I have an ASUS S400CA running Windows 8.1 (64 bit) and I am having a major issue. When I click Fn + F5/F6 to increase or decrease the brightness, nothing is happening. The slider is stuck beyond a point and the brightness does not change regardless (it is stuck at the highest setting). I have tried to fix this issue by changing brightness settings in the Control Panel, Battery Options, etc. but nothing is working.
How do I fix this issue? Is this is a driver issue? I have tried to find previous versions of the Intel HD Graphics 4000 Driver on the Asus website but only find the one I am using. What should I do? This is urgent!
Thanks so much!
I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system
It's worked out well for many of us in the past.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)
On my ASUS Laptop I believe its the ATK utility that controls the Fn key operation. Have a look and see if the ATK utility is available for your model.Read other 2 answers
First of all, my client has got a ASUS S400CA.
She needed a new disk in her system as the old disk was clicking a lot, but I forgot to make Recovery Media, and the product key I cannot get to (it is Windows 8, and the key is embedded in the UEFI.) I rang Asus and they said the only thing I can do is to buy Recovery Media for £42!
The old disk is in my Linux system, and it is still readable! Is there a way I can copy the files from the Recovery Partition to a USB drive and then boot from that?
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I have ASUS S400CA-UH51T. It has 500GB HDD and 24GB Sandisk U100 SSD as cache drive.
I want to know
1) whether it is possible to upgrade ssd to higher specs say 256 GB and clone drive partitions of HDD to SSD and make it bootable?
2) if above is not possible, can we clone drive partitions of HDD to 256 GB SSD and replace HDD with SSD?
If any one has already attempted in these lines in same machine, I would like to get feed back from them.
I guess the easiest would be to install an extra SSD (if you have ports and space) and transfer the OS to that new SSD. Use the original disk for data.Read other 1 answers
I have ASUS S400CA-UH51T which has 24GB SSD. I want to know how to confirm that is used or not? In BIOS I see only AHCI, not any RAID etc. Can we know in windows 8 by some program?
I'm not sure what you mean. If that's the only disk in your computer, what else could it be using?Read other 40 answers
I have an Asus VivoBook S400CA that I was thinking about selling. I got it for Christmas. It has never had a virus, and it's in perfect condition. Everything works great. I'm going to sell it with a stylus I got for it, along with the charger. I'm selling it because it's not the laptop for me.
Does anyone know how much I could get for it?
I might also include a detached CD-drive I got from Best Buy... I think it was like, 60 bucks. I've used it once or twice, and I won't be needing it when I get rid of this laptop.
Depends highly on what specs it has. CNET says the price range is $695 - $1142.
Considering this laptop is used, has 6mths warranty left, and isn't factory defaulted (I highly recommend doing this, we can help), I'd be looking at $550 - $950 max as a private sale.
As I thought it may be useful to some one in my shoes, I am posting below what I did.
To change to SSD before switching over to Windows 10.
1)Selection of SSD
Search was made for brand and size. After lot of search in may sites regarding performance and comments by users, I decided to go for Samsung. Then I have decided to go for Evo than Pro as Evo has performance nearer to Pro and good value. Then size is decided as 250GB as SSD at US$100 and external WD passport ultra 1TB at US$60 had more working and backup space than Evo 500GB at US$165.
2) Method of change to SSD
Whether first migrate data to SSD or Change over to SSD and then migrate data or change over to SSD and install new windows 8.1.
As original installation was windows 8 and then it was upgraded to windows 8.1, factory reset leads to windows 8 only. Further 30 months use laptop with various software install and uninstall, I thought it is better to go for new installation of windows after putting SSD. After browsing, I found that this is possible as key for windows 8 is stored in UEFI BIOS. However in case any problem crops up, I wanted to go for old installation. Hence after lot of research, decided to for free Macrium reflect to do backup image and rescue USB Stick. Then made image and rescue disk. Then I downloaded windows 8.1 ISO using Create installation media for Windows 8.1. I mounted ISO and copied files to fat32 formatted USB stick of 4GB.
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After reading lot of issues in net for last two days, I upgraded all ASUS software and drivers from ASUS support site first. Specially Express cache software needs to be upgraded before upgrading to 8.1 as per ASUS site.
Then I started early morning to update as to avoid rush in downloading. I followed procedures available elsewhere to start update from MS stores.
It took 15 minutes to download and another 15 minutes for setting before first reboot. During this install program said about adding language support after install only is possible and asked whether want to continue or stop. I opted continue.
