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[Brightness] adjusting to virtual environment

Q: [Brightness] adjusting to virtual environment

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.

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A: [Brightness] adjusting to virtual environment

So you are referring to a difference in behaviour when running on battery power versus mains power?

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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.

A:Brightness is not adjusting

Need the hardware ID of the device. http://www.howtogeek.com/193798/how-to-find-drivers-for-unknown-devices-in-the-device-manager/

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I have a few MPG and AVI files that inside WMP 10 I can't adjust brightness. The slider just jumps back to the middle and the movie remains dark. Any ideas?

A:adjusting brightness

Use another player.

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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?

A:Adjusting Monitor Brightness

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.

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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.

A:Adjusting screen brightness

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 Number

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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?

A:Adjusting Windows 7 brightness - what's the best way?

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.

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Hey everyone,

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?


A:Adjusting Video Brightness

How to Adjust the Brightness on a DVD in Windows Media Center | eHow.com

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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!

A:Issue with brightness self-adjusting

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.

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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 eyes

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Hi all,

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


A:New laptop not adjusting brightness

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

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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.

A:Screen Brightness adjusting help

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.

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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

A:adjusting brightness (function keys)

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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.

A:Solved: adjusting screen brightness

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

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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.

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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?

A:Adjusting Brightness in Display Driver

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.

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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.

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Hi All,

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!

A:URGENT - ASUS S400CA Brightness Not Adjusting

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.

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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.


A:Volume and Brightness not adjusting with Fn key on Samsung laptop

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 ...

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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.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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

EDIT: Now it's happening even without adjusting anything. I'll ... Read more

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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?

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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 fastly

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Hi...I installed Fisher-Price Petshop onto my new eMachine (CLICK HERE) and I get the following error when trying to launch game...

"This Program Requires At Least 3 MB Of Free Virtual Memory To Run On"

The only changes I made to thiseMachine (CLICK HERE) is I Partitioned the C: drive and created a 100 gig "backup" partition. That...and I doubled the Ram.

Can anybody explain this virtual memory thing and how to change it (and to what) please?

A:Adjusting my virtual Memory...for Petshop


You don't have to move something to your computer.
Following this site http://www.gzkidzone.com/gamesell/p20978.asp ,
among the requirements for the game only Window 95 or 98 is needed.
And you have Windows XP Home !
Check the paragraph Compatibility tools on this webpage http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm

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This problem is similar to this post:


and although not quite the case:

Thank you for the two posts. I had a similar problem where two virtual music folders in $USERPROFILE% were created, but there was just one in C:\\Users\$USERPROFILE%

I believe that this event occurred because I initially accidentally moved the music virtual folder in $USERPROFILE% to another area, and the 'MUSIC' link in the start menu located it there. However, at the time, since i have only been using Vista for 3 days now, i did not know that virtual folders existed. Thus, thinking that another music folder had been created, and was taking up space in my hard drive, I subsequently deleted the music folder.

Consequently, the location of the music folder did not work, but when i tried to fix that up, two virtual music folders showed up in %USERPROFILE%, and only one appeared in C:\\Users\$USERPROFILE%. I thought this was a registry problem, and decided to take a look at:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Explorer\User Shell Folders

I also looked at the shell folders as well. But, as I am not proficient in registry files, I did not do much except just check that the link for the music folder had not been tampered with, and was showing correctly, $USERPROFILE%\Music.

By the way, if i had ... Read more

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hi, guys

Please refer this to a proper area if it is not in one already because i looked around and there is not category for Virtualization. Now here is my problem.

I am using an Acer aspire 5552 laptop with the specs:

AMD Athlon(tm) X2 P340 Dual-Core Processor, 2GB Ddr3 Ram, 500GB Hdd, Ati Radeon Mobility HD4250 gpu, OS; Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (Upgraded via Anytime Upgrade). I ahve recently acquired Oracle VirtualBox and have successfully created a virtual machine and have installed Windows Xp SP2 on it but now my problem is with the drivers on and for the VM. I have the drivers for the laptop (XP Drivers) and when I install these in the VM, I am graced with a BSOD. I am baffled. Does the VirtualBox require that I acquire special drivers that work particularly in a VM environment or should I be just happy with what I got? I wanted to play music and watch movies from the VM to complete my virtualization experience. Your advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:BSOD in a virtual environment.

hello. Upon my post I managed to read the VB manual and I it seemed to solve my problems. Yes, it was something I should have done before bothering people. The VirtualBox required I log on to the guest OS in Safe Mode and then attach a virtual disk that was in the installed directory of the Oracle VB which had the VirtualBox Graphic Adapter drivers and then since I had installed an N-lite modded XP, the sound drivers were not present in the I386 folder upon installation. So I had to get them from a driverpack pack that I have in a virtual disk image...the old Intel AC97 drivers. Now I'm happy to report that my virtual Machine operates like a dream. Thank you for letting me blab.

