Installed Windows 8.1 - Power Plan Information Is Not Available
Oct 19, 2013
Installed 8.1 about a week ago and I'm fairly happy with it so far (after removing charms, going straight to desktop etc) however I have a few minor problems.
Firstly my windows keyboard shortcut key is not working (Logitech G15)
Secondly in power options there are no plans that I can change, if for example I try to create a power plan I get the message "Your power plan information is not available". Tried sfc etc but no problems are detected.
Finally it just seems slower in some respects vs win 7 x64 ultimate, especially booting up. SSDs are all trimmed and aligned and all drivers are installed.
I recently reinstalled Windows 8 completely because I bought an SSD for in my laptop. I exported my power plans I used before the reset (when Windows was still on the HDD) and imported them again after the reset. In every power plan, Windows should go to sleep mode when closing the laptop lid, but that's not what's happening. Instead, Windows shuts down entirely, but the power light on my laptop indicates it's in sleep mode (flashing slowly). I also tried the built-in power plans (after just adjusting the appropriate setting), but the same happens. When i change the setting to do nothing (instead of going to sleep mode), it acts like it should: it does nothing.
I refreshed Windows but even now I recently reinstalled Windows 8 completely because I bought an SSD for in my laptop. I exported my power plans I used before the reset (when Windows was still on the HDD) and imported them again after the reset. In every power plan, Windows should go to sleep mode when closing the laptop lid, but that's not what's happening. Instead, Windows shuts down entirely, but the power light on my laptop indicates it's in sleep mode (flashing slowly). I also tried the built-in power plans (after just adjusting the appropriate setting), but the same happens. When i change the setting to do nothing (instead of going to sleep mode), it acts like it should: it does nothing.e problem still remains.
I have an Asus K55N-DB81 running windows 8.1 and I decided to create a custom power plan. So I created one and went to "Advanced Power Settings" Option and then went to the Processor Power Management to change the Minimum CPU usage to 1% and the Maximum to 50%, I click Apply and Ok and X'ed out. I Closed the Lid, Came back to my computer and I checked to see if my CPU settings Changed back to 100% Minimum and 100% Maximum which it DID. I keep Changing it back but it keeps resetting itself ...
In the future I'm planning to build a new computer to replace this old hunk of junk and I'm curious as to one thing as I'm not entirely sure on this. Just how safe is using the High Performance Power Plan in Windows 8.1?
You see, my current rig is running an old i5 661, normally on the Balanced Power Plan on an old ASUS P7P55D-E Deluxe Motherboard with a GTX 660 and 4GB of RAM on 32-bit Windows 8.1.
But my future plan is to use an i5 4690K with a Corsair H110 All In One Water Cooler for CPU Cooling on a Z97 Motherboard and 8GB of RAM in 64-bit Windows 8.1.
I'm hoping to get quite a bit of performance on this next computer cause hey... I'm planning on using it for gaming and such. But also web browsing and chatting with friends. I hear how High performance is suggested for 'optimising' Windows 8.1 but how much safer is it...
And how much of a performance increase could I possibly see in comparison to the old rig?
I have a Dell XPS 13 and the F3 button has a battery sign on it. Pressing it brings up some battery meter property . Is there any way I can change that to toggling between two of my Power Plans ("Power Saving, High Performance") each time I press?
Is there any way to remove old not needed advanced entries in the windows 8.1 power plan settings. Here is a picture of what I'm talking about. Highlighted in red is what i don't need anymore any way to remove it?.
For the longest while I've had issues with my Windows 8.1 ignoring my selection of power options. By this I mean by CPU will stay clocked at 1.4GHz when it should be hitting around 2.3GHz when I set to high performance from power saving mode.
In the past it's cleared up by itself or through reboots but I'm thoroughly pissed off and I want it fixed.
I just had my laptop install Windows 8.1 tonight. It's a clean install, by the way. Now the problem is I noticed that every time I restart my laptop it's power plan reverts back to "power saver", I had it set on "high performance" before. I own a Samsung laptop, model is NP535U3C-A01, Series 5.
After installing the 8.1 Pro update on a fresh install of 8 Pro, I only entered the Power options one time: to change the "high performance" plan to never turn off the display. (as I usually do when setting up windows)
Today, I noticed my display turn off after a few minutes, so I went to see if something had changed my power plan. To my surprise, I have found that I now have over FIFTY copies of the High Performance Power plan! Many of them have different settings in minutes regarding when the display shuts off, and when the PC goes to sleep.
