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Screen Dimming?

  1. #1


    PRH3 Guest

    Screen Dimming?

    A few moments after logging on and the desktop appearing, my screen goes
    instanly dimmer. Is there a solution?

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  3. #2


    Malke Guest

    Re: Screen Dimming?

    PRH3 wrote:
    > A few moments after logging on and the desktop appearing, my screen goes
    > instanly dimmer. Is there a solution?


    Since you haven't told us anything about your computer or whether you
    upgraded to Vista or got it preinstalled, it's not possible to give you
    specific advice. If you have a laptop and you upgraded to Vista, my
    guess is that you need the drivers and power management software for
    Vista that you can only get from the laptop mftr. If this isn't your
    situation, then please post back after looking at this link to see what
    details to include in your next post:

    http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


    Malke
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  4. #3


    Mark \(MCP\) Guest

    Re: Screen Dimming?

    I use a laptop with Vista Business installed. I noticed this odd behavior
    in Vista after it has been in either Sleep or Hibernation mode. Restarting
    Vista corrects the dim screen problem. The same laptop ran XP without this
    problem occurring, so its related Vista.


    "PRH3" <PRH3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:838614E4-1F0C-4B1B-AB44-2CF10B17D81A@microsoft.com...
    > A few moments after logging on and the desktop appearing, my screen goes
    > instanly dimmer. Is there a solution?




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  5. #4


    Dustin Harper Guest

    Re: Screen Dimming?

    "Don't Panic!". Great advice from a great book... Douglas Adams was a
    great man.

    On topic: do you have any profiles set with your display drivers? Some allow
    you to change the brightness, contrast, etc., and as Windows starts up, it
    runs on default. As soon as the display driver module loads, it loads that
    display profile.

    You may have an icon on the taskbar from NVIDIA or ATI that has a properties
    menu. Look in there and you might be able to change it to something better.

    --
    Dustin Harper
    dharper@vistarip.com
    http://www.vistarip.com


    > Malke
    > --
    > Elephant Boy Computers
    > www.elephantboycomputers.com
    > "Don't Panic!"
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  6. #5


    David N Guest

    Re: Screen Dimming?

    I also have had this happen to me a couple of times on my notebook. In my
    case it was a hardware problem. When I would first open up the lid of my
    laptop, the small LCD switch would get stuck, so the system thought that the
    notebook lid was closed instead of open. I haven't closed the lid of my
    notebook in about 3 weeks, and I have not experieneced this problem again.

    "Mark (MCP)" <nipperspot-at-gmail-dot-com> wrote in message
    news:efZt6NDXHHA.4880@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >I use a laptop with Vista Business installed. I noticed this odd behavior
    >in Vista after it has been in either Sleep or Hibernation mode. Restarting
    >Vista corrects the dim screen problem. The same laptop ran XP without this
    >problem occurring, so its related Vista.
    >
    >
    > "PRH3" <PRH3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:838614E4-1F0C-4B1B-AB44-2CF10B17D81A@microsoft.com...
    >> A few moments after logging on and the desktop appearing, my screen
    >> goes
    >> instanly dimmer. Is there a solution?

    >
    >



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  7. #6


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: Screen Dimming?

    It's related to Vista only in the fact that you do not have the equivalent
    Vista drivers and manufacturers utilities installed - as you did in Windows
    XP. Get them and you will find that it is not related to Vista at all.

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    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!

    "Mark (MCP)" <nipperspot-at-gmail-dot-com> wrote in message
    news:efZt6NDXHHA.4880@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >I use a laptop with Vista Business installed. I noticed this odd behavior
    >in Vista after it has been in either Sleep or Hibernation mode. Restarting
    >Vista corrects the dim screen problem. The same laptop ran XP without this
    >problem occurring, so its related Vista.
    >
    >
    > "PRH3" <PRH3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:838614E4-1F0C-4B1B-AB44-2CF10B17D81A@microsoft.com...
    >> A few moments after logging on and the desktop appearing, my screen
    >> goes
    >> instanly dimmer. Is there a solution?

    >
    >



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  8. #7



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    Same problem

    I have the same problem on a desktop with an ATI Radeon x1300. Clean install of Vista Ultimate, ATI driver version 7.1. My problem too occurs after sleep or hibernate. The odd thing is that the mouse pointer is nice and brite, the rest of the screen is dim. Not dim to the point of being unusable, but dim enough to be annoying.

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  9. #8


    the17thsailor Guest

    Re: Screen Dimming?



    "jarbl" wrote:

    >
    > I have the same problem on a desktop with an ATI Radeon x1300. Clean
    > install of Vista Ultimate, ATI driver version 7.1. My problem too
    > occurs after sleep or hibernate. The odd thing is that the mouse
    > pointer is nice and brite, the rest of the screen is dim. Not dim to
    > the point of being unusable, but dim enough to be annoying.
    >
    >
    > --
    > jarbl
    >


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  10. #9


    the17thsailor Guest

    Re: Screen Dimming?

    My screen does the same thing - the mouse and monitor menus are nice and
    bright, but everything else is dim. unlike jabrl, I seem to have this problem
    randomly after it comes out of sleep mode or even turn it on for the first
    time that day. sometimes restarting helps... but most often not. I've checked
    for updated video drivers, but there are none. My computer came with vista 32
    bit already installed.

    system:
    Operating System: Windows Vistaâ„¢ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6000)
    (6000.vista_rtm.061101-2205)
    BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
    Memory: 2046MB RAM
    Page File: 685MB used, 3628MB available
    Graphics card: Nvidia Geforce 7600 GS
    Monitor: veiwsonic VA1912w

    "jarbl" wrote:

    >
    > I have the same problem on a desktop with an ATI Radeon x1300. Clean
    > install of Vista Ultimate, ATI driver version 7.1. My problem too
    > occurs after sleep or hibernate. The odd thing is that the mouse
    > pointer is nice and brite, the rest of the screen is dim. Not dim to
    > the point of being unusable, but dim enough to be annoying.
    >
    >
    > --
    > jarbl
    >


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