Solved Stop new Laptop from hibernating at 20% battery

February 7, 2015 at 15:44:27
Specs: Windows 8, 6GB RAM
Hi all,

I've recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-14P and have noticed it keeps hibernating without any warning!
At first, i thought it may have had something to do with the low battery warning pop-up so changed it to 15% to begin with, and then 20%. I have noticed that i'll be sitting here minding my own business, when i briefly get the 20% low battery warning pop up, right before the screen goes black and the computer goes into sleep/hibernation.
I can switch it back on right away,and there is still the 20% battery remaining on the battery icon, so i don't think it's a dud battery pack. The computer will happily carry on with what it was doing before it again goes off at 10% (i think).
I know it's not a major issue, its just an annoyance when you're in the middle of something! I don't really wanna keep putting it on charge at 20% (is that even good for the computer?)

Is there anything i can do to stop it from doing this?
I am new to Windows 8 (And disliking it so far!!)


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February 8, 2015 at 03:58:05
Apologies. I went into Power options - Change plan settings (on the one that's selected) - Change advanced power settings - scroll down to battery and changed low battery level to 10% and critical battery level to 7%. I thought these options were for notifications only,but it appears not!
It does still hibernate on its own though, but can't remember if it did it on 10 or 7%. I will just keep tweaking these until i'm happy


#1
February 7, 2015 at 16:15:21
Never mind, i've managed to sort this now!

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#2
February 7, 2015 at 16:20:35
That's great but won't you mind sharing with us how you managed to sort this out? Your experience will benefit others who have similar problem. Thanks.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#3
February 7, 2015 at 21:58:23
Yeah, and then we can 'best answer' your solution.

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#4
February 7, 2015 at 23:47:45
You can download "Classic shell" (free download) and make Win 8 mimic windows 7, which many people use. Also make sure you download the 8.1 update from the "store" if you are not yet up to 8.1, it helps a bit as well.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/cla...

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!

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February 8, 2015 at 03:58:05
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Apologies. I went into Power options - Change plan settings (on the one that's selected) - Change advanced power settings - scroll down to battery and changed low battery level to 10% and critical battery level to 7%. I thought these options were for notifications only,but it appears not!
It does still hibernate on its own though, but can't remember if it did it on 10 or 7%. I will just keep tweaking these until i'm happy

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