Article ID: 000095316 Content Type: Product Information & Documentation Last Reviewed: 10/10/2023

Intel® XTU Profiles Not Loading After Reboot


ASUS with unlocked processors, Intel® WDT Driver, Intel watchdog timer driver.


Explains why Intel XTU is not loading profiles automatically after reboot.


Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU) does not restore tuning after reboot. User profiles are not restored automatically and have to be set up manually every time after reboot. The Restore tuning after reboot checkbox in the Intel® XTU settings (under Advanced Options) is grayed out.


Some users with an ASUS* motherboard combined with an unlocked processor may be unable to restore profiles settings after reboot. This is because the Intel® Watchdog Timer Driver (Intel® WDT Driver) is not present in Intel® XTU. Intel® WDT Driver is responsible for the automatic Restore tuning after reboot settings. Under Intel® XTU System Information, find Watchdog section and confirm Watchdog Present shows False. False means the Watchdog is not detected within the system, and the Intel® XTU user will have to manually restore settings/profiles after reboot.

Watchdog present false screenshot

Visit How to Create, Save, and Load Profiles in the Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU) to manually load profiles with desired tuning.

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