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P51 doesn't sleep at night - battery drained to 0% in the morning.

Q: P51 doesn't sleep at night - battery drained to 0% in the morning.

I looked at the Event Viewer and it appears it entered sleep, and then resumed from sleep two seconds later (I'm guessing right after I shut the lid). How do I stop this? I have the power options to "sleep" I have tried to turn off all the "Allow this device to wake up th computer" - no matter what I try, it seems to not go to sleep. It does *sometimes* but the vast majority, it doesn't if I just shut the lid. My BIOS is updated. Is there any lesser known fix? EDIT: Oh yeah, and sometimes it won't wake up from sleep when pressing power, or opening lid, or pressing fn + 4.

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I have my computer set to go to sleep after 2 hrs of non use. During the night the computer was asleep however this morning I woke up to find the computer was on running windows. It was sitting at the log on screen where I can pick a user and log into windows.

I would like to know what caused this. How can I use the event viewer to view the activity that caused the computer to turn on?

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As title says. The comp doesn't go BSOD immediately when I press sleep, it just goes to sleep and the display goes off as usual. It must come on and BSOD itself a few hours later when I'm asleep.

I havn't had a single BSOD during normal computer use.

Any ideas?!

A:Every night I set computer to sleep...every morning, BSOD

Hello mcplums, please follow the instructions below and post the required information.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I have an old Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit, and I recently replaced the battery that originally came with it.

The new battery is good, it lasts about 4 hours on a charge, but Vista seems to be reacting to it very strangely. Immediately after I take it off AC power, Vista will alert me that my battery power has reached 99% and is critically low.

After that it'll run fine for about an hour, then when it hits 75% or so it will put itself into sleep mode automatically as if the battery was dead. After it's asleep, I can turn it right back on and it will run for an additional 3 hours before shutting down again (this time because the battery really is dead).

I've tried full-discharging the battery to calibrate it a couple of times, but it made no difference in the behavior. As far as I can tell the battery is fine otherwise (the percentage and time remaining that Vista tells me seem to be accurate), and the computer has no problems when it is plugged in to AC power.

This strange behavior happens exactly the same way every single time I run the computer on battery. Low Battery warning at 99% and false shutdown around 75%. After that it's fine. Any ideas what could be causing this problem?

A:Computer going to sleep before battery completely drained

Hello Chefgon, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Double check your advanced Power Plan Options (Control Panel) settings under the Battery options for what levels it should warn you at. You can adjust these settings for what it should do when it reaches the level you set.

Hope this helps,

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I am having an issue with my battery draining quickly after I put the HP Pavilion x2 in sleep mode.  It doesn't drain completely as some others have mentioned, but it does seem to drain fairly quickly in comparison to other laptops I have had.  Am I doing something wrong with how I put it in sleep mode?  I press the button on the top left of the screen/tablet.  Please let me know if you can help me.  Thanks.

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During the day, if we leave the computer alone, screen goes black, after a while, fans turn off. Wireless mouse wakes it up just fine. Fans startup before the screen is completely ready to go.

During the night, the screen is dark, but the fans almost never stop.


A:Machine doesn't like to sleep at night

Is something running in the night like a full scan of your antivrus program?

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 My G700 has had this issue recognizing its own OEM battery since I got it, and there is a long drawn out way of trying to resolve this, but the core problem I believe is that when the battery is Fully Drained it can't Self Identify as an OEM battery, so the laptop won't charge it.  Without charge, it will never get out of this state. Problem:  Battery not recognized correctly as OEM, so won't chargeFix:  Charge battery at least a little bit Yes, I know it won't charge, so how do you perform fix? Plug into power and take battery in and out 5-10 times, leave battery in and remove and replug power cord in side of laptop 5-10 times.  Then leave for 15 minutes, then boot normally. Battery will now be recognized!  Why because you managed to get just enough juice in there while trying to identify the battery 10x or so, for the battery to be able to successfully identify itself when you did start it up. This is a HACK fix, but way better than uninstalling, reinstalling power software, BIOS software and device drivers a number of times (which does not work all that well, I have found). Hope this helps you, let me know! OHHH, and keep your battery charged at least a little to prevent this from happening, and turn power off when not using.  I am not sure if this is just some faulty batteries or all batteries, let me know if other batteries behave better than mine. Best,Mark Eckdahl

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i was running ZG last night with my guild when i got disconnected suddenly. when i went to relog i was told my username or password was invalid i checked my email and found that my password was changed. went to battle.net to restore my password and used a random string of numbers and letters with random capitals thrown in to make pw a pain.

