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Windows 7: Your Computer is Running on Battery Power

13 Feb 2012   #1
ndex477

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Your Computer is Running on Battery Power

When trying to install my Windows 7 Service Pack1 updates I keep getting this message "Your Computer is Running on Battery Power". I get the message even when the computer is plugged in. What could be causing this?


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13 Feb 2012   #2
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

This seems to be a battery problem. Some computers will run only if the battery is in good shape, and do not run at all with the battery removed.

Your's is a minor annoyance that can usually be solved by getting a new battery. Depending on you how use the computer it is safe to assume that a battery is past it's service life after 6 months to 1 year. If that is so then please get a new battery.
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14 Feb 2012   #3
BisVal

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Try to take off the battery and run only plugged in to see if You get the same message .
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14 Feb 2012   #4
mudithajayath

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

it cannot be a problem with a dead battery. because if you want, you can run your laptop even without a battery if you've plugged in your power adapter. i think it's maybe a problem with the OS. try restoring to a latest restore point. pardon me if i'm wrong. but i think it will help you somehow.
P.S. Backup your data before restore your system.
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14 Feb 2012   #5
ndex477

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks very much will try these.
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14 Feb 2012   #6
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

If you're installing SP1, did you just recently re-format? If so, have you re-installed all of the necessary drivers for the system?
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14 Feb 2012   #7
ndex477

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Reformat as in what?
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14 Feb 2012   #8
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

As in, did you format and re-install Windows?
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14 Feb 2012   #9
ndex477

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes, I had it re-installed for me. How can I find out if these drivers have been installed? How do I install them if they have not?
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14 Feb 2012   #10
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

You can check in your Device Manager to see if you have any yellow exclamation points. If so, show us a screenshot of it.

Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices
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