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Battery meter fluctuates

Question: Battery meter fluctuates

Hello,

I have a problem with W7. It's installed on a VAIO FE with dual boot (Vista + W7 32 bit). No problem with installation. Works great. Installed with driver pack for Vista from Sony without errors. Although, once in awhile, the battery meter fluctuates all of a sudden, and reads it up or down with changes related to power plan (brightness, ...) . The thing is, it sometimes read the battery critical (eventhough it's not, over 70 % remaining), and hibernates . The only thing I was able to change is the power plan, so it gets asleep instead of hibernate (which is faster to reload). Never happened on AC. Battery seems to be physically ok with good autonomy and no problem like that on Vista.

Any ideas ? Could it be related to battery or ACPI drivers ? Is there something I could rollback in W7 from my vista files (drivers, ...) ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Regards,

CyberG18
Windows 7, the way Vista should have been !

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Answer: Battery meter fluctuates

I've seen this before. It's one of 3 possibilities.
1 - The battery is dying, might need to be replaced.
2 - Another piece of hardware is spiking and possibly overheating. Yes, Windows 7 runs great but it also requires additional resources. More processing, more heat, more power consumption.
3 - Not related to the battery directly but possibly the power supply. The battery is the first place most would think to look at - myself included. I think it's indicative of another fault with hardware. Possibly the sensor via ACPI is faulty and while it's potentially a driver problem, it's better to be safe than sorry.

If you're handy with a volt meter, check the battery. Since it's fine on AC like you said, it's a good place to start. Otherwise, try using Vista drivers for your mobo and especially ACPI.

And don't get electrocuted.

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This all started when I had my laptop on my lap, and the battery slipped out of place (one of the clips must have slid to unlock).  Battery meter, when hovered over, shows that laptop is "plugged in and charging" but shows a red X over the battery.Wifi meter shows the blue "thinking" circle, when hovered over shows I am connected and have internet access. Another thing that's not working is the screen brightness and volume meters that appear when unsing Fn+arrow keys (they still function, but the meters don't appear on the screen). This is such a strange combination of problems, I have no clue what's going on. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the lenovo energy management drivers, with no luck. EDIT: And now I'm getting this error when trying to reinstall lenovo energy management 

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Hi, I set my laptop to "Battery protection mode" which is supposed to limit charging to 60%. I noticed that once my laptop is at 60%, it switches to A/C for a few minutes, then it discharges by 1% and then charges again to 60%. This process repeats every few minutes. Is this supposed to happen? I'm worried that each time it discharges and charges again, I am wasting a charge cycle.  When I allow it to charge to 100% under "Battery Fully charged mode", it will switch to A/C when fully charged and does not discharge again so I don't think there's an issue with my battery.  Thanks for any help!

Answer:Battery Protection Mode - U410 Battery fluctuates around 60%, keeps charging and discharging.

It is fine for the laptop dont worry.





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Hello, I have a question about how the battery protection mode works on lenovo laptops (specifically the z580). I find prolonging the lifespan of the battery to be important, because I want the laptop and its battery to last a long time. As a result, to save charge cycles and increase performance I would prefer to plug in the battery where possible and use battery protection mode. This was a great feature when I discovered it, as it was exactly what I was looking for in a laptop. The only issue I have is that the battery % seems to fluctuate between about 57% and 60% (it charges sometimes, and then stops charging, then charges again.) This concerns me because I am worried that the computer is always drawing power through the battery, and just charges it every once in a while when being used in order to top it off. I was really hoping this feature would make the power supply charge the battery to 60, and then completely bypass the battery after that and draw directly from the wall. Does anyone know how this feature works on a hardware level? Or anywhere I can contact Lenovo to find out? Thanks very much,Ryan

Answer:Battery Protection Mode - Charge Level Fluctuates

In battery protection mode the charge mode is set to 60%. When level of battery reaches to 60%, it stops charching. As its stop charging, the battery comes into use and as i said above the battery would start charging immediatelt when charge is less than 60%. This is the main reason of fluctuation. So you shoudnt worry. But charging the battery is also not good. So my suggetion is that you should let the battery level to 30% and only then charge the battery.