I was online again this morning and discovered that right beore i was going to log id been sent yet another email from blizz stating that my password was changed yet again i downloaded and installed spybot ran it and i came up with a few tracking cookies i fixed those and now it is saying im clean but id prefer to have someone take a look at my hijackthis log which ill post below. id like apoligize in advance for the disorganized format of my post i dont use forums very often. and have only posted 2 to 3 times on the wow forums in almost 5 years of playing. The saddest part of all this is that in my years of gaming ive never been hacked before now.

here is my hijack this log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:27:31 AM, on 11/5/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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A:WoW account hacked last night and again this morning


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Last night I clicked the shutdown button. Windows starting shutting down so I left the room. Got up today to find a BSOD on the screen. Previously I had problems with my PC acting if someone were pressing the power button causing a hard reset. Ran a stress test. Everything seemed fine until the BSOD this morning.
Attached are my dump files from the sf diagnostic tool.

Hopefully this is all the info that's needed.

A:BSOD 0x000000C2 this morning after I shutdown last night.

Hi ThaWade.

The BSOD is caused by Acronis True Image Snapshot Manager driver.

fffff880`0849dcf8 fffff880`0198b732Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\snapman.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for snapman.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for snapman.sys
And, it is old.

fffff880`01988000 fffff880`019ce000 snapman (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\snapman.sys
Image name: snapman.sys
Timestamp: Wed Mar 09 18:52:38 2011 (4D777F1E)
CheckSum: 0004F614
ImageSize: 00046000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
In this situation, you should either install install the latest version of Acronis or uninstall it.

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At the time of reseting windows 10 due to battery drain my laptop shut down..After starting it shows message "installing windows 10 64%"and suddenly restarted repeatedly again and again.what should i do to start my laptop with windows 10

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hello, i bought a lenovo ideapad few months ago (500-15ISK Laptop (ideapad) now i have a problem that the battery suddenly dropped from 60% to 6% in a few seconds so i need your support to know the reason for that and to solve this problem thanks

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Hi,        I notice when my HP EliteBook 745 G3 is completely off the battery getting drained.The computer is off, all ports are disconnected (no mouse, etc...), the AC is unplugged. In one weekend the battery reduces de value from 100% to 85%.(Friday 10 P.M. - 100%, Monday 8 A.M. 85%) The battery was also replaced to a new one, but the problem continues de same.This excludes a battery issue. This is normal? Can I get the feedback from another users who have the HP ElitteBook 745 G3, in one night how many percentage the battery reduces? Best regards

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when i diagonalised my battery status, i  found that battery cycle count is about 550/300

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When battery #2 is nearly drained, I get a message that the computer has low power (it says 48%), then a few minutes later it shuts down.  I turn it back on, check the battery status, says number #2 battery is 5%, says the other is around 60%.  Five minutes later it shuts down again.  Turn it back on, and it runs over a half hour before I shut the system down.  Why is it not switching over to the nearly full  battery?  Where should I be looking to fix this?

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i bought a lenovo ideapad few months ago (500-15ISK Laptop (ideapad)
 now i have a problem that the battery suddenly dropped from 60% to 6% in a few seconds 
so i need your support to know the reason for that and to solve this problem
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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As title suggests - is it better to drain a battery then store it?

I.e. I have a spare laptop battery....


