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Windows 7: Can't adjust laptop brightness after a system restore

24 Sep 2015   #1
c foam green

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Can't adjust laptop brightness after a system restore

Hi guys, this is my first post, sorry if it's not quite in the right area...

I recently had my HP ProBook 4545s totally restored and had the original harddrive swapped out for a PNY 250GB SSD. I can't find any interfaces to adjust the screen brightness, which is too dim, the fn brightness controls aren't working, and in general the contrast and displays look bad as well.

I tried refreshing and updating the General pnp Monitor driver, but this did not work. Do I need a new driver? Does someone know another way? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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25 Sep 2015   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello and welcome for starters you said restored just what does that mean? is a factory restore or have you dropped in a SSD and installed an OEM onto it or you have cloned the original drive to the SSD?

While we are waiting please run these

System Info - See Your System Specs< if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2 (in safe mode is a wise way to go)

then these (free version and untick the trial option when it comes up

ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans

(Anyone running Kaspersky internet security will find it rants about ADW - ignore it or disable Kaspersky while running ADW)
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