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My S430 is running Win 7 Pro. Until yesterday it was functioning fine. Yesterday it shut down when the battery ran out with the Windows 'Critical Battery Issue' message. It was closed and was meant to be in Sleep mode.  After charging overnight 10+ hours the Windows battery meter says that the battery is at 0%. The Lenovo battery meter says that it is at 0%.  Clearly, it should have fully recharged by now. I have tried restarting the laptop etc. with no change.  So now either the battery is not charging, or, both meters are reading it wrongly. How can I resolve this problem?













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Answer:After Critical Battery Issue shutdown battery meter displays 0% constantly S430

This issue was resolved by a full Windows and Lenovo update and then several reboots.

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It's so strange. Today when I turned on my laptop, suddenly, there was a message that my battery has problems so the computer might shut down suddenly. I tried different strategies, like uninstalling the battery driver, or letting the computer completely die. When it turned off itself at 6%, I turned it back on, and it was at 2 minutes battery life. Then in a few minutes, it said 4 minutes battery life for 6%. Now, it's passed an hour, and it says 3 minutes, but changes sometimes to 1-4 minutes. The battery meter is completely wrong, and I don't know what to do since it is closing the computer way too early. I'm still not sure what the problem is. Please help me.

Answer:Laptop Battery Meter is Completely Wrong and it says there's a problem with the battery

How long have you been using the laptop with battery? Is it still under warranty?

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Hi everybody,

I have a few years old Satellite M35X-S149, no problems so far however I've been experiencing very poor battery life (like 10 minutes from fully charged to 0%). I reconfigured the power options so that it would do nothing even when battery power went to 0% (no auto hibernate) and it runs for another 45-60 minutes after it has reached 0% battery.

So i guess the battery is faulty but not dead and I believe there is some kind of "meter" that is not working as supposed, is there any way to reset o calibrate it?

Anybody has run into this same problem?

Thanks!

Answer:Poor battery live on Sat M35X - how to reset battery meter?

Hi,

I can give you an hint how to recalibrate the battery:

1. The battery should be loaded completely to 100%
2. then you will have to modify the powersaving profile like following -> hibernation & standby off, disable the options which shuts the machine off when the batt. level off so the machine should shut off when the battery is on 0%
3. Let the machine work for how long the battery lasts
4. After the machine shuts off by itself when the battery is COMPLETELY empty let the battery charge (the notebook should be powered OFF)
5. Check if it worked and repeat it if the result does not satisfy you
6. In case of NO success I would replace the battery

Greets and good luck

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When running on the battery, at the start it suggests some 3 hours of life with 100%, but after less than an hour the system suddenly goes into standby.

I get no "low level" warning any more. The Toshiba Power Saver actions are set up to alarm at 20% and go to standby at 10%. This matches the settings under control panel / power options.
I tried a new battery but the symptoms are exactly the same.

Any ideas?

Answer:Tecra M2 - battery meter/ battery life problem

Nothing immediately springs to mind, but I have a few questions which may help to elicit more information:

- Do you need to plug the M2 in to the charger to make it come out of Standby?
- What happens when you come out of Standby? Does it indicate near 0% of some other value?
- Does it recover from Standby or has it lost any BIOS settings (e.g.) wrong timedate?

Might be worth checking to see if you did anything prior to the problem which may be a factor.

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I have just replaced my CMOS/BIOS battery today, as , I have faced some critical problem regarding regular BIOS date/time reset after system shutdown. But I want to know how do i recognize, that my new batter is totally ok or functional.

Battery Meter gadget shows that "battery Not charging"
Is it a gadget problem?

Is there any method available so that I can track that my new installed CMOS battery in PC is working fine?

Please help me.

Answer:Battery Meter shows CMOS battery not charging

The battery you have replaced is solely there to maintain the clock and other BIOS settings (if you have changed them from their defaults). It will not prevent you from booting your system if it is dead/missing; all it means is that you will have to enter the BIOS each time and make the correct settings and time. This battery is not rechargeable.

Do you still have to enter the correct time, or is the BIOS maintaining this now you've changed the battery?

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I have tried calibrating the laptop using the hard drive test and the manual way, but it still shuts down with the battery after discharging 1000mAh.This battery I bought is a 11.1V 8800mAh battery. At 15% on the battery meter, the remaining capacity is 7890mAh.Here is a picture of the HP Battery Check: So I shuts down even when the battery is not empty. With this so far, I can say that either...1. The battery is sh*t quality.2. The battery is not fully compatible.3. The laptop can't take something with a larger capacity. Can someone help me with this issue?And if it is indeed a sh*t battery, where should I be ordering a 'legit' good quality repacement battery?

