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
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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?
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 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 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 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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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 ...
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 184.108.40.206
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
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!
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
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
Hello I updated to 8.1 over the weekend and now I have two issues, that might be related:
1. My laptop monitor's brightness cannot be adjusted.
2. My laptop will not go into sleep mode.
I have updated my display drivers and I have played with the power settings. I have even tried to restore to an older driver. Not sure what to do next short of going back to 8.
My laptop is a lenovo with an AMD processor and AMD 7500g mobile graphics. I saw someone with the similar issue, but with a intel graphics, but he didn't have the laptop not sleeping issue.
Hi, I recently updated to 8.1 and I can't change the brightness, I have tried a lot of things. All my drivers are working fine. Playing games with this brightness setting is pretty hard. Any help with this?
Lenovo IdeaPad N585
Display Adapter is AMD Radeon HD 7310
Hello Jellosity, and welcome to Eight Forums.
Are the settings grayed out, or they just don't get applied?
Does the game have it's own brightness settings that you could adjust?
If you haven't already, see if one of the options below may be able to allow you to adjust your display brightness.
Screen Brightness - Adjust in Windows 8
Hope this helps for now,
Have upgraged my hp 255 g3 laptop to windows 10, the problem is that when I download and installed the display driver for windows 10 from the hp webpage and after i restarted my laptop the brighteness is so bright that there is no way to trun the brightness down, so I have unstalled the display driver and after my laptop restarted windows 10 installed the display driver by its self. Now I can trun the brightness down. Any help would be great as I would like to download and install the display driver from the hp webpage. ThanksRead other answers
I don't know why or what... But, my TV's too dim when using VGA from my laptop to my TV via a VGA cable.
Laptop: HP Pavilion DV5-2135DX running Windows 8.1 64-Bit.
TV product page
I was going to take photos with my tablet, but, for some reason it looked fine on my tablet.. So, I didn't take any photos of my current VGA issue/problem.
I also tried downloading and installing my laptop's video driver which still did me no good.
Oddly enough, I couldn't get the issue/problem to replicate on a Linux distro. Booted into it, and it wasn't dark/dim when I was using that OS normally for web browsing, file browsing/sorting, watching video, etc.
Any ideas on what I can here? Or, a diagnosis/symptom of my VGA issue/problem. Any help, ideas or assistance would be appreciated.
Hi, the screen on my G50 Laptop with Intel HD graphics running on Windows 10 suddenly went very dim & brighness control wont response. I tried everything from Rolling back the driver to installing the latest drive to editing registry but non of these solutions worked.its been almost a week I've been trying without sucess. my screen is soo dim it looks as if its off. Im using an external monitor on VGA to find a solution. Kindly help. thanks.Read other answers
So I noticed that everytime Windows 7 loads and I'm using my battery then plug into my AC adapter the brightness won't get brighter, I have to manually go into power options and drag the little indicator bar. I want it when on the AC adapter to have a full bright screen and when on the battery 50%. Well Windows 7 doesn't want to seem to remember that because after every boot both the battery and ac adapter will have brightness settings at 50%.
This is a Windows 7 problem and I was wondering if anyone has a solution. Thanks
Did you save the Power Option slider setting?
Did you clean install or carry over any HP power options programs included with computer?
Do you have the latest Win7 video driver (check updates and NVIDIA site)
run sfc /scannow to check integrity of system files.
I had made the horrible mistake of updating my Operating System (Windows 8.0) to Windows 8.1. Anyway, as much as I'd want to change it back, I would have to back everything up and install important programs that I can't afford even if I attempt to get my old OS back.
When I had upgraded, I had to adjust a setting involving my graphics but I had forgotten how I did it and I think I had to change it due to the fact that my brightness wasn't changing. It worked for a couple of days however, I can't instaneously change it anymore. It would show I'm adjusting it (by showing the moving bar at the corner of my screen) but it doesn't apply the adjustment at all. Furthermore, I use my touchpad to scroll (with two fingers) - again, it worked for a few days after I upgraded however I can't use it anymore. Now, I have to manually use the arrows on the side of my screen to scroll or use my keyboard. Please help me, I really want to just get comfortable with this stupid OS.
