Bootcamp issue: WinXP crashes when I try to adjust brightness...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by EvryDayImShufln, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    Has anybody experienced a similar problem as this? I tried to change the brightness in XP since it was too dark for my liking, and it crashed, forcing me to reboot. I tried again with the same result.

    Later, I ran windows without touching brightness and it was fine. What gives?

    Thanks in advance!

    Btw: this is on a MBP C2D 2.33 2 gigs ram 160gig hard drive
  2. eRondeau macrumors 65816


    Mar 3, 2004
    Canada's South Coast
    :p :p :p Then don't run Windows XP. :p :p :p
  3. EvryDayImShufln thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    I just have it for games and school, don't worry :D Now that I'm used to OS X WinXP is a pain to use.
  4. EvryDayImShufln thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    Alright I just realised that the problem is completely avoided when I use Fn + brightness button. Doesn't lock up.

    So I guess I won't be using the brightness button in the taskbar anymore.
  5. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Using the fn+ key still crashed my system twice but miraculously worked the third. Boot back to OSX already. Now i remeber why i switched, i just cant stand that OS. Ugh!
  6. Robbyallen macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2006
    winXP brightness crash

    ye i got the same problem. doesnt really make a differnence to me as i dont need to change the screens brightness though it woulb n nice if there was an easy fix all the same. it doesnt always crash the system just randomly it would seem.

    games and school work are basically the only things i use my computer for anyways. i agree that the OS X is superior but i find it a lot easier to just stay in windows. i just bought my imac for the hardware
  7. rottenapple macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2008
    Still no answer?

    Input Remapper 1.0.04

    Try that instead. Or maybe WinACD

    They are alternatives for apple's keyboard/brightness software drivers; which is what I suspect leads to the crashing when the brightness is played with in XP. You guys kind of tend to be idiots by avoiding the answer to the problem and bash windows for not having better drivers for mac hardware already. This attitude is stressful for those who want to improve cross-compatibility and further explore how operating systems actually work, as opposed to just venting our bad experiences with them.
  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    Why when most of it's the same as in a PC ?

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