It did 7 times reboot and in that 3 times showed percentage progress like setting up, setting pc settings and setting a few more things. From first reboot to final, it took 60 minutes. Total duration 90 minutes.
Previously installed start8 button was not working.Needed to remove install other start8 button program.
Shortcut arrows was removed by me using regedit. That I had to do it again.
It has not allowed use of gadgets already installed. uninstalled and used other from this site
WinAero: Downloads / Tools by other people / Desktop gadgets and sidebar for Windows 8.1.
Still working more.
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I have used the Asus backtracker application to create the USB recovery partition successfully but when I try to boot from that partition, the process starts up and almost immediately I get this weird error stating [Error] fac phase error (get error = 99) and "ERROR" in large red letters across the whole screen.
I cannot find any explanation as to what this might be. Can anybody help??
BSOD occurs frequently in my ASUS S400CA laptop. It is having i5-3317U,8gbram with windows 8. I get error as BAD_POOL_HEADER(tcpip.sys). I am attaching SF Diagnostic tool output. Kindly help me in solving this.
Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!
SSD's were temperamental when they first came out, but their reliability has improved greatly over the last year or two. There are 2 things that MUST be checked on systems with BSOD's and SSD's:
1) That the SSD firmware is the latest available for the SSD
2) That the storage controller drivers on the motherboard are the most recent. They must date from late 2012 or later. This is ALL controllers, not just the one that the SSD is attached to.
I'm uncertain about the compatibility of the RAM disk with Win8. Please verify with the manufacturer that your version is compatible with Win8. RAMDisk - Software - Server Memory Products & Services - Dataram They state that v4.0.0 and higher is Win8 compatible.
I suspect your NetWorx program as it was the only 3rd party driver that I spotted in the stack text of the memory dumps (it only showed up once) - and 3 of the 4 memory dumps point to network components. Please uninstall it to see if that stops the BSOD's.
Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :
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Shouldn't my SSD be viewable somewhere in windows 8.1? It's not unallocated in Disk Utility, just not there, but I can see it in bios, although I can't set it as a boot option.
I'm confused because I thought my OS was on it, but I've been booting without it, so it may have never worked I've had this laptop for a little under 10 months.
That SSD is there only to cache HDD and make it faster. You don't have to do anything to it, leave it be.Read other 1 answers
I have Dell venue 8 pro. I have seen in forums that it will support Miracast. Whether all windows 8.1 machines/or machines with windows 8 upgraded to windows 8.1 will support miracast? Or is it machine specific?
If so how to find out whether ASUS S400CA with windows 8.1 will support miracast?
I have this problem with my computer and Windows 10 OS where the entire desktop is expanded to the right side of the screen and I have encountered no way to solve it. The graphics driver is the latest one and is a fresh install of Windows 10.
I will attach one screenshot that shows the issue.
If someone else also encountered this issue the way should go it is with the latest ATK Package provided by ASUS that causing this.Read other 0 answers
I have this problem with my computer and Windows 10 OS where the entire desktop is expanded to the right side of the screen and I have encountered no way to solve it. The graphics driver is the latest one and is a fresh install of Windows 10.
I will attach one screenshot that shows the issue.
If someone else also encountered this issue the way should go it is with the latest ATK Package provided by ASUS that causing this.Read other answers
The screen Brighteness is being the same its unable to adjust, I tried all sort of things but invain. So finally I came to know that, there is some PCI Device is not installed. Kindly tell me where to find that and how to install.
Need the hardware ID of the device. http://www.howtogeek.com/193798/how-to-find-drivers-for-unknown-devices-in-the-device-manager/Read other 1 answers
I have a NIVIDIA RIVA TNT2 MODEL 64P monitor with Windows XP installed. The brightness, color etc. on the monitor seem to be at the max but all images/pictures/movie files etc are very dark. Is there any other way to adjust the brightness on the monitor?
I think that's just your video card type. If your monitor is old and this has been gradually getting worse then it could be going. You can usually adjust the brightness with your video card settings.
Right click desktop, choose properties, settings, advanced. You may have to try a few of the tabs to find the controls.
I have a HP dv6 laptop, intel core I3, 4 GB, running windows 7 sp1.
The issue is the brightness will rapidly adjust itself intermittently. This is a new problem, Im not sure if there is any settings I can adjust or whatnot before taking it in for repair. Any help is appreciated!
Is there a hotkey button to adjust the brightness on the laptop? If so maybe it is stuck or sticking.
