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My Power Options Is Not Opening..


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#1 Bone Idol

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:30 AM

Hi all.

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

Do you mean you can't select a scheme or you can't actually open the Power Options?

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Edited by david28, 21 March 2008 - 02:47 AM.


#3 Bone Idol

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:48 AM

I'm not able to type anything into the Power Schemes text-box, and everything under there is gray and inactive.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:14 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.

Regards,
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:18 AM

Usually happens when windows doesn't recognize a particular device or driver.

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.


#6 Bone Idol

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 05:33 PM

I'll try out your suggestion, david.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:00 PM

Let us know how it goes ok :thumbsup:

Edited by david28, 21 March 2008 - 08:57 PM.


#8 Bone Idol

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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.

Regards,
David.


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.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:05 AM

If ACPI is an option in the BIOS, is it turned on?
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:50 AM

Hello Bone Idol,

The following may be helpful:

"Power scheme options are unavailable on a Windows XP-based computer":

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913622


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":

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:28 PM

Thanks garman - but I don't know how to access BIOS.

M... thanks for your input. No joy. After typing in 'powercfg /RestoreDefaultPolicies' and clicking ENTER, it didn't go any further than this.

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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!

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Edited by Bone Idol, 31 March 2008 - 11:41 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2008 - 01:34 AM

Haha! Miracle I guess? Do you think you might be able to try find out why. It would would be good if you found the actuall solution so that if any other members have this problem, they can solve it.

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 02:19 AM

The power of Prayer...

If the reason for this Miraculous Cure becomes apparent to me, I'll be sure to report it here. :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 02:39 AM

Yes, prayer is very powerful.

Ok thanks!




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