Power Settings

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A day or so ago, something on my laptop changed: Even though I have it
plugged in (and the taskbar icon shows it is running on AC power), it is
acting as if it is running on the battery.

For example, I have it set to turn off the monitor after 15 minutes when
plugged in or 5 minutes when running on batteries. But, while plugged in,
it is turning off the monitor after 5 minutes. While plugged in, it
shouldn't hibernate until 6 hours, but it's hibernating at 30 minutes.

I have done a few things in the past few days, but I don't know what would
have caused this to happen. The main thing I did was install Windows
updates, but I also installed some software for communicating with my cell

Any idea what is causing this and how to stop it?



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