Using Eye-One for the first time on my laptop- though I presume the question applies to other monitor calibrating software too - I ran both the Easy (i.e. it does it all for you!) and the Advanced calibration options.
In the Advanced option you are asked to choose both White Point and Luminance. In both setting options I ran with a White Point of Medium White 6500 and No Change to Luminance.
With both calibration options, the monitor came out looking what can only be described as on the dark side.
I note in the description for the various options in Advanced that Native White Point, which seems brighter, is recommended for LCD monitors.
The same program run on my Lacie CRT looks fabulous.
I am using XP Pro.
Any suggestions for settings for my laptop?