter and the display.

Laptop no video (or video problems), and battery, AC adapter, power jack T shooting.

See response 1:

DO NOT plug in or unplug a monitor's video cable into / from a video port while the computer is running. Doing so can damage the monitor's circuits and/or the video adapter's circuits.

Some laptops will display on an external monitor without you having to do anything.

If you get no video on an external monitor, some laptops have a key combo that you must press to toggle the display to external video only / built in display video only / sometimes both - see the Owner's or User's manual for the model.

Report •
Related Solutions

Ask Question