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Winkey + prtscrn No flash sound or screen dim

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8

    Winkey + prtscrn No flash sound or screen dim


    Title says all, I dont know why this recently started happening. My screenshot saves fine though. i know this is a small issue, but id like to know if anyone knows a fix

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you tried the sfc & dism commands ?

    sfc /scannow


    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


    Run both in administrator command prompt.
    After dism reboot & run sfc again.

    This may solve your problem.
    Last edited by Brink; 01 Nov 2013 at 02:33. Reason: added tutorial links for more info
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  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Have you tried the sfc & dism commands ?

    sfc /scannow


    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


    Run both in administrator command prompt.
    After dism reboot & run sfc again.

    This may solve your problem.
    David im not too familar with how to run command prompts. If you wouldnt mind could you go step by step please? thanks
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Chuchie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    There's no need for you to do anything about this. It's perfectly normal to not have the screen dim when you use the Screenshots feature in Windows 8/8.1.

    Screenshot - Capture Screenshots Directly in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    OK.
    See the tutorial links below:

    sfc /scannow


    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


    I hope that helps.
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Chuchie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    There's no need for you to do anything about this. It's perfectly normal to not have the screen dim when you use the Screenshots feature in Windows 8/8.1.

    Screenshot - Capture Screenshots Directly in Windows 8
    Hello,

    Thanks for the information about not dimming.

    Mine always dims.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Chuchie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    There's no need for you to do anything about this. It's perfectly normal to not have the screen dim when you use the Screenshots feature in Windows 8/8.1.

    Screenshot - Capture Screenshots Directly in Windows 8
    Thats the thing I remember it happening before doing a full system factory restore, but for some reason it stopped. Im going to try davids advice and if it doesnt come back, ah well its not going to bother me that much
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Chuchie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Chuchie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    There's no need for you to do anything about this. It's perfectly normal to not have the screen dim when you use the Screenshots feature in Windows 8/8.1.

    Screenshot - Capture Screenshots Directly in Windows 8
    Thats the thing I remember it happening before doing a full system factory restore, but for some reason it stopped. Im going to try davids advice and if it doesnt come back, ah well its not going to bother me that much

    Running the commands won't hurt anything.
    They may fix some other problem.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Chuchie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Chuchie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    There's no need for you to do anything about this. It's perfectly normal to not have the screen dim when you use the Screenshots feature in Windows 8/8.1.

    Screenshot - Capture Screenshots Directly in Windows 8
    Thats the thing I remember it happening before doing a full system factory restore, but for some reason it stopped. Im going to try davids advice and if it doesnt come back, ah well its not going to bother me that much
    It used to dim for me like it was taking a snapshot in the earlier pre-release builds of Windows 8 as well, but it hasn't since towards the final release of Windows 8 and later. This is on several systems and VMs all with clean installs.

    I'm assuming that the dimming has been removed.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuchie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Chuchie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    There's no need for you to do anything about this. It's perfectly normal to not have the screen dim when you use the Screenshots feature in Windows 8/8.1.


    That would make sense. I've been looking everywhere for help, I appreciate the support from this forum. thank you guys!

    Screenshot - Capture Screenshots Directly in Windows 8
    Thats the thing I remember it happening before doing a full system factory restore, but for some reason it stopped. Im going to try davids advice and if it doesnt come back, ah well its not going to bother me that much
    It used to dim for me like it was taking a snapshot in the earlier pre-release builds of Windows 8 as well, but it hasn't since towards the final release of Windows 8 and later. This is on several systems and VMs all with clean installs.

    I'm assuming that the dimming has been removed.
    that would make sense. I looked everywhere for help. I appreciate the support from this forum. thank you so much guys
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