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I recently got one of those dreaded NTLDR messages when I was attempting to open my virtual machine. I am running Win XP Pro on a MacBook 10.4, Accessing via Parallels 3.0. The machine will not recognize the DVD drive so I could reboot, nor the USB drive. My local tech's only suggestion was to "start over" with my virtual machine, by uninstalling/reinstalling XP and Parallels. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Nt Loader Problem In Virtual Environment

Without the ability to recognize the DVD or USB drives, you're pretty limited in the options you have. You'll need something that can access the OS within the VM in order to attempt to repair it. Without that, you're pretty much stuck with rebuilding the VM from scratch. (FWIW - I make a backup copy of each VM that I have and store it on my USB drive in case I need it.)

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I read of all the serious infections users are getting and asking for help on the Forum and wonder why all these troubles are so prevalent. All Forums are inundated with similar calls for help.
For probably the past 8-10 years I have exclusively used Sandboxie, an extremely user friendly virtual program invented and marketed by that brilliant entrepreneur Tzuk.
My understanding of a virtual concept is that the computer is open to the world, but completely sealed off from the PC operating system. The bugs are allowed to fly around in their virtual environment but can go nowhere.
On browser shut down, all the virtual environment is killed off, complete with bugs. Whatever creepy crawlies were about have not even sniffed the outside of the virtual box - a sealed operating quarantine area. The Fox never gets anywhere near the Chickens.
I have never had a single infection of any worth in all those 8-10 years. A few minor offenders got through at times, but were soon killed of by my AV`s. I have surfed through the Valley of Death many times, you name it, I have been there, but always come out without a scratch.
My question is, why do users ignore the futuristic security prospect of using a virtual system, still plod on with the old AV stuff and get all kinds of bugs invade their PC`s ?
A virtual system has no restrictions, it is infinite, whereas all other security programs depend on constantly updating their data bases in a mad dash to kee... Read more

A:Is a Virtual Environment the Best Security Protection Available ?

You do raise a good point virtual desktops are great and people should use them. But I think the main reason people are not using this type of software is because many non-IT literate people don't really know what it is. People get told to have one AV and one Firewall and that's it.
I have a virtual desktop but never used Sandboxie so I will have to try that out. My virtual desktop isn't that great but it's still pretty good it's the COMODO one.
A question I do have if you could answer it, if for example I didn't have the latest version of Java, but that was installed on my PC and not run in the virtual desktop, obviously outdated version of Java are at the greatest risk to get you an infection would the virtual desktop prevent the bug coming through the Java version or would it get through?

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My system seems to having issues with the ntvdm.exe / virtual DOS environment.

I have a WinXP machine with an Intel HT enabled CPU, I understand that these issues could be linked to the relationship between DOS and the HT CPU, but am not sure.

When I run said program, the ntvdm.exe process starts, and continually hogs 80-90% of the CPU time, even when the program is idle.

I did a google search, and found that this is quite a common problem, and one of the soloutions was to use "tameDOS" which should supposedly cure the issue, well it does to a point, it "throttles" the process, but in turn makes the program very sluggish and slow to responed.

Anyone have anything I can try to fix this problem?, I have been told to try turning off "quick boot" in the BIOS, and also "fast writes" in the GFX card menu.

Incidentally, disabling HT in the BIOS doesnt cure the problem either.

Please help.


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This may be self-explanatory however if I have a machine (say HP, Dell, etc.) that comes with media + COA (and in Dell/HP's case self-activate) why does the BIOS info not pass through to the guest OS.

Even if I image + mount the HDD as a guest OS?

Sorry if this is a dumb question - wasn't sure where else to put it.

thx for replies

A:Virtual Environment: Reactivation Required?

Quote: Originally Posted by winstontj

This may be self-explanatory however if I have a machine (say HP, Dell, etc.) that comes with media + COA (and in Dell/HP's case self-activate) why does the BIOS info not pass through to the guest OS.

Even if I image + mount the HDD as a guest OS?

