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My G550 lenovo just started shutting Windows down after 5 minutes of inactivity on the keyboard. It doesn't go to sleep mode, just shuts Windows down? How can I stop that?

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Go control panel
then power options
then find on the tabs power scheme
then try putting the turned off hard disk (never)

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1. Go to Start, select All Programs
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Kindly observe the computer and see if it works. If my solution is not able to resolve your issue, please call Lenovo Warranty Support at 1877-453-6686 or 1877-737-1083 for OOW system.

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