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How to get rid of “Consider replacing your battery” warning in Windows 7 power settings

When I turned on my laptop (Acer Aspire S3-951) today, I saw the following message under the power icon. I know that my battery is 61% degraded, but how do I get rid of the extra text that says my ...
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Make Windows 7 hibernate when unplugging charger

I have a laptop where the battery has reached a state of being pretty much useless. Neither Windows 7 nor Ubuntu 14.04 is able to correctly estimate the actual power percentages or lifetime of the ...
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1answer
31 views

Risks of using a laptop on battery after battery replace warning

I am using a Dell Inspiron 5010 (Windows 7 Home Edition), which is 44 months old. About 2 months back, the laptop gave me a battery replacement warning. The LED which turned white when charging, ...
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0answers
32 views

HP 620 - Every battery needs replaced?

I have got a HP 620 Laptop with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Recently I've noticed my battery says it needs replaced when it was not charging. The only problem is that I have now changed the ...
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0answers
125 views

HP Battery Alert error 601

It's an "internal" battery error that my HP laptop has been recently getting in different forms, with a forced restart. I was wondering whether the primary/internal battery means the big one I can ...
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1answer
47 views

laptop battery drains while shutdown

When I shut down(not sleep or standby or hibernate) the computer the is at 80%. Next morning I tried open my laptop it didn't start without plugging the ac power because the battery level is 0%. I'm ...
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1answer
55 views

Can't start Windows 7 after hard shutdown

Something funny happened. I develop artificial intelligence software on my Dell Inspiron 17R, so I frequently have to deal with very large datasets in Java. Here we go. Last night, I was performing ...
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1answer
50 views

SSD Causing Battery To Die Almost Instantly?

I'm a little stumped a what the problem is. I recently got a used a laptop and I swapped out the 500GB 5400RPM hard drive for a PNY 120GB SSD drive. When I unplug the power from the laptop, the ...
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1answer
70 views

Is it possible to show a warning when laptop battery gets down to 20% remaining battery life? [duplicate]

I have a Dell laptop running Windows 7. When running on battery power, an alert pops up when the battery goes below 7% remaining battery life. Within 5 minutes of hitting 7% it goes into sleep mode. I ...
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0answers
186 views

Dell BIOS update appears inefective

My Dell XPS M1330 currently has BIOS version A11 which is too outdated to install windows 7 Home Premium. I followed the instructions on the Dell support site, downloaded the appropriate BIOS update ...
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0answers
51 views

HP 630 notebook loosing battery charge without any reason

I have a HP 630 notebook that runs on Windows 7. I think its loosing battery without any reason. I felt so because, its not showing the same battery charge level when switched on. So I decided to ...
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2answers
379 views

How can I make my Samsung Series 9 laptop charge the battery to 100%?

I use a Samsung Series 9 laptop running Windows 7. I notice that when I connect my laptop to its charger, it charges the battery up to 80% and stops there. I believe this is to extend long-term ...
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1answer
50 views

Battery Notification

I brought a new Toshiba laptop battery. It is getting a charge and when unplug power it discharges, but it doesn’t shows the battery notification when the battery becomes low. Instead it will get ...
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2answers
291 views

Why battery indicator doesn't behave linearly with amount of time remaining on windows 7

Just out of curiosity, I wanted to know why does battery indicator is not linearly related with the amount of time i.e. If we see the screenshot which was taken at 4.55 PM , it said battery percentage ...
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0answers
25 views

Full CPU power with AC power and battery

How to check if my computer (Lenovo, Intel Core i5 running Windows 7 64bits) is running with full CPU power when both AC powered and battery-powered ? There are so many places (BIOS, Windows control ...
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1answer
147 views

How do I improve battery life under Linux?

I have Sonny S series laptop(Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz) with Debian testing on it with 3.10-3-amd64. I love Debian Gnu Linux, everything is great except that the battery life. I have ...
0
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3answers
1k views

What would cause a Dell Latitude d630 laptop battery to fail to charge?

