4. Log in to your administrator account
You might not have administrative privileges on the used device, so every change that you make in the system will be reset after reboot.
For a fix, you will have to try to log in with the administrator account and set up the power plan settings. After that, log in with the normal Windows username and see if you are still experiencing this issue.
5. Scan your system
If the problem persists and the power plan keeps changing to balanced, scan your system for malware. Keep in mind that malware and viruses may cause your PC to behave abnormally, so make sure to run a full system antivirus scan.
Of course, you can either use the Windows 10 built-in tool – Windows Defender, or a third-party antivirus of your choice.
If you’re not subscribed to a plan, perhaps it’s time you tried one of the many antimalware software available on the market. To help you out, here are the top rated ones in terms of performance and detection rate.
6. Reset your power plan
- Launch Command Prompt (Admin) > type powercfg –restoredefaultschemes >hit Enter to reset the power plan settings to default.
- Exit command prompt to remove all customized power plans.
- Create a new power plan and customize it according to your needs.
We hope that these solutions restored the power plan settings back to normal. In case you’ve use other ways to fix this issue, let us know in the comments below.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in October 2014 and was revamped and updated in January 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.