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Do laptops crash when they reboot close to the end of their battery power?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Mr Davo, Mar 14, 2013.

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  1. Mr Davo

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have a broad question to ask regarding laptops running Windows 7 (and possibly by extension other versions of Windows) -

    "Are laptops running Windows 7 known to crash (go to a recovery console) when they reboot close to the end of their battery power?"

    I have a laptop that has been experiencing BIOS / SSD firmware issues, and I am now performing extensive testing on it in the form of automatically restarting it every 5 minutes. To achieve the 5 minute restarts I am employing a program called psshutdown, which I have written a batch script for, and set the batch script to run every five minutes after login through the Windows Task Scheduler.

    So far the laptop has gone to a "recovery" screen on two occasions - on both of these occasions the recovery console has restored the computer back to the last System Restore Point. On both occasions the battery was very low. On one occasion the laptop was running from battery only, and on the other it was plugged into AC power (but the battery was severely depleted).

    I am contemplating performing this test on a known "healthy" laptop to see if it behaves the same way, but thought it best to get some opinions before proceeding.

    Any thoughts / contributions are appreciated.

    Kind Regards,

    Davo
     
  2. TekTime

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    In my experience dealing with many Windows 7 machines whose owners aren't too keen on charging
    batteries, I haven't seen a recovery console crash as you describe. However, I have seen laptops revert to the "resume.." menu after the laptop was restarted due to a drained battery. A recovery screen reboot would be indicative of a software/OS issue in most cases wouldn't it?
     
  3. Mr Davo

    Mr Davo Thread Starter

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    Hi TekTime,

    Thanks very much for your valuable input. I don't have a great deal of experience with running laptops, so I will assume that a "System Restore" at the Recovery Console is definitely an OS / hardware issue. If your interested in seeing more results from my testing please have a look at this link (towards the bottom).

    Kind Regards,

    Davo
     
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