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Hi I have a T20 and decided to upgrade to XP Pro. This was fine untill decided to upgrade bios to 61ww,Followed instructions and upgraded with adapter pluged in and full battery, However as soon as the upgrade completed Iwas told the battery was critical and when I checked the power meter it was showing no battery inserted and no longer charges.Ihave checked the battery and it has good charge but laptop says battery critical and shuts down.How can I get the unit to recognise my battery again?I tried reinstalling the software but this made no difference.   HELP!Thanks in advance for any suggestions

Answer:BATTERY METER t20

Hi alanbandit,Welcome to the forum!I think downgrading the BIOS might fix this problem.Hope it helps.





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After removing malware my battery meter no longer shows up in the system tray, and I also cannot re-eable it under power settings, always show is checked. I tried unckecking always show and clicking apply, then re-checking and applying and it poped back up once, but after a restart it disipeared again, and wont come back.

Answer:Battery Meter

computer make/model ? OS is XP ?

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Hi, my battery meter icon has disappeared. The option to have it appear is greyed out and I have tried restarting my computer, I have done the regedit thing and it still is not appearing. Is there anything else I can do to make appear.

Answer:Battery meter

Hello Nhall, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if this may be able to help.

Notification Area - System Icons

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Question: Battery Meter

Simple problem that I have had throughout every Windows ever made. When my battery runs low the audible warning never goes off. Why? Because the trigger for the event is once my battery meter reaches a preset percentage, in my case 15%. Unfortunately the remaining power is rarely counted down sequentially, therefore some numbers are skipped. In my case last time, my counter went 15.1% < 14.5% and skipped the audible warning. Does anyone have a fix for the problem that Microsoft seem to have neglected for years?

Answer:Battery Meter

Try setting it at 20%...

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I have recently installed Windows Vista on my laptop, an Acer Aspire 1680 as a clean install. However, Vista does not recognise my computer to be a laptop and does not show the battery meter or allow me to edit battery options. I have tried to show battery meter following Microsoft's instructions but the option is not available.

Answer:Battery Meter

Your laptop probally has the Acer Empowering Technology software on it like mine, if you go on the Acer support site you can find a Vista driver + software update package.

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Have a 1 year old Dell notebook. Just noticed that the battery meter is showing that it's only 49% charged. It shows that it's charging, but from time to time I would check how much and it only shows 49%. How can I correct this problem.

Thanks

Answer:Battery Meter

You just might not be able to correct.

What battery meter are you referencing?

Use SIW | Hardware | Battery to get full info on your battery.

Link to SIW in my signature.

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How do you change which plans are shown? Windows 7 only shows two (Balanced and School). I also want to show "High Performance..."
 

Answer:Windows 7 Battery Meter

I'll have to look into that, for me I just modified balanced to what I needed.
 

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I just upgraded to Windows 10 on my laptop. I can't view how much battery I have left from the taskbar and I have tried to change the settings to turn on the power notifications, but nothing is working. There is a toggle to turn on the notification, but it won't let me change it from "off" to "on".

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Has anyone else noticed that the estimed time left on the battery in windows 10 fluctuates wildly? On my xps 13 it can change almost 3 hours between checking it 5 minutes apart. Thanks!

Answer:Terrible battery meter?

PHEW! for a day i thought was only me... well, i used without the battery pack inserted for about 6 hours, and it get more stable, but i still getting low battery power warnings about 30-120 minutes than my previous instance (Windows 8.1), but i always put on the plug at there, so i don't f is that error again of my battery pack is dying, might test that later...

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i had to do a system restore on my laptop, and afterwards i noticed that whenever i unplugged my laptop so that it only runs on the battery, there is no battery icon (on the bottom taskbar) like there was before. the little icon of it being plugged in is always there. also i cant go through the control panel to see how much is left of my battery. i get this: can someone help me fix this?

Answer:No Battery Meter On My Laptop

hello' What is the make and model of your laptop?

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Hi, I noticed that the green battery meter in the taskbar of ThinkPad R51 has somehow disappeared. In the Power Management I cannot find any alternative like "Show meter in the taskbar" to select, The same thing happened once earlier and the only cure I found was system restore. Now that will not help because the icon apparently has been lost for a longer time. Could someone tell how to restore the battery meter on taskbar. Leo.

Answer:R51 battery meter disappeared

right click on the taskbar, and go to toolbar, the power manager option should be listed.

