Thanks for this. I tried this code but didn't work. All I got was the command screen flashed on and off and nothing else happened. My surface goes from 100% to not starting in two days. I have downloaded and installed the latest firmware. Still waiting for that silver bullet.My grandson, who is an expert at dealing with this kind of stuff, wonders if it might need a new battery.For now, it may be helpful for you to have a desktop shortcut for your full shutdown.
HOW TO CREATE A CUSTOM FULL SHUTDOWN SHORTCUT
1) On the desktop, right-click New, Text Document. Double-click on the new document.
2) Type the command3) Save As ShutdownFull.bat, type: All FilesCode:
shutdown /s /f /t 0
An shortcut will appear on the desktop. Double-click to run
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Did not work for me as well. Ran the bat file acted like a "shutdown" but still had the drain.Sorry to hear you might need a new battery, Jim.
Meanwhile, the ShutdownFull.bat file which should be on your Desktop should work. The file should have the shutdown command as above as the only line of the file.
Using the batch file for shut down I see an 8% to 10% battery drain in a 24 hour period on my SP4. So the question is what would cause this drain? It is very annoying to leave the SP4 set idle (no charge, not used) for two weeks and find a totally dead battery.I don’t know if your battery is okay. There should not be a significant drain when the computer is powered down.
Turned my SP4 on today after setting 5 days (fully shut down). Battery was down to 32%. That is a 13.6% battery drain per day.Me and my wife each have our own SP4 device. Both i5, one 256 other 128GB. I don't get any battery drain whatsoever (256GB) and she gets bout 15% in 24h which is crazy. I tried everything, but nothing seems to work. Both devices are over two years old.