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Starting up programs affects screen visibility

Recently this started happening and I have NO idea why or how to fix it-- when I start up my computer everything is normal---until I open ANY program whether it be internet, defragmenter, a folder, an application, etc, as soon as I do suddenly my screen becomes extremely bright and the visibility gets really bad. Lowering the brightness on the screen does not help whatsoever-- it just stays somewhat bright and fonts and images become very difficult to see/read. Any idea as to what is causing this????

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  • smiley5471 Feb 02, 2009

    Recently, I've been experiencing EXTREME brightness on my screen. The only way to fix this TEMPORARILY is to run Call of Duty multiplayer. I still havent found a way to fix this permanently.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    you are wrong!!!
    we wont to know how to make the screen brighter.
    not for you to tell us that yours is too bright you willy!



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This would almost have to be a video driver problem. Try the WIndows default video drivers for some common settings (like 1024x768) and reboot and see if this fixes it. If it does, the problem is video drivers - download the latest from the web and install them.

If this doesn't fix it, try reinstalling the latest version of DirectX. Also, try stepping down VIDEO HARDWARE ACCELERATION through the video settings display panel. Finally, if it really only does it when you run a new program, as a last resort, you can try to reinstall the operating system from scratch and install the latest drivers from the laptop manufacturer.

Good luck...

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