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Laptop shuts off at 17% on battery?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by wguido, May 1, 2010.

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  1. wguido

    wguido Thread Starter

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    For the past couple weeks, my laptop has been just powering off at 17% when on battery. It used to go into hibernation mode when it got to 5% and when I restarted it it would go into Windows Resume mode, but now it just shuts right off T 17%, and I lose anything I was working on and when I turn it back on it does not give me the option to resume windows anymore.

    Any way to fix this?

    TIA!
     
  2. Megabite

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    Have you checked in Power options in Control Panel
     
  3. wguido

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    I haven't changed them...but maybe they got messed up somehow? But I did check and it says on low battery go into hibernation. Maybe something is wrong there, but not sure how to fix it?
     
  4. Megabite

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    I would reset those options in power options to something different and see if that works and then set it back again.

    How old is the battery as it may not really have 17% left if quite old?
     
  5. wguido

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    Laptop was bought at Christmas...unplugged at 17%, sorry
     
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