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    Have you experienced screen flicker right after booting into windows and after resuming for sleep mode? This is the solution to screenflicker. I stumbled upon the solution in another thread: SOLUTION for Black Screen Flash After Windows Loads I wanted to share this with my fellow Thinkpad owners!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by NinjaNoodles View Post
    Many users here have a problem of their screens flashing black after Windows loads. I've seen people blame everything from audio drivers to integrated graphics for this issue, however these are not the causes.

    Microsoft has a service called Transient Multimon Manager (TMM). This (supposedly) makes it easier to run multiple displays. It also causes the annoying flash we all hate so much. It took me hours to pinpoint the exact process (which happened to be the Task Scheduler Engine), and even more time to pinpoint the exact task, so enjoy.

    Here's how to fix it:

    1. Click on the Start button (pearl? ball? orb?).
    2. Type "Task Scheduler" and hit Enter.
    3. On the left-hand side, click "Task Scheduler Local" (you should already be there, but just in case).
    4. Expand "Task Scheduler Library," then "Microsoft," then "Windows," then click "MobilePC."
    5. Up top, you'll see a task called "TMM." Click it, and on the right-hand side, click "Disable."
    6. You're done.

    It seems that this fix is great if you are not using an external monitor. If you need to use an external monitor you may need to reverse this as needed for full functionality with an external monitor.

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    Very nice, thank you! Works like a charm!

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    Thanks for the heads up! Repped!

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    This also solves the issue that Vista Ultimate owners have with freezes/flickering with the Dream Scene theme!

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    Stallen another great post , keep up the good work , we all appreciate sharing your experience and knowledge .
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    Thanks guys... for me, these glitches can be such a big nuisance. I just figure if I'm annoyed by these glitches someone else probably is too.

    I'm glad it helped!

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    I can also confirm that this fix works. Thanks!
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    Please add this to thinkpad sticky

    I'm sure everyone experiences with their T61's at least. (I do for sure).

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    Nice man this thing was annoying me...

    It happens on my ACER as well.



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    Default Re: Solution for screen flicker

    I already created a thread in the general Windows forums. Is this really necessary?
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