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Dark screen problem

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 8, 2012 1:33:42 PM

my game screen goes dark everytime i switch it to full screen.. can i know why and if there a solution for it please?
my system:
win7 premium, ati 1gb graphics card, 6gb RAM, intel core i7, 64bit, HP Pavilion DV6.. ty

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a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2012 2:11:57 PM

so are you starting game in window? and then just switch to full? im bit confused about question
all games are different many don't like any kind of switching or even minimizing
a c 175 U Graphics card
January 8, 2012 4:13:04 PM

What you mean by dark is low contrast and brightness? Adjust your brightness. Or black with some kind of message like 'display not supported' the monitor (again some kind of that). If you does happen to have that issue, it means that the resolution of the full screen of the game was too big for your monitor (you can't run 1280x1024 in 1024x768 (XGA) monitor), or not supported refresh rate, make sure you got that all right in the game settings.
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January 11, 2012 10:36:13 AM

yea i start game in window, n it runs normally.. but everytime i switch to full screen.. game screen goes dark n cant see clearly

i have tried all full screen sizes.. still all i see is dark view.. but works normally in window mode. nothing wrong with game settings just idk why this is happening everytime i switch to full screen
January 11, 2012 10:40:23 AM

use ATI mobility Radeon HD 5650 and its set as LCD
January 11, 2012 10:43:32 AM

tried to change 3D settings from ''50% quality 50% performance'' to ''100% quality'' or ''100% performance'' but still the same. everytime i run game in full screen.. the view goes darker (not black) help me please, ty in advance
a c 175 U Graphics card
January 11, 2012 10:45:30 AM

Try adjusting contrast and brightness. Seems not a big problem?

Also update to the latest 12.x drivers.
January 11, 2012 11:05:15 AM

its not brightness problem, game works perfectly in windows mode, only when i switch to full screen the view goes dark like i can't see clearly like walking in street without light lol

and what r the 12.x drivers?
January 11, 2012 11:16:22 AM

ty very much, hope it will solve the problem
a c 175 U Graphics card
January 11, 2012 11:42:35 AM

ok good luck :) .
January 11, 2012 11:47:11 AM

ok so after installing the auto detect, windows screen changed n became bigger.. icons n things in desktop. tried to go to catalyst (TM) control center and saw alert saying Catalyst control center cannot be started. there r currently no settings that can be configured using catalyst control center. any tips?
January 11, 2012 9:49:58 PM

it worked after restarting :D  but still.. same problem, everytime i go on full screen screen/view becomes dark.. :( 
a c 175 U Graphics card
January 12, 2012 9:47:59 AM

Seem like the laptop is having problems, contact a HP technician.