How to Fix Blinking Pages

By Nina Nixon

Blinking pages on a website can be symptomatic of an outdated mouse, monitor or video card device driver. However, an outdated browser can also exhibit strange blinking behavior. If hardware is the root cause, updating those specific drivers manually will not take too much of your time to complete. And where browsers are concerned, updates are always needed to match the advancements of video and audio Web-based multimedia. Meanwhile, streamline your troubleshooting process now, so that you can see your Web pages without having to blink twice.

Things You'll Need

  • Windows 7

Step 1

Click the "Start" button and then click "Control Panel."

Step 2

Click "System and Security" and then click "Device Manager" under "System."

Step 3

Double-click the mouse device name in the list of hardware categories, click the "Driver" tab, and then "Update Driver." (Note: Type in your administrator password or provide confirmation, if prompted.)

Step 4

Repeat these steps for your monitor device and video graphics cards. If you still see blinking pages, continue.

Step 5

Visit the manufacturer's website and check for updated drivers. If you still see blinking pages, continue.

Step 6

Open your browser and check for updates. Repeat this process for every other browser you use and then see if blinking pages still occur. If the problem still exists, continue.

Step 7

Visit the computer manufacturer's website and open up a service ticket.

Tips & Warnings

  • Check the Microsoft Windows 7 Compatibility Center to be sure your mouse, monitor and video cards are compatible with your operating system.
  • Attach a spare monitor or mouse to see if the blinking pages syndrome happens to eliminate or confirm one of these devices as the cause.