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Windows 7: Odd Shutdown Situation

06 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Odd Shutdown Situation

My desktop running Window 7 64bit will shut down claiming my battery has reached a critical level. My only problem is this computer doesn't have a battery, it's a desktop. I don't know why the OS would think I have a battery. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

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06 Jul 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Actually every computer has a battery, it is the CMOS, battery. It keeps the settings and time when you are shut down. I think that this battery may be low. You might want to check it. Is your time right, bottom right of screen?
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06 Jul 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello nbat42, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look through Power Options to see what it's set at though that makes no sense if you have no battery.

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Odd Shutdown Situation-power.jpg

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06 Jul 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

@ nbat
Article about bad CMOS and the possiblity of shutdown and how to fix it

How to Check the CMOS Battery | See number 3
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23 May 2012   #5

Win 7 Professional 64 bit

I have the same problem. My computer shuts down unexpectedly and when I start it up Windows Resume Reloader says that it has saved my data to the disc and that windows shut down because it's battery has reached its critical level and must be recharged or plugged in before resuming Windows. My computer (Win 7 Prof 64 bit) is also a desk top only several months old and stays plugged in all the time.
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