Backlight brightness goes down to something like 75% after installing Intel Graphics Drivers

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    Hi all,

    After installing graphics drivers on Window XP and restarting, my netbook's screen dims the backlight brightness itself automatically after hitting the desktop to what seems to be around 75%. Uninstalling the drivers fixes this, but the screen resolution is completely wrong and cannot be set to the correct resolution.

    I have tried numerous versions of Windows XP, different service packs and different Intel drivers, all the same. Don't get this issue with Vista, 7 or even 8.1. What is going on?

    Thanks
     
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    Look at your keyboard and you will find brightmess keys.. that should fix it. you might have to hold down fn on some laptops to activate the alternative keys. if it doesn't intel might have installed options in control panel/power management
     
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    The brightness keys do not work on my device, the special software for them is broken, regardless a very helpful suggestion still, thank you :)
     
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    of you installed a new driver and it failed then just do a system restore to before the date you changed it, or try online driver fix should sort it out driver pack is a good one found the 19 to be better for xp
     
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    The brightness keys work at the hardware level. it should adjust in bios or in the OS the same way. This is more of a power management problem and not a graphics issue unless you have some overlay activated by intel graphics, which seems pretty weird.
     
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    I don't know what else to tell you, the brightness keys do not work. The computer screen only dims when the computer hits the desktop, all before that, including the brief XP load screen before the desktop, are fine.
     
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    I have tried many drivers, and do not have a system restore having wiped the internal hard drive many times putting different versions of XP on the system.
     
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    ok my mistake only other option then would be a diff hard drive or use another system to format your drive then do a clean install from cd if you have one,i clean mine in external case on pc a lot quicker :)
     
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    I finished a clean install just a minute ago and have found that now the brightness is at 75%~ even without the Intel graphics driver. Wonderful.
     
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    It would help if you started with a brief history of the problems and the system, is this new for you, like a craigslist purchase, the model helps, was it workimg once before, have you made changes, your competence level, etc.. the more you explain the more people can try to help.

    so are you saying you have hardware brightness keys and they just don't work ? have you tried pressing the alt / fn buttons to activate them ?
     
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    wd gl with it:)
     
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