Laptop cursor flickering


Jul 31, 2017
Hope you’re all well,

Recently my Lenovo y700 has been having problems, the cursor starts flickering very quickly and while this is happening the laptop becomes very slow, and I’m unable to copy/cut and paste as well, not even with the keyboard. I’ve tried cmd commands like sfc/scannow, that restorehealth command, the “echo” command, chkdsk, I’ve tried rebooting as well and reinstalling all drivers and recently installed programs but nothing seems to work. There is also no high disk usage or memory during the flickering. The problem also happens in the new account I created. Safe mode doesn’t work either and this is Windows 10 btw. Can anyone help me with this problem? A

Cheers guys and have a good day
Try starting up in "Safe Mode" and see if the problem occurs. Granted you have limited access in that mode, but you should be able to tell if the problem occurs or not. If it does not, then I would look at scanning the computer for malware, viruses, any problem programs you may have installed, etc. Should it not be any of those, then I would go to start and search for "msconfig" (without the quotes).

NOTE: Be really careful what you change or mess with in here because you can cause yourself no end of problems if you remove, turn off, alter, the wrong thing.

In there go to the "Startup" tab and check for any programs that are running that don't need to be or that you don't want running, from the moment Windows starts. Just don't alter any program you do not know for sure it is OK to alter. If you are unsure, leave it and do a little research to find out what the program is.

How to enter "Safe Mode" when booting the computer.

In Windows 8 and 10...

As your computer restarts, press F8 (possibly a few times) to enter "Safe Mode"

a. Press the "F4" key to Enable "Safe Mode".
(The computer will then start in "Safe Mode" with a minimal set of drivers and services.)

b. Press the "F5" key to Enable "Safe Mode" with Networking.
( Once "Safe Mode" with Networking starts, Windows is in Safe Mode, with additional network and services for accessing the Internet and other computers on your network.)

c. Press the "F6" key to Enable "Safe Mode" with Command Prompt.
(In "Safe Mode" with "Command Prompt" starts Windows in Safe Mode, with a Command Prompt window instead of the Windows interface. This option is mostly only used by IT professionals.)

Now sign in to the computer with your account name and password. (If you have one set.) When you are finished troubleshooting, you can exit "Safe Mode" restarting your computer.

In Windows 7/Vista/XP...

1. Immediately after turning on the computer, or restarting it (usually after you hear your computer beep), tap the F8 key, repeatedly, in 1 second intervals.

2. The computer will then display hardware information and run a memory test.

3. Next the "Advanced Boot Options" menu will appear.

4. In the "Advanced Boot Options" menu use the arrow keys to select "Safe Mode" or "Safe Mode with Networking" and press ENTER.


Jul 31, 2017
Sorry I should have mentioned that it’s Windows 10, and that Safe mode doesn’t help, the problem is still there. What else can I try?
Have you scanned the computer recently for viruses and malware as well? That stuff running in the background can cause this.

I would also suggest going into "Control Panel" and then "Device Manager" and troubleshooting in there as well as checking for hardware changes.
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