I recently purchased a Dell latitude D630 from an acquaintance. It came without a battery, but I bought one from Amazon to replace the missing one. However, the battery refuses to charge. I cleaned ...
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1answer
114 views

Debug and fix stuttering system

I have a notebook, Fujitsu Amilo Xi3670 Notebook: Fujitsu Amilo Xi3670 Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 Graphics Adapter 1: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT Graphics Adapter 2: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT ...
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0answers
56 views

Computer shut down even when it is on AC & battery

My laptop is around two years old. I first receive a message to replace the laptop battery a few months ago. I therefore took out the external battery and powered the computer with AC. But it started ...
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0answers
49 views

How to force service or process to stop when running on battery

We are pure Windows 7/8 house, all users have laptops integrated in AD. What I'm trying to achieve is to stop specific services and processes from running while system runs off battery. I have in ...
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0answers
248 views

2012 Sony Vaio Often Shuts Down, Restart on its Own, or Will not Boot

My friend has a Sony Vaio he bought in 2012 Model: VPCEH27FD CPU: i5-24XXM (Will get the specifics later) RAM: 4GB DDR3 Graphics: Nvidia GT410M HDD: 750GB SATA3 OS: Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium ...
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1answer
234 views

Laptop charging reminder utility [closed]

My ASUS Windows 7 laptop naturally tells me when the battery is getting low. But I like to keep it charged whenever possible, and sometimes I forget to plug in. Where is a simple ...
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1answer
285 views

Windows 8 clock keeps stopping and needs to be reset

I have a PC with Windows 8. In the last 2 days I have set the clock (the one which appears at the right bottom corner of the desktop) twice, as it paused on a certain hour and (Maybe the hour before ...
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3answers
141 views

Fixing poor battery life on Windows laptop

I am a college student and I use my laptop in lectures to take notes or (in the event of a boring lecture) work on assignments for other classes. With only vim and a web browser open, I still only get ...
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2answers
424 views

Samsung Laptop cuts out at 37% battery life

I use a Samsung i5 (I think, I'm nowhere near the box to check specifics) laptop purchased summer of last year, running Windows 7 with a Quad core and AMD Radeon graphics. I'm pretty gentle with it, ...
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3answers
3k views

Partially Charge Acer Laptop to Increase battery life

I own an Acer Aspire 5755G on Windows 7 x64 and I recently read that keeping your battery charged at 100% the whole time degrades battery life. The problem is, I always keep it in my laptop but ...
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0answers
48 views

iPod not connecting to Windows 7 PC

I have an old iPod which is not connected to my Windows 7 PC. I have iTunes in my PC but still nothing works. Actually I have't use it in last one month, yesterday I have try to ON it but battery is ...
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1answer
107 views

Switch from battery to powerpack causes strange messages and slowdown of computer

A problem that has flabbergasted me now for a while. On a Dell Latitude E6410, everything works swimmingly when the computer runs on battery. the moment that one inserts a powerpack (e.g. connects the ...
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1answer
597 views

Disable critical battery event

I have a battery that is a bit messed up and probably needs to be replaced. In the meantime, I would to use it without it automatically going into sleep mode. Sometimes this happens after about 20 ...
1
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0answers
45 views

Can I prevent Windows 7 from restoring my brightess setting when the power state changes?

I have a question regarding Windows 7. I have set different values for the screen brightness when on battery and when on AC power (in the power plan settings). If I manually change the brightness of ...
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2answers
960 views

How does Windows detect battery issues?

I have a laptop that's a little over 5 years old, and I've never changed the battery, so I believe Windows 7 when it tells me "there is a problem with your battery", and to consider replacing it. My ...
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1answer
174 views

Computer Crash when Charging Cable Unplugged

On my laptop I get crashes every time I unplug my charging cable. It wasn't always like this, but has become like this over some time. Basically, I unplug the cord and it turns off instantly. It ...
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1answer
647 views

Acer Laptop is shutting off instantly when on battery

My latop (Acer M5 581-TG) is completely shutting off when on battery, sometimes before it can even attempt to boot, sometimes after 10 minutes of logging into windows. Everything is fine if it is ...
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0answers
88 views

