Power Diagnostic Troubleshooting Wizard

Use the Diagnostics Troubleshooting Wizard to find and fix problems with your computer’s power settings to conserve power and extend battery life.

Windows Run Command

msdt.exe /id PowerDiagnostic

Potential issues that are checked

Time before display goes to sleep is too long

The period of time before a display turns off is longer than the default setting, and might affect power usage.
Restore the default sleep setting for the display

Restoring the timeout setting to the recommended value will help reduce power used by the display.

Time before computer goes to sleep is too long

The period of time before your computer enters sleep mode is longer than the default setting, and might affect power usage.

Time before display dims is too long Issue

The period of time before a display dims is longer than the default setting, and might affect power usage.

Time before hard disk goes to sleep is too long Issue

The period of time before a hard disk enters sleep mode is longer than the default setting, and might affect power usage.

Power plan set to High Performance Issue

High Performance uses additional power and might prevent the computer from entering sleep mode.

Minimum processor state is set too high Issue

When this value is set higher than the default setting, the processor uses additional power.

Display brightness setting is too high Issue

The brightness setting for the display is higher than the default setting.

Screen saver is enabled Issue

Using a screen saver instead of having the display go to sleep uses more power.

USB Selective Suspend is disabled Issue

USB Selective Suspend allows the hub driver to suspend an individual port without affecting the operation of the other ports on the hub. This feature is useful for reducing power usage.

Wireless adapter is not optimized for power saving Issue

Wireless adapter setting uses additional battery power.

Scroll to top