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Power Meter for Battery Life Not Working

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 16, 2005 10:26:03 PM

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Ever Since I installed a new bigger Hard Drive (from12 gigs to 60 gigs) and
Windows XP Home, my Power Meter on the laptop has been giving me bogus
readings. It will drop from “3:00 hours remaining� to 80% in an hour then
drop to 3% ten minutes later without warning and lock up my system.

Just this evening, I started and unplugged the laptop at 7:30pm and meter
said 100% and 3:00 hours left. At 8:20pm power meter said 2:43minutes
remaining.

At 8:44pm the audible alarm sounded showing 3% battery left, (it never did
show a text alarm at the 10% like I had it set) The audible alarm keeps
beeping until the laptop shuts down or I plug in the power cord. At that time
I plugged in the power cord and the meter shows 3%.

I have tried three different batteries, with the same problem.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 17, 2005 1:28:08 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

The "power meters" are "laptop specific". If you have reinstalled the
correct drivers you may still have to recalibrate the meter. Please
check tech support at the laptop vendor/manufacturers web site for
assistance and instructions.

jjv wrote:

> Ever Since I installed a new bigger Hard Drive (from12 gigs to 60 gigs) and
> Windows XP Home, my Power Meter on the laptop has been giving me bogus
> readings. It will drop from "3:00 hours remaining� to 80% in an hour then
> drop to 3% ten minutes later without warning and lock up my system.
>
> Just this evening, I started and unplugged the laptop at 7:30pm and meter
> said 100% and 3:00 hours left. At 8:20pm power meter said 2:43minutes
> remaining.
>
> At 8:44pm the audible alarm sounded showing 3% battery left, (it never did
> show a text alarm at the 10% like I had it set) The audible alarm keeps
> beeping until the laptop shuts down or I plug in the power cord. At that time
> I plugged in the power cord and the meter shows 3%.
>
> I have tried three different batteries, with the same problem.
>
> Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 17, 2005 1:28:09 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

same issues with me.
i think its the issue with the laptop battery. i do drain out the battery a
lots of time so i dont know why is it doing this ....

probably needs a re-build.


"Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> The "power meters" are "laptop specific". If you have reinstalled the
> correct drivers you may still have to recalibrate the meter. Please check
> tech support at the laptop vendor/manufacturers web site for assistance
> and instructions.
>
> jjv wrote:
>
>> Ever Since I installed a new bigger Hard Drive (from12 gigs to 60 gigs)
>> and Windows XP Home, my Power Meter on the laptop has been giving me
>> bogus readings. It will drop from "3:00 hours remaining" to 80% in an
>> hour then drop to 3% ten minutes later without warning and lock up my
>> system. Just this evening, I started and unplugged the laptop at 7:30pm
>> and meter said 100% and 3:00 hours left. At 8:20pm power meter said
>> 2:43minutes remaining.
>>
>> At 8:44pm the audible alarm sounded showing 3% battery left, (it never
>> did show a text alarm at the 10% like I had it set) The audible alarm
>> keeps beeping until the laptop shuts down or I plug in the power cord. At
>> that time I plugged in the power cord and the meter shows 3%.
>>
>> I have tried three different batteries, with the same problem. Does
>> anyone know how to fix this problem?
>>
>
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