A:Best to store a spare battery drained?

hi there

If you have a spare lithium-ion battery, use one to the fullest and keep the other cool by placing it in the refrigerator. Do not freeze the battery. For best results, store the battery at 40% state-of-charge.

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my laptop battery is draining too fast because some local host process is taking too much of CPU usage .... when i close it ... it again get started .... so please help me with it ..... 

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I own a Dell Studio 15 laptop, usually I get about 3 1/2 to 4 hours of battery life on powersaver mode, depending on what I have turned on and stuff. But when i checked my battery a day ago, I only had 1 hour and 45 minutes of battery life at 100%!! I know that battery life drains over time, but this was so sudden! I lost 2 hours of battery life overnight! Could anyone explain what has happened and how I could go about fixing this problem?

Thanks a bunch!

A:Battery life suddenly drained

if windows 7 you can manage battery a bit better but batteries do suddenly go, like a car really, one day it starts next dead, can try to fully drain it then fully charge it and whilst charging do not use the laptop till fully done this may help

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Hi, I have purchased a new HP Notebook recently. When i am shutting down laptop with full charge and after 2 days i am trying to open the laptop. Complete battery is getting drained. I have another laptop from Dell  i am not facing the same issue. If this is the case in case of emergency it will be difficult to use the laptop on travel . Is it the problem with OS or battery can some one clarify?? Regards.Kishore 

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I left my T400 on overnight running on battery (clearly not the brightest idea), and now it won't start up.  The plug and battery lights do illuminate when I plug it into an outlet; when I turn it on, the num lock and caps lock lights illuminate briefly, and the power status indicator light illuminates.  It makes a few whirring noises, and then just sits there.  Does anyone have any suggestions for troubleshooting this?  Thank you!


Go to Solution.

A:T400 won't start up after battery was drained

Did you ever get a response at all or figure out what was going on? This same issue just happened to me.

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Hello there,
I have a Dell Inspiron 3542 and for the past few weeks I have found that the battery drains after shutting down the laptop. The following is a step by step explanation of the issue :
1. After charging the laptop to 100 %, I clicked Start > Power > Shut down.
2. After waiting for like 5 minutes and ensuring that the laptop is, like "dead" ( no sounds, vibrations or anything ), I closed the lid and kept it on the table.
3. Next day, switch the laptop on and it does not turn on. The battery light flashes for a second and goes off. I connect the AC adapter and the laptop switches on. It shows 0 % battery.
I have run a full diagnostic check up of the laptop and the results do not display any issues related to memory, hard disk or the battery. Lid sensor also works perfectly.
However, I found something interesting. I checked the Event Viewer and I found the following logs :
1. Information 10-09-2017 21:16:51 User32 1074 None : 
The process Explorer.EXE has initiated the power off of computer DESKTOP-GJRG6VA on behalf of user DESKTOP-GJRG6VA\Dell Inspiron 3542 for the following reason: Other (Unplanned) Reason Code: 0x0 Shut-down Type: power off
// That's when I shut down the laptop.
2.Information 10-09-2017 21:16:54 Winlogon 7002 (1102) : User Log-off Notification for Customer Experience Improvement Program
3. Information 10-09-2017 21:16:56 Kernel-Power 42 (64) : 
The system is entering sleep.
Sleep Reason: Application API
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I've a problem with my Z930-164 : The battery loose around 8% every 12 hours while it is off.

I've the latest bios (6.80) and the latests drivers. I'm with windows 7 64 bits.

By trying many things, I've founded that it is the option : "Sleep and Charge" in the bios. By default it is on Auto mode (1.5 A), there is a 2.0A mode too. If I turn it off, the battery only loose 1% every 12 hours while it is off.

In default mode, why it does not power the USB while sleeping ONLY if there is a device ? Not to drain the battery !

It is a huge problem no ?


A:Satellite Z930 : Battery is drained while off

The enabled Sleep & Charge function affects the battery working time.
Sleep & Charge allows to charge external connected devices (like smartphone) even if the notebook is in sleep mode.