Hello,after damaging the screen of my G500s i've changed it and downgraded the OS from Windows 10 to Windows 7.Since the downgrade, the brightness works only at minimum and maximum.I've tried updating the BIOS but it's already updated, and also tried to reinstall Intel VGA Drivers without any result. What can i do? Thank you
Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
After the down grade to Windows 7 did you install the Chipset driver? That driver is probably the most important one to have installed since it basically allows the operating system to properly recognize the installed hardware. Here is the chipset driver......
After the chipset driver is installed and the machine rebooted, next install the Lenovo Energy Management application. Part of the function of that utility is to allow the use of Hot Keys for adjusting screen brightness which may resolve your issue. Here is that download....
I have the ?P - 15-r127nv (ENERGY STAR) with Windows 10 (64-bit) if i go to make battery charge the screen brighness change .. Sametimes have high brighness sametimes low brighness and sametimes my screen is off .. Why i have this problem ?
Hi @Phoenixx87, Please use the following http://www.hp.com/contacthp and create a case for your issue and contact HP. If you live outside the US/Canada, please click the link below to get the contact information for your region.http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.htmlRead other 6 answers
Hello! I have a Lenovo L450 laptop with Windows 10 (upgraded from Windows 7 a few months back). Since upgrading to Windows 10, I keep on having the same problem with the display brightness. Every time the display shows a dark image, video (or similar), the display dims a lot and I am not able to increase it with the function keys. For example: when watching a rather dark YouTube video in full sceen, the display dims A LOT and I can not increase the brightnes with the function keys. As soon as I exit full screen, the display VERY SLOWLY returns to normal brightness and now the function keys work again. After exiting full screen the display is still so dim that, when you press the DECREASE BRIGHTNESS funcion key, it INCREASES its brightnss. See photo attached. PLEASE HELP ME AS THIS THING IS DRIVING ME INSANE! Thanks a lot! Marko
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I just updated to Windows 7 64 bit from Vista this morning, now I'm having issues using it. The main problem is that my graphics card "disappeared". I looked in Device Manager and nothing is there (it was replaced with Standard VGA Graphics Adapter), I went to Nvidia to download a new driver, but when it was installing the error said it could not find the hardware. I'm on a HP dv9000 laptop with a Nvidia GeForce Go 7600.
did you go to hp and do a search for your specific laptop and see if win7 drivers were available?
In addition to help,we need the exact model of your laptop. dv9000 is just the series. check the bottom of the laptop for a sticker with the serial number on it. Your exact model should be on it. Possibly in the bottom right of the sticker (thats where mine is)
depending how you installed, there may be a folder called windows.old, if so, start installing your driver, browse manually to c:/windows.old/Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository and select. Hopefully your vista driver will work.
I have a problem with the screen brightness constantly dimming itself...it doesn`t matter which power setting I try or which route I go down...whenever re-setting,the tab just moves itself back down to the lowest setting...sometimes it stays bright for around an hour and then once again will revert.
I have installed a new hard drive and so this is a new installation of windows 7 32 bit...but prior to this new hard drive I had the same problem.
I have read through similar threads but can`t find a solution so wonder if anybody is able to advise please ? ...all drivers and updates are present on the system.
edit to add...it is the same whether plugged in or on battery.
Is there nobody who has had a similar problem ?Read other 1 answers
I have just upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 and when I booted it up the brightness on my screen was very dim. I tried to adjust the brightess as I normally would (Fn + F11 (or F12)) but it doesn't change the brightness even though it recongnizes me wanted to change it. I had this problem when upgraded to Windows 8.1, but the fix I had for that doesn't work on Windows 10. Any help?
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Hi, I have the same issue with my z 500 touch. The problem was fixed with an intel driver's update for win 8.1. I hope we can get an update for windows 10.Read other 9 answers
yesterday i updated to windows 7 and i am having troubles with my resolution it is stuck at 640x480
i am not sure what has happened but please can someone help me
Welcome to the forum, you need to install a driver for your video card most likely. Do you know what brand it is? If not please let us know the exact model of your DellRead other 9 answers
Hi, I observed a problem on my new pc with windows 7.
