My monitor at work was failing. I grabbed one off the shelf and it's brightness was messed up. Whites were so bright I could barely look at them. I tried to adjust the brightness controls on the monitor but they don't do anything unless you turn it all the way down and then its only slightly better. I tried messing with the brightness settings in the nVidia control panel and I can make it ok for some programs but others it's not. Anyways I gave up on that monitor and tried another one, different brand, different size, different cable, the whole deal. Brightness is messed up on this one too. I try the same fixes I did on the last one and it still isn't right. I try a 3rd monitor, same freaking deal. Now part of me is wondering if its the video card. I removed the drivers and reinstalled that latest ones. Still no effect. The opinions I get at work vary from horrible luck to something in the OS is screwed up. I would just do a quick reformat but I honestly can't see that helping. Any ideas?