Furthermore enabled ?Wakeup? options (Wake up on LAN, etc..) which are available in BIOS would lead to battery discharging.
Therefore disable these options if you don?t want to discharge the battery.

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Hi Everybody,My laptop no longer will turn on and was wondering if anyone had this experience in the past.With all my materials on it, I hesistate to ship it out for 3 weeks.Please advise.

A:Flex 2: stuck in sleep/battery led doesn't turn on

I have the same problem. The laptop is a week old, worked fine. Now the battery light on the side comes on when plugged in, but it won't start.

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The lap top has been working with no issues since purchase, but last week it was being used and the battery was completely drained and it switched off. As it was not needed at that point, it was left until the following morning. When it was plugged in, it woudl not start. So we left it charging and still nothing. When you push the start button the keyboard lights up for a few seconds and then goes off and that is it. I have read through numerous other similiar issues and have tried all of the following with no success: 1. Pushed and held power button for times ranging from 20 seconds to 1 minute2. Tried reset button3. Opened up back and pulled plug out of battery, then tried various combinations of pushing power for extended periods, with no power cable etc, and then plugging back in again So now at a bit of a loss as tried everything I can read on line with people suggest, the only other but I have read is about removing RAM, but not sure where they, I think below the battery. So not sure if I need to completely remove the battery etc, but wanted to see if anyone else had any better / easier ideas before I try that. Thanks for any help and guidance Model number - Lenovo Yoga 2 13, Model name 20344  

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I have received my new X260 laptop a month ago (also my first Lenovo), I did a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro and a bunch of drivers. It has been working well until now. Two days ago, I used it all-day with original adaptor plugged in. At the end of the day, I unplugged it and close the lid to put it to Sleep mode before I left work. The day after, I came to work and found my X260 battery was at 5%. I thought I have mistakenly set the Power Option so I checked and it was set to Sleep when I close the lid. Yesterday, I did the same, put it to Sleep before leaving work, but this time I clicked Start > Power icon > Sleep to make sure it entered Sleep mode and I watched the red LED on the lid blink slowly. Today I came to work and the battery was at 5% again! I am suspecting that X260 woke up at some point during the night. I don't know how, no cables connected. Please guide me if I need to update any driver or check any settings on Windows/BIOS. Thank you.

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Does anyone have any idea what could cause a netbook battery to not charge unless it's completely drained of power first?

If you don't know the answer to that, then how easy is it to replace an Asus netbook battery?

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my laptop is hp envy 15 j110tx and its battery is drained or what laptop is not charging and i want to buy pi06 but is'nt availaible

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Greetings all! I'm struggeling with my lenovo 920s battery.I've adjusted the settings so that when i press the power button, the laptop should go into hibernation, and so it does.But the battery is drained! about 3% an hour or more! I've googled around and tried a few things,1. i tried turning fast boot off. 2. I tried disabling "intel management engine interface 2.5 uninstalled it and updated it with vantage app. 3. Reset bios to defualt,4. updated BIOS from 5NCN28WW to 5NCN41WW neither have worked.any other tips? 

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This first time it occurred when I was browsing websites for a school project. The laptop suddenly turned off. I did hard reset by holding the power button and everything but it won't turn on. The backlight key and fan still working but the screen is black.I let the laptop there for some hours. Then it was able to turn on normally. I then charged the laptop to 90% and turned it off. This time the problem occurred again. It won't turn on correctly unless the battery is completely drained !!! I contacted Microsoft and they had me reset my laptop, but the problem still occurs! I've tested many times !!!I was frustrated so I took the battery off with some screwdrivers. So now I only use the AC adapter. However, the freaking thing still happen! I can't identify what is the problem !! I need help !

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When I do a suspend to ram during the night, battery can lost 20%... don't think is really normal.

How much charge do you lost during the night?


A:Satellite Z830 - Suspend to RAM -> battery drained

Even when notebook is OFF battery will lose the capacity so it is ?normal?.
How many percent will battery lose is different and not the same on all notebook models.

