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How to setup Low battery level by registry key ?

Q: How to setup Low battery level by registry key ?


I search how to modify Low battery and critical battery level by using registry.

On the web, i have only found topic about the sound of the alarms..

I have used snapshop methode to got this key.. but i have not success.

I hope this key existe.

Thank you for your help.

A: How to setup Low battery level by registry key ?

Why don't you just modify the settings in the Control Panel - Power Options panel?


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My laptop is Yoga 500.
What is the optimistic value for "Low battery level" and Critical battery level"?
What points shall I consider in setting these two battery levels?
Is it safe to run the "Battery calibration" in this laptop, some posts mentioned running the Battery calibration meshed up the system.
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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My laptop is Yoga 500.
What is the optimistic value for "Low battery level" and Critical battery level"?
What points shall I consider in setting these two battery levels?
Is it safe to run the "Battery calibration" in this laptop, some posts mentioned running the Battery calibration meshed up the system.
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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so HP advertise the HP Beats Special Edition 15-p058na Notebook PC to have a batterty life of approximently 8 hours but my laptop charges to full and will stay on for about an hour and i do not hve keybored lights on and have my screen low too , but i also have sent my laptop back to hp because my harddrive stopped working and they checked everything for me but sum how my battery is ok !!! REALY NOT HAPPY HP BECAUSE I PAID 699 FOR THIS LAPTOP

A:battery level

How old is the laptop? That is not a new model. How old is the battery?

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Its strange but my battery goes from 16% to 23% (Or etc% To etc%) in one minute, once when I get down to about 10% I have to hurry and find my charger because that is no longer accurate.. Does this mean my battery wearing out? The battery and the computer is one year old.

A:Battery Level Jumps Up and down

Try calibrating your battery.
Reading these tips might be helpful: Battery Life Problems on Laptops with Windows 7

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IN the past, I was able to have the battery level display open continuously. In W7, I can't figure out how to do this.

I've found a gadget which displays battery, but it also displays other things that I'm not interested in having take up space.

A:battery level window

Try this:

Osiris Development - BatteryBar, the most accurate battery meter for Windows

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If I were to replace my battery on my dell latitude c600 with a new battery with a higher milliamp level or mah level what would be the difference?

same voltage and charging current but higher MAH LEVEL on new battery what would happen?

cons and pro's please

thank you.

A:MAH Level on notebook battery

Somewhat longer run time depending on the difference.

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I have just obtained an Asus Eee 1015PED Netbook and the battery indicator doesn't appear to be very accurate. Can anyone recommend a reliable replacement. I have googled but would appreciate some recommendations from a user. Thanks.

A:Battery Level Indicator for Netbook

The only one that I can think of to recommend is PassMark BatteryMon
Not free, but I have used it in the past as a battery tester.

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Hello there !
This is my very first post in this forum. I've read some best tech support site, and you guys are on the list ! So I'm really looking forward for your help

So apparently the wear level of my laptop battery is just getting higher and higher. In 3-5 days, the wear level usually increasing for 0.x% and I really don't want this thing happen. I check this wear level by using Battery Care.

I have done some surf in internet about batteries and stuffs and here is my habit with my battery and my laptop :

Since I'm a gamer and I need the best performance of my laptop, I rarely unplug my charger from my laptop while playing game, but I often unplug it (if the battery is full) if I'm not playing any game.
Reason : From what I've searched in internet, they said that it is okay (won't do any wear) to plug the charger into our laptop anytime, includes keeping it charged while the battery charge is 95% - 100% is okay. The battery is built-in so I can't unplug it when it reaches full capacity.

Sometimes, I play some games on this laptop while sitting on the bed. I know it's bad for our laptop somehow due to easily getting high temperature and bad air circulation.
Reason : I don't know whether it will harm the battery or not.

Sometimes, while I'm doing some works, I fell asleep so my laptop turns off due to lack of charge from the battery. Maybe setting the battery threshold to make it sleep will help ?
Reason : Hard t... Read more

A:Battery Wear Level keeps Increasing

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Hi, I am using ab 522tx laptop. The critical battery % for both on battery and plugged is 7%, if I set it to a lower % unforunately it comes back to 7% automatically. Is there any way to lower it to say 2%-5%? The default Low battery and Reserve Battery levels are 12% and 10% respectively. Thanks

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Bare with me on this because I'm not the most computer literate.Oh! I'm also sorry if this is in the wrong area.

Recently, my 5 month old laptop keeps switching off when the battery (not plugged in with charger) is between 40%-50% level. I've googled and done everything it's suggested but it's still doing it.

It just switches off completely without any warning. No noise, no sound, it's not over-heating (I don't think).

My laptop model is medion akoya MD98844 & runs on windows 8.1

Thanks in advance.


A:Laptop switches off at 40%-50% battery level.

Laptop batteries only last a couple of years so you probably need a new one.

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Laptop is plugged in however the battery level doesn't increase, even when the laptop is turned off. I already tried a new battery and a different charger, I already tried uninstall and update battery drivers, update the bios, update the Windows 7 and nothing worked. I would like to try all possibilities before send the laptop to someone else try a repair. Thank you.

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I'm looking for a registry key that shows what level UAC is set. I already know the key that shows if UAC is enabled.


A:Registry Key show UAC level?

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

I think that is what you are looking for.


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Hi EightForum,

I really hope you can answer this simply request.

Nowadays is pretty common to have a new Ultrabook, laptop or notebook for general purposes. A very important feature is to have a healthy battery. We all know that Lithium-batts do a terrific job and are more resistant than never, but after many years of experience, I've learnt that having a software like "Eco charge, Battery care, Smart charge...etc " is a clever and vital feature already present in major brands BUT HP, believe or not. I've just received a new Ultrabook Spectra x360 with windows 8.1, and so far I cannot find any special battery function for this request, even worst nobody can answer in their forum either; I really can't understand this flaw in HP. So, I'd like to know is there any reliable battery software that can allow me to keep the battery charge to 80% and no more, even connected to AC power.

I've seen several that keep info about battery and how to optimize but none with the simple function that I need.

Any help will be highly appreciated.

A:How can I set maximum level of battery charge for notebook

I honestly don't think it is possible to change what is built into the hardware and ACPI that ships with the computer. Would take a program that can access and change the settings in ACPI and this most likely would have to come from the manufacturer.

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I have acer laptop "132487-ACER00-E3-112M/CDC/2/500/W8.1/MINI-SLV". I bought it on Jul 2015. But only 2 to 3 months it showed problem regarding battery. Laptop shut down very short of time while this laptop battery is expected 6 to 7 hrs. I replaced battery from acer care centre on June 2016. But problem is not solved. Now Laptop turn off at 95% battery level without any notification and it charge very quick within 15 mins. When I replaced battery it respond better at beginning of time. Please help~!

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My laptop dies if I am on the battery and the battery percent gets between 25-40% then it will just completely shut off. It never used to do this for the first 8 months i've owned it. Now it does it every time I'm on the battery. Any ideas?

also, right before this started happening I was getting GREAT battery life out of my battery, so I don't personally think the battery has gone bad, however you may feel different!

A:Laptop COMPLETELY dies before low battery level??

Batteries for laptops typically only last about 1 year before their capacity starts to dwindle. Since you are only 8 months old, I would call whomever made the laptop and see if they will warranty it for you. What you are describing is exactly what happens when the battery loses it's ability to hold a charge. From 40-0 in a flash.

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Have a laptop with Win7 Pro installed. Is there a feature in this OS that lets me know my battery charge level when I using it? Thanks.

A:How do I determine battery charge level in Win7?

Yes, there should be something in power options, and you should be able to put the icon down in the lower right corner on the taskbar. Haven`t touched a laptop 4 a while, but I know it`s there.

Doesn`t it show something down there when it`s unplugged now ?

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I am using a Toshiba tablet and its important for me to have a battery charge level in view all the times.