Sorry if this is a dumb question - wasn't sure where else to put it.

thx for replies

EVERY machine (whether bare-metal or virtual) on which Windows is installed requires a valid license.
Direct OEM licenses (such as Dell, Tosh, or whatever) can be installed ONLY on bare-metal machines

HOWEVER: If, and ONLY if, you choose to install a bare-metal OS which is retail (or Linux, etc.) and then shoose to install the Windows OS that came with the machine as a VM (using the COA Key), then you may use that installation.
This abides by the one-key, one-install rule, and with the licensing rules for Windows.

This means that you CANNOT install a Direct OEM as host, with the COA Key as Guest.
You CAN install a Retail Key/License as host, with the COA Key as guest.
You CANNOT use an Upgrade system iin eitehr case without a separate valid license.

Hope that makes sense - if not, please post back for more details (and include exactly how you would like to use your available Keys)

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Listed below are the logs, any help would be great in pinpointing the cause. So far I found that it looks like some causation may be from Removable Disk E:/ but I'm not sure.


A:Computer Crashed While Using Virtual Environment






TAG_NOT_DEFINED_c000000f: FFFFF88002F22FB0

EXCEPTION_RECORD: fffff88002f22b18 -- (.exr 0xfffff88002f22b18)
ExceptionAddress: fffff8800538a2fc (usbuhci!UhciPollAsyncEndpoint+0x0000000000000114)
ExceptionCode: c0000005 (Access violation)
ExceptionFlags: 00000000
NumberParameters: 2
Parameter[0]: 0000000000000000
Parameter[1]: ffffffffffffffff
Attempt to read from address ffffffffffffffff

TRAP_FRAME: fffff88002f22bc0 -- (.trap 0xfffff88002f22bc0)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=ffff008005e57700 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=fffffa8005973fd0
rdx=fffff88005e576c0 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff8800538a2fc rsp=fffff88002f22d50 rbp=fffff88005e57680
r8=000000004f444648 r9=00000000dcc30700 r10=00000000ffffffff
r11=fffffa8005a8d5c0 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz na po nc
fffff880`0538a2fc 0fba600417 bt dword ptr [rax+4],17h ds:ffff0080`05e57704=????????
Resetting default scope

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff80002cc85be to fffff80002cd0b90

fffff880`02f21bf8 fffff800`02cc85be : 00000000`00000000 fffff880`0166837a fffff880`02f22370 fffff800`02cfba90 : nt!KeBugCheck
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Wasn't quite sure where to post this query - it seems to cross subject matter twixt email and security.

I am currently trying out the security program Returnil which has you working in a virtual environment. How does this effect the reality of incoming email to my Windows Mail account? I have occasionally forgotten that I am working in the virtual environment and then gone and checked my mail/replied etc. However when I have gone back to Windows Mail in the 'real' world, my messages have disappeared.

What am I doing wrong or maybe could I be advised as to what is the best practise regarding program based email client when using Returnil.

Thank you in advance.

A:Solved: What happens to my incoming emails when I am working in a virtual environment?

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Multiple attempts to download and install Windows XP Mode have failed during initial extract phase of the install with the error:

Extract error! File is corrupt.​
The failure occurs at approximately mid-point during the extraction.

To get around this error, the following has been attempted:
1) Attempted down load using IE8: Failed during extract.
2) Attempted down load using Firefox: Failed during extract.
3) Down loaded to different locations on same drive: Failed during extract.
4) Down loaded to different locations on different drive: Failed during extract.
5) Down loaded from within different operating systems (WinXP Pro and Win7): Failed during extract.
6) Used other home computers to do the down load: Failed during extract.

Based on the above attempts, the only conclusion that I can reach - unless there is something I'm not seeing:
1) The file being selected during the down load process is corrupt (unlikely).
2) My IP network is experiencing an issue at or near the same point during the download each time (unlikely).
3) There is a process (foreground or background) which is blocking the extraction of the file due to the data type being extracted (low probibility).
4) The Win7 installation contains potential "glitches" that are undetectable through normal observation means (low probibility).
5) There is problems with all disk drives on the PC (low probility).
6) There are issues with the BIOS and/or hardward (motherboard, CPU, etc.) (low probility... Read more

A:Windows XP Mode Virtual Environment - Install Failure

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I'm looking at trying to get some experience on a Windows server operating system to help me apply for jobs. I want to learn how to create an Active Directory, DHCP and DNS environment in a virtual configuration so I don't have to obviously buy things. I've tried searching the web for guides but I really don't find much.Does anyone know of any good websites etc?

