Vista no-warning hibernation (power options)


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Fred Ehrhardt

Hello,
Context: Lenovo Y410 laptop, Vista Home Premium.
Problem: at low battery level (10% currently), system hibernates without
warning.
I have set low battery action = do nothing (had been set to hibernate by
Lenovo); low batt notification On (was On, turned Off, OK, turned back On,
OK). Critical batt level = 7%; action = hibernate.

Am I overlooking a setting? Is this [unlikely] a known defect in Vista? Is
it possibly a hardware / driver defect (in which case Lenovo might answer my
question - they refuse to supply no-charge support for OEM Vista).

I do realize this is an annoyance but I sure wish this 2-month old laptop
worked as it should.

Thanks for any help or pointers,
Fred Ehrhardt
 
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DevilsPGD

In message <[email protected]> Fred
Ehrhardt said:
Hello,
Context: Lenovo Y410 laptop, Vista Home Premium.
Problem: at low battery level (10% currently), system hibernates without
warning.
I have set low battery action = do nothing (had been set to hibernate by
Lenovo); low batt notification On (was On, turned Off, OK, turned back On,
OK). Critical batt level = 7%; action = hibernate.

Am I overlooking a setting? Is this [unlikely] a known defect in Vista? Is
it possibly a hardware / driver defect (in which case Lenovo might answer my
question - they refuse to supply no-charge support for OEM Vista).

I do realize this is an annoyance but I sure wish this 2-month old laptop
worked as it should.

Try seeing the limits to 20% and 5% and see if the notification occurs
as expected -- If so, tweak to see how low the 20% warning can go.

I've never had any luck setting both thresholds at 10% or below, and was
anecdotally told this is due to the fact that many laptops will power
off unexpectedly before ever hitting 5%
 

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