Windows 7 Power Scheme

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I have an issue with my Windows Power Scheme. Every time I reboot my desktop. My power option scheme timers change automatically, from what I had set myself. What could be causing this issue?


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I believe I've seen this happen before to one of the people I know. My first bit of advice would be to open up the Power Scheme window from your Control Panel like you did, and on the left Create a new Power Plan. Try making one using that with the timers that you want, that might ensure that it doesn't revert to the default ones. If after making a plan using that doesn't fix it, please post back and I'll look further into reasons. Thanks =).

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I tried your suggestion, and after the computer comes up it still changes the timers on my custom power scheme. Any other suggestions?


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Does your computer have another power manager besides Windows? Mine does, which is why I ask. If so, make sure it has a setting (scheme) the same as Windows and make sure the settings in both are the same. Alternatively, use a Windows scheme that has no counterpart in the other power manager (that is what I do). ... Thinkpads_User
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Home or office PC?
As thinkpads_user mentioned, some systems use their own power management utility.  All Toshiba's do, for example.  But; if that were true, something has happened to the notification which should have told you to use that application rather than Windows built-in power management.
The second possibility is a permissions issue.  Changing advanced power settings should have given you the UAC prompt.  Did it?
And the third would be a corrupted user hive causing the system to revert each time you reboot.
Who made the computer and have you had any other odd issues with it?

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thinkpads_users,

    My computer does not have any other power manager besides the Windows power manager.


willcomp,

    This is a home pc.

DavisMcCarn,

    The UAC did not give me a prompt because I disabled it. Furthermore, the computer is custom built. It has a EVGA X58 SLI Motherboard. Let's say that you are correct that there is a corrupted user hive that causing the issue. How could that be corrected, and how can I check if the user hive is corrupted? I have had no other issue with the desktop.

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It could be that your PC / BIOS is not Windows 7 certified and that can cause the issue you are having.
... Thinkpads_User
I would first, re-enable the UAC long enough to find out if you have stumbled onto an M$ bug. (maybe it won't let you change the power management with it off?)
My next thought is that you don't have all of the drivers installed correctly and, even Windows 7 won't handle an X58 properly without them.
To check a user hive, create a new user and see if it has the same issue.  As long as you don't install any new software, you can always delete it if.......

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DavisMcCarn,

   Looks like you are correct. Windows will not let me change the power management with UAC off. UAC has to be enabled to change the power management.


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