EDIT: My sister has the same laptop try holding the Fn button and tapping the F7 and F8 buttons to adjust the brightness. Those buttons might be sticking causing the issue.
If I'm running media center in a window, is there a way to adjust the brightness of the video in the window without changing the brightness of the entire monitor?
How to Adjust the Brightness on a DVD in Windows Media Center | eHow.com
I've recently got a new computer laptop with Windows 7 and the first thing I noticed that the screen is much brighter (and maybe more saturated) than my previous laptop (with Windows XP). First I thought it was my laptop, but then I saw an other computer with Windows 7, and the screen there is very bright too. I searched the net and I see that there are more people complaining about the brightness on Windows 7.
I understand that I can set the screen brightness, but it seems like a fact that the "default" brightness on Windows 7 is way brighter than on Windows XP. Some people are probably accustomed to this, but to me it's too much. I can decrease the brightness with the laptopl's controls on the keyboard, but I think that's not the way to go - I think I should look at the Windows 7 configuration. I could go to the ATI Catalyst, but is there an other way? Is the Calibration tool the only option?
And the second question, if this is a common problem, maybe there are some known settings that would take Windows 7 brightness closer to Windows XP and earlier versions?
If these are new laptops then, yes they will be brighter then older computers. But it has nothing to do with Windows. It has to do with the display themselves. A lot of the new LCDs on modern laptops are brighter quite a bit brighter then previous generations in part, moving to LEDs for the backlight.Read other 6 answers
since i bought my new laptop 2 weeks ago i havent been able to adjust my laptop's screen brightness, it is at it's maximum and the keys do not adjust it i have even tried doing it from the settings but still it doesnt work. Please help the brightness is affecting my eyesRead other answers
Last tuesday I've received my new laptop / netbook: Asus X205TA. After installing everything I found out that my brightness isn't adjusting. I've tried to:
- Use all different ways to adjust brightness (charms bar, shortcut, power plan settings etc.)
- Windows update
- Update Microsoft Basic Display Adapter drivers (there are no updates available)
- Disable and re-enable the Display Adapter
Yet: it's not working. I've also have a problem booting up games. Even the simplest of games (as the netbook is low-spec) are either not booting up, or they show errors about not being able to access the video card or so. I wonder whether these issues have something to do with the brightness settings.
I'd appreciate any input from you guys
Well issue is that your graphics cards drivers are't installed, nor detected! So you are stuck with Basic Display Adapter Drivers
I had a look at the specs and it says "Integrated Intel? HD Graphics" which isn't helpful as there are different models of the Integrated Intel? HD Graphics
well when my laptop is plugged in it shows maxiumum brightness, but when its not plugged in it become brighter, yet brightness setting shows in the middle, for not plugged in, how can i get the plugged in brightness to equal unplugged brightness, and I have tried changing power settings.
First of all, please specify maker and model of your laptop. Some vendors could have their own third party replacements for some functions.
Also, please go to Control Panel - Power Options - on the right side of your current active power plan select "Change plan settings" - in the next window click "Change ADVANCED power settings" - then navigate to - Display - Display brightness and check percentage.
I have a HP laptop. Its screen it very bright. I want to dim the screen brightness. The keyboard keys doesnt help much it and i cant figure anything in settings section. Kindly help me with it.
Hello Saniahasni Please tell us the full model number of your laptop and the operating system used. HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model NumberRead other 1 answers
After upgrading the OS to windows 10, the fn keys (f9 and f10) for adjusting the screen brightness are not working. I have already updated the driver of the keyboard to the latest version and there is no problem in ajusting the screen brightness in the display setting panel. Please help.Read other answers
Hi there guys,
I have a problem with my dell inspiron m301z laptop,
Whenever there is something dark on my display ( this could be a picture or a website or something else) my brightness automatically adjusts to that environment. So its like the brightness is adjusting automatically depending on the virtual environment. I looked up the forum for similiar problems and tried some things with the power options and stuff but couldnt not fix it..
However this does not happen when the adapter is plugged in, everything stays equal all the time,
Thank you guys.
So you are referring to a difference in behaviour when running on battery power versus mains power?Read other 9 answers
I purchased a new computer the other day and it is running Windows 10 Home. One thing that's annoying me is that when I adjust the screen brightness through Control Panel it keeps getting undone. I don't want to squint when I look at my screen. I keep having to increase the brightness all the time. How can I set the brightness and have it stick? Thanks.