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i have critical battery sound set on my laptop to turn on at 10% and then 7% and shut the computer down at 5% if i do not do anything about it. problem is, sometimes i have the volume real low or off and dont hear it. is it possible (in windows, not an external program, although i will look to externals if not) to set the volume at a standard when the critical alarm goes off? in example, my laptop is at volume 2, then it hits critical level of 10% battery left, i want the computer to automatically bump up the volume to 20 or 30 depending on what i choose. kinda nit picky i know, but hell i know it can be done, if not in windows surely someone can recommend a good program. thanks to everyone who takes time to read and reply. -n00b

A:critical battery sound volume level?

You would need a special program just for that function, that whenever it needs to report the battery condition it would also raise the volume level. I've never seen anything like that. Have you tried doing a google search?

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?Hi,What is it mean?(attached the screenshot above)Do I need to replace the battery? If yes, is there a video to explain the necessary step-by-step to do it?Thanks!

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Hello experts, I want to know why HP does not allow users to change the critical battery level in the power options to anything lower than 7%. I've checked many other manufacturers' laptops (ranging from Dell, Acer, Toshiba, Lenovo, Asus) and no other manufacturer locks this setting at such a high percentage.  The highest I found was 5% and most allowed you to change it lower (even down to zero in one instance). I even checked some of HP's other laptops and found that 7% seemed to be the norm, with one locked at a ridiculous 9%! It makes no sense why HP appears to rob us of precious battery life by forcing the computer to hibernate at 7%.  I am fully aware of the detriments to running a battery down to zero (and I don't want to run it down to zero), but why does HP feel the need to have such a large reserve of battery life when all other maufacturers seem fine with lower amounts?  Are HP's batteries somehow inferior? HP touts the Spectre x360 with up to an impressive 12 hour battery life.  I just want to be able to get the most out of my battery without HP forcing me to hibernate way before the battery level gets anywhere near danger levels. Will HP issue a BIOS update to the Spectre x360 (and indeed the rest of its range of laptops) to allow us to change the critical battery level to something more reasonable (say 3% minimum)?

A:Why is Critical battery level locked too high and cannot cha...

Hi ddizzle ,  I understand the concern about the unit going to hibernate only at 7% , Its simply to save battery life , However i realise how frustrating that could be . however This option is infact customizable.   Go to Power options > Slect the power plan > Changed advanced power settings > Under that go to the battery section - it gives you options of what action to do when battery goes critcail - What is the percentage when the battery should be considered as critical  & the critical action aswell  Its totally customizable as per your needs    Hope this helps .  

Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP.**Click on ?Kudos? Star if you think this reply helped** Or Mark it as "Solved" if issue got fixed.

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I'm running Win 8.1 on a tablet with a dock that has a seperate battery and I'm having an issue where the docks battery will be completely used up and then will not charge unless i remove the tablet and jump start the battery in the dock so to speak.
I would like to be able to set a reserve battery level for the docks battery specifically but Windows seems to pool both batteries together while acknowledging them both as seperate.
Is it possible to seperate the batteries so I can have a reserve battery level for each one individually or is this a hardware issue?

A:Reserve Battery Level - Multiple Batteries

I'm not real good with tablets, but the exact make and model would help us to research this.

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I need help as my ACER Aspire E15 laptop stopped from showing a low battery warning and will just hibernate as it reached critical battery level. I tried to check the advance setting on the power option but still no hope. One time, it warned me again but not anymore. My laptop is just 6 months old as it was bought back in November 2015. HELP! THANKS! BEN

A:No low battery level warning message on windows 8....

In this case, you can follow the steps below and check if that works:1. Right-click on the battery icon at the bottom of the screen and select "Power Options".2. If you are not able to view the battery icon, you can go to "Power Options" by clicking the "Start" button, clicking "Control Panel", clicking "System and Security", and then clicking "Power Options" (this step may vary depending upon your Windows version).3. Click "Change plan settings" and then click "Change advanced power settings".4. In the next popup, first check if "Balanced [active]" is the actual active profile.5. Then click on "Battery"-"low battery notification" and check if both options are "ON".6. If the options are not On, turn them On and click Apply -> Ok. If the issue still persists, you can contact nearest Acer service center using the following link for further assistance: Hope this will help you.

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Hi, I hope someone can help. I have an Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop that was originally Vista but now is running 8 pro.
The problem I have is that since I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro, I no longer receive an on-screen message warning of low battery level.
I however still have the battery level indicator in the task bar,which still functions correctly.
Any comments,ideas welcome.
Regards Dominic

A:No low battery level warning message since windows 8

Did you do an upgrade installation of Windows 8 over vista or a clean install?

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I have Xp SP2 and lately I hear the fan going a lot and system idle process is always using 98% of CPU and my system shuts down abruptly now and then. In the event viewer I get a service control manager error 7000
"The General Purpose USB Driver (adildr.sys) service failed to start due to the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. "

I looked on the web and no one seems to have the right solution. I remember that once I "solved" a similar error by changing the error level for this service in the registry to the value, I think 4, while now it's 0. Can someone confirm or advice differently on this topic?


A:How to change the error level in Xp registry?

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This 10% alert battery level is no longer working since 2 days.
I am using W10 versus 1511. Last update KB 3133431.
Any idea to restore this useful alert?

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Windows doesn't alert me of low battery power and the battery dies. It has been happening for the past couple of days now. I have checked the power plan settings and see that is is suppose to warn me at 16% and is suppose to hibernate at 9%. Anyone know what is causing it not to do either?

A:Windows Fails to Alert Battery Level and Shuts Down

Could you give us the specs for this laptop, seeing as how your System Specs are for a desktop?

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Thanks for visiting this thread and any advice you have.

The Laptop this is in regards to is a TOSHIBA A205-S7468 (not the C855 of my specs).

I'm finishing a few upgrades on this older, backup of mine (replaced screen, RAM upgrade, clean up) and the battery was in need of replacement. So, I purchased a new replacement on Ebay (I know, right) and it is working ok, but there has been a few red flags.

There was a brief episode with battery level and charge status, but I seemed to correct it by following some instructions on other threads here. It's now stable and 100%, HOWEVER, it reports it has 25% wear level and will only charge to 100% using 75% of it's capacity.

I've uninstalled (and then scanned for hardware changes) the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery Driver (this seemed to straighten out battery level/charge status flags). Checked and made small recommended changes to power saving option (critical level, etc...). Drained it completely and recharged fully (per instructions).

Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts or advice as to why a new battery would be limited to 75% capacity (and be 100% fully charged)??

Here are screenshots:

A:Installed new Laptop battery, 100% charge, but 25% wear level? Help

Did you calibrate the battery as described in this article:
How to Calibrate Your Laptop
(Scroll down to "How to Manually Calibrate a Battery")

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I use CPU-ID HW Monitor to monitor my laptop temperature and Battery Capacity. Since my earlier factory supplied Battery worn out. I bought a new battery from my nearby market. On First Day it showed 4% wear level. I didnt care much as its too less. I has been a week now. When I checked My Battery Status Today it shows wear level of 42%.I have DELL XPS 15 L502x. Is there a way to reduce the wear level. I am just surfing internet with this laptop. Yesterday I played EuroTruck Simulator 2 for Two hours keeping the Laptop on AC Supply.

A:Battery wear level reached 42% in just one week. Am I cheated?

Replacement batteries may be different quality. Not all batteries are equal. The "local" battery you purchased sounds like an inferior battery.

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When my laptop is on critical battery level it suspends automatically. How do I avoid that? I want it to run until the battery is completely empty. Yes, I know I may lose data and damage the laptop; I do not care.

I know the answer is somewhere around the POWERCFG utility but that thing is way too complicated for me.

I use Windows 7 Professional x64.

A:Disable automatic suspend on critical battery level

Hello Ruido, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That's correct. The settings for this will be under Battery in your Advanced Power Plan Settings. You would just need to set what action or level you want for "On battery" under each item under Battery.

Hope this helps,

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I have just purchased a new HP Spectre x360 Convertible 13 laptop last week with Windows 8.1 installed as the operating system. It is the first time I have owned anything with Windows 8.1.

