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Solved: ''Power Control'' in device manager is reporting an error

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by freezingicekirby, Mar 27, 2013.

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  1. freezingicekirby

    freezingicekirby Thread Starter

    Jun 22, 2010
    For a while now, my computer has been shutting down unexpectedly, whenever I run something that might use up a lot of my CPU and Memory. The computer doesn't really get that hot, so I don't think it's an overheat problem (but I'm not sure).

    Anyhoo, I ran the AVG PC TuneUp, and it's reporting that a device isn't working properly. It's saying "Windows reports that the "Power Control [2011/02/17 11:59:38]" device is not working properly" in Device Manager. Opening Device Manager, I found what it was talking about under "Non-Plug & Play Drivers", and sure enough, it has a yellow "!" next to it.


    Clicking on it brings up a new window, and the device status says "This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24)". It won't even give me an option to update the driver, and when I try to start it up, it just brings up an error message saying...

    "The system encountered the following error while attempting to start the service
    The System cannot find the specific path

    I just recently bought a new battery because the old one was going bad, but regardless if I keep it in or remove it, the error message stays. I don't believe there's anything wrong with the power cord either.

    Anyone know what might be causing this? Could fixing this possibly solve my random instant-shut down problems? Anyone have any solutions?

    Here are some of my system specs, just in case they're needed.
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (Service Pack 1)



    Nevermind, the problem has been fixed. Disregard this topic.
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