When I try to adjust the screen brightness, the adjustment slider is always in minimum in Control panel>Hardware and Sound>Power Option, as shown in this picture
but once I go to the "Edit Plan Settings", the slider is in maximum position, as shown in this picture
I can adjust the brightness under the "Edit Plan Settings" but not in the "Power option". Something must be wrong here, does anyone know how to fix this? Many thanks!
Hmmm... That slider doesn't even show on my PC until I edit plan settings.
Is this a laptop? Is your screen dark?
If you can't adjust the slider on the Power Option window it likely isn't doing anything anyway. It might not be anything to worry about if your screen is operating normally. I know of no fix for it, but others might.
ok, i changed from Vista ultimate SP2 to WinXP SP3, to speed up games/fix a couple bugs in various programs, and basically i installed XP and downloaded/installed all the latest drivers for everything, but the audio quality sucks! its so grainy and sometimes in say cod5 i only hear the guns but not the zombies but then when i stop i hear the zombies and my footsteps then my footsteps go away and i hear this staticy/grainy/jumpy sound, which i assume was the music before the quality was destroyed. i have tryed 2 differnt headsets and a set of speakers, all have the exact same problem so its not the headsets, i have installed latest drivers but it didnt effect anything >_>
1) music sounds perfectly fine so im assuming it may have something to do with settings within the games or something.
2) i have had XP before vista with the same hardware and the audio was fine so its not the soundcard.
3) sound worked fine in vista too.
bump?Read other 18 answers
I have a problem when i start using Win7 and adjust my screen resolution...
when i adjust the resolution to 1206x682 or higher, the whole windows become larger and eventually become larger than my screen. So i can see only part of my taskbar. However, this will not happen when i use XP.
Is this normal?
At this time i can't use any video editing software as they require 1024x768 or higher resolution, what should i do?
Sorry for my poor English. I am still an English learner.
when i set to a higher resolution in XP, the icons are smaller and the size of the windows doesnt change. But when i do this in 7, the size of icons doesnt change but the whole windows become larger.
In 1820x720: (im using a Chinese Win7)
but in 1206x682:
Hi Son, welcome to the forums Hereis a link to the drivers for you're video card NVIDIA DRIVERS 257.21 WHQL if you post a little more info on you're system we may be able to help you furtherRead other 9 answers
I have Samsung Sync 15000:1 19' inch LCD Monitor with Native Resolution of 1600x900 & Windows 7 is installed in my PC.
Last time i was playing GTA & Suddenly PC Switched off Automatically due to Power cut.
After that i started PC & saw that 1600x900 Resolution is going out of screen.... & i cant even Adjust it through Monitor Buttons!!!
I Tried System Restore but even that didnt Helped
I changed Graphic Card of NVidea 9400GT to GeForce 7025 & yet 1600x900 is going out of screen
& now only 1280x1024 Resolution can be adjusted to see everything Properly........ But its not as sharp as 1600x900 was
i want that back!!! Can anyone tell me Solution?????
Even Re Installing Graphic Drivers Didn't Help me!!
Do you have the latest drivers for your monitor installed?Read other 4 answers
I have been experiencing an intermittent problem with my monitor auto adjusting with increased frequency since this morning.
It is a 22 inch Belinea TFT.
What I have done :
Tried running at a lower res. - didn't help.
Went into Safe Mode - same.
In Device Manager I deleted one entry under Display Adapter for secondary X800 just leaving Primary Adapter.
Found the CD with original drivers and followed the instructions on reinstalling from a specified location ( hopefully the .inf) - it took a second or so.
So far ( few mins. or so ) it hasn't happened again.
I'd like to know where I might look to check it has been successfully applied so if need be I can try again.
Also - if there is anyway of disabling the auto adjust feature - since I could not find a way of doing so using the Monitor's OSD .... and this problem doesn't even appear in the accompanying manual under troubleshooting.
