Bork Power Options

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SPeedY_B, May 31, 2003.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    For some reason my power options have decided to sort of dissapeared.

    Take a look at the attached screenshot to see what I mean :\

    Any known issues that would cause this, or any idea's how to sort it ??
     
  2. yoyo

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    In the registry under

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies

    there should be by default 6 subkeys. Are there any?
     
  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    is there a registry key you dont know yoyo?
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    There's 3, 6 and 7.

    3 is Empty, 6 is "Always on" and 7 is "Power Save"

    I know there wont be the full 6 there because i always only ever have the 2 modes (on/save) So the registry values are there, but they're just not showing up :|
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    if it helps here are mine, I dont think I have modified them from the defaults from installation of XP SP1

    If you do try and merge them, make a backup of your registry first :p
     
  6. yoyo

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    Strange thing is that the dropdown menu in your screenshot looks as if it is still looking for six items. Could not reproduce this. Made some experiments and as soon as you delete several of the subkeys the dropdown menu becomes smaller and with all subkeys deleted there is no dropdown at all. Also denying permissions of that registry key has the same effect.

    Would nevertheless first try to restore the original settings to see if it does anything. Use Geffy's file or:

    Backup HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies

    Export HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies
    to a regfile, open it in notepad, replace
    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT with HKEY_CURRENT_USER, save and then merge the file.

    Does this change anything?
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Geffy's file worked.. I've attached the backup of what it was before.. it does look a bit bland in comparison, I just have no idea what caused it.