Whenever I close my laptop, the computer shuts down. I've done the obvious and checked the settings for sleep, hibernate and shutdown on lid close, but those are all set to sleep, not shutdown. As you might imagine, this issue is a real hassle. I've been losing work and spending far too long on start up time with this.
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In Control Panel, select Power Options, you didn't post your OS?, set to High Performance, open Change Plan settings, set Computer Sleep Never, open Change Advanced power settings, scroll through the settings, set Sleep and Hibernate to Never, open Power Buttons and Lid, set to shut down. Now the red X on the Battery Icon usually means the battery needs replacing, it's not charging. Shut down the Laptop unplug, remove battery, plug in , reboot.
Open the Control Panel, select Power Options, select High Performance, select Change Plan Settings, Under Plugged In, set time to Turn Off Display, set Put the Computer to Sleep to Never, select Change Advanced Power Settings, scroll through the settings , click on the + at Power buttons and Lid, set to shut down, Sleep and Hibernate to Never, adjust the rest to your preference. When you are not using the Laptop ALWAYS shut down and unplug to prevent damage due to power surges.
What is the problem? Open Control Panel, Power settings, Advanced power settings, set to High Preformance, Set Sleep and Hibernate to Never , Set Lid close to Shut Down, adjust setting to your preference, Always shut down your Laptop, unplug when not in use. Remove battery if you use on AC most of the time, your laptop will last longer and a boot everyday resets the computer.
By default, all laptops either go on standby or turn off to save
precious battery, but you can override these rules from the Power
Options (XP) in your control panel (Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options) and click on Advanced Tab and override the settings according to your preference.
prefer "Do nothing" while closing the lid. Although this is real
simple, few of us might not know it. I
How to Stop Laptop/Notebook Goes To Sleep or Hibernation when Closing Lid in Windows Vista
Log on to your computer as an administrator. Click on Start, go to Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Power Options.
Click on Change plan settings for the currently active plan.
Click on Change advanced power settings link.
In the "Power Options" dialog box's "Advanced Settings" tab for the active power plan, expand Power buttons and lid.
Expand Lid close action.
Change the value to Do nothing for "Lid close action" by selecting a new option from drop down menu for both On battery and Plugged in.
Based on own preference, it's possible to set other action from the
menu too. Available for selection is Do nothing, Sleep, Hibernate and
Go into control panel and look for the power settings.
There is an option on what to do when "the lid is closed", etc.
Instead of hibernation choose to "sleep", "do nothing" or "shut down" - although I don't recommend choosing shutdown as you are likely to shut your pc down when you don't expect it.
There are a lot of systems out there having trouble with the sleep and hibernation programs in windows. The first thing I would do if I wanted to keep the sleep and hibernation programs in place would be to update the BIOS file on the system. I for one am a believe the computer in turning off the sleep and hibernation. They have caused more corrupt windows installations than I care to remember or work on again. If you want to try turning these off for a while and see how the computer reacts, go to the control panel > power option > scroll through the settings and change the way the computer sleeps and hibernates. Also change the setting for what happens when the lid is closed. Change it to "Do Nothing" this will correct a case of the computer not waking up from somply closing the lid. The lcd will automatically turn off when you close the lid and turn back on when you open it...you don't need the computer going to sleep simply because you close the lid for second.
Power down the computer and power back up. Lets just shut hibernation off...you can always just have the computer sleep...it is much better on the system anyway.
Shutting Down Hibernation Go to the control panel > Power Options > Hibernation tab > uncheck hibernate…this way you save a lot of disc space and don’t have to go through all the intermittent hibernation problems that occur. After you uncheck hibernation, you can go to the other power options and change how the computer reacts to the lid being closed, when it sleeps and for how long before sleep kicks in. Make sure to change the setting for what happens when lid closes to “do nothing” this will keep the laptop alive even though you close the lid to move it, etc.