Tablet does not hibernate when it reaches critical battery level

By bwarren97 ยท 6 replies
Feb 11, 2016
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  1. I recently purchased a Toshiba Encore 2 and upgraded it to Windows 10 immediately after setting it up.
    I've noticed that every time I leave it off the charger in sleep mode for extended periods of time, it doesn't reach hibernate mode before the battery cuts the power. Next time I go to turn it on, I have to wait at least 5 minutes with it on the charger before it will post, and it then asks for the time and date, then boots normally.
    In order to try and fix this, I went into the advanced power settings and turned up the critical battery level (up to 4%) and made sure it was set to go to hibernate at that point. I used it earlier today and let the battery drain to 4%, but it went on to 3% and did not hibernate. Can somebody enlighten me on why it does this?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,122   +982

    Does it SLEEP, but Hibernate not???
  3. bwarren97

    bwarren97 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 60

    It will sleep, hibernate, shut down, all of that, when I select it from the power menu. But it doesn't hibernate when the battery gets critically low.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,122   +982

    Hmm; try changing the setting to hibernate at a higher setting for CRITICAL. *Maybe* there's not enought time to get it completed before the system goes dead.
  5. bwarren97

    bwarren97 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 60

    That's what I thought the original problem was. The critical setting was 2% before, so I brought it up to 4%. The tablet did NOTHING about the critical battery when it reached that point.
  6. Technician

    Technician TS Addict Posts: 677   +114

    I have the critical set to 13% on mine, and 10% on my wife's, I wouldn't go lower myself.
  7. bwarren97

    bwarren97 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 60

    Today I used the tablet during school after a night off the charger. Was playing music, ignored the low battery warning, and after a while it just died. No shutown at all, just died. Plugged it in right after and it automatically rebooted. I don't understand what is causing it to ignore the critical battery level :/

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