I was adjusting my battery settings on my laptop and now my screen has gone much darker. I cant seem to locate a brightness adjustment in the control panel. Can anyone make a suggestion? The laptop is a lennovo ibm thinkpad.
actually, i think i just figured it out. I had changed the setting to maximum battery life. Just switched it back to maximum performance and issue went away
I recently upgraded from WIN98SE to WINXP. Before the upgrade I used to go into my Display settings to adjust the brightness on my monitor through the video card, but now through XP I cannot find that function. My video card is a Nvidia Riva TNT2 64MB card. I have a brightness adjustment in the monitor settings, but that is already adjusted at 100% and I need to adjust up a little bit more. Does that make sense? Does someone know where I can find this now that I am on XP?
Uninstall your NVidia display adapter. Run one of these to be sure all the driver files are removed: Driver Cleaner Professional or Nasty File Remover.
Then, install the most recent driver:
You'll find color, brightness, gamma adjustments in the advanced display properties and a separate adjustment for DirectX overlays, such as video player windows.
i cant get the function keys for the adjusting of brightness of my laptop screen. i can adjust it when it starts up but when the welcome message of windows xp starts i cant adjust it anymore. it's very annoying since i have to restart my laptop just to adjust the brightness using the function keys. anyone can help? please thanks.
i'm using Windows xp, Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family for my graphics.
these i think the most relevant for this issue.
btw, all the other function keys work. thanks again
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Hi everyone, I have a pretty weird tech problem.
What happens is, whenever I adjust my monitor's brightness (from its physical buttons) the screen turns black. However the monitor is still on, the LED is still green and the computer is still responsive, the screen just turns black.
I can use the computer just fine, as long as I don't try to adjust anything. If I do want to change something, I have to change the values a little, then restart, change them again, restart until I have the values I want. This problem appeared when I tried to adjust the brightness by keeping the + button pressed down, so it increased quickly.
Is this indicative of a dying monitor ? It is pretty old, it's an LG L1750SQ, 17 inch LCD, it's over 4 years old. Also, I do not believe the video card to the problem, since it stays pretty cool, it has a good heatsink on it.
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, x86 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3071 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 30521 MB, Free - 4273 MB; D: Total - 61043 MB, Free - 37894 MB; F: Total - 61051 MB, Free - 27826 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., A8R-MVP, Rev 1.xx, MB-1234567890
Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
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I just got the HP Pavilion 27xi IPS LED Backlit Monitor at work, working on a computer running Windows 10. I'm pretty tech-saavy, but I cannot figure out how to adjust the brightness! I've tried the F9/F10 function; doesn't work. I then thought it might be an issue with the driver, so I went to Settings -> Displays -> Advanced Display Settings -> Display Adaptor Properties -> Monitor (tab) -> Properties -> Driver (tab) -> Update Driver but got the "The best driver software for your device is already installed" message. Under the Settings -> Displays screen, there's no option for adapting the brightness and I've scoured the forums, but none of the solutions presented are working. Should I manually install an older version of the driver software? Any other potential solutions?Read other answers
Ive obviously changed some setting on my Samsung R780 laptop but no idea what.
The Fn key is not working for anything like settings to increase/decrease volume and brightness.
Any ideas how to fix it please.
Try Installing the Easy Display Manager ... From the Link below ..
R780 17.3 High Performance Notebook (NP-R780-JS03UK) | Support | SAMSUNG UK
If that is not your exact Model Number search Samsung Website ... For the right Model ...
i am unable to change the brightness of my system when updated to windows 10 from windows 8.1 .The brightness always remains as maximum.So that the charge of the lap is getting down fastlyRead other answers
I recently got an ASUS VN248h-p IPS monitor and I notice the brightness shifts with what looks like a blue or light bar of shade that goes up the screen when I view the monitor from down to up. Is this normal?
Here are pictures:
IPS panels generally provide better viewing angles (compared to other display technologies), it's highly unlikely that you will ever be using the monitor by looking down at that sharp of an angle on it.
Although, I checked the monitor's splash page on the ASUS website and they say this:
VN248H-P uses a 178° (H)/ 178° (V) ultra-wide viewing angles In-Plane Switching technology panel that eliminates color shift from almost any direction.Click to expand...
Can you see this color shift on more colorful images? For example, this image?
I own an ASUS G56JK notebook, newly installed windows 8.1 64bit.
I can not adjust my brightness using keyboard shortcuts or using system tools. And as you can see in the screenshot, brightness control is "unavailable". I have installed all the drivers including VGA driver. I have tried updating monitor and microsoft basic display adapter in device manager.
