Power schemes are a collection of settings that manage the power usage of the computer. Both the hard drive and the display consume large amounts of power. They can be configured on the Power Schemes tab.
When you open Power Options, you will notice that Windows XP has preset power schemes. These are the default settings and were created when Windows XP was installed. You can use the default power schemes or create customized schemes that are based on specific work requirements. Figure 6-15 shows the default power scheme set for a laptop.
Figure 6-15 Power Options Properties
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