Anyway, I am wanting to adjust the Critical Battery Level in Power Options to something lower than the default 7% that HP has set. When I try to change the number, it will not save and it just magically jumps back to 7%. This means that my laptop will hibernate when the battery level reaches 7% and I cannot turn it back on unless I plug it into AC power. 7% equates to roughly 40 minutes of battery time and I find this setting way too conservative.

I have done some research on this issue and have found the following:
Some suggest that PC manufacturers will somehow lock this setting to an arbitrary minimum and the user cannot change it to anything below this minimum (it appears HP have set it at 7% in my instance).This link suggests using power.cfg and the command line to make the changes How To Lower the Critical Battery Level to 1% in Windows 7

Steps I have taken to try and resolve this:
I have tried the powercfg.exe method described in the aforementioned link to change the critical battery level to 1% and initially it appears to work. When I open up the Power Options screen, it indeed says 1%. However, when I actually test it out by using the laptop, it will still automatically hibernate at 7% battery level - it simply ignores the 1% setting.
I have also tried using powerc... Read more

A:Cannot lower Critical Battery Level in Power Options

That is because it is coded into Windows to not allow anything lower. Also if you drain the battery all of the way, it ends up causing the battery to have a shorter life span, and less available time on battery. They make add on batteries, that act like a lap pad.

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My ladyfriend is having battery problems with her HP ze4610 laptop running XP Home.
She keeps it plugged into the A/C wall outlet about 99% of the time, so shouldn't her battery be charged all the way when she uses it the other short 1% times that it is unplugged and running on battery? The computer is not that old, a year, maybe.

She said the other night while unplugged and doing some important work on it for a few short hours(2 or 3, maybe), a pop-up message came up saying it was shutting down from lack of power and to save her data, or it would be lost(which she LUCKILY was able to do before it shut down very quickly).

My question there an utility on her HP that can tell her how well her on-board charger is functioning while the laptop is plugged in? (It must not be charging too well, and we'd like to know how well)
And tell her how much the battery is charged at times it is unplugged?

(I'm a real dummy about laptops)

A:Is there a utility on HP laptops to monitor battery charging and power level?

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Windows XP Pro SP2, while setting up and testing new UPS and loss of AC power settings, my "Low battery alarm" & "Critical battery alarm" slider bars (under Power Options Properties) are stuck at 94%. I moved them out here for easier testing, but now I cannot lower either of them below 94%. The low battery alarm can adjust above 94% (94-100%), and I understand not being able to adjust it below what the Critical battery alarm level is, but the Critical alarm level will not adjusted below 94%. Crirtical level will adjust between 94% and whatever the Low alarm is set at. So the real problem looks to be the Critial level cannot be adjust below 94%. I have enabled/disabled both settings in every combination, but no help. Searched the web and this forum and not found any answer yet. Any ideas?

A:Xp Pro Activate Critical Battery Alarm Level Slider Stuck

After jacking with this all morning, the only work around I could find was to uninstall the UPS. After this, I regained full control of the slider bars, then set to the levels I wanted, rebooted, UPS was reinstalled, and levels stayed put.

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My Lenovo computer had built-in software that allowed me to limit the maximum charge to 80% to extend battery life. Does Dell have something similar? My model is XPS 13 9350. 
I read on old threads that Dell Quickset is the only battery tool, and it does not have this functionality. Is this still the case? 

A:Software to limit maximum battery charge level/percentage

Hi Mjackson02
Thanks for writing to us. Unfortunately there is no Dell dedicated tool that can allow to set a threshold for battery charge. 
The only option is to disable via these steps
Dell Battery Meter -> Battery Life -> Disable Battery Charging.
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message

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Hi all,

First off, thank you for reading. Please help if you do know a fix, and if not, thank you for looking!

I am posting here to see if I simply need to set a setting differently.

A desktop computer I built for a friend, who also had me build one for his friend, is having issues with one to two random reboots a day. I had him take a photo of the error message that he was getting. Here it is.

Here is the link if the photo doesn't work for you:

This computer shows a battery icon, that is full, in the tray in the lower right. That seems weird since it is plugged in, however I read somewhere that if a comp. has a UPS plugged in that Vista shows the battery level on the computer. It did it's reboot thing when I was there once, and the UPS beeps twice and the light turns orange. Funny thing is though, with this recovery thing running it just brings windows back up, just like a temporary blip in service. It def. powers down though.

So my initial thought is, well, it's gotta be the backup power supply. So I had him plug into a surge protector that was connected to the wall for a day to see if he got reboots, and he did. So that tested to see if it gives a battery error even if the computer is plugged into the wall, and it does. This shouldn't be a CMOS battery problem, because it happens everyday, and works fine in the inbetween...but am I wrong? The real kicker with all of this is that... Read more

A:Solved: A desktop, plugged in, gives "critical level" battery error?

Update! It rebooted when plugged into a power bar, AND when the USB cable was still attached to it. He is testing without the USB connected.

So without the power connected to UPS, but with the data connected, it still messed up.

Does this help?

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I can't believe this is an unsolvable issue...
my Studio XPS1340 isn't that old...
and my battery was replaced by warranty a little over a year ago...
it was charging fine...then suddenly, when I rebooted, I got:

WARNING: The battery cannot be identified.This system will be unable to charge this battery.Press Any Key to ContinuePress <F2> 2 times to enter SETUPPress <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu
Do I just need to replace the battery?

A:WARNING: The battery cannot be identified. This system will be unable to charge this battery. Press Any Key to Continue Press <F2> 2 times to enter SETUP Press <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu

I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. You can follow the steps below:
Drain the residual power of your computer and recaliberate the battery by following the steps below:

Power off your computer. 
Remove all the external peripherals  (printers, scanners or any other USB device) connected to your computer.
Please remove the AC adapter and battery of your computer. 
Press and hold the power button of your computer for 10-15 seconds to drain the residual power. 
Release the power button
Keep the battery out for atleast 2 - 3 hours.
Then insert the battery and charge it overnight with the system powered off.
Insert the battery in and connect the AC adaptor.
Then power on the computer and see if it works.

If the issue still persists, you can update the BIOS of the computer.
Note: Make sure the ac adapter is connected and the battery is charged 10% or above to update the BIOS. Also, disconnect all the external peripherals before updating the BIOS. All the programs should be closed and documents saved.

Click on the below link:
Click on “Download File”.
Select “For Single File Download via Browser”.
Click on “Download Now”.
Save the BIOS on your desktop.
Once the BIOS is downloaded on the desktop, right click on it and select “Run as administrator”.
Follow the prompts on screen and restart your computer.

 Please reply with the findings.

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Is there a chance do define two different audio levels?
I guess I am not the only one listening to music with my computer - so I'd like to avoid awkward and looooud system sounds while turning up my stereo...

is there a chance to do so? I know that apple has it, not sure bout win7...


A:Low system sound level, high music level?

I think I understand your question. I use powered partner speakers and in my audio controls for my sound card it has output levels and then and then my music manager has it's own. First I set my sound card at around 1/3 volume +- and then go to the mm and set a volume to around 1/2-3/4 full volume. Then at my speakers I adjust the volume to a clear but loud volume. Then going back to the mm I'll use it's volume only which is controlled off my keyboard and it seems to work well. You still will run into situations where things are too load or too soft and other than in your music files there really isn't much you can do about that, just be ready to ride your volume a little.

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I cannot use IE on my desktop, but several other applications (e.g. outlook) can access the internet. When I ping my router from the desktop, it works fine, but when I ping the desktop itself from the desktop it times out.

Pinging the desktop from other computers on the home network work fine.

Is my stack screwed up, or do I have a problem with the network adapter?


A:Low-level Connects work, not high-level

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6143 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4650, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 938406 MB, Free - 848180 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, EG43M
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable
I play FarmVille and was at Level 39. I started it today and am now at Level 1 and can't get my game back.

