As a favour to a friend, I'm cleaning there laptop from spyware/stupid crap they've done.
Restoring it to factory settings is (other than fully wiping the main drive) the only way fully clean it (Also really the only option due to the said person not having a recovery disk).
The infected laptop is a compacq I'm not too sure on the specific model, It's running Windows 7 32bit Home Premium.
Booting in to windows BIOS and trying to restore it to factory setting yealds a slight problem; a re-occurring warning before attempting to restore.
Warning, your laptop is currently running on battery power.
Recovery Manager requires that your laptop is plugged into an AC power outlet.
The battery is at full power, but the warning keeps me from continuing restoring factory settings even though I have the laptop plugged in.
Is there a way to change the power received from the battery to the AC adapter? I've tried removing the battery and plugging in the laptop, it's receiving power but I can't boot it like that.
The Recovery Manager does not seem to be recognising that the Adapter is plugged in and I can't continue the recovery process because of this warning message.
Any help with this would be much appreciated, I've really not dealt with laptops and battery issues. As far as I know there are no hardware problems.
TL;DR How to change the power received from the battery to the AC adapter?