A:Guide on how to setup AD, DHCP and DNS in a virtual Server environment?

Just a thought - have you tried Microsoft TechNet?
Good luck to you.

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This is the screen i get when i start my virtual machine of Windows 8. This is what comes written there.
"Windows Recovery Environment
Your PC needs to be repaired
This 64-Bit application couldn't load because your PC doesn't have a 64-Bit Processor. If you're using Windows To Go, make sure your USB device has a version of Windows that's compatible with the PC you're trying to use.
Error Code: 00xc000035a"
All this when I already have a 64-Bit Genuine Windows 7 home premium installed on my Sony Vaio Lapotop with Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM.
What should i do please help??

A:"Windows Recovery Environment" after installing Win 8 virtual machine

Windows 8 throws an error involving winload.exe when it can not boot for any reason.

Sounds to me like you might have to setup VirtualBox better or whatever software you're using. I don't use virtualization, so I can't be more specific.

In your motherboard bios settings, make sure Virtualization is on, or similar. (VT or HAV)

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At my company, we're currently operating in a workgroup environment. We would like to switch to a domain environment. We have two servers running linux, one server running Windows Server 2003, and roughly 20 workstations. The workstations are all XP Pro except for 2 laptops running Vista.

The Windows server is used as a terminal server, and really does nothing else. The original intent was to utilize thin clients, but this has not happened. Currently, the Windows server is very much underutilized, with 0-1 connections being the norm. (Yes, it does get used, just not much.)

One linux server is our file server. It also runs openldap, subversion, and a few other tools. We want to use ldap as a central location for credentials to various services. (logons, vpn, file shares, email, subversion, etc.)


Is it advisable to use the Windows server as a terminal server and primary domain controller using Active Directory? (We're considering using samba to be the PDC, but then we lose some of the capability that AD offers, most notably group policy editing.)

Does Active Directory work well with OpenLDAP to synchronize passwords?

Is there a better solution I'm missing?

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OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 pre-installed
CPU: Intel Core i3 380M
Motherboard: Dell Inc. 07FXP8
Graphics: Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected]) 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:

A:[SOLVED] Can't adjust brightness, missing brightness sliders


I would suggest uninstalling the graphics driver and get the latest driver from the Dell Support site installed.

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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. 

A:brightness keys not working ; can't adjust brightness at all

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-K

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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 help

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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?


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HP Notebook - TOUCH, ENERGY STARModel #: 15-ac113clWindows 10, 64-bit As of the last couple of days, my laptop's brightness has seemingly been changing by itself. It's been increasing so much that it almost looks like it's in grayscale. The brightness fluctuates every 3-4 seconds or so, becoming extremely bright, and then slowly returning to normal. This happens both while the laptop is plugged in, and when it is not.  I have Googled this using every phrasing I could possibly think of, and have yet to find anyone else with my same problem. I have seen some forum posts about fluctuating brightness, but the responses all said to either disable Adaptive Brightness, or to disable Power Saving Technology in the Intel HD Graphics control panel. In my case, both of these settings were already disabled. I have downloaded both a new screen saver and a new Chrome extension in the last few days, and I removed them both, thinking that one of them HAD to be the cause of this problem - no such luck.  Some comments I've seen have suggested that it might be the battery. For context, I sent my laptop in for repair about 2 months ago and they replaced the battery, repaired the charging port, and sent a new charger cord. I've had no issues with any of the replacement parts. Also, I've done 2 battery tests in the last ~48 hours; the first said everything was fine, and the second said that the battery was functioning properly but needs to be calibrated, whi... Read more

A:Brightness changing by itself, even with Adaptive Brightness...

Looks like you have done couple of troubleshooting so from my point of view:1. You might have a screen protector, plastic covering or comething in front of Proximity Sensor (Located normally beside webcam) which is causing issue.2. Dirt on the Proximity Sensor. If the above two are clear then I would run a system diagnostic and System Recovery at the last.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03467259Finally:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04758961

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I just installed windows 8.1 pro on an MSI z97 pc mate motherboard with I5 3.3 ghz processor, 16 gb ddr3 1600 MHz ram, with embedded realtek pcie gbe NIC. I checked and found that hardware virtualization is enabled by default in the BIOS.

I tried to set up a virtual switch using the latest bios and drivers from MSI. I created a virtual switch choosing the external option and the share with host OS option. I then connected to the VM. No network connectivity on VM but host still worked.