I can't delete any of them, as windows apparently considers them ALL as default plans. If I didn't create these plans, how did they get there? How can I delete them? I know deleting default power plans is dangerous and can cause errors so I just want to avoid another re-install of windows.
I own my MSI laptop since last october. I have random BSOD's, I would say 1-2 per week, and especially when I am playing left fo dead 2 (2-3 per hour), and when I turn the high performance power plan on (5-6 per hour). I have a killer network card, and I heard that this card was the cause of a lot of BSOD. But I do not see the link between l4d2 and the high perf. power plan. I always keep all my drivers up to date. This is very annoying, I alwas leave my laptop on to download games on Origin/Steam, or to do other task and when the BSOD occurs, I am just wasting my time...
I recently download Windows 8 ISO image. and i have extracted it with win rar. i have lost ISO image. and i want to make ISO bootalbe image. but whenever i add this folder to power ISO, it says none_ bootable image. how can i add boot information even i don't have boot information for windows 8.
My computer had 4GB of RAM and an Intel G2030 processor. It worked fine for my needs, but I'm a compulsive tinkerer. I have upgraded to 12GB of RAM (supposed to be 16, but one module of the 16GB kit I purchased was DOA) and to an Intel i5-3550S processor. These were done in two separate installs, and the computer seems to be running fine, as far as I can tell.
My problem is that the System Information screen doesn't seem to be updated with the new processor. It shows the RAM (11.9GB), but still shows the 2-core G2030 processor. When I go to the BIOS, however, it shows the i5-3550S. Is there something I need to do to get this to update? I'd like to be sure that the computer recognizes the new processor...
I had a virus and needed to contact HP helpdesk but on start-up all my files now look like this "filename (2013_07_30 16_31_09 UTC)" HP said do this manually but not an option. how to remove the bracketed information?
I have a problem with System Volume Information in my Drive D: (239GB), enlarged from 5GB to 60GB (Check from My Defrag). and the free space down from 113 GB to 51 GB. I don't know how it works, it happen when my System is under Automatic Maintenance (in Windows 8). I want to save my disk space. I have check my disk using CHKDSK. i found error, and fix that. I check again, and found no Problems.
I have been noticing recently, my C drive gets occupied fully even if there are no bigger programs installed.
Out of 150gb, after uninstalling few programs, the space left was 30gb. Day by day it started decreasing and i saw 20gb today.
I used the disk cleanup tool and it shows only 100mb after selecting all fields.
I was worried still that space was not freeing and ran this program WinDirStat. Here are the screenshots.
System Volume information folder occupies 75% of space - meaning 100gb.
There are lot of files which were around 1gb - 2gb and they are created from 2013.
why 100 gb? I read that this service is important but why is it taking this much of space.. remove these unwanted older files if any.
I tried below options after googling and also searching in this forum:
Used disk clean up tool and selected more options > system restore and shadow copies > deleteDisabling and Enabling System restoreDeleting shadow copies through VSSAdmin Delete Shadows commandVirus scan in System Volume Information folder (after taking ownership of that folder) through Kaspersky and ESET SSManual delete of the files.Selecting delete option in System Protection > ConfigureChanging maximum usage to some x%
I have tried all these methods but still those files are existing.
I've got a windows 8 laptop which gives me this error message when i try to switch it on:
"Your PC needs to be repaired The boot configuration data file is missing some required information.
File:BCD Error Code : 0xc000000d ............................" I'm sure you are all familiar with the rest of this dreaded error code.
I've tried all the repair options, recovery disks to a windows 8 bootable flash disk, the command prompt fix boot commands as well but still I get the same error message whenever i try to boot windows.
Now I'd like to know, can't i just copy the boot folders from another similar windows 8 pc and paste them into my harddrive to fix this?
I recently used IOBit uninstaller to remove all traces of a program from the registry. I'm assuming it removed something that caused this issue, because after I used it all my program information in Add/Remove programs was missing. However, other users on my PC show all information in Add/Remove programs. Is there a way to repopulate this or would I have to create a new user?
I am extremely new to Windows 8. I was handed over a work computer today that runs Windows 8, the previous employee set everything up using her personal email information (IE: the email from the main email envelope is her email, and the calendar feature would add details to her personal calendar not the one for work). She is not set up as a user on the computer at all, but her personal details are linked into the system.