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Has anyone else noticed that the estimed time left on the battery in windows 10 fluctuates wildly? On my xps 13 it can change almost 3 hours between checking it 5 minutes apart. Thanks!

Answer:Terrible battery meter?

PHEW! for a day i thought was only me... well, i used without the battery pack inserted for about 6 hours, and it get more stable, but i still getting low battery power warnings about 30-120 minutes than my previous instance (Windows 8.1), but i always put on the plug at there, so i don't f is that error again of my battery pack is dying, might test that later...

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Acer Aspire 5733z-4477  Windows 7 Home Premium
Battery Meter disappered probably a year ago.
Yesterday I put in a NEW battery and the Battery Meter is still missing.
I tried the only suggestion I could find in the community suggestion and it would NOT work.
Can you be of assistance?
Thank you for your consideration and assistance, 
Silverdude1

Answer:Battery Meter disappered

Check this:Official Microsoft answerhttp://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/cant-change-battery-icon-sett...or this:http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19085-system-icons-enable-disable.html

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I have recently installed a new battery on my 5+ year old hp compaq laptop. I'm not entirely sure, but assume the behaviour with the battery meter started then, though there have been some windows updates since then as well.

The battery meter does not update (anything - charging status / battery percentage) unless I right click on it. I don't have to do anything except right click, and can then click away. left clicking doesn't force it to update.

As I have set up different screen brightness for on/off battery, I can tell that windows is detecting the presence / absence of the charger, and as far as I can tell, the battery is actually charging fine. It is just the battery meter in the system tray which isn't responding normally. Also the HP support center

I have already tried re-installing the ACPI-compliant control method battery through device manager and this made no difference. I have also turned the meter off and back on.

I have installed BatteryBar which appears to be staying up to date, so suspect the problem is windows rather than hardware.

Any way to correct this issue? I could get by with the BatteryBar workaround, but would prefer to just use the one that comes with the OS.

Answer:Battery meter (only) not updating

Welcome to the forums!

The new battery,was it OEM or third party? Have you ran a sfc/scannow to detect and possibly repair any corrupt system files? Here's a tutorial on how to do that if you haven't before. Just click on the link : SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hi, 

I have a Dell Precision M6600 and I just installed a new battery. It all seemed fine a couple of hours ago, but now there is a red cross sign next to the battery icon and the power is dropping fast. It displays this even when fully charged. The battery seems to be genuine, it was bought from a trust worthy retailer. 
I would very much appreciate any advice on how to deal with this. 

Thank you, 

Andrei

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Hi,I've had my notebook for almost a year now and I just recently used express charging mode with OneKeyOptimizer and after that my battery meter is always wrong. It stays at 100% and drops to 0 quick. I have tried installing, and un-installing drivers (ACPI,Lenovo Power, etc.) and Disconnecting the battery from the motherboard. I also tried upgrading the BIOS and drivers, nothing. Callibration using OneKey and Gauge reset using power manager and no luck either. I finally tried manually resetting the gauge (fully charging and discharging) and it now drops to 0 more slowly and stay on 0 for 4 or more hours. The battery life is very good (weird!).So I have two questions now:1. Is there something I have not tried except re-installing windows?2. Why did it happen when I only used express charging mode?3. There is no OneKeyOptimizer or Power manager or any type of standard battery gauge software for lenovo y40-80 for windows 10, Is there going to be one soon? 

Answer:Y40-80 Battery meter problem

Hi dilmanous , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Previous power management would not be compatible to Windows 10 after upgrade .
Such apps was designed for think systems originally and that this article would apply ( Document ID: HT104070  Last Updated :01 Feb 2016 )
 
" There is no Power Manager for Windows 10.
ThinkPad systems with Windows 10 have dual-mode battery firmware. The firmware will help to recognize the battery health and automatically adjust the full charge capacity downwards to maintain maximum battery health.
Therefore, it does not require users to manually maximize battery health with Power Manager. " 
 
What you can do perhaps is completely uninstall it and restart , check if the battery status of Windows 10 is working.
As soon as express charging mode was set , synchonization of the app with the firmware may have caused it.
 
One key optimizer currently for Win10 replaces previous battery software and do not share same features as the energy manager in Win8 . 
 
For Windows 10 systems, power manager has been included in the Lenovo Settings application . 
 