To be honest if you use notebook on battery power supply it is logic to me that during the night you use hibernation and not stand-by mode. Stand-by mode is for short period of time only.

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I tried factory reset and my battery died. After i pluggued my laptop to the charger, a black screen appears with a msg saying " an operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contact an operating system" and asks me to restart my laptop followed by a continuous beeping sound. Can someone please help me...

A:Factory reset but battery drained, probook doesnt log in

Hello, Welcome! Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Despite the fact that the battery power drained during recovery, I suspect the recovery partition is still there and intact. You just have to restart the recovery process. Here is how: 1. Please, shutdown the computer using the power button2. Power it on.2.1 As soon as you press the power-on button, imeediately start hitting the Esc button (like tap-tap-tap).This should open a HP Startup Menu which may look similar to this one 3. Choose F11 for System Recovery options.The computer should boot from recovery partition to open you various recovery options. Note, that F11 option will only work if the recovery partition is there (not deleted) and intact. From there, you have prenty of options to choose from. Follow the on-screen instructions . Details here >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00006110 Let me know if this helps. If you experience any issues, do provide details and let me know.

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Dear forum users,
I have a big problem as my Dell Inspiron15 3000 series laptp started to behave strangely since I updated the bios from the version on the dell drivers and support website. 

I upgraded to the V12 version Dell Inspiron 3442,3542,5748 System BIOS Version: A12 ,A12, when originally the laptop came with version A06. 

However, since the upgrade, my laptop battery drains after I have switched the laptop off. Therefore I'm having all kinds of issues starting the laptop in the morning and I am afraind this behaviour will lead to a disfunctioning laptop rather soon.
Downgrading the bios version to version A06 is not possible as the utility exists with the message that Dell doesn't recommend downgrading the BIOS version.
What can I do?

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I kept my laptop on sleep mode at night, morning the battery was completly drained. When I plugged in the charger the wifi led is orange and doesnt boot up! I cannot do an hard reset my beats button is dead its not working. Tried removing the battery, Ram, power connector no success. Please help!!

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i have a dual boot laptop dell insperion 1710. dual boot xp and vista on a partitioned disk
last night my battery ran out while it was doing an update for xp.

tried to boot into xp but it would get stuck on the xp emblem.

i can however boot into vista just fine.

im thinking either my MBR was corrupted or my boot ini

any other ideas?

if all else fails i guess i will have to reinstall XP again. and i know that is a pain cause i have to go into dos commands an mess with the bootlaoder.

evrtything is backed up on a external drive.

any help or ideas would really help me out


A:my laptop battery drained out while doing updates, now it wont boot

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I have the following big problem with my Satellite Click Mini L9W-B - this happened already two times.

I suspect that this may be connected to some Windows 8.1 setting. It also may be it is BIOS related.

PROBLEM: if I leave the laptop in a sleep mode (by just closing the lid), then If I do not use it for some time (>10 hours) then after that I could not switch the laptop on - it simply does not respond to any keys including the power on button. It does not matter whether I connect the power or disconnect it, I still can not power on the laptop, also it does not matter whether I try it with or without the keyboard attached. BUT: the battery on back on the screen is warm ,so obviously the laptop has not been switched off completely and something (i.e. windows sleep mode or bios or something else) is preventing me to power it on.

The solution I have so far is to leave the laptop for a very long time disconnected (to drain the battery completely - it will not be warm any more!) and then connect the power and then it will be able to switch on. Alternatively, opening the screen cover and manually disconnecting the battery and then connecting it again also work. After that the laptop can be switched on and works fine.

Obviously it is not very good because to wait very long (several days!) or to open the cover is not really a good option when you need the laptop!

Can you help?

May be it is something to do with some power-saving features of Windows?

Many thanks!

A:Satellite Click Mini L9W-B - could not switch it on until battery is fully drained

There is a quick workaround instead of waiting for the battery to drain...

Hold down power button for around 20-30 seconds. That should hardware turn off the power completely allowing you to turn it on again.

