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Dim Screen


I'm having a minor issue with windows 7. From time to time when i log in the screen fades in, but then instantly dims as soon as it's faded in all the way. It is similar to when a laptop screen dims to save power, but the cursor stays bright. This is happening on a desktop pc. The only way i have found to get rid of it is to shut the pc down and restart. I tried hitting "restart" in the start menu once and the computer loaded up the same way, so as far as i can tell it must be properly shut down and then restarted. Has anyone else had a problem with this?

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