At the moment , this may be the closest answer we can have but you can check this thread shared by fellow community member for the same app on this discussion . 
 
Update us how it would go. 
 
 
Regards

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My new R61 works on AC, works on battery but the battery life never charges past 96%.  Is this a bug in the power management software, a settings issue or some kind of driver/ bios issue? Thanks for your help

Answer:Battery Meter stuck at 96%

You can check the settings in energy manager; double click on the green battery in the task-bar, choose battery information and then battery maintainance, (I hope ? - Akkuwartung in german). or through programs - think vantage - energy manager.

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Updated my wife's laptop with windows 10 and now is missing the battery meter (charging, power left also no warning on screen when low power) going to the notification area properties the option to turn power icon is completely greyed out and unselectable. Fully up to date and have ran a sweep for errors with SFC/scannow and returned no errors. Any help?

Answer:missing battery meter

same problem here - locations is gone too..

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The battery meter that was directly to the left of the toolbar on the bottom right has all of the sudden dissapeared...any ideas how I can get it to show up again? It was the meter that showed the percentage of battery power remaining (i.e. 96%) Thanks in advance...













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Answer:Battery Meter Dissappeared

swf83,  Check to make sure that you still have ThinkVantage Power Manager still installed.  Look in either  Start --> Programs --> ThinkVantage,   or   go to Control Panel -->  Add/Remove Programs and see if it's still there.  If for some reason it got unintentionally uninstalled, then just reinstall it.  If it's still installed, then launch it by going to  Start --> Programs --> ThinkVantage --> Power Managerorby hitting the Fn+F3 keys and selecting  Manage Settings On the Power Manager window,  click on Options  and verify that the  option that says "Show Power Manager Gauge in task bar" is selected.   If it was already checked and the Power Manager gauge still doesn't show up, try un-checking then re-checking that box.   If all else fails, try uninstalling then reinstalling Power Manager.   

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Every few seconds, information about my computer's battery meter keeps popping up, and when I press Ok or x, it pops up again after a few seconds. Aaaaaar! Some letters on my keyboard aren't working the first time I hit them, which is also really strange. This only started happening today.
 

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Hi All-

On my Thinkpad R31, I was typically getting about 3 hours down to 10 percent battery life, and I wouldn't let it go lower than that.

Recently (within the past week), Windows has been reporting the typical 3 hours, but the percentage has been dropping ridiculously quickly so that I end up with just over 1 hour before I get down to around 10 percent. IBM's battery maximiser gauge is reporting the right time (a little over an hour) however.

I assumed the battery was on its way out as it is an older laptop, but tonight I've made an interesting discovery. As I type this the machine has hung at 6% life for the past 1/2 hour (6% is where I have it set to warn me it's getting low). Windows said it only had 13 minutes left when it hit 6 percent, and it's gone into denial just sitting there at 13 minutes remaining for the past 1/2 hour at 6 percent.

The IBM maximiser gauge has gone down to 1 minute and has sat there. It's been a 1/2 hour and it's not going down from 6 percent.

This leads me to think the battery is fine and that Windows is reporting wrong.

Anyone agree and if so, how do I get it to read right again?

Thanks,

Joe

EDIT: I got up to roughly an hour, at about the 40 minute mark it went to 0 percent then I let it go about 15 minutes more and it still hadn't died and I got sick of waiting for it. I put it back on charge for the night.

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Answer:Windows Battery Meter

It depends upon your Power settings and how you use your computer. E-mail/web browsing will last longer than playing DVDs, etc.
 

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 My battery meter has stuck. It is displayed in the toolbar, but it stays showing the same % remaining battery all the time. When I switch off, or put it to sleep, and power back on again, it displays the correct battery level - but then sticks at that level. It used to work perfectly well.  Does anyone have any hints about how to start it again?  I've tried rebooting, and I've tried reinstalling the power manager. 

Answer:X40 battery meter stuck

Hi rteather and welcome to the community,
 
What version are you running?  Your driver page shows version 5.05 but the ThinkVantage programs updates shows version 5.12.
 
Maybe you need a different version for it to work.  Your driver page also shows Battery Maximiser and and Power Manager features available for download.
 
Dave

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Hi guys..

I have wired problem here ..My laptop's battery meter doesn't move up and down when i plug in the charger .. But it's charges normally 10% 11% no problem in that..