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Does anyone know how to disable Level 1 and Level 2 cache in CMOS
there doesnt seem to be any options in the bios menus (PHOINEX)
I have a problem of windows xp not booTing after installing windows sp2

Many thanks

A:Disable Level 1 and Level 2 cache in CMOS

If there is no option for it in the BIOS you probably cant do it. Its not advisable anyways - and i also doubt your problems with SP2 come with the CPUs cache.

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I have created a registry file. but i want to add one more feature on this file but I am confused how can i do that. The feature is when i added new registry file after successfully added the registry setting to pc. it's open a webpage.

For example: I installed the registry setting to a new pc then after sucessfully setting added a webpage open once. and if i tried to installed that setting again then given an error message that you already added the setting.

Please help me it's really very urgent for me.

A:Need urget help in registry setup...

Is their a reason you just don't open the web page in a normal fashion.

I don't understand the urgent thing. One tick browser opens. One more tick and the web page opens.

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Okay, here's my deal. I built this computer three or four years ago to use as a digital audio workstation. Always had driver problems with the MAudio interface I was using at the time, but whatever. The machine worked okay. I brought it out a few days ago, reformatted both hard drives, did a clean shiny new install of Windows XP SP1a.

Here's where the fun begins. I installed Baldur's Gate 2 and its expansion pack, as well as the relevant patches. Worked great, played great, all was well. Shut the machine down for the night. Booted it up today, and all my settings were gone, it reverted back to the stock background on the desktop, the 800x600 display, stock theme, everything. Baldur's Gate 2 no longer shows up on the installed programs list. When I try to run it, it gives me the install option. All the game files are still there though.

So I went through the reinstall process all over again, got my settings and files in order, rebooted and everything was gone.

My gut feeling is that this is a registry problem, and it just gets blown away every reboot. Another thing that I thought might be plausible was that maybe the battery is dead, but the time is still right.

This is a cry for help!! Can some kind soul give me some advice?

A:Is it the registry? Battery? Inexplicable wonkiness?

Welcome to TSG....

So I went through the reinstall process all over again, got my settings and files in order, rebooted and everything was gone.

THis re-install process was it a clean install with anytype of format?

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I've always wondered: Are the Setup and Install keys in the registry required, or can they be removed?

A:Install/Setup registry keys


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This might be fixable through the OS or it might be peculiar to my notebook (ASUS G74SX).

I am seeing my notebook while on the battery just shutting off as its power level reaches a certain threshold. There is no forced entry into a sleep or hibernate mode as a user would want. It's an abnormal shutdown.

Moreover, the shutoff is occurring at something like 20% power level.

Do I need another application to watch battery power or to do a better job of managing a forced entry to sleep or hibernate?

It seems like it was properly going to sleep mode before but this has changed.

One other complication: ASUS bundles its own applications and utilities. One of these is the power management control panel utility called Power4Gear Entertainment.

I have never really understood why ASUS provides this if the MS Win 7 environment has profiles too. Should I uninstall this ASUS extra?

A:Power Management Setup: Notebook on Battery Just Shutting Off

Hello mavi you wrote this
It seems like it was properly going to sleep mode before but this has changed.

Now you could try a scannow for corrupted files SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

I am also wondering if you have done any malware scans because if it was working and now has left you with this. Try the sfc first then these < download from bleeping computer

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Good evening everyone,

I seem to have a major problem with my computer. It started out with the following error message when I tried to run Excel 2007:

Error 1402 Setup cannot open the registry key
Verify that you have sufficient permissions to access the registry or contact
Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) for assistance. For information
about how to cotact PSS, see PSS10R.CHM

I ran the error message on Google and found some Microsoft resolutions that did not work. Some solutions involved granting Full Control inside the registry (which did not work).

Now, when I try logging into BleepingComputer from that computer, it dumps me into my email screen for Hotmail. Therefore, I am using a backup laptop to post this message.

I regularly run Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware (weekly) along with AVG 2011 and have an active firewall. I DID notice last week that my Microsoft updates are not installing as they should.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Error 1402 Setup cannot open the registry key

Hi -You may have seen some of these items, but I do not know how far you have gone -Start here >> Get Excel Help for Excel 2007 Then >> Go HERE for Excel Help -From M/soft - For Windows XP or Windows Server 20031.Log on to the computer by using an Administrator user account. 2.Start Microsoft Windows Explorer. 3.On the Tools menu, click Folder Options. 4.Click the View tab. 5.Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders. 6.Click to clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box, and then click OK. 7.Open the following folder: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Data\ 8.If you are running Office 2007, right-click Opa12.dat, and then click Properties. If you are running Office 2003, right-click Opa11.dat, and then click Properties. If you are running Office XP, right-click Data.dat, and then click Properties. 9.Click the Security tab. 10.Click Advanced. 11.Click the Permissions tab. 12.Click to select Everyone in the Permission entries list, and then click Edit. 13.Click to select the Full Control check box. 14.Click OK three times. If these steps do not resolve this issue, delete the Opa11.dat file or the Data.dat file from the following folder, and then restart an Office 2003 program or an Office XP program: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Data << M/sof... Read more

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I have an Old/Great HP D531 Desktop that I did two things at same time, now no boot up and can't access bios for setup changes.

1) Changed bios battery;
2) added power to USB 3.0 PCI controller card that had been installed month earlier;
3) Now boots to HP logo and nothing;
4) USB keyboard not getting power so F2, F8, F12, ESC do not work;
5) Years ago added a 500gb harddrive [SATA3] with three partitions (J,K,M);
6) Computer was upgraded years ago from VISTA 64 on original C drive [SATA0] to Win7 64 on new drive partition J;
7) At times the attached file info appears which maybe of help.

Any non-sarcastic advice is much appreciated since on SS and can't afford another PC.

A:Changed BIOS Battery, Can't Boot/Access Setup; However USB Keyboard OK

Hope you installed USB3 drivers, coz there arn't any in W7.


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I uninstalled AOL for Broadband, then on restart, I got this error: "file is missing or corrupt, windows/system32/config/system"

When I try to boot in safe mode, the system stalls and reboots.

When I boot to the XP setup CDROM, it either 1) hangs after "starting windows" or 2) give error: "line xxxx of INF file \i386\txtsetup.sif is invalid" or 3) says "cdrom.sys is corrupted or invalid"

Each time I try a boot, I get a different error. I've also seen, " entry ntkrnlmp.exe in [SourceDisksFiles] section of INF file is corrupt or missing."

Somtimes I get a blue screen which advises me to take out extraneous hardware-software (I've taken out all extra hardware), run "driver verifier," enable "special pool," and recommends disabling caching and shadowing in the BIOS (I've done this).

I have important files on the hard disk with no backup.

Thanks for your help.

A:Corrupt Registry+hardware config+Xp setup cd hangs

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I'm experiencing problems installing SP2 and getting the following messages:

1. could not back up registry key HKCR\.DVR-MS to file c:\Windows\$NTServicePackUnistall$\reg00013. 5:access denied

2. could not back up registry value HKCR\.dvr-ms\'PercievedType,video\'. 5:access denied

Any suggestions t oget round this problem?



A:Servise Pack 2 setup couldn't back up registry

Welcome to TSG....

Do you have the recovery or install software for this computer?

What is the make and model of the computer?

Some system specs would be helpful?

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I have read on here that in the case of reformatting to get rid of viruses that one should do a low level format and I do not understand what that is. I have read the article from Microsoft that some have linked to that is suppose to explain the difference, but it does not explain it to me.

Is formatting using the XP disk considered low level?

Also, how does one go about using third party formatting tools like killdisk or the format tools from the hard drive mfg? As in, do they have to be burned as an ISO to a cd or can the just be copied onto a cd?

I am assuming they have to be put on a cd as I cannot see how they could run off the hard drive, is that correct?

