06-30-2008 10:44 AM
Hi All - When I got this -rockin'- laptop originally I could set my own power schemes without problem. Now it won't save my new powerschemes. I try to create one, finish the last step, and then the power scheme isn't in the dropdown. I read somewhere on the Web that this may be related to SP3.
Also, the only Power Schemes I have access to are Video Playback and Maximum Performance. I have tried uninstalling Power Manager and the associated DLL and then reinstalling, but that didn't help. Also, I see no reference to this problem in troubleshooting. Thanks in advance. This is getting really annoying as I like to use as little power as possible since I use teh computer on battery power quite often.
Solved! Go to Solution.
07-02-2008 11:19 AM
Sorry to bump this up to the top of the list, but surely I'm not the only person having this problem, I hope ;-o. I tried installing the previous version of Power Manager but that didn't help.
Any ideas would be appreciated!
07-02-2008 01:28 PM
First, don't mark an item solved if it's not solved. Second, learn to search to see if others have had this problem. instead of repeating a post that's been beaten to death. Hint: Lots of us have had the problem .
If you had searched you would have found this link: http://chris.brandlehner.at/Brandlehner/cab_blog.n
07-02-2008 02:33 PM
07-02-2008 02:41 PM
Bravo - that did it!!! Thanks!
Here is the fix to save future searches some time:
*******Method 1: Use the Powercfg.exe utility to restore the default power scheme
loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution');You can use the Powercfg.exe utility to copy the power scheme from the Default Userprofile to the user who is currently logged on. You can do this because power schemes are uniquely associated with individual user accounts. To copy the power scheme from the default user by using the Powercfg.exe utility, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK. 2. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: powercfg /RestoreDefaultPolicies
07-02-2008 02:48 PM
10-29-2009 09:57 PM
T60, XP/SP3 I could only get two schemes and couldn't select either. I used powercfg.exe and got four schemes that I could access. I still can't access the video playback scheme. I saved a new scheme "Mine" and it displays but I can't select it either. I'm stuck with the built-ins. What now? Thanks.