Am using Win7 7264 I though maybe it's bug or something so I tried my vista the same charging without moving

any suggestions

Answer:Battery Meter problem

This maybe a motherboard problem. I would go to hp website and see if they have a new firmware for your laptop. Since this happens in Win7 and Vista if I read your post right.

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Is there a battery meter app for Windows 8 tablets that can be pinned to the start screen? It would make it a little easier than swiping in from the right every time I want to see the battery status, and a percentage reading would be really nice as well.

Answer:battery meter app for win 8 tablet

I have been looking for that too but i haven't found any :(

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Hi, I bought my Thinkpad Edge 14 a couple of weeks ago, and have been encountering a couple of persistent problems with the battery and power management system. Firstly, in spite of running in the Energy Star mode, I get barely two hours of battery life from my six cell battery. Secondly (and more worrying), is that when the computer is running on battery, the battery life shown remaining varies wildly. When it reaches around 19% battery remaining, the computer prompts to switch to AC power or hibernate. When I do plug the power in, the life remaining drops to 6%, and it starts charging. While the poor battery life is an issue, my main problem is that I can't tell how much battery life I do have left. I've updated my BIOS, but it doesn't seem to have solved the issue. Help, please.













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Answer:Inaccurate battery meter

I'm too facing the same issue. I got my Edge 14 from Best Buy 0578-26U. Lenovo has introduced a firmware for the batteries, but mine is not supported. I've got 42T4751. I hope Lenovo does listen to our problem and put a fix for our FRU batteries as well.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525, and recently I noticed that the battery meter in bottom right corner (task bar) has disappeared. Does anyone know how I can get it back? Thank you
 

Answer:Battery Meter Disappeared

this may just work

hi i have an inspiron 1300 and had the same problem

firstly try going into control panel then through the power options and check always show icon, if its already checked, uncheck and then recheck it then hit apply, hopefully that might work for you.. it didnt for me.
if that doesnt work try rightclicking the system tray(where the date and time is) go into properties and make sure the battery icon is on 'always show'.
if that still doesnt work have a look in device manager, see if there is a seperate catagory for 'batteries' if there isnt then you will most likely have to reformat and reinstall windows.... this is what i had to do after spending about 3 weeks looking around on various websites for help.


hope this helped.
 

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Updated my wife's laptop with windows 10 and now is missing the battery meter (charging, power left also no warning on screen when low power) going to the notification area properties the option to turn power icon is completely greyed out and unselectable. Fully up to date and have ran a sweep for errors with SFC/scannow and returned no errors. Any help?

Answer:missing battery meter

same problem here - locations is gone too..

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I don't know quite when this started, but I've now noticed that the Energy Management/Battery Meter function on my Y550 Win 7 x64 is completely unreliable. When the meter reads 50% the laptop is turning off with the orange light flashing because it's entirely drained. I have the latest driver, hoping it might fix is, but no dice. The battery life itself doesn't seem to be awful. 2-3 hours, but it's hard to tell when the meter tells me it should last 4 and then suddenly the laptop is shutting itself off. Any suggestions? Or an old set of drivers I should try?

Answer:Y550 broken battery meter

It's actually a defective battery. Happened on my sister's y450, and my y550. Her's was under warranty, so they replaced it. Mine wasn't, so I needed to order a new one for $100. Call in to tech support, see if they'll replace it for you.

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I just replaced my Toshiba Satellite L500 's battery, and now the battery meter shows 100% charged within a few minutes and as soon as i disconnect the AC adapter the battery meter starts discharging and within minutes shows the alert to find a power source. But the laptop doesn't shut down for quite a while. Please help!!!

Answer:Laptop Battery meter not working

"I just replaced my Toshiba Satellite L500 's battery,"
What did you replace the battery with, a genuine replacement battery or from another source?.
Was the battery fully charged when you received it, because the charging cycle might be a problem?.

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I have just replaced the battery in my laptop, and since then my battery meter has been reading incorrectly. I have drained the battery and let it recharge to 100% a couple of times to let it recalibrate. But the meter will still show a constant charge percentage (i.e. showing 92% for an hour).

I have a Toshiba Satelite, running Windows 7. I changed the battery because my computer gave me a warning that the last battery was going bad and wasn't holding a charge.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:Battery meter reading incorrectly

maybe you just go a really good battery ,what does it read after 2 or 3 hrs or just before it shuts off because it dead

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I own an APC UPS, model BR800. It is a relatively modern unit, and connects to my Win 7 Pro 64 bit computer.