A:Low Level vs High Level Format

Also, how does one go about using third party formatting tools like killdisk or the format tools from the hard drive mfg? As in, do they have to be burned as an ISO to a cd or can the just be copied onto a cd?As an ISO. The instructions for Killdisk are very easy to followUsing Killdisk will remove partitions and overwrite the entire drive with zerosThat is a low level reformat

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I'm using Microsoft vista home basic. I'm trying to install two of the The Sims expansions (Unleashed and Makin' Magic). I had no trouble installing the game The Sims, but when I try to install either of the expansions (no matter the order) I get an error message saying "Setup.exe has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."

I finally figured out how to check for solutions and there never are any. This has happened on quite a few games I try to play on Vista. From what I have found online I know it's a registry error, but I know that registry keys can be tricky and I don't want to screw up my computer. Please help. This is the setup.exe error:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: SETUP.EXE_InstallShield
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 45b1a378
Fault Module Name: SETUP.EXE
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 45b1a378
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0001e7b9
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 54d4
Additional Information 2: a0234bcc811dd42f41b5502870808b14
Additional Information 3: 8483
Additional Information 4: 5a611b03cbf5e67fc6ff7d3a48e91b47

A:REGISTRY ERROR SETUP.EXE Please Help! Can't install game expansions for the sims!

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Hi. This is my first post here, and I hope to get some answers. The start of my problems started with this one "found new hardware" notification. It said that it found an "ACPI Uniprocessor PC", but I'm completely sure that I didnt install anything. I ignored it, but after a couple of days my laptop started to have trouble starting up. It would give me multiple errors like the blue screen (which stated something about the acpi pc), a notification about "lsass.exe", or just not startup at all. Each of these problems resulted in a failure to startup. But after a couple of retries, it would actually start up, and upon every startup, the found new hardware notification would pop up. No noticeable slowdown or errors would come up.

I asked a knowledgable friend about this, and he told me to just backup my stuff and restore the hard drive to factory settings. So I went along with this, and I used the preinstalled system manager to restore my C drive to factory settings. It was all going really smoothly, until it started to get the same failures to startup even though I already cleared my disk. Now it won't even let me start up to anything, and it always stops at a screen that says "Windows is preparing to Start". After this screen however, a window pops up saying "Fatal Error: Windows is unable to update the Registry ... etc, etc"

So if someone can please analyze this and come to a conclusion, I would be very grateful. B... Read more

A:Windows Setup/startup problem! unable to update registry!

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I have a Dell OptiPlex GX110 that produces the message "F1 to retry, F2 to Enter Setup" every few boots intermittently. I looked up a few websites and they said that the BIOS battery may have died.

I replaced the battery CR2032 with a new battery and thought that all was going well until on about the tenth boot (a cold boot), the dreaded "F1 to retry, F2 to Enter Setup" message came up again.

I've ruled out the battery so what am I looked at replacing the BIOS chip or the board or what. I only have BIOS version A05, will upgrading to A09 help - I dont see how it should.
There have been no hardware changes at all by the way.


A:Dell OptiPlex GX110 "F1 to retry, F2 to Enter Setup" after new BIOS battery install.

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After my friend's laptop wouldn't run on battery power OR charge the battery I tried many "fixes."
Shockingly none worked that I found.
Only one thing worked for me to my surprise.
A last ditch effort was to open up the laptop (sony pcg-81114L) and disconnect the cmos battery for a few minutes to reset the CMOS.
To my surprise, when powered on, the battery instantly showed it was charging AND when removing the power plug the battery POWERS the laptop now! (and I'd thought I was wasting my time.)
Worked with an off brand battery also.
Many times this has saved many computers that have odd "unsolvable" things wrong with them.
Surely someone else has done this also but I haven't seen it posted anywhere to my knowledge.
Thank GOD for bringing the idea to remembrance!

A:sony vaio won't charge battery or run on battery power (CMOS BATTERY FIX!)

Hi askfault,
Do you have any information on how this fixes the battery problem? would be interested to know.

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I'm trying to install Microsoft Office 2010 but when it is installing I get the message "Error 1406: setup cannot write the value to the registry key."

I've tried everything to fix it. I've cleaned my registry and uninstalled all traces of Microsoft Office I already had on my computer. Yet I'm still getting this error. After 4 hours of trying to fix it I'm getting pretty confused as what it could be causing this problem.

I am an administrator on this computer, I've trying installing Office as an Admin and that didn't work either.

Any help would be appreciated. If I get this working, I'll report back!

A:"Error 1406: setup cannot write the value to the registry key" MSO '10

You tried everything?? Wow that's a lot ;-)
So you already did this

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I've had this computer (HP Pavilion dv2000)for about 4 years and despite my best efforts it's started to get a little bogged down.. SO a while ago I used some free registry cleaning software (Eusing Registry Cleaner, Window Registry Repair & Registry Repair Wizard 2011) to try to get rid of clutter on my lap top in hopes that it would run a little better. I know, I know, let me save everyone the time of telling how stupid it was to do this when I don't know that much about computers! SO as you can imagine after my little cleaning spree I started having some weird problems but mostly related to Internet Explorer. I tried to undo whatever I did but nothing worked. I actually had to stop using IE all together because I kept getting errors and couldn't get to some websites at all. It seemed to be a security setting issue but no matter what changes I made nothing would fix it. So I switched to Firefox which has been a lot better but not perfect. So now its pretty obvious that my computer is missing some files? .... drivers? ....something because I am basically unable to execute most setup files that I download and my Norton anti-virus seems to not be able to run its periodic scans correctly. Lately the computer seems to be worse, buggy, slow, freezes up and I suspect that there is a virus somewhere but no virus scan, adware scan, etc. that I've been able to run (Spy Bot, Bit Defender) finds anything and I'm to afraid to even look at the registry now... Read more

A:Missing registry files??? cannot execute setup files....

Do you have Vista DVD?Go Start>Run ("Start Search" in Vista/7), type in:sfc /scannowClick OK (hold CTRL, and SHIFT, hit Enter in Vista/7).Have Windows CD/DVD handy (with Vista/7, most likely, you won't need it). If System File Checker (sfc) will find any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD (rarely in Vista/7 case).

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I was trying to respond to an old post about this error - it was an unsolved post - but was over the time limit. I have been encountering "Error 1402 - Vista Setup can not open registry key..... xxxyyyyzz"

I was attempting to install Microsoft Office 2007 when I received this error. I was able to fix it using Microsoft's "Fix It" wizard. I have posted a link here..

How do I restore security settings to the default settings? This restores your registry to default security settings, and in my case, it clearly fixed my error 1402.

Hope this helps.

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My Dell laptop will charge and operate for several hours off a new 6000 MAh battery but the icon in the tray inidcates that it is always on line power. Although both the CD and floppy drive work when installed in a bay the system not indicate that they are present. I have updated the bios from Dell but that does not help. Any ideas would be appreciated.


A:Dell Inspiron 3500 charges and runs on battery but cannot find battery or bay devices

Still under warranty, isn't it? Call Dell for a repair trip.

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Can someone help me with this problem? So I just received my brand new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 and the battery is not charging. It says it's "Plugged In, Charging" but it never goes up and stays at 0%. At first I thought I just need to plug it in for several hours but it's been 5 hours now and still the battery stays at 0%. I tried running the BIOS Diagnostics just to see if there are problems and there's none. The battery status says everything is running normally and the Battery State says it's Idle. I tried draining the flea power several times, removing and reattaching the battery, but to no avail. I'm getting really frustrated and I'm really close to throwing this laptop back to Dell. 
I read somewhere that I have to update the BIOS but it won't update unless the battery is charged at least 10%. Someone also suggested that Windows 8.1 is causing the problem. I haven't even started using this laptop and it's already giving me a *** ton of problems. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks guys! :)

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My Lumia 950 wont detect battery I have original charger, When I connnect phone vibrate one time and a battery with a cross apperar.

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Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

First off I for the most part do not use the battery. It is normally detached from the laptop. I only attach it to periodically charge it and test prior existing charges' performance.

O.K. here is the problem. I attach battery attachment, computer does not make it to the window screen more often than not. When it does, it freezes at the please wait loading screen.

I rarely use the battery at all, but I want all my equipment up and functional. It's life should still be good for I periodically recharge it. I think since I've had the laptop I've only recharged it a total of 6 or 7 times and that's been a year or so.

A:Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

jonasdatum said:

Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

O.K. here is the problem. I attach battery attachment, computer does not make it to the window screen more often than not. When it does, it freezes at the please wait loading screen.

I rarely use the battery at all, but I want all my equipment up and functional. It's life should still be good for I periodically recharge it. I think since I've had the laptop I've only recharged it a total of 6 or 7 times and that's been a year or so.Click to expand...

I, for the moment at least have the battery working power adapter attached. What did I do? I uninstalled Avast (freeware version) ?

I learned from prior experience that running two of any system utility software can cause problems, but it normally restricts itself to what it is protecting. Then I remembered: "If you remove the possible whatever is left however in probable must be the truth."

Next phase of testing is test the battery on it's own.

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After a round of Windows updates, I went to turn on my laptop and recieved the "Primary internal battery (601)" error.  After this screen, however, Windows would not load.  I have tried taking the battery out and 'draining the charge',  and starting up the computer plugged directly to AC with no battery.  Windows still does not load.  The start-up test in the diagnostics menu said the battery needed calibration, however when I go to run the battery test, it gets to "waiting for battery to charge" and exits out of the test without giving me any results at all.  Currently when turning on the computer I no longer get the "primary internal battery" error, it just goes directly to a black screen with blinking cursor.  Any help is appreciated, I'm completely at a loss here!

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Hi,  I am gonna purchase the new Inspiron 17 5000 (5759).  Just wondering if I am gonna change the battery in  the future? How can I do that?  Or we just can't change it? Thank you for your help!

A:Battery replacement for Inspiron 17 5000 (5759) integrated battery

Please click on link below, hopefully it will be of help:
Inspiron 17 5759 Service Manual - page 14

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Hello there!

I have an ASUS K50IE laptop that i had for 2 years now. been working fine until 2 days ago.

this problem has been bugging me for the last 2 days. here's why.

my laptop suddenly didn't detect my battery. thought it was because my battery was dead. I searched the net on things to do before "throwing in the towel" on my battery and today i came across a blog where the instruction was to uninstall the Microsoft ACPI compliant control method battery driver. I did just that and my battery suddenly worked! well sort of. now here's where it gets all weird.

every time i open my laptop i do the following:

1. plug in AC to laptop.
2. turn on laptop.
3. unplug AC.
3. laptop runs on battery.
4. log on to windows.
5. battery icon shows up as an empty charging icon then shows the "Battery is not detected" icon again.

please take note that my laptop is still ON and WORKING. so this means (MAYBE?) that my battery is working.

is it a battery problem? or the driver is just messed up?

please anyone who encountered this and had SUCCESSFULLY fixed the problem. coz i need to fix this right now.

thanks and more power to you all!

A:Windows 7 ACPI doesn't detect battery but battery is working

I had a problem similar a while back. Try this
1.Shut down the laptop
2.Take out the ac cord and the battery. Hold down the power for about 10 seconds to remove electric charge in the capacitors.
3.Put the battery back in and reboot.
4.Start windows normally, and See if the battery is recognized.

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My hp laptop had its battery flat for 12 hours. After that the laptop can nolonger boot up or charge. Please help

A:HP laptop cannot boot up or charge battery after battery went flat for 12 hours

What is the model of your laptop?

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HI , I'm have ing trouble with my HP Pavilion 15p077TX  Notebook (1yr 6 months old), its battery charge got stucked at 2% (nor further charge loss nither is it getting charged), I'm currently using it via my AC Adaptor and the irony is that I'm posting this from it in the same condition. Things i've tried so far:- Updating the bios (Current BIOS Version/Date : Insyde F.42, 18-03-2015) {I have a doubt about the bios version here cause when I tried to check the current bios its showed me this one and F.7 for Intel Processor, not sure If its the proble with this case.}- Uninstialling the ACPI -Compliant Control Method Battery andn then redetecting it- Updating the support assistant and running the battery check which gives an unknown 93 error (tried both VERSION: and VERSION: )- Unpluging the battery and the ac adapter and holding the power button for a whole minute-Tried HP Diagnostic Tools' Battery Check which took like 10-15 minutes and responded as no battery is pluged in. Right now I don't have much in my mind to try on this, If anyone knows anything please do share, that might me helpful.Thanks in Advance.Enigma 

View Solution.

A:Battery check Unknown 93 status, Battery not charging, stuck...

Hey @EnigmaDimirti, Welcome to the forums. I'm here to help. I would strongly suggest Testing and Calibrating the Battery. Should that not solve the issue, I would suggest calling in for support to see about replacing the battery, as it should not be displaying "no battery is pluged in" when you run a battery check. Please use the following and create a case for your issue and contact HP. If you live outside the US/Canada, please click the link below to get the contact information for your region. If this helps, please hit that Thumbs Up, and Accept as Solution. Cheers,TechSurge.

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my battery was giving 1.5 hour power backup from last 4 months... then last month it decreased to 1 hour...from couple of days it decreased to 1/5 hour(with error 'Consider replacing new battery') and yesterday i was using on battery power... and battery had 34% power remaining.. suddenly battery indicating light turns orange and pc shutdown... after that.. my pc is not charging battery... and if i run pc on battery.. it work 10 to 15 minutes ( with orange light.. and on task bar.. battery icon giving error "No battery is detected" ) and then shut down.

today i run laptop on battery power and open setup..and there was error "No battery installed" in battery info...

what happened.. can anyone tell me????

i forgot to tell you that... according to battery's LEDs.... my battery is healthy enough.. but now only 1 led is working...

A:My laptop running on BATTERY and giving error 'No battery detected'

Your battery has failed and must be replaced. They're only good for three or four years. Happens to all laptops.

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Hello there,

I have an one year-old ASUS K53S Laptop, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits, 6GB Ram and 500HDD.

At the beginning, my battery lasted >3 hours in Balanced power mode (which is the one I alway use) and now due to regular use it last about 2 hours.

Everything normal until here. About 2 months ago, i started playing this game in full screen with the battery on and it last about 30-40 minutes until it reached the low battery warning (11% left). I would then plug the power on and resume the game, charging the battery as well.

After a few weeks, the warning stopped appearing in the desktop and the computer automatically hibernated (5% left) with the game still on. So i plugged the ac power on and resumed the game right away.

This kept happening from that moment on: every time i played the game it would reach 5% battery left and hibernate for itself, whereas it should appear the low battery warning at 11% left where I would plug in the ac power and charge the battery without going into hibernation.

On top of that, my sister kept stealing my ac charger for charging her Toshiba Satellite as she often forgets her own charger at her workplace!

Now, at the present day, when the battery reaches about 15-20% left, the laptop power off unexpectedly, as if I had pull the battery off of the laptop.

It must be from all those time it would reach 5% left, with the game still on, that "tired" the battery and now it won't even last further than 20% left...

It might ... Read more

A:Laptop powers off unexpectedly at 20% battery left. 1YearOld Battery..

Hi there .. Do you have Power4Gear Installed ... If so i would look into the Settings for that could be a power plan so save Battery life ... It should also be able to tell you your Battery's Health status ... I have no idea how good this Program is could be total crap ...

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My laptop is Inspiron 14R (N4010) and the exsiting 48Whr battery is drain very quickly. So I would like to replace new once.I find 90Whr as url below compatible with mine. But I just wonder, Can 90 AC adapter use with 90Whr battery?
90W AC

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I've been using a Dell inspiron 1545 from about 3 years now and exactly after 2 years of my buy, the battery failed and it started showing me to replace the battery and always notified me about contacting dell for a new battery.
I didn't take this of much concern so i just ignored the message and kept on using my battery with my adapter plugged in. After 4-5 months of such usage, My battery completely failed and doesn't even offer me even a minute of backup, when i remove the power socket. Then i realized the importance of a new battery and then bought a new battery from Dell.
Its the same battery with the same specs and also the same family type. After i removed my defected battery, I replaced my new bought Dell battery and realized that my battery is working fine. its charging well but at some time, it says "Plugged in, But not charging" Which is rare for any new battery, which is bought brand new.