I have one more problem, I have updated my BIOS to 202, the latest version, and I cannot find power options. I want to set an automatic power-on timer for my laptop.
Your help would be much appreciated.
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I've noticed, today, that I'm suddenly unable to adjust my screen brightness. I have read half a dozen threads reporting the same problem; I tried all the solutions therein (from updating the driver and reverting to the most basic one to manually changing power configurations) and nothing worked. Unlike the vast majority of users who had this problem, this hasn't happened following an update to windows 8.1 (which I did several months ago -- and the adjust was working fine after that).
This might give you a hint:
* As I try to adjust it using the fn key (as I had always done previously), brightness goes up or down just one level -- and that just 'cosmetically', as in fact nothing changes. The indicator gets stuck approximately in the middle of the bar, unable to reach the extremes.
* There is more: on power management, I chose the lowest possible level of brightness when working on battery, just to see what would happen. I then disconnected my laptop from main power, and... the brightness indicator did go down to the lowest level, YET brightness remained unaltered in fact.
try turning off Adaptive Display in advanced settings under power management
Greetings to all TechGuy and TechPros~~~
I'm recently planning to build my own PC with a low budget of US$600 (including chassis, PSU, M/B, ODD, HDD, CPU, GPU...).
And I've chosen all of the parts but stuck on the M/B part, which I'm not even sure what brand of'em should I get. Many out there are say'in ASUS is the 'World Best M/B'. I realizes that, but also realizing the cost of an ASUS M/B, is a lot more pricey than GIGABYTE & MSI. And should I get a mATX or ATX? Some folks are say'in that the mATX have short lifespan. It's that true??
Hence, with those questions above scrambling in my mind I'm here and hope you all will provide me some precious opinion and recommendations.
Here are my specs :
MSI HD 7790 1GC OC Edition
Corsair Value RAM 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600Mhz
Lite-on DVD-RW 24x
500W-600W PSU (Haven't decided)
Aerocool X1 Predator X
Thank You guys in advance~~~
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I'm about to update my bios but have two files showing in the usb when i perform the EZ Flash 2 update with a USB stick.
the files are Data.BIN and data5M.BIN
what one will i select guys? anyone have any experience on this?
Did you watch the Video .. I could not see it to clearly ....Read other 9 answers
I have an older computer with a ASUS P34X/533-U MB running XP Pro.
I know it's old but I need this computer for the moment because there is some older software that will not run on my new Win7 x 64.
It has now developed a problem....If I look in Device Manager > Network adaptors > 1394 Net adaptor > Intel (R) PRO/1000 PM Network Connection has the yellow exclamation mark to show there is a problem.
I can't connect to the internet on this computer which I ungently need to do so I can download a Activesync update so I can sync my mobile PDA.
Any advice on what/how/where to go would be appreciated.
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Hi when i try to reformat my laptop with the recovery cd that came with it, it stops at 5% and says ERROR in big red text and a gray background. At the top left corner it says ' Retry: C[err=O]'
I was able to get on with safe mode, but since i tried to reformat i cant even load up it up normally or in safe mode
I built my new system,
and I'm trying to install windows so I can use it.
But it keeps showing blue screen of death whenever I try to install windows.
I only have windows xp CDs.
So I'm trying to install windows xp SP2 by booting from my DVD drive/rom thing.
and it tries to boot and the cd in the dvd rom starts turning.
but after all that system configuration stuff shows up on the bottom of the screen and it says "setting up windows files" or w/e..and its trying to go into the partition menu....
it suddenly just shows blue screen.
I don't know what I can do.
Here are my specs:
-Asus P8P67 pro motherboard.
-Intel i5 2500k cpu.
-WD Caviar Black 1TB hard drive.
-G.Skill DDR3 PC3-17066 2133MHz ram.
-ATI HIS HD2600XT dual link dvi graphics card.
-Corsair TX750W Power supply
I tried 2 different windows xp SP2 cds..
both of them worked on my old computer.
but its not working on my new one.
The boot priority is set to my DVD rom.
and my Hard drive shows up on the boot menu as well.
so its not that..
also i took a camera photo of the bluescreen error.
i cut out the top, cuz its usually the same thing.
"a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down....blah blah blah"
ill attach the photo here.
please help me out.
its very urgent.
