Then use this latest Microsoft Fix-it  to…

Automatically detect system settings that can affect power usage, such as timeout and sleep settings, display settings, and screensavers, and restore them to their default settings. “

it fixes such things as:

  • Period of time before the computer goes to sleep is set too long
  • Screen saver is used instead of setting the computer to enter sleep mode
  • Display brightness is set too high
  • Power plan is not set to the most efficient power plan
  • Wireless adaptor in not optimized for power saving
  • Minimum processor state is set too high
  • Problems with power consumption and battery life

    Rob