my laptop keeps auto formatting upon restart and sometimes sleep mode?
since february, I've had this recurring problem where my laptop keeps formatting itself whenever there's a new windows update, when I leave my laptop on sleep and when I run out of power. I have no idea what's happening but it's really annoying having to constantly log myself back into the accounts on FB, twitter, steam and so on and also losing urgent university coursework. any solutions that I can work on from home that don't involve me having to take it to a store and having to pay someone hundreds of pounds to get my laptop back weeks later unresolved?
- 7 months ago
Putting your laptop to sleep and letting it run flat is one of the problems. You should be putting it into hibernation if you want to leave your laptop and then resume where you left off.
I'm not sure what you mean by it formatting itself as when a system is formatted, the drive is wiped clean and a new index record is created. It may be resetting itself or rebooting while you have programs open. Windows updates do sometimes require the pc to be rebooted and therefore resetting the system but nothing should be lost if you've saved your work. If the system is on an update schedule, then the reboot will happen then. If the system runs updates when in idle, then the reboot will happen then.
Save your log in information into your browser and then you won't need to log in again until a verification is done. Then, enable hibernation so that when you close your laptop, it saves it's current state and turns off and therefore will no longer use power and will not run out and even if it does, when it powers back on, it'll resume from the hibernated state.
- ∅Lv 77 months ago
Windows 10 does that a lot. it's unavoidable.
you should get a Windows 7 PC. much faster and less prone to "updates" like those.
- David SLv 77 months ago
Your laptop is not auto formatting itself. If it were, your hard disk drive would be rendered blank, without an operating system. Don't put it to sleep and then let the power run down. That's the likely cause of the problem.