Laptop not shutting completely (Power light and fan stays on after shutdown)

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tornado0

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This works
Thank you so much

 

chickenfeahter

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I had the same issue where the screen would turn off, but the fans and LEDs would stay on for a long time before finally turning off. My fix was to uninstall my antivirus program (AVG).
 

Rameez_2

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I sued to have this same problem on my dell laptop after I upgraded to windows 10 from windows 8.1. This is a registry error and is easily fixable. You just have to reinstall the os by formatting all the partitions and starting afresh. Worked for me.
 

Josh_66

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I dont have that exact PC but i did have the same shutdown / sleep problem. For me it ended up being an issue with the Intel power management interface. Try This, got to:

Control Panel > Device Manager > scroll down to System Devices > scroll down to and right click Intel(R) Management Engine Interface > Properties > click tab Power Management > you should see an option that says "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power". Make sure this option is NOT checked and if it is, un-check it and click OK.

And while your at it try and update the drivers for Intel(R) Management Engine Interface, Go to:
Control Panel > Device Manager > scroll down to System Devices > scroll down to and right
click Intel(R) Management Engine Interface > Update driver software > Search Automatically for updated driver software.


This worked for me, i hope it works for you. good luck
 

KymAH

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OMG - thanks so much for this post Josh_66.
While there was no Power Management option available on my notebook, while looking at "Intel(R) Management Engine Interface" in device manager, I did update the driver which solved this porblem for me that has been driving me nuts for months.

Thanks for posting your solution, it at least told me where to look.


 

NigelMox

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I have a Lenovo laptop that had the same problem of restart/shutdown. I cured it by removing all the bloatware installed by the manufacturer such as Energy Manager, Lenovo Settings etc. My tip is: remove all manufacturers bloatware as a matter of course, Windows does things much better on its own.
 

Paksi

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I have the same problem since I changed win 10 and used SSD... and I updated my bios by download new bios from acer's website... when u install new bios ensure that your power is pluged in...
restart...and the problem's solved
 
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