This is how it looks now after i remove the AC adapter plug and when i depend on the battery backup. it is providing me a backup, but I see a yellow exclamatory mark beside it. Which I think should not be present. it also says "Low battery" when there's already 99% of battery left!
I've also followed some online steps
1) updated by BIOS to the latest  2) Followed some other steps like uninstalling the battery ACI in the device manager and etc...
i would love to get this problem solved. I'm using a PA-12 family adapt... Read more

A:Bought a new dell battery and still my laptop battery doesn't charge!

Hi Utkarsh. I Actually FIXED this problem months back. and I exactly want to help you on this so that you can fix it yourself too..
the problem which is creating your battery to show an exclamatory mark is your power settings.
so follow these steps to get rid of that sign and a perfectly working battery.
1) Click on your battery icon (left click) you should see an option called " More power options" at the bottom of the popup.
click "More power options"
2) Now you will be taken to your control panel where you can see all of your power plans and under each plan, you will see an option called "Change plan settings"
3) Click on "Change plan settings" for your active power plan. Now you will get redirected to another control panel window, where you can see two kind of power options to get adjusted. that is, when you battery is plugged and when your battery is unplugged.
4) Don't touch those options, just click on "Change advanced power settings" at the bottom left of that window. THIS IS THE AREA WHERE WE NEED TO FIX!
5)After you click on "Change advanced power setttings", you will see a POWER options popup, go to the bottom and then you can see something called "Battery" with a plus sign on the left. click it.
6) Now you just have to change the levels for the following values
                   --> Critical battery level ( you can change it to 10%)
&nb... Read more

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It's so strange. Today when I turned on my laptop, suddenly, there was a message that my battery has problems so the computer might shut down suddenly. I tried different strategies, like uninstalling the battery driver, or letting the computer completely die. When it turned off itself at 6%, I turned it back on, and it was at 2 minutes battery life. Then in a few minutes, it said 4 minutes battery life for 6%. Now, it's passed an hour, and it says 3 minutes, but changes sometimes to 1-4 minutes. The battery meter is completely wrong, and I don't know what to do since it is closing the computer way too early. I'm still not sure what the problem is. Please help me.

A:Laptop Battery Meter is Completely Wrong and it says there's a problem with the battery

How long have you been using the laptop with battery? Is it still under warranty?

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Ok this might be might not (COMPAQ M2105)

I ended up replacing my motherboard for a model with more features (SD readers blah blah).

I took it all apart and put it all back with the new board when i go into windows (and even before while booting)...the orange lights would come on for a second...then beging to flicker

while in just will either not charge the battery..or flicker from AC to battery

i CAN power the unit on with the battery alone, and i CAN power the unit with the cord alone...

lastly, my old motherboard (which had a HD connector problem)...still WILL charge the i'm sure its not the battery...i don't think...

i also dont' think its the AC adapter since it is the same piece I used on both motherboards.....

what to do................

A:compaq M2105 laptop - battery will not charge, flickers from AC/battery

Hopefully you are experienced in working on and repairing laptops/notebooks... and you carefully handeled the replacement motherboard and didn't damage it. Repairing laptops takes considerable skill and caution.

It does sound like the "new" motherboard is bad unfortunately. How did you handle the "old" operating system restore to the "new" motherboard?

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I am new at this stuff and I seek help from all those who can give it. Ok so my first charger stopped working and I bought a new charger. The charger worked great for a few months after purchase. Until one day the charger stopped charging on and off. I unplugged it a few times and then it stopped working. I let the battery die after. I am guessing that it stopped working because i may have screwed up the charger socket by tripping on the cord thus pulling on it im not really sure anymore. The laptop is in a bad condition, it's four years old i think but it can still run. The battery is the same not change. HELP ME for I am an *****

A:Toshiba Satellite M45 Battery or Battery Charger Problem

You probably broke the internal AC adapter socket. It can be repaired, but you will have to take it in for service

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I recently purchased an x230 and everything is perfect but the battery fit.  It moves up and down slightly.  I know there are many posts in the lenovo forums for all different models that the battery fits lose in "x" model and solutions of putting paper / foam / tape to make the battery fit tighter.   What I'm wondering is if anyone has actually had the problem fixed by lenovo.  I've read a few posts where a user has had the base piece of the case replaced (where the battery fit's into) and that has solved the problem.  I'm still within my return period on my x230 and am awaiting a call back from tech support to see if there is anything they will do but I don't think I will keep it if they can't fix it.   I'm just curious has anyone actually had luck by replacing the base piece.  From what i've read a replacement battery hasn't worked for anyone.  Also, I know everyone says its by design for thermal purposes but I haven't actually seen any official confirmation of this from lenovo.   Thanks.  

A:Battery Loose / Battery wiggle in x230 and LENOVO ...

As a follow up, I'm just curious if this is a widespread issue?  Anyone have loose battery in their x230 / x220?  I'm not talking about it falling out...but just a few millimeters of wiggle room.  Basically when i pick mine up or place it down, I can feel / hear the battery move.  I'm just trying to get an idea if this is a real problem or thats just how every thinkpad is.  I called support and they are sending someone to replace the base panel and we'll see if that fixes it.  I'll update this post when it get's replaced.   Edit* I also asked the lenovo support rep if they had heard of this issue and they said no, never.  I don't see how this is possible as if you do a google search for thinkpad loose battery there are many results.  

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User comes in my office and lost the battery clip. The clip you use to release the battery. When i use a pen to open the clip i can eject the battery and reseat it, but the laptop will not boot from the battery and will not charge the battery. Is there a way to make the laptop know the battery is present without the lock clip? and how does this clip work? I think this notebook can work fine the next couple of years. Or is anybody has a battery clip for the hp probook 6550b, i will be pleased if you can send it to me, i will pay for the stamps ofcourse.   

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I have an older SL510 laptop, which has been working very well. But recently the battery power was continuing to diminish until recently, it stopped holding a charge altogether. At this stage, the orange battery indicator started to blink continuously at a rapid rate. I am still able to power up the laptop with my power cord connected. Purchased a new battery to replace the old and assumed light would go to green after charging. Unfortunately, after several hours connected to the charger, the battery light continues its constant orange blinking. Went through the process of uninstalling the ACPI file as noted in another post. Followed these steps:1. Disconnect AC2. Shut down3. Remove battery4. Connect AC5. Startup6. Under the Batteries category, right-click all of Microsoft's ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery, and select Uninstall (note that it is all right if you only have one).7. Shutdown8. Disconnect AC9. Insert battery10. Connect AC11. Restart your computerAfter completed this process, battery light continues to blink rapidly and battery doesn't seem to want to charge, or provide any indication that battery is inserted in computer. This happens whether I'm using either of the 2-power adapters I have for this laptop.What can I do to get this fixed??? Thank you in advance for any assistence provided!!!

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Recently I noticed that the amber LED on my HP Probook 650 G1 flashing constantly, even when the laptop is powered off.   The System Tray battery indication is 100%, fully charged, when on AC power and 100% on battery power shortly after undocking.    I find the Probook won't power up if AC power is not available (no response when pressing power button) but remains powered when I remove it from the docking station.    Have the electronics that control this LED flashing and power up when not on AC gone bad?    Is this an indication of other failure? thanks

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Hi, my girlfriend in Beijing has an Acer Aspire S3 latop. She bought a new battery for it a while back and told me it was no good. I was in Beijing recently messing around with it and found that actually the battery is fine (lasts for >4 hours) but when unplugged and running on battery power, the laptop often just cuts out suddenly (loss of power). I took the battery out and had a look and cleaned all the connections but they seem fine.

The next part is the strange part and which I hope might give someone a clue as to what's going on...

When it cuts out, it will never restart again unless the mains power cable is plugged back into the laptop. As soon as that's done and the power button is pressed, it starts up again and the cable can be taken out immediately (I mean immediately - you can plug the cable in, push the "power on" button and pull the cable back out in less than a second) and it will start up and run fine on battery again... until the next time it suddenly cuts out without warning.

