Yesterday morning I discovered my laptop (Toshiba Satellite C55-B5201) had not shut down after I instructed it to. I assumed I had not remembered to shut it down, but this morning I opened the lid to find that the computer was not shut down. I shut down the computer again and it restarted within 30 seconds. This is my new reality. My laptop will not stay shut down.
I looked up the problem and tried a couple of solutions through the power options screen but since I am not a computer expert I declined to try the solution involving misconfig which I found, without talking to some experts.
For security I use Panda Security Pro and Win Patrol. A few weeks ago I also noticed my battery indicator, when laptop is plugged in, shows 80% available battery power and not charging. This also is different, but I thought, perhaps my battery was starting to wear out, even though at its age this should not be a problem. My power setting is on "balanced" at the default settings.
Any help is welcome. Thank you.