I set laptop to hibernate after one minute on battery power, but it's not working because CF is still playing music and whatnot. Is there any way to get the computer to automatically hibernate once the power is disconnected?
sorry, i didnt explain correctly. i dont mind if it would shut off after a minute, but the problem is that it doesn't shut off at all. i think the reason is that the windows power settings are for when the computer is idle. so when cf has music playing, even after a minute of inactivity, the computer doesn't hibernate. any ideas?
yea i tried what ya said, didnt work. hmm...
Windows settings wont work because as you said your laptop isn't idle. What you need to do is set the UPS section in power management if you have it. If you don't have it then you can set the critical battery alarm up to 98% or something like that and set it to hibernate. Once your battery goes down to the level you set it will go into hibernate. If you set it to 100% it should go off very quickly when the power is removed.
No idea how your going to power it back up again mind you and if you have a remote button then just set that to hibernate when pressed which is all a shut-down controller does. Still I guess the UPS or alarm route is automatic.
Wouldn't be too difficult to write an app to do this for you either as you can call windows to see if its on battery or mains then just send windows a hibernate command when it goes onto battery.
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i have a carnetix cnx-p1290. i know it send a pulse on startup, i wasnt sure about shutdown....
gotcha, thanks guys. i guess ill see what the cnx does, and then if not try with the battery level thing. my only concern is that after time, the battery will get worn down and not even hit 100%. any tips on writing a script? i just wrote my first autoit script to enable and disable my TS using devcon. it reduced by resume time from 2 minutes to 25 seconds and kept the pc from hanging. go figure.