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Power Options gone bad

  1. #1

    Posts : 287
    Windows 8 Pro

    Power Options gone bad

    I noticed that my PC was crashing when trying to hibernate and have finally narrowed it down to the Balanced power option. I began first by creating a new profile and then using the Power saver profile which worked. I went back to the Balance profile for the new profile and set all options 1 min and nothing happens so it has got to be bad.

    I also tried creating a new power profile and that does not work, it takes on the setting of the Balanced profile. How do I get out of this mess and I do not want to Refresh Windows? If I used the Power saver plan, everything works.

    EDIT: I just rebooted and switched to the old user and Balanced started working set to 1 min intervals. One thing I have noticed is that if I make changes to Display/Sleep setting in the first window, the hibernate in the Advanced setting will be set 5 min longer, but this was not happening before and is working now. Don't know, would like to understand.

    EDIT2: It appears that I was wrong, it is crashing while in hibernate - not going into or coming out of. The PC crashes and reboots on its' own.

    EDIT3: Does not crash with forced hibernate:
    C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c powercfg -h on & rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0
    EDIT4: I am going to keep this going until I feel comfortable. I went into Task Scheduler and disabled "Power Efficiency Diagnostics" and so far no crashes. It was set to scan when not logged in - does that include hibernate???

    EDIT5: Disabling "Power Efficiency Diagnostics" did not solve it. Looking now to see if Thunderbird being set to download emails automatically may be it.
    Last edited by rdwray; 20 May 2015 at 16:13.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 287
    Windows 8 Pro

    Conclusion: Cannot locate the problem, it is totally random - sometimes it crashes and sometimes it doesn't - not repeatable.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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