Because any unsaved data is lost and because the laptop cannot restart without the power adaptor, this very portable and light laptop is now reduced to having to be kept at home all the time and plugged in, which is exactly the opposite of what she bought it for.

Anybody have any idea what the problem could be or suggest some tests that could be done to find out? She took it to a local computer shop but the guys there had no idea.

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Been working fine until a few days ago. When I turn it on it says 163 - Time and Date not set - There is no option in bios to set date Non-System disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready - Bios cannot detect hard drive So the question is if the RTC Battery is weak or dead can it cause above issues Thanks Chris

A:Question about RTC Battery (CMOS Battery) and System Errors

CWILLIAM83 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!The answer is actually -- yes and no. A weak or dead CMOS battery will prevent the BIOS settings from being saved when you power off the PC. If the default settings work OK with your hardware, then the only thing you would notice is that the clock resets. But, if you customized your settings to see the hard drive, then the default settings might not see it. After you replace the battery, you would have to go through configuring the settings-- again.Good Luck

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Laptop will only charge to a max of 86%. Battery test indicates OK. After recalibrating batterythe max charge was reduced to 76%. Will a new battery solve this or could this be something more die?If new battery is necessary, can HP provide it or am I forced to go to 3rd party supplier?

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I was trying to read the chraging cycles of my battery, but I didn't find any software which was able to provide this information. Lenovo settings app and the the new version of Lenovo Solution Center don't display any information regarding the battery. Some people mentioned, that settings app should be able to set charging levels and to display battery info. But there's actually no battery settings menu available.I was trying some other software, but it seems to be impossible to access charging cycle registers. Is there any solution for proper battery management on Win 10 anniversary?

A:W530: Reading battery cycles / battery management ...

Lenovo Settings app ( according tothe About box) displays battery cycles count in "Power Status" tab/Show details on W10 1607, on both P70 and W520 that I have around. Battery charge threshold is setup on the same tab. 

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The battery on my Latitude E6540 has become a little loose. This maybe normal with time? I'm not sure. The battery still charges and performs normally. However, it seems one of the springs in the battery release latch has broken. Thus, I cannot remove the battery to inspect the looseness. The battery wiggles a little. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. My latitude is still under warranty. As I work at an academic institution, the laptop is also registered with the institution. I figured I'd ask Dell first since the warranty is still in my name. Much thanks in advance.

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I am becoming more and more concerned about my laptop's battery each and every passing day. When I check the bottom right of my computer screen to check if my computer battery is completely charged, it says "0% available (plugged in, not charging)". I have had to buy two new batteries because of the same thing and they also read "0% available (plugged in, not charging)". When I unplug my laptop from the power source, it turns off automatically. I cannot even bother calling Dell to check this issue for me because I bought this computer off the street for $35.

My question in general is how do I get this problem fixed and how do I keep an eye on how my laptop computer charges correctly (or not)???

A:General Question about laptop battery charging AND 0% battery

Some reading and testing for you

Why is my Laptop battery not charging? – updates

Laptop Battery Not Charging | PCWorld

The common method is:
- Create a System restore point
- Uninstall (Under the Batteries category in Device Manager) the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery.
- WARNING: Do not remove the Microsoft AC Adapter driver or any other ACPI compliant driver.
- click Scan for hardware changes

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Hi i have a XPS M140 dell laptop, and bought a new battery, wich came charged to 40%, the instructions said that i should discharge the battery to 2% and then chargeit to 100% for first time.

I used the laptop withouth cord until it was 3%, then i plugged it but the amer light that should appear it is not when i plug the laptop with the battery installed, then i check the energy administrator (i have xp and lubuntu, and it both was the same) and it said "charging" but it stayed in 3%, i let it more than 12 hours plugged but never charged the battery, it is still in 3% and the light of the battery doesnt turn on.

I dont know if the battery is bad, because it worked when had charge, or is maybe the laptop that is not charging.

Is there a war to check if this port is charging electricity to the battery? i have a multimeter and i know how to open this laptop. Any information would be helpful as i havent been able to found information on this.

and also is there a way to know with the multimeter if the battery is allowing energy to charge it?

i hope you have understood, im still klearning english, thanks for your time

A:Hi, i need help testing a battery or a port of battery of a laptop dell

Testing the DC jack on a laptop

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My W540 is asking me to consider replacing the battery. The original battery is a 57++, 9 cells, 11.1V, 8.96Ah 100Wh, Li-ion00 battery. Searched on ebay, cannot find an exactly the same one.  The closest match one is this:  Some 9 cells 57++ is 10.8V, 9.21Ah and Li-ion 20  ----- does this one is better than mine original because of its lower V?----- do you have a reliable seller from ebay or amazon to recommend ? From the Battery Maintenance window I found there is a Battery Health Mode feature somewhere. But where I can find it??

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Today I found this page in Toshiba Spain website: , and my battery is affected.

I called Toshiba and surprisingly the answer has been: *Yes, your battery is included but we no longer change them. If it has worked for some time then it should not fail.*

I have read many times the information in the mentioned web page and *I can't find the established period for the change*, and the most important thing is *it encourage me to remove the battery to prevent damages.*

I was expecting something else from Toshiba.

A:Portege M300 battery included in Battery Program

I believe you. Customers like you and me have always right and must get everything they want.
Hey battery of my notebook was affected too and it was changed 3 years ago. At this time the whole exchange program was ongoing.

Sorry but after so long period of time I presume the whole exchange program is at the end and out of date.
If you didn't have any problems with the battery in the past I don't think you will have it in the future.
When you will notice the battery is at the end by new one and everything will be OK.

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Over the last few months I noticed that the battery meter on my Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop was blinking red to green and back... so having had this laptop for several years, I assumed that I would need a new battery soon. The adapter power cord was also beginning to lose some of its covering near the plug in site so I ordered both a new battery and power cord. (That was about 2 weeks ago).

Upon receiving my order, I was very pleased to see that when I installed the new battery and new cord, the battery already had some charge (I didn't note how much). I felt relieved to have my mind at ease that all was now well with my computer. (little did I know that I'd be needing help less than two weeks later!).

Important note... I very rarely use my laptop without the power cord... (past experience proved to be frustrating because I always needed more time than the battery provided.)

I've probably only used the laptop "on battery"... a few dozen times over the last 3 years!

Now... I am in a dilemma!

Yesterday, I took the laptop with me out of town when my husband and I did some real estate hunting.
Instead of using the laptop on battery... we had it plugged into a special power converter for use in the car. I noticed that whenever we stopped and turned off the ignition... the laptop would lose it's power immediately, and as we resumed our travel... I'd have to restart the computer... and there would be the "black & white" warning... Read more

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Vista is retrieving me the error message that it is not able to retrieve the power parameters.
Do i need to install a softawre to allow me to access those parameters ?

Thanks for you feedback,



A:Battery - Vista is not able the retrieve the power options for the battery


To be honest I have no idea what you are talking about.
The Vista power options are a part of the Vista OS and you don?t need to install anything.

But on Toshiba notebook the Vista power option would be extended by some Toshiba power options.
Are you speaking about this Power Saver options?
If yes, then I would recommend reinstalling the VAP (value added package) because these power options are a part of VAP.

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When I switch on my laptop today, I got the warning "Warning battery cannot be identified. System cannot charge the battery." If I plugin my adapter, laptop is running on AC power, if I remove the plugin, laptop is turned off. I have downloaded latest BIOS update but still the problem persists.
Details: Dell Inspiron 3521, Windows 10, latest BIOS V14.
Please help!

C.S Harsha

A:Warning battery cannot be identified. System cannot charge the battery.

Is the battery OEM or an aftermarket battery?  How old is the battery? I know of Windows 7 OS having issues with recognizing some batteries and were relatively easy to fix.  I do not know if it carried over to Windows 10.  I will have to look up the article to find any relevance.

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