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Power Options not working

  1. #1


    Kent UK
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Power Options not working


    Hi can anyone out there help me. The power options on my computer have stopped working. The screen does not dim or turn off automatically and the computer does not sleep automatically.

    I bought my HP Pavilion 20 all in one desktop two weeks ago and then power options stopped working a week ago everything else seems OK. I looked in the console and "balance" is checked, going further, all the times are set (display dimmed 5 mins, turn off display 10 mins, put computer to sleep 30 mins). A day or so before this happened I replaced the standard (rather cheap and cheerful) wired keyboard and mouse with a Logitech k360 Keyboard and m326 mouse (both wireless). I can put the computer to sleep using the keyboards sleep button. I also temporarily changed the "Put Computer to Sleep" section in Power Options console to "never" when "Windows Photo Gallery" needed to update the face recondition on my photos transferred from my old computer (it took over 24 hours). After "Windows Photo Gallery" had finished I changed it back to 30 mins and since then no power options.


    I am a novice at going into the settings of the computer. Thanks in advance for any ideas.

    Peter

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  2. #2


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot

    Power Plan Reset/Restore


    Download this batch file and execute, it will reset your power plan to its original settings

    PowerPlanReset.bat
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  3. #3


    Kent UK
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Thanks


    Thanks for your help and advice but regrettably this did not work.
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  4. #4


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    I am sorry, i forgot to say to run this as administrator..

    right click it and run as administartor
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  5. #5


    Kent UK
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Thanks - Brooklyn567


    Thanks now all working. I am very grateful


    Peter
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