Windows should display warning when on battery

I have purchased my first laptop recently. But, the problem is many times I forgot to connect it to power supply. Due, to which all of my battery get exhausted and I get warning when it is only 10% ...
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1answer
539 views

HP Compaq 610 Battery not charging

my mother has a Compaq 610 running Windows 7 Ultimate. The problem here is that it is not charging when it is plugged in. It does take power from the power supply but the battery is not charging. The ...
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0answers
243 views

How can I fix a dell xps1530 laptop battery that will not charge all

I have a dell xps 1530 laptop. The laptop initially came with windows vista. However, I once upgraded to Win 7 64 bit and it was working alright till I started having problems with a few software that ...
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0answers
365 views

How do I change power settings on my laptop to hear audio while running on battery?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad with Windows 7. I can hear sound when my laptop is powered up on AC power. While on battery power I can not hear streaming media, such as YouTube. I was informed that I ...
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1answer
52 views

can I increase the power going into my laptop

I have a gaming laptop (acer aspire timelineX). I'm having trouble when I play any graphically intense games(guildwars 2). I set the settings all the way to low and after a short while I will get the ...
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1answer
392 views

Windows laptop cannot detect battery

I have this sony laptop about 6 years old. The battery lasts about half an hour or less. Now all of a sudden it cannot find the battery at all. The battery icon shows a red cross says No battery is ...
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1answer
3k views

VAIO Battery checker caution error

I downloaded and Installed VAIO Battery checker a few minutes ago, now this error appears every now and then and I am unable to do anything. I don't know how to uninstall it, I didn't find it among ...
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2answers
712 views

Battery stops charging at 84% and gets very hot

My laptop battery always charges to about 84% to 87%. Once it reaches a charge level in that range, it stops charging, but Windows says it is "plugged in and charging". Because it has not reached ...
2
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1answer
5k views

How efficient is Windows 8 in using battery power as compared to Windows 7 in similar power plans?

I'm very specific about the time my laptop battery can last as it is very important to me. Will my laptop's battery last longer with Windows 8 or Windows 7, both in similar power plans, considering ...
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1answer
3k views

Lenovo Laptop won't charge above 59%

On my Lenovo laptop, running windows 7, I has got a prompt saying that, the system has noticed I am mainly using adapter, therefore I should keep the battery half charged. It justified the ...
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2answers
185 views

Software to totally drain a laptop battery

I'm looking to totally drain 2 laptops in order to judge which one has the better battery. They have different software on them though, so I wanted to find software that will absolutely hammer the ...
2
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0answers
307 views

Acer Aspire Laptop won't charge in Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I have an Acer Aspire 7750-6801 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OS. The issue is that it will only charge sometimes when plugged in. I thought it might be a hardware issue, so I tried ...
5
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3answers
6k views

when my laptop battery is fully charged should i unplug charger and let the battery discharge? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to use a laptop on battery or on AC power? I was wondering if when a laptop battery is full charged if one should unplug it and let the battery discharge or ...
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3answers
1k views

System connected to UPS goes to sleep short time after power is lost

I have a Win7 x64 system connected to the UPS. The UPS is capable of maintaining the system power for about 30 minutes. After I have connected the UPS, I have verified this by disconnecting the power ...
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2answers
617 views

Windows 7 hibernates by itself

I have Windows 7 Pro 64-bit installed on a Lenovo Thinkpad X120e, and it is set up so that it will go into hibernation when the battery is too low. Sometimes, the computer hibernates by itself, and ...
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2answers
584 views

Draining laptop battery power to null using Windows power option

My laptop has the same issue as most laptops do have , it does not hold on to its charge for the expected amount of time . Now I have seen blog post that suggest to 'completely' drain battery power ...
2
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0answers
139 views

Trackpad and battery on stop working at same time

Gateway E-475M G Windows 7 Professional SP1 Synaptics TouchPad 15.2.20.0 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery 6.1.7600.16385 It seems that when my battery stops working correctly, my ...