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Slow powering off

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Retronerd, Apr 5, 2019.

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  1. Retronerd

    Retronerd Thread Starter

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    my toshiba satalite laptop since taking the battery off and using the charger which is 45w has been acting a bit slow especially when it switches off, I press shut down and the system shuts down, then the screen switches off but then the hard drive stays on for a extra 2-5 minutes when it used to switch off alltogether within 3-5 second.

    The charger is original as far as I know and being 45w with no battery in I don’t know if this is what’s causing it.

    I also haven’t had virus protection for a number of months and I’m sure I have a virus or two. My system runs windows 8.1 and I know it has unnessary apps on and I’m considering switching to windows 7 to maybe cut back on time.

    I can put up with the laptop switching off slower but it’s a bit weird as I never had it happen before
     
  2. Retronerd

    Retronerd Thread Starter

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    The laptop had also asked me to put in time and date as I suspect the cmos battery could be worn.

    My specs are
    Toshiba satalite l50-b-1nm
    Windows 8.1
    4th generation intel core i3-4005u processor
    1TB hard disk
    4096mb of Ram
    Has a SATA interface
    Intel HD Graphics

    Is it also possible that windows 7 could replace my current OS as it would take away any unnesessary programs and apps, all I want is a simple computer that can run modern tech on without bells and whistles.
     
  3. Retronerd

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    I don't think installing windows 7 will make the laptop itself power off completely quickly (normally) but I know it should make the OS shut down quicker.

    I just wanted to mention that the charger I got which was powering my laptop with no battery was the original charger which stated on the official toshiba page that my laptop came with a 45w charger (I had to give my Orginal to my dad I'm sure it had higher wattage though, so my dad gave me a cheap replacement which worked but I wanted a genuine charger so I bought one of coywoods computers which listed the original battery for the model, they also didn't have higher wattage chargers)

    Or is the charger fine but because the battery is removed, the performance will go down a notch?

    I needed to do some updates before I turned my laptop off 3 weeks ago, so is it possible that because I've not powered on the machine for 3 weeks the system needs to update and has so many so it's slower?

    I've not powered on the laptop again yet to see if I have to reset the time and date again, but if i do. does that mean that replacing the cmos battery will improve the performance of my laptop?
    Doesn't explain the slow powering off with the hard disk continuing to be on after the screen has switched off 2 minutes before though...

    I think once I've backed up a few files on my hard drive, I want to install windows 7 and then install norton security and then every else back on that I need. I prefer windows 7 because it's semi modern and will run modern programs whilst being a simple OS. (No windows store apps , no metro style apps etc)
     
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    I'll also add that once the laptop had finished changing the date and time and got past the toshiba screen, getting into the actual OS took the time it normally does (about 1-2 minutes)
     
  5. lynx1021

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    I have a ,Toshiba laptop c55 with windows 8.1 and it has a 65 Watt power supply. As far as slow powering off that usually means there is a program still running in the background and it has to close it before it shuts down. Yes the time and date issue usually means you cmos battery is bad but some cheaper laptops use the main battery to keep time and date. What is the part number on the bottom? Like mine says PSCF6U-0EF066. I have the free version of Bitdefender on mine and run Malwarebytes scans on it. Putting windows 7 on it would be a downgrade and would wipe all your programs/aps. If you could find a legitimate copy of 7 it would cost as much as Windows 10. Did the time thing start after you took the battery out?
     
  6. Retronerd

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    Yes the time reset thing started after I took the main battery out, bearing in mind the cmos battery has not been touched since it was in the factory being made.

    So basically the 45w adaptor has nothing to do with slow performance...? That's a relief.
    To give you an idea on power consumption, the battery after 5 years gave me about 1 and a half to 2 hours web browsing whilst playing sims 3 which is a heavy game in itself graphics wise gave me about 1 hour on battery from full, which I would plug in for about 45 minute to a hour (bearing in mind I forgot the lead was still in being ingrosed in the game) before unplugging it to play on battery again.

    I've not yet tested this on just a ac adaptor, so I guess I've got some gaming to do once my laptop has updated! To test the charger, I'm going to see how hot it gets when it performs basic tasks, if it gets burning hot, I'll just unplug the whole thing since it's better to risk hard drive damage than a house fire! Laptop power supply's are supposed to get warm or even hot but if it's skin melting hot, it's bad, the charger even has a official warning sticker saying that it can get hot. And also if I smell burning I'll unplug as well.

    Maybe the updates will make the laptop speed up shutting down. I've had a look online on how much my laptop costs and it's about £250-£350 but that's 5 years late so I don't know what the original price was. I'm going to let you know if it asks for the date and time again.

    The cmos battery can't be that worn because the time was correct but the date had reset to factory release.

    As for windows 7 it should arrive any day now and I'm going to back up my files I want to keep and I will have to start again but if I get better performance that will be what I wanted plus I love vintage/retro OSs:)
     
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