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Post by rjuneau on Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:27 pm

When I try to set the power options, I have no power schemes & all the settings are dimmed & not available. I have a Sell Inspiron 1520 laptop & am running XP. I only have one log in as me - the administrator.

What can I do?

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Solved Re: Power Options Not Available

Post by Safan on Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:34 pm

Hello,

If you hold the Fn button and press the up and down arrow keys this should be able to adjust the brightness of the screen.

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Solved Re: Power Options Not Available

Post by rjuneau on Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:15 am

My problem is with changing the power schemes, where you can set when to turn off the monitor & hard disk, & when to go into standby & hibernate modes.

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Solved Re: Power Options Not Available

Post by Doctor Inferno on Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:35 am

Hello,

Start >> All Programs >> Accessories >> Notepad.

Paste the following code into notepad:

Code:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg]
"CurrentPowerPolicy"="3"

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg\GlobalPowerPolicy]
"Policies"=hex:01,00,00,00,06,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,06,00,00,00,03,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,03,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,c0,01,00,00,00,\
  05,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,0a,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,01,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,02,00,00,00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies]

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies\0]
"Name"="Home/Office Desk"
"Description"="This scheme is suited to most home or desktop computers that are left plugged in all the time."
"Policies"=hex:01,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,b0,04,00,00,3c,00,00,00,32,32,00,00,04,00,00,00,05,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,84,03,00,00,78,00,00,00,08,07,00,00,58,02,00,\
  00,01,01,64,50,64,64,00,00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies\1]
"Name"="Portable/Laptop"
"Description"="This scheme is designed for extended battery life for portable computers on the road."
"Policies"=hex:01,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,01,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,b0,04,00,00,2c,01,00,00,32,32,00,00,04,00,00,00,05,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,84,03,00,00,78,00,00,00,08,07,00,00,b4,00,00,\
  00,01,01,64,50,64,64,00,00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies\2]
"Name"="Presentation"
"Description"="This scheme keeps the monitor on for doing presentations."
"Policies"=hex:01,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,01,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,84,03,00,00,32,32,03,02,04,00,00,00,04,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,2c,01,00,\
  00,01,01,50,50,64,64,00,00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies\3]
"Name"="Always On"
"Description"="This scheme keeps the computer running so that it can be accessed from the network.  Use this scheme if you do not have network wakeup hardware."
"Policies"=hex:01,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,2c,01,00,00,32,32,00,00,04,00,00,00,05,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,84,03,00,00,78,00,00,00,10,0e,00,00,b4,00,00,\
  00,00,01,64,64,64,64,00,00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies\4]
"Name"="Minimal Power Management"
"Description"="This scheme keeps the computer on and optimizes it for high performance."
"Policies"=hex:01,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,2c,01,00,00,32,32,03,03,04,00,00,00,04,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,84,03,00,00,2c,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,84,03,00,\
  00,00,01,64,64,64,64,00,00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies\5]
"Name"="Max Battery"
"Description"="This scheme is extremely aggressive for saving power."
"Policies"=hex:01,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,05,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,b0,04,00,00,78,00,00,00,32,32,03,02,04,00,00,00,04,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,84,03,00,00,3c,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,b4,00,00,\
  00,01,01,64,32,64,64,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg]
"CurrentPowerPolicy"="3"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg\GlobalPowerPolicy]
"Policies"=hex:01,00,00,00,06,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,\
  00,00,00,10,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,03,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,04,00,00,c0,01,00,00,00,\
  02,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,0a,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,01,00,01,00,01,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,00,\
  00,02,00,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies\0]
"Name"="Home/Office Desk"
"Description"="This scheme is suited to most home or desktop computers that are left plugged in all the time."
"Policies"=hex:01,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,b0,04,00,00,3c,00,00,00,32,32,00,00,04,00,00,00,05,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,84,03,00,00,78,00,00,00,08,07,00,00,58,02,00,\
  00,01,01,64,50,64,64,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies\1]
"Name"="Portable/Laptop"
"Description"="This scheme is designed for extended battery life for portable computers on the road."
"Policies"=hex:01,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,01,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,b0,04,00,00,2c,01,00,00,32,32,00,00,04,00,00,00,05,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,84,03,00,00,78,00,00,00,08,07,00,00,b4,00,00,\
  00,01,01,64,50,64,64,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies\2]
"Name"="Presentation"
"Description"="This scheme keeps the monitor on for doing presentations."
"Policies"=hex:01,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,01,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,84,03,00,00,32,32,03,02,04,00,00,00,04,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,2c,01,00,\
  00,01,01,50,50,64,64,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies\3]
"Name"="Always On"
"Description"="This scheme keeps the computer running so that it can be accessed from the network.  Use this scheme if you do not have network wakeup hardware."
"Policies"=hex:01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,2c,01,00,00,32,32,00,00,02,00,00,00,02,00,\
  00,00,01,00,00,00,14,f2,06,00,2c,01,00,00,78,00,00,00,10,0e,00,00,b4,00,00,\
  00,00,00,64,64,64,64,95,71

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies\4]
"Name"="Minimal Power Management"
"Description"="This scheme keeps the computer on and optimizes it for high performance."
"Policies"=hex:01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,2c,01,00,00,32,32,03,03,04,00,00,00,04,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,84,03,00,00,2c,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,84,03,00,\
  00,00,01,64,64,64,64,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies\5]
"Name"="Max Battery"
"Description"="This scheme is extremely aggressive for saving power."
"Policies"=hex:01,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,05,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,b0,04,00,00,78,00,00,00,32,32,03,02,04,00,00,00,04,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,84,03,00,00,3c,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,b4,00,00,\
  00,01,01,64,32,64,64,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000

Save the file as fix.reg onto your Desktop. Execute the file and try again.


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Solved Re: Power Options Not Available

Post by rjuneau on Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:06 am

That's fixed it!! You folks rock.

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