Frequent crashes since upgrade to Windows 10 (not BSOD)


Feb 25, 2016

I have upgraded my PC from Windows 7 to Windows 10 a while ago. Right from the beginning, it was crashing in two ways: BSOD and something that seems to be a driver issue (not BSOD).

I was able to fix the BSOD issues with "sfc /scannow" etc. I have not had a BSOD again ever since.

The latter problem, however, still occurs. It is something that appears to be a driver issue (not BSOD). Every now and again, the screens suddenly change like this (


It flickers like this for about 10 to 20 seconds and then the computer restarts automatically. I have updated all drivers to the newest versions available, all windows updates are done.

Computer details:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz
Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 (Driver: - even tried the newest beta drivers, not solving the issue)

Any idea how to fix that? What else do you need to know?


Here are some troubleshooting steps that may help in solving the issue.
- Start by doing a clean install of the graphics card driver.
- First is to load in Safe Mode, while your PC is booting up repeatedly press on F8 until it loads Advanced Boot Options then select Safe Mode.
- While in Safe Mode uninstall the graphics driver in Device Manager.
- Check Programs and Features as well and uninstall anything related to your graphics card.
- Next is to download and install the latest driver from the manufacturers site.
- Here's the link:
- Once installed, reboot your PC for all the changes to take effect.
- Do test your PC again after the reboot.
- If the same problem will persist do try a different cable or monitor.