Shut Down!

It kept happening. My Dell laptop would freeze up and slowly shut itself down. I performed search after search of what could be causing it. Was it an update? Was it a fan that had too much dust? I made sure that I only had one program up when I was meeting a self-imposed deadline to get my manuscript to my agent. I lowered the brightness setting on my screen, but it kept happening. Auto-recovery was my friend. I never lost too much.

But then I had an event coming up where I was supposed to be leading a workshop on the first pages for mysteries for the IFW. I could not disappear for ten minutes as my laptop leisurely shut itself down. I started searching again and found a post from Ask the Manager. This person had discovered that it was possible to edit the power plan. I changed my settings per the recommendations.

Problem solved!


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