Furthermore Googling turned up very little.
Any suggestions appreciated.
* Edit * It has just occured again, so obviously unsuccessful.
Here are the instructions from the CD :
To install a BELINEA monitor for Windows XP with the BELINEA.INF file, please
proceed as follows:
1. Click "START"->"CONTROL PANEL"
2. Now, click on "DISPLAY" icon, then "SETTINGS"->"ADVANCED"->"MONITOR"->"PROPERTIES"->"DRIVER"->"DRIVER UPDATE".
3. Choose "Install from a list or specific location ( advanced )", than click "NEXT" button.
4. Choose the "Donīt Search. I will choose the driver to install" button and click "NEXT".
5. Click the "HAVE DISK" button and than the "BROWSE" button.
6. Choose the appropiate drive and directory in which you put the Belinea_xxx.inf, than click "OPEN" and "OK".
This ( part 7 ) does not appear - I get a dialog box stating ' The specified location does not contain information about your hardware.'
I have tried using the inf on the disc and from the desktop.
7. A list with all supported Belinea monitors will appear. Select your monitor type and double click "NEXT".
8. Click "FINISH" button and than the "CLOSE" button. Now the inf file for your monitor is installed.
I have a Tosheba Satellite laptop running on windows 8 software and the audio is hollow/tinny.
I've clicked the audio output device icon, but can't find any equalizer button.
I've searched the apps and there's a 'DTS Sound' option; I've increased the bass, and used the bass boost option, but the sound is still awful.
Is this merely the laptop quality?
I would guess that there is too little space for speakers in any laptop to render bass effectively. Try a good set of earphones.Read other 10 answers
I just built a new gaming PC with windows 8 and an msi z87 g45 motherboard. It's amazing, and I installed the Soundblaster and realteck Hd drivers.
The only problem that I'm having is that every time 2 things play at once, the other's volume is lowered. like when Im playing battlefield 4, my gun sound good and then when my friend talks on teamspeak my gun is barely heard for a few seconds afterward. Ive tried changing the "communications- do nothing" thing, but it's not working. What do you suggest that I do?
Go to Control Panel> Sound> Communications Tab and check this option. See if setting it to "do nothing" helps. Good luck.Read other 4 answers
just built a new gaming PC with windows 8 and an msi z87 g45 motherboard. It's amazing, and I installed the Soundblaster and realteck Hd drivers.The only problem that I'm having is that every time 2 things play at once, the other's volume is lowered. like when Im playing battlefield 4, my gun sound good and then when my friend talks on teamspeak my gun is barely heard for a few seconds afterward. Ive tried changing the "communications- do nothing" thing, but it's not working. What do you suggest that I do?
Try disabling the Windows audio enhancements. I haven't used Windows 8, but the steps are probably similar to the steps needed to disable enhancements in Windows 7:
Right-click on the speaker icon in the notification area (system tray in earlier versions of Windows) and click on "Playback devices."
Double-click on your default audio device in the window that appears.
Click on the Enhancements tab and check the "Disable all enhancements" box. The actual enhancements might not appear to be enabled (their check boxes will be unchecked), but they are all enabled anyway.
I had the same problem, and that fixed it. It also improved sound quality. It also disabled the audio enhancements and equalizer included with the audio driver on my computer. If disabling enhancements prevents audio effects in games from working properly, you will have to enable the enhancements again and live with it. However, I doubt that Creative or Realtek are dumb enough to disable anything besides basic 2-channel audio when the enhancements are disabled like Conexant does.
Also, why do you have drivers for two different audio devices installed? If you have a Sound Blaster card, you won't be using the Realtek onboard audio.
I recently bought a Dell Inspiron D530 that uses the VISTA Home Premium OS. When I play DVD movies using Windows Media Player the color has a pronounced and annoying greenish cast. When I try to adjust the color using the video control bar slides, they pop right back to default as soon as I release to cursor. Help!
See if your vid card control panel has an 'overlay' seeting.