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I have a Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505 model laptop. I've recently installed Windows 7 on my computer and now my battery is not charging ? What can I do ? Is there any one who once had the same problem and then solved it ?

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Have you tried shutting down windows and leaving the power supply on when the laptop is turned off ? Does the battery charge ?

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The O/S is completely unrelated to the battery charging. The only responsibility the O/S can have is not correctly reporting the battery charge level, which seems somewhat unlikely.

However, just in case, here are some free battery-monitoring I found (but never used):
BatteryBar
SysMetrix
RightMark CPU Clock Utility (RMClock)

If there is no problem with reporting the charge level, meaning that the battery really doesn't charge, it's either a bad battery or bad system board (ouch).

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Try a different power supply. You could borrow one, or buy a new one for about $20 online.

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