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Windows 7: 'When I Close The Lid' Settings only show Do Nothing and Shut Down?

02 Oct 2016   #1

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'When I Close The Lid' Settings only show Do Nothing and Shut Down?

I have a Windows 7 Dell laptop, a few years old and has been factory-restored a few times over the years.

It's been working perfectly fine until yesterday, when suddenly when I closed the lid it wouldn't go to sleep like normally. Going to the 'When I close the Lid' section, these are the only two options that show up for all four drop down menus:

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When I click on the 'Change Settings', all it does is have that specific link disappear and nothing changes. I've tried shutting off and restarting, as well as a virus scan, but nothing's changed and my computer says it's free of viruses. This literally only started yesterday afternoon.

If I could get help so I don't need to shut my computer down every day, that would be really appreciated.

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02 Oct 2016   #2


Hi welcome to the forum
I would try a restore point before problem started
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 'When I Close The Lid' Settings only show Do Nothing and Shut Down?

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