1.    09 Jun 2017 #1
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    Shut down computer when on battery


    Hello,

    I need to be able to shut down my ASUS R517S laptop whenever it is running on battery (which is internal and cannot be removed easily). OS: Windows 10 Home.

    Why? Working in a offshore environment with a "everything-should-shutdown-if-rig-loses-power-supply-policy".

    What i've tried so far: Change advanced power settings->Battery->Set low battery level to 100% and in low battery action set to shutdown if "On battery". This does not work - when i test and unplug the power chord, i only get a bluescreen with a "low battery" warning. After this it resumes to desktop and nothing happens (also tried sleep/hibernate options - but nothing is happening).

    Any ideas?
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  2.    09 Jun 2017 #2
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    This does not seem straightforward although it seems simple. Do you not have an IT department responsible for your equipment?

    I don't believe there's a suitable task scheduler trigger.
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  3.    09 Jun 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    This does not seem straightforward although it seems simple. Do you not have an IT department responsible for your equipment?

    I don't believe there's a suitable task scheduler trigger.
    This is my personal laptop, not company equipment. You are right, it cannot be automated from Windows task scheduler, currently investigating alternatives to that, but no luck yet
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  4.    09 Jun 2017 #4
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    You could possibly trigger a shutdown from event id 327.

    If you switch your laptop to battery, noting the time, then look at your event log, you should be able to check that id.

    (I'd have thought if there's a company policy in a safety conscious environment, health and safety would have meant your company takes responsibility for all kit so it complies..)
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  5.    09 Jun 2017 #5
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    The only thing I can think of is to write a script that constantly monitors / polls the computer to see if its using battery or not.

    Then if it is using battery issues the shutdown command.

    You'd place the script in the startup folder so it runs as soon as you boot.

    I guess you could look into using python or powershell to write this and look for a library that monitors the power useage... or put the question up on a coding site and offer some cash to get a student to write it.
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  6.    09 Jun 2017 #6
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    This would be much easier and 'cleaner':
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    - assuming the event id is correct, and is generated on switching to battery.

    (There's some discussion here and there on this, so needs verification of course).

    Command e.g.
    shutdown.exe -s -t 00
    Shutdown
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  7.    09 Jun 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    You could possibly trigger a shutdown from event id 327.

    If you switch your laptop to battery, noting the time, then look at your event log, you should be able to check that id.

    (I'd have thought if there's a company policy in a safety conscious environment, health and safety would have meant your company takes responsibility for all kit so it complies..)
    This might work, by running shutdown.exe, but i'm not sure how i can create a trigger just from event 327
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  8.    09 Jun 2017 #8
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    Set up a task as per my #6

    But first check the event id in Event Viewer as I suggested before
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