Window 7....screen disappears


  • I have a new computer set-up for a small business running a third party software (IDEXX-Cornerstone). It is a veterinary business management software. The software was upgraded with Window 7 compatiable installed by the company, a new CPU was purchased to the IDEXX specification plus. As I work on the computer the screen I'm working on will disappear for about 15 seconds and reappear or if I go to move the mouse the screen disappears and then returns. It is extremely anoying. I was advised it was a windows 7 glitch. I purchased a new laptop (Dell Inspiron) with all the bells and whistles and it did the same thing. The only thing the two computers had in commom was the blinking screen. After 100's of updates, compatibility runs, reinstalls, software repairs, etc. I seem to have the laptop problem taken care of but the business CPU still has the problem. I don't know which update repaired the laptop. Can anyone tell me what causes the blinking screen and how to make it stop disappearing? Thanks for your help.



    • Moved by Jing0 Thursday, October 14, 2010 3:40 AM (From:Windows Forms General)
    Monday, October 11, 2010 12:56 AM

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  • This web site is for help in writing software so the Windows expects are unlikely to patrol here.

    Try the Windows Forums on instead.

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    Monday, October 11, 2010 2:36 AM
  • Hi,


    This forum is for discussing questions about windows forms application development. This question is out of the scope here.


    Sheng Jiang has provided helpful information. You'd better try the Windows Forums on instead.

    If you are not sure which is the correct place to ask this question, you can ask a help at “where is the forum for…” forum. The experts there will give you some advices.


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    Ling Wang

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    Thursday, October 14, 2010 3:40 AM
  • Hello,

               Thank you for your post!  I would suggest creating a new thread for your question in the (Windows Client TechCenter > Windows 7 IT Pro Forums > Windows 7 Application Compatibility ) forum located here:  (

              Hope that would be helpful.

              Have a great day!

              Thanks & regards,

    Shivendra Pratap Singh Tier 2 Application Support Server and Tools Online Operations Team
    Thursday, October 14, 2010 8:10 AM