Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
And if the battery had charge below the minimum threshhold for which the Laptop is set in the battery management software to automatically shut down, he would be shutting down. it's usually about 3-7% charge, depending on laptop manufacturer and whether the default settings have been changed.
The battery was fully charged, so I don't think that's it. I did notice that the battery was unusually hot when I was having the issues, so perhaps Raolan is on to something.
Haven't had an issue today, so I'll just file this stuff away for if (but more likely, when) it happens again. This laptop is four years old, and has had a lot of usage, so I'm not surprised it's starting to chug. Gave it a pretty thorough cleaning about a month ago, so hopefully that'll serve.
Thanks for the advice all. At least I've got some things to monitor.