My Power Options Is Not Opening..
Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:30 AM
The Power Options of my Windows XP H/E does not open so I can make an entry. Until recently it was working ok, but now it's gone dead.
I'd appreciate any help with this. I've tried Troubleshooting, but no joy there.
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:41 AM
Edited by david28, 21 March 2008 - 02:47 AM.
Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:48 AM
Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:14 AM
Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:18 AM
Until recently it was working ok, but now it's gone dead.
Install anything just prior?
Edited by HitSquad, 21 March 2008 - 08:18 AM.
Posted 21 March 2008 - 05:33 PM
Hitsquad - I'm always adding or removing new software off the internet.
Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:00 PM
Edited by david28, 21 March 2008 - 08:57 PM.
Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:34 AM
Do you have any other accounts on your PC? If you do, try seeing if the problem occurs while using one of those accounts. If you have your Windows XP CD, try running SFC (System File Checker) to see if there is a corrupt file causing this problem.
I ran my Windows XP Installation CD to do the repair job - but it didn't work.
I'm using 'TOFF' to shutdown my PC on delay.
Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:05 AM
why won't my laptop work?
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:50 AM
The following may be helpful:
"Power scheme options are unavailable on a Windows XP-based computer":
Then there is the following, which is a Registry edit. To be safe, backup the Registry first:
See the right-side of #204: "Restore Power Schemes/Configurations":
Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:28 PM
M... thanks for your input. No joy. After typing in 'powercfg /RestoreDefaultPolicies' and clicking ENTER, it didn't go any further than this.
Also, 'kelly' #204... saved the list of options to my Program Files, but I don't know which one to choose.
Update (several hours later)
Darned if I know how - but the problem has corrected itself spontaneously! I think some of you people must have been holding Bleeping prayer meeting for me about my Power Options not working - and the Lorrrd heard you! Hallelujah!
Edited by Bone Idol, 31 March 2008 - 11:41 PM.
Posted 01 April 2008 - 01:34 AM
Posted 01 April 2008 - 02:19 AM
If the reason for this Miraculous Cure becomes apparent to me, I'll be sure to report it here.