Update the bios to the latest version and apply all windows updates after that, that may solve the sleep bug issue

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I have a lenovo x240 with no internal battery and 2 external batteries. When i got it, everything was alright, but after some time, my laptop coulnd't power on from just the battery, he needed an ac adapter od he would report 190 critical battery error. I kinda fixed this issue by not shuting the laptop down if i intended on unplugging it, but putting it in sleep mode, which from he can wake up even with no ac power. One night i left my laptop unplugged, battery connected and in sleep mode the entire night. When i woke up, the laptop had 0 charge in it and couldn't wake from sleep. No leds, no beeps, nothing. Plugged it back in- it powers on normally. The problem is, the laptop no longer sees any of my 2 batteries, unless its on the charger, the laptop acts as if there is no power at all. He doesnt react to the power button, so no leds, no beeps, no bios flashscreens- nothing. On charger it still works perfectly normal.

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any help or explanation to a symptom like this ?
pushed power button then over night, the battery is completely drained, also no boot, repeatable.
shutdown the machine but no goes into sleep mode, the battery is safe without overnight drained issue, but still some leakage about 10% overnight. The battery report generation mechanism has wrong ? or really the PC hardware fault ? or Win10 bug ?!

A:win10 battery drained so fast unexpectedly, Dell Inspiron 15-5559

Turn off Fast Startup. Under Windows 10, your computer does not totally shut down with Fast Startup on. It can actually be running processes when you think it is "shut down". If you leave it off AC power for any length of time, it can drain your battery. With Fast Startup off, your computer will boot slightly slower, but it should not make a big difference.

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A friend's desktop computer has not been staying in sleep mode over night. At least he would discover the fans running if he got up during the night. A restart would be required in the morning.
I requested that he revise his power options to have sleep be NEVER in both choices.
He had been using a key on his keyboard to initiate sleep and I asked him to use the menu choice.
The sleep condition went through the night for the first time since the Nov upgrade .
But he reported the moment he touched the keyboard for a wake up the fans came on at a very high speed for about 10 seconds then slowed down, computer made a beep and Windows 10 proceeded to start up.
This is not a normal 'wake from sleep' activity is it?

He had no issues with this sleep routine previous to the Nov 1506 upgrade. He used the media download to upgrade.
An sfc /scannow resulted in no errors and all updates are in place at this time.

The plan is to do a repair install -in place with an iso which I burned to a cd.
1. I am wondering what power settings to adjust after this repair install.
2. Will a short sleep test on the spot be the same as an overnight time frame ?
2a. If the same condition (fans strong, beep before loading Windows) results with a short sleep then what to check?

A:After a night's sleep

I neglected to include that the initial Windows 10 was a clean install and there is minimal software installed at the moment.

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Probook 640 G2 won't book.  Have been using on a docking station with no problem.  Used yesterday without a power cord and battery probably died during the night.  The power button is flashing but it won't turn on or off even with power cord plugged in or in the docking station.

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My Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1DV laptop, running on Windows 8.1 keeps booting up from sleep mode between midnight and five AM. It starts, the disc in the disc drive spins, waking me up, and after it gets to the login screen it shuts down again. I've been told to check scheduled maintenance but it wasn't, and has never, been enabled. On the 6th of May it started up at around 1:35AM. On the 7th it started at around 4:35AM. On the 8th it started up at 4:20AM (It's 4:20 man!). I've had it for a year and two months and this only started on the 6th. It's probably something simple but I can't keep getting woken up by this machine. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Laptop Booting Up from Sleep at Random Times in Morning

Run command prompt as administrator, then type the following and press enter:
powercfg -lastwake
This should provide some information about what caused the last wake event (usb device, wake timer, etc.).
Next check for wake timers. Type the following and press enter:
powercfg -waketimers
Reply with the results of these commands.

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OK, I'm seeing strange behaviors on my machine...

My sleep settings are set for 5 minutes for screensaver, 10 minutes to turn the screen off, and after 15 minutes the machine goes to sleep.