I have searched the documents everywhere and have gone through settings for the two applications trying to work out how to remove her personal information from the system and replace it with the work information. She doesn't need to see the new schedules or the times that our employees will be out on different jobs.
Is there a way for me to go in and remove her personal information and replace it with the information for the company? I could sit and question her ethic as an employee for hours as to why she would do it this way, but honestly if her ethic was great, I wouldn't be taking this over at this point. I just need to ensure that the computer is set up for the business not for someone's personal email and calendar and ensure she isn't getting notifications of our future work schedules.
I'm using Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit. If I go to Control Panel/Windows Update/View Update History KB2919442 is shown as installed successfully on the 12 March 2014 "BUT" if I go to Control Panel/Windows Update/Installed Updates there is no KB2919442 listed.
If I download KB2919442 directly from Microsoft and try to install it manually it says "This update is not applicable to your computer"
I'm obviously having no success trying to install KB2919355 as it never shows as available in Windows Update and if I download it manually from Microsoft and try installing manually I get the same error message "This update is not applicable to your computer"
I got this msg tryng to refresh my pc . because my vaio gate app wasnt working right . so after the restar i just got the blue screen with this error the boot configutating data file dosent have valid infomation of an operating system.
Is it possible my new windows 8 computer does not have a browser installed? It's been a week, I keep searching, can't find one anywhere. I installed chrome on it, that works. I assume I can download IE free from MS, But IE has to already be on this thing someplace. Where is it?
I just noticed that when I go to the Power Options that the options are missing. It says the Power Plan is missing or unavailable or something such. One answer said to do a refresh or reset of Windows 8. Isn't that a bit drastic? Is there no way to do it by tweaks. I did that refresh once and lost more than I thought I was supposed to.
One day I go to shutdown/hibernate/sleep button and a pop up says "no power options available". I can still preform these options but I have to go through signing out first then picking. How do I change this? Oh, and no, I didn't add or upgrade, etc. anything lately.
I realized something interesting what happen using Windows 8 and 8.1, compare to Windows 7: a quite huge difference in power consumption!
For some special reason I was need ti install Windows 7 on my computer at home. I done that on an new HDD with 320GB, running solo for the installation by removing the power cables form the other HDD's, a total of 8 SATA3 HDD's. That was done 2 days ago and I firstly I installed only those Apps I need to use on Windows 7, no any gimmiks, whistles or bells! On Windows 8 I use Gadgets and the CPU Gadget show at middle 20%-25% while doing normal work.
I also have 3 different power circuit's at my home office, to each an Ampere Meter connected. On the circuit with my computer, which is connected to an 1.2KW UPS is also the Modem/Router 4 Port, LAN Switch 8 Port and and Debian Linux Server running. 2. Power Circuit has an Survailance Server and an Mail Server running and 3. circuit is for the normal other electric use like lights, power plugs etc.
Now on my computer's circuit the Amp Meter is 0-10A and with Windows 8 and 8.1 and the other devices, as pointed above, the consumption is about 2.6A-2.7A, depend on the work done on the computer. There is only 1 printer connected via the same power circuit, an Brother QL570 Thermal Label printer which is 99.8% of the time off line!
Now the interesting: running Windows 7 on the exact same computer with all HDD's running, as Windows 8, the power consumption is between 2.2A and max 2.4A! So, I installed more apps, mainly now the same a s running in 8/8.1 and also the gadgets. The CPU usage is mainly between 2-6% and may goes up to 15% by heavier work but reach 20%!
Both, the CPU usage and the power consumption is a quite huge difference using the exact same hardware, only difference is the OS Windows 8/8.1 vs Windows 7! In this, Windows 7 wins clearly!
Unlike windows 7 in windows 8 when i shutdown my PC, the monitor shuts down in 4-5 secs, but my CPU still runs for while(approx. 1 min), I have to wait until the whole PC shuts down. If I don't & cut the power from the UPS Battery,the next time I boot into the PC, I don't get a fast start up.
- I have 160 GB Clover 161HJ ATA Hard disk drive - Intel dh55pj motherboard - Intel core i3 540 processor,clocked at 3.06-3.07 GHz
I installed Windows 8 and cannot boot my computer. I can hear the hard drive whirring but then it stops completely and black screen... Before that the power brick stopped working and the motherboard was fried.