(also i actually installed windows on this new hard drive (WD Caviar Black 1TB) using my old computer (old computer's cd rom uses the old IDE CD-ROM Drive Ribbon which my... Read more
That blue screen error is because the Windows disc you're using doesn't have the correct drivers to support your hard drive. If you have a floppy drive, you can download the Mass Storage drivers for your mother board to a floppy disc and press F6 when prompted by Windows setup.
You could also go into your BIOS setup and change your SATA operation to Compatible mode (may be worded differently) for the installation. Or you can download the storage drivers and slipstream them into your install disc with nlite
Hello, first of all I'm not that computer savy, so please keep this in mind! I can google my way around most problems, learning as I go, but this one is giving me trouble. Also, English isn't my first language so I might use imprecise terms, sorry in advance about that.
I bought this new laptop last week, the Asus N551JK-DM193H, and I'm pretty happy with it. It came with Windows 8.1.
I noticed yesterday that, all of a sudden, the fn+screen brightness keys didn't work anymore. There has been a graphic driver update, I can't remember if I was able to adjust the brightness right after that honestly.
I found this forum while looking for a solution, I've tried rolling back the driver but it didn't do anything. Trying to change the brightness manually from the power options or the charm bar isn't working, either.
Also, sometimes the screen dims a bit and then gets back to the normal brighntess.It's quite subtle, but noticeable if I'm on a page/program with lots of white space.
I have pretty delicate eyes, so not being able to adjust the brightness+intense work using the laptop is already becoming a problem. I hope you can help me, and thanks in advance!
(I hope I have posted this in the right category,since I saw similar issues were here)
ETA: graphic cards are nvidia geforce gtx 850m and a Intel HD Graphics 4600 (integrated)
I can only suggest very non specific things to try.
Have you tried doing a proper full restart (not a shut down and reboot).
You could try 'System Restore' to a date when you know it was working.
Finally, as its so knew and if you haven't much installed then doing a factory reset is an option. That will take it all back to day 1 condition.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 pre-installed
CPU: Intel Core i3 380M
Motherboard: Dell Inc. 07FXP8
Graphics: Generic PnP Monitor (1366x768@60Hz) on Intel HD Graphics
Dell Inspiron N5040
Beginning today, I opened my laptop from sleep and noticed the display was at its lowest brightness setting. I then tried to restart it to see if that would solve it, no luck. I did some googling and found out it could be a problem with the graphics driver. I then disabled it and enabled it. Now the brightness is at its max settings.
The function (FN) + F4, F5 (the keys to adjust the brightness settings) do nothing. The brightness status will show up on the screen and only change 1 or 2 notches.
I then realized I should have a way to adjust the brightness via the Power Settings in the Control Panel. I even confirmed this with a friend. I should have the sliders to adjust the brightness but I do not. It's very strange.
This is the screenshot from my friend:
This is the screenshot from mine:
I would suggest uninstalling the graphics driver and get the latest driver from the Dell Support site installed.
Hello, I have a minor problem happening. When I play certain games in windowed mode the brightness of the game will make my desktop of the same brightness. This is fine as long as the brightness returns to normal when I close the game but sometimes it doesn't. Then I'm left with a blindingly bright desktop and I dont know how to revert it. The only way I've gotten around it is to just restart my pc but it gets old restarting every time I'm closing out of the game. Is there a simple fix to this?
i have hp notebook 15 ac 119 txbecause of various errors after windows update i put my system on recovery after the recovery again the problems have started coming. recent problem is of brightness. i cannot adjust my brightness at all. F-keys from keyboard have no effect and even it can not be adjusted through control pannel. i checked in device manager regarding the dispaly drivers update. it says i am using the latest versions of display drivers.please help.
Hi, I'd try reinstalling the amd/intel switchable graphics software package on the link below as it mentions a fix related to the f2/f3 keys. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp74501-75000/sp74717.exe When this has completed, restart the notebook. Regards, DP-KRead other 1 answers
Hi, I am having some issues regarding my laptop's brightness. Firstly, when I turn my laptop on, the brightness is always on pitch black so I can't see the screen. I have been on to all the settings and put the brightness as max for both when it is plugged into power, and not. And yet each time I switch it on, the brightness isn't on and the screen is completely black. Secondly, my brightness buttons are the wrong way round, so the button I should press to reduce the brightness actually increases it, and the button I should press to increase the brightness actually decreases it.Again I have looked in the settings and can't find anything there to change them - I haven't downloaded or installed anything that should have changed them, I literally use the laptop for microsoft office and the internet. Please helpRead other answers