I've edited the system so updates, and everything of the like happen during business hours [8-Cores, it's not going to lag...] and it doesn't have a problem sleeping during the day.

I'll be up at midnight, 3 in the morning, and MOST of the time, the screen is still on, not even a screensaver, and when it is not, I hear the fan of the CPU, and the power light tells me the machine is running at full power.

What can I do?

A:Computer won't sleep at night.

Try hibernation instead.

I have it set 10 minutes for display, 30 minutes for sleep, and 45 minutes for hibernation, and it works perfectly.

Almost forgot Power Plan = Balanced.

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I have a compaq armada 1500c laptop running win 2000. My computer was running fine on the battery, when it started to run down I plugged in my power cord, the computer turned off now it will not run at all on the battery, but it seems to charge the bat. Any idea what went wrong. Your help is much appreciated.

A:battery worked in the morning, got a surge now nothin

I take it from your post that it runs on the mains and not on the battery? If that is the case I would suspect a knackered battery.

Often, it everything will look as if the battery is charging, lights on etc etc but if the battery is dead it just wont hold the charge and is therefore useless.

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I woke up around 5AM because my laptop screen was bright at the logon screen. after typing in my password, I get a "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown" my experience says that's BSOD. I don't know what stop error it was. I no longer have Kasperky 2013 installed. Changed to AVG 2015

A:unknown BSOD during sleep last night


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I updated to W10 and have had no problems and this one really isn't a big deal but it's got my OCD going.
I have sleep set after 25 minutes and that seems to work fine. It comes out of sleep pretty well too. But, it seems that ovenight, the system shuts down on it's own.
I've looked at the logs and scheduler and it seems that the UpdateOrchestrator was set at 3:30 am so I changed that time to 6:30 PM and the system turned off overnight again.
So, I left it awake one night and it did not shut off. Tried again the next night and it turned off. I'm going to try to remove the schedule entirely but from what I've read over the last few weeks, it will create a new task again.

I've got no idea what UpdateOrchestrator really does despite all my googling and don't have this problem on any other PC so I'm wondering if it has to do with hardware. WhoCrashed does not report any crashes at all. Nor do the logs tell me anything.
Anyone got any ideas?
Thanks in advance!

A:System turns off at night while in sleep mode

In the advance power options, expand the sleep entry, then expand hibernate, the default is 180 min, you can change it.

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I heard letting the computer just go to sleep and not actually turning it off is bad for the computer? is that true?

A:Is it good to turn off the computer every night when sleep

My main computer runs uninterruptedly most of time, but I give it maintenance regularly. Pay attention on fans, heatsink, thermal compound and try to keep it in a dust free environment. A good power supply is essential to avoid current fluctuations that may damage sensible components on the board. Lifetime of a hard disk running uninterruptedly may vary, but it's usually around 5 years (I have 10 years old HDDs still working fine). Keep S.M.A.R.T enabled and use a hard drive monitor to be aware of potential failures.

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Around 3am every night my Alienware Aurora R5 wakes from sleep. The fans whirr for 5 minutes, then it seems to go to sleep again, but every 5 minutes or so after that it wakes again. To make matters worse, if I tell it to shut down, it will not actually shut down and power off simply close all my apps and take me to the windows login screen.
I've gone through every setting I can find relating to waking and turned it off, including disabling wake timers for every power power plan, disabling AlienFX and Always Ready Mode, going into Schedulers and disabling the Windows Update task from waking the PC, and going to the ethernet settings and disabling wake on magic packet. I've also tried unplugging the mouse.
Last night at 3am I typed in powercfg /lastwake to see if I could find out what caused it to wake but all it said was "type unknown"
I'm running out of ideas for how to stop this, and since the computer is in my bedroom near my bed, is giving me sleep deprivation as well.
Any suggestions for how I can resolve this?

A:Alienware Aurora R5 waking from sleep every night

3:00am is windows update standard time to install and reboot.  There are also bios wake settings.  Easiest fix is to put on power strip and shut off after shut down.

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