Power management grayed out; power options in control panel won't

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by PC FLA, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. PC FLA

    PC FLA Guest

    I have Windows XP SP2 and am unable to change the setting for the power
    management. It gives me a message saying I need to go to the power options
    icon in the control panel to make the changes. When I try to open the Power
    Options icon, it won't open. I am the administratior of my computer.

    PC FLA, Feb 3, 2009
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  2. PC FLA

    Tech-Buddy Guest


    I think this might be due to some rights issue.
    this can be determined by following below steps.

    1.) Click Start -- > Run -- >
    2.) Type Cmd
    3.) type "powercfg /RestoreDefaultPolicies" without brackets in command
    this should be giving you options on power management.
    If it still doesn't give.
    then i suggest you go ahead and create a new User profile and login with the
    new profile and try. Let me know if you need details as to how to create a
    new Profile

    Tech-Buddy, Feb 8, 2009
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  3. PC FLA

    Tech-Buddy Guest


    I think this might be a problem due to Corrupt user profile.
    You can confirm by following the steps.

    1.) Click Start menu --> run
    2.) Type Cmd
    3.) At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    powercfg /RestoreDefaultPolicies

    Now you should be able to access power management.
    If still you face any issue please let me know so that i can help you create
    a new user profile.
    Tech-Buddy, Feb 8, 2009
    DKinCharlotte, Mar 17, 2009
  5. PC FLA

    Daniel B Guest

    This worked for me. Thanks.

    Daniel B, Mar 24, 2010
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