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    Power Options Corrupt (power plan unavailable)

    Hi,

    I recently had graphics card problems and had to get my 8800GTS replaced. This took several weeks and now I'm running a 8800GT perfectly fine.

    However, I've noticed my Power Options seem to be corrupt. Upon going into Power Options in the Control Panel, it says "Your power plan information isn't available."



    I cannot understand why this has happened. I haven't touched any settings or anything to do with that. I have tried System Restore to an earlier point (before I got my new graphics card) and it didn't seem to help.

    The help on the page says that registry keys may have become corrupt or been deleted. I'm not sure if this is the problem, but if it is how can I fix it? System Restore didn't help.

    I would like to avoid doing a Repair with the Windows disc. I'm hoping there's an easier way to fix this problem. There has to be! I've been looking on Google and there is hardly anything on this problem. The very few people who do have it cannot seem to fix it, or used previous registry backups (which hasn't worked for me). There doesn't seem to be any resolutions from Microsoft at all.

    I also tried using the "powercfg" commands in the command prompt, but didn't seem to have any luck there either.

    I'll really appreciate any assistance! I cannot Hibernate or Sleep at the moment and it's a real inconvenience. I'd really like my Power Options back!

    Thank you very much,

    Domsy

    Edit: Oh, and I've used "sfc /scannow" to check for corrupt files and it came back clean.

    Last edited by Domsy; 15 Sep 2008 at 10:41 AM. Reason: Added extra point
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    Re: Power Options Corrupt (power plan unavailable)

    Well, I'm quite amazed not a single person has replied (funny how my other problem has gone unanswered too). Guess I must have very uncommon problems!

    I'm glad to say I've managed to fix it though. As described on a website somewhere, someone else managed to fix it by restoring the registry keys associated with it.

    I decided to export the ones on my mum's laptop, delete mine, and then import her's to mine. It seems to be working fine! All Power Options are back, I can change how my PC shuts down, and I can Sleep now! And this was all without a restart. I'm guessing I can Hibernate also; I'll find out when I want to turn my PC off later.

    If anyone else has this problem and needs a copy of the registry keys, I can send you them (I believe they work regardless of the computer. I had concerns because it was a laptop, but it seems fine). I'd rather not post them publicly as I am not sure of the sensitivity of them.

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    SOLVED! Power Options Corrupt (power plan unavailable)

    Fixed it with powercfg.exe under an Administrators command prompt -- (screenshot)


    There was a bad profile there "()" messing things up.

    First I changed the active profile via cut and paste to one
    that existed, THEN I deleted the bad one.
    After this, the control panel dialog returned!

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    Re: Power Options Corrupt (power plan unavailable)

    Glad you managed to fix it! I used the same method originally but had no luck. It seemed to be down to my corrupt registry keys and replacing them with another computer's keys fixed it.

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    Re: Power Options Corrupt (power plan unavailable)

    Here is a simpler fix.

    powercfg -restoredefaultschemes

    This restores the default power schemes and seetings.

    Cheers

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    Re: Power Options Corrupt (power plan unavailable)

    That looks interesting. That's odd I overlooked that when I had the issue. Pitty I didn't know about it as I could have tried it to see if it would have worked for me. Would have been a lot easier!

    Thanks for posting it. I hope it can help someone else.

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    Re: Power Options Corrupt (power plan unavailable)

    I am facing the same problem and I powercfg is not working for me too. Please help me.

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    Re: Power Options Corrupt (power plan unavailable)

    1.Run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges (right click on this file as admin) and type

    sfc /scannow

    2.If point one no help try to import fix to registry attached below - but will be a small problem with permissions because only SYSTEM account have full control to all these subkeys.The best way to workaround this problem (without changing permisssions) is run regedit from SYSTEM account.Download PSTools PsTools
    extract from this psexec.exe and place it in C:\Windows\System32
    next run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges and type

    psexec -s -i -d regedit

    Next choose File>>Import :choose my *.reg file,apply +restart computer

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    Re: Power Options Corrupt (power plan unavailable)

    thank you..problem solved

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    Re: Power Options Corrupt (power plan unavailable)

    Would you please send me a copy of the registry keys that restored your power options.

    Thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by Domsy View Post
    Well, I'm quite amazed not a single person has replied (funny how my other problem has gone unanswered too). Guess I must have very uncommon problems!

    I'm glad to say I've managed to fix it though. As described on a website somewhere, someone else managed to fix it by restoring the registry keys associated with it.

    I decided to export the ones on my mum's laptop, delete mine, and then import her's to mine. It seems to be working fine! All Power Options are back, I can change how my PC shuts down, and I can Sleep now! And this was all without a restart. I'm guessing I can Hibernate also; I'll find out when I want to turn my PC off later.

    If anyone else has this problem and needs a copy of the registry keys, I can send you them (I believe they work regardless of the computer. I had concerns because it was a laptop, but it seems fine). I'd rather not post them publicly as I am not sure of the sensitivity of them.

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