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In my msconfig under Services , the Power service is causing

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In my msconfig under "Services", the "Power" service is causing an automatic restart once I login to windows 7 and the icons load up. This generally occurs within 30 seconds to 2 minutes after logging on. I determined it was this "Power" service after much trial and error. HOWEVER! This "Power" service is that which allows my speakers and audio to work. Without a workable Power service, I can't hear on my PC. Is there a way to fix this please!
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  DRobertson replied 5 years ago.


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Good day.

I saw your posting and would like to try and help.


Lets first check and make sure that under "Services" in Administrator Tools, does the "power" show as 'Automatic' on it's setting?


Also, I would like you to do a test for me below and let me know the results:


Restart or power up the system, if off, and just has soon as you see anything on the screen, start tapping rapidly, 4 or 5 times, the F8 key. Your going to think about just holding it down altogether, but this will cause an error, so please do not do so. Tap rapidly.

We are looking for a menu on the screen that says, "Windows Startup Menu". If you do make it there, then you will use the down arrow key and move down to "Safe Mode" and then tap Enter.


It will eventually get to asking a yes and no question about Safe Mode. Answer yes. Now you will go to your desktop, or if you usually have to log in, then it will ask you to do so.


Note also that not everything functions in this mode, and / or may look different. This is ok and normal.


Now when at the desktop, lets see if the unit still does it's rebooting in this mode. if this does not reboot on it's own, then after you judge enough time has passed, do a reboot and the unit will go back to normal mode.


Be sure to let me know the results on this and thank you.

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