Out of nowhere power plan stopped working, looks like it just stuck on power saver. All I did was connected from work for few minutes, when came home logged in and it was on "High performance" but works like on "Power saver". I can change it but nothing happens. Tried creating new plan (and deleting it). Installed all updates, restarted, disconnecting all usb devices\power supply\monitor.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg -l
Existing Power Schemes (* Active)
Power Scheme GUID: 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e  (Balanced)
Power Scheme GUID: 6b9d1846-9700-477a-98e2-05ce313dbcb5  (My Custom Plan 1)
Power Scheme GUID: 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c  (High performance) *
Power Scheme GUID: a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a  (Power saver)

Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report

I am out of ideas and unable to find solution online.

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    Can you verify there are no 3rd party programs associated with power/power plans? I've been seeing a lot of laptops with OEM software that will attempt to control this stuff for you. – Wutnaut Sep 29 '14 at 17:53

You can reset your Power Plans to default by doing the following;

  1. Open the command prompt
  2. Type powercfg -restoredefaultschemes then press Enter
  3. Close the command prompt by typing exit then pressing Enter

If that doesn't restore them, try running System File Checker by doing the following;

  1. Open an elevated command prompt as an administrator
  2. Type SFC /SCANNOW then press Enter

After the scan completes, reboot and see if the power plans are fixed.

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