XP Prof Power Management Schemes Grayed Out/Gone??



Power Management and all schemes are grayed out--no power management possible
and creating new schemes is impossible. This is XP Professional with SP 2
and ALL updates installed and current. I tried running Repair from the
Installation CD which created new problems to be discussed elsewhere. Is
there a discussion or KB on how to restore lost Power Management short of
doing a clean install--which won't happen any time soon? Thank you.


yesmy power schemes were grayed out as well because i bought this pc which
was on display, out of the box, at best buy. presumably they don't want the
computers on display to turn off automatically. thanks to this post the issue
has been resolved, even though i bought this computer about 18 months ago.
better late than never.


undisclosed said:

I have just run into this problem for the very first time and on a new
install of Windows XP Home to boot.
I see Susan says the suggested fix worked for her so my question is
does all the numbers have to be entered manually in the areas shown to
activate the power scheme system like it should be or is there another
I tried copy and paste and that didn't work!


If you had any sense, you would have kept the history of what Susan
said. You can't get any help unless you use some common sense.

The solution was this:

Try Kelly's fix:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm (scroll down to line 204,
right-hand side --> Restore Power Schemes/Configurations)

full thread is now archived here:




You are indeed completely silly. This is the link they were all talking


Now when you click on it you get options to either run it or save it on your
system. I would first try to run it to see if it fixes it otherwise save it
on your system and then run it by double-clicking on it. It depends on
whether you are the administrator or not of your system and I can't help you
on that.



So what exacly have you got when you say "I have all that"? Have you
got the script or not? If so do you know where did you save it to?

Alternatively, forget about all that and I suggest click on the link I
gave you <http://www.kellys-korner-
xp.com/regs_edits/powercfgrestore.reg> and then you will get a prompt on
the screen. Just click on RUN button and it should correct your
registry entries automatically. You don't have to do anything else.

Hope this helps but you can always come back here again. We are here to
help you.

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