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Power settings problem

by Keith 79 / September 19, 2008 10:14 PM PDT

I have a strange problem. The power options dropdown list in the display dialog box keeps resetting to "portable/laptop" and "home/office desktop". That's all. Not even the original "always on" etc. are there. When I put them back, the next time I go to set a monitor timed/off setting, it has reset to the first two I listed above.

I am running XP home sp3.

Any ideas?

P.S. I am new to this forum and want to add my PC configuration, but I don't see that option on the "edit preferences" page.

Thanks for the help, Keith.............

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Last time I saw that
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 20, 2008 9:07 AM PDT
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It was Norton protecting the registry from changes. Your post was so slim that I can't tell if this applies or you have some other protection software.

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More info.
by Keith 79 / September 20, 2008 11:23 AM PDT
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I use the full version of SUPERantispyware, but I made no changes to that. This problem just started happening for no apparent reason.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 20, 2008 11:41 AM PDT
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by Keith 79 / September 20, 2008 1:36 PM PDT
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R. Proffitt,

The instructions were perfect. It is fixed. I have all my original 6 default power schemes back and I am able to save new ones.

Thank you for your help.

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