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Power options in XP greyed out

by essaniael / March 3, 2007 7:01 PM PST

Suddenly all my power options are inaccessible in XP.

I am the only user on this PC with administrator rights.

Can anyone help me enable the power options?

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(NT) Use System Restore to when it worked.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2007 9:49 PM PST
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Sys restore nogo
by essaniael / March 3, 2007 11:02 PM PST

I did the system restore successfully to a date well before the problem arose but it didn't change anything in the power options, which are still disabled.

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What I look at next are...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2007 11:09 PM PST
In reply to: Sys restore nogo

Drivers for the system. I can't offer anything more than this since no make and models are noted. Are you seeing that forum note?

Bob

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Also
by retired / March 3, 2007 11:18 PM PST
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Regedit nogo
by essaniael / March 3, 2007 11:42 PM PST
In reply to: Also

The regedit didn't change anything, alas.

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Try this
by tomron / March 4, 2007 12:17 AM PST

I'm not familiar with this and not sure if it will cause problems.

1. Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, and then System icon.
2. This opens the System properties window.
3. Select Hardware tab and click Device Manager.
4. Click "+" beside System Devices.
5. Right-click the "ACPI Power button " device and select Uninstall.
6. Restart the system.

Heres the LINK

Tom

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Uninstall didn't work either
by essaniael / March 4, 2007 1:20 AM PST
In reply to: Try this

I appreciate your help but that didn't change anything either.

:/

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