Shutdown problem

  johncb 14:23 03 Dec 2010

I have had a Presario CQ60 laptop. Been very pleased with same except for last 2/3 months it quite often hangs when I attempt to close down
Conflict usually occurs in printing or using mouse external cable to USB - inoperable.I then manage to command shut down using the finger pad on the laptop(thank goodness this still works)
I then unplug the power (fed via transformer) and wait 2/3 hours until the battery runs out

1 am I damaging the battery
2 is this a hardware conflict and what do I do please

  johndrew 14:45 03 Dec 2010

1. No it's not good for the battery. You should never flatten NiMH batteries as it will shorten the life.

2. How long have you waited for the laptop to shut down? Generally there is something running which requires the process to end in cases like this.

You could try this:

1- Start/Run and type Regedit
3- Click on “Control” [highlight]
4- Select “Wait to kill service timeout” [in right hand pane]
5- Right click and select “Modify”
6- Set to a lower value than 2000
7- A setting of 200 will be sufficient

I use a setting of 500 which prevents any funny messages at start up for me. You may need to try one or two different settings.

  johncb 20:34 03 Dec 2010

Thank you John Drew
Re 2 Have waited up to 2/3 hours for battery to pack up
- I will try what you suggest

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