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Windows 7: Power Options change on Boot/Wake Up

30 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Power Options change on Boot/Wake Up

Hi all

I recently clean re-installed Win7 Pro 64 and now the Power Options keep reverting to High Performance every time I re-boot and even on wake up. If I set it to a power plan every time it works fine that one time.

I didn't make any changes to hardware/bios from previous install. The only change is that I first installed XP x86 to a separate redundant HD to enable a legacy scanner for which no 64bit drivers are available and I only boot into XP on an occasional as and when basis. I didn't make any changes to Windows boot manager & can only boot into it from F8.

I also downloaded a legacy game from Steam which is running happily on Win7. I rapidly decided that I hate Steam so I set it not to run at startup, only play offline and kill all associated process after closing the game. Again, I'm not running the game on a daily basis so it's unlikely this is affecting this persistant behaviour.

Grateful for any ideas.


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30 May 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro

Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
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31 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64


Done that and absolutely nothing - not entirely surprising as I've only recently reinstalled and not had time to muck around with things. Seems not much point in doing Win7 repair. I've attached it for information anyway.


I've thought of a couple of possibilities and am off to research my mobo powersave options as a first stop. I'll report back if I come up with anything.


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31 May 2014   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64

Sorted. Wasn't exactly difficult.

I forgot that when I reinstalled I loaded the Asus utilities which I usually avoid because historically they've been so, well, useless. They included AI Suite II and a process of elimination shows that that's what caused it. I notice people are still swearing at it around the web but all I can say is that was the easiest bios update I've ever done so at least they've got that right.

I'm posting this in case it helps anyone else so I should mention that disabling 'load AI Suite II at boot' has to be done from task scheduler - but it still opens on demand so you don't have to uninstall it unless you want to.

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