Hello Daniel, did you test the drivers provided by the system manufacturer?
Can you try to reproduce it in safe mode or after a clean boot/diagnostic startup?
I did not test the drivers Lenovo provides, mostly because they seem petty old.
Latest version there is 126.96.36.19972 from 11/6/2013.
Why are there different drivers for this one graphics chip anyway?
I get why when it comes to Multi-GPU notebooks, like Intel+Nvidia, but for pure Onboard graphics?
I did not try safe mode yet, but I will do that and report the results here.
I started in safe mode now, looks like the error does not appear then.
Since in safe mode the Aero desktop design was deactivated, I thought I'd try to deactivate just that under a normal boot.
Seems to have worked. I have a very ugly looking Windows now, but no more flickering.
How am I able to tell now if this is a driver issue, or an error by some 3rd-party program?
Does nobody have any advice for me on this issue?
The easiest solution to check that is by disabling/removing graphics driver
I now tried the driver Lenovo provides, it gives me the exact same error.
When I deinstall the Intel driver and use the standard vga driver windows provides, the error does not appear.
Is anyone else here able to reproduce this error?
I would install the driver again and try a clean boot as suggested above. This way you can try to determine if a conflict with a third party application is causing the issue.
If you disable all applications from startup and the issue does not happen, try enabling one application at a time to see which one triggers the issue.
I just installed the new driver v188.8.131.52.4080.
After a bit of testing it seems that the error does not show anymore.
To whoever fixed it, thank you!
Also thanks to everyone else here for all the advice.