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Sealoozie
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PC Shuts down when Battery is at 40%

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As the battery drains to 40% or less, the laptop will shut down completely without warning. How can I get a notification that its about to shut down?

 

Thanks!

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

You can change that setting in the power settings as to what actions the computer should take at what level the battery is at in Vindows Vista or Windows 7.

 

You may also have to calibrate the battery if you recently installed Windows 7.

 

Here's how to do that.

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c00817650&prodT...

 

Paul

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Paul: thanks so much for the response. As it turns out, I did re-calibrate and think I have the power options set correctly, but am no doubt overlooking something??  Please see these screen shots.

Power Options 1.jpg

Plan settings.jpg

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Hi:

 

I haven't forgotten about you. I was waiting for your second picture to clear HP's review, but it still isn't visible yet, so I don't know what you tried to post.

 

Anyway, there is that blue Change advanced power settings menu, on the picture that is showing. Click on that.

 

Now, scroll down to the last item (Battery) open that. 

 

Click on Critcal battery action. That should be set to Hibernate on battery, and Do nothing when plugged in.

 

Next, click on Low battery level. That should be set to 10%. 

 

Then click on Critical battery level. That should be set to 5%.

 

Then click on Low battery notification. That should be set to On.

 

Then click on Low battery action. That should be set to Do nothing.

 

Finally, click on Reserve battery level. That should be set to 7%. 

 

Save your changes.

 

Hope this helps.

 

If all those settings are what I have posted above, then I don't know what your issue is.

 

Paul

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Paul:

Thanks once more. Most of the settings were close to what you show and I very much appreciate the detail you provided. I did change one to Hibernate.

 

I will next let it run down and will report back here on the results. What's really odd is that I always received a warning on low battery until a few months back. Not sure what changed .... will probably be one of life's mysteries <g>!

 

Dan

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You're welcome, Dan.

 

I hope that changing those settings help.

 

Paul

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Sorry to report, "No Joy". This time the battery was at 0% when it just shut down without warning.

 

I'd be happy to try any other ideas to solve this pesky issue?

 

Dan

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Hi, Dan:

 

I can see your picture now, and I think your problem can be that low battery level action.

 

You have it set to Sleep and I have it set to do nothing, which is the default.

 

Another thing you may want to do is select the reset the plan defaults.

 

Paul

 

 

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Thanks again, Paul. I'll give the default a try (I'd already tried the "nothing" setting). This is really confounding!

Dan

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Hi, Dan:

 

I hope you get it sorted out.

 

You definitely are having an odd thing happening there...

 

Paul

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