I then used autopatcher to update windows 8.1 on the vm. I removed and reinstalled the virtual switch choosing external option and share with host OS option. Same conditions occurred.
And then I installed the latest NIC driver. Same problem - media disconnected.

I tried this process with the latest driver from the realtek website which was a couple years more up to date. I had such high hopes! Same problem.

I then used msconfig to prevent all non-Microsoft services from starting and rebooted. I removed and recreated the switch and I was still hoping for success. Same exact conditions occurred.

These are the conditions that occur whenever an external switch with host os sharing enabled is installed in between all of these troubleshooting steps. It looks exactly the same every time...
The host machine can still access the network but it does so through the virtual switch. Ipconfig /all on the host reveals the following...
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 M... Read more

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I am still having ONE small issue. I got the additions installed, but it is still not allowing me to set up a shared folder between the virtual machine and the host system. It's saying "Not installed." Here, I'll give you a screenshot of the issue I'm getting.

A:Virtual PC 2007 - set up a shared folder between virtual machine and host?


Start your virtual machine & install the additions pack under "Action"

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I just upgraded to XP and I cant figure out how to adjust the monitor settings such as Brightness, Gamma, and Contrast in the computer. My monitor is old and sucks so I have to change the internal settings to get it to a reasonable brightness.

With my old Me I would just have to go to Display Properties, Settings, Advanced and thats where you could adjust it.

A:Adjusting Gamma

Its still in the same place, however the options there only reflect those that are available on the graphics adapter you are using.

Do you have the right drivers? Default Windows drivers probably don't give you the options but if there is a manufacturers driver available it may.

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I have recently upgraded hardware on my desktop. The major change is that I installed a new Solid State Drive as my drive C:. I think I also read somewhere that these drives "don't like" being written on too much and that one needs to enable/disable certain OS features for such drives.

So I checked the properties for the drive C in Windows 8 and here's what I got:

As you see "Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties" is checked.

Does it need to be checked for that drive?

And also, is there anything else that I need to change in the settings to accommodate for the SSD?

A:Adjusting for a new SSD drive

Hello dc2000,

I personally have opted to uncheck that option because the inherent speed of the SSD is adequate for searches without the need for indexing (which runs as a background process). You can uncheck it but be aware that your SSD will take off like a shot and unindex everthing it has indexed thus far (takes a bit of time to complete). Now, as far as optimizing the SSD, there are plenty of tutorials but the only other option that I recommend is to turn off defrag on a scheduled basis. Windows 8 has an inherent function called TRIMS and that is all that is needed to keep you SSD running smoothly. The other stuff, like turning off super-fetch, etc, I don't even bother with. Good luck.

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I work on a WinXP computer using it mostly as typewriter. Till now my monitor was a 17? LG Flatron but it crashed and I replaced it with a monitor from a secondary system, a Dell 24?.
However the area of this one is quite different and I have a problem with writing and editing the written material.
I tried to adjust the resolution, but the only resolution somewhat similar to the old format is 1080x1920 and the font is so small that prevents normal working.
I tried to buy a 3x4 monitor but such are no more available in the stores.
Is there a possibility to adjust the looong 24? monitor to some more convenient form.
Please advise
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: ???? Intel Pentium III Xeon, x86 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3486 Mb
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives: C: Total - 376938 MB, Free - 369260 MB; D: Total - 99990 MB, Free - 74686 MB; F: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 365298 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H61M-S1
Antivirus: Ad-Aware Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:adjusting monitor

idrbooks said:

I tried to buy a 3x4 monitor but such are no more available in the stores.Click to expand...

Were there ever? Do you perhaps mean the old standard 4:3 aspect ratio? If so, see these on Amazon.

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I can set my last columns to adjust with the width of the browser so the appearance of my page will be uniform with any browser size. Can this be done with the last row as well, so in instances where my page info is minimal, the last row will span all the way to the bottom of the browser?

Thank you.

P.S. If this thread is more appropriate in the Web & Email section, please move it.

A:Adjusting Rows

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I have recently discovered about improving the pefrormance of a computer by adjusting the BIOS. However when I rebooted and got into tne BIOS by pressing del I found that apart from disks and things, I couldn't really adjust anything.

I heard that shift F1 might bring up the right menu but it did nothing.

Any idea how to make adjustents? (I've never done it before.)

Do you know where can I download a free benchmark test program?

A:BIOS adjusting

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