The APC UPS comes with "PowerChute software." I have had endless, serious problems with this software, and would rather use Windows 7 to control the UPS instead.

I uninstalled the PowerChute software, uninstalled the device drivers, re-started the computer and then plugged the USB data cable back in. Windows 7 reported that it found the UPS unit and installed the drivers successfully. When I check 'device manager,' I see the drivers listed. All appears well.

Unfortunately, no battery meter appears in the system tray, and I can't configure Windows 7's handling of the UPS. I clicked 'customize' in the system tray, and 'Turn System Icons on or off.' The selection for Power is grayed out; I can't change it from off.

Can anyone tell me what I can do to get the battery meter in the system tray, and allow me to configure Windows 7's handling of the UPS?

Answer:No battery meter showing with UPS installed

As far as I know, the battery meter won't show unless you are actually running off the battery. It doesn't on either of my systems connected to APC UPSes. I also use the included software on one system, running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, and I have no issues with it. What "serious issues" do you have? It doesn't really do anything to cause issues, as far as I can tell...just reports on the status of the UPS. The other system is my WHS MediaSmart Server, so I used the GridJunction add-in.

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So the issue that I had with the battery meter that I was going to post about here is that it was stuck at 59 percent for a long time. I'm pretty sure the percentage should've increased because I had the laptop plugged in for over an hour. After doing some research, I decided to check to see if any part of the charger was loose. The brick part on the adapter felt like the plug was a little loose, so I pushed that in all the way. I also switched the other end of the plug on a different port of my surge protector to see if that made a difference. So after a few minutes of doing this, the battery meter just all of sudden changed towards 100% along with the orange light turning blue to confirm it. So far, the battery meter seems to function normally with it's increase(on charge)and decrease(no charger plugged in), but does anyone know why it did this in the first place? I'm hoping it was just a loose connection and nothing else. I'm using an Acer Aspire ES1-512-C1W0 with Windows 8.1 64 bit 4GB RAM.

Answer:Battery meter got stuck, but then changed?

Windows battery meter or some other battery widget? Jack E/NJ

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I've noticed recently that my battery meter has disappeared.
Plugging and unplugging does nothing.
I've gone to the toolbar properties but the option for power is greyed out and inaccessable.
I've read somewhere else that removing and replacing the actual battery will work, but I have no idea how to and don't trust the source, quite. Don't want to lose my stuff.
Can some help me figure out how I can get that meter back? I really need it these days.

Answer:[SOLVED] Battery Meter Disappeared

Removing the battery with the system completely shut down (save all work, close all windows, and select "Shut Down" from the Start/Windows menu) won't hurt anything, but I don't think that would help.

Do you have any third-party power management software active?

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is there any Battery meter for lenovo like dell i have lenovo B570e and i want to disable battery charging when the battery is fully charged and use my machine on DCi hope it make sense what am asking about..please reply to this post ThanksAsad 

Answer:is there any Battery meter for lenovo like dell

is there any Battery meter for lenovo like dell i have lenovo B570e and i want to disable battery charging when the battery is fully charged and use my machine on DCi hope it make sense what am asking about..please reply to this post ThanksAsad 

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The battery meter in my system tray doesn't update on its own.For example, it has been showing "1 Hr. 37 min. to full charge" for nearly 43 minutes, and the "bar chart" showing how full the battery is has not shifted.But when I unplug the PC and plug it right back in, it shows "correct", i.e., updated, information (the battery bar is half-way full, and it shows "55 minutes to full charge").Drivers and Windows all up-to-date, and I have run scandisk.Thoughts?Windows 10 ProSurface Pro 4Thanks!

Answer:Battery Meter Doesn't Update

QuoteThoughts?No.EDIT: This is not a new topic. It has beat to death again and again.What would be amazing is a software algorithm that works.One of many:Laptop Battery Meter is Completely Wrong and it says there's a problem with the battery

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So the issue that I had with the battery meter that I was going to post about here is that it was stuck at 59 percent for a long time. I'm pretty sure the percentage should've increased because I had the laptop plugged in for over an hour. After doing some research, I decided to check to see if any part of the charger was loose. The brick part on the adapter felt like the plug was a little loose, so I pushed that in all the way. I also switched the other end of the plug on a different port of my surge protector to see if that made a difference. So after a few minutes of doing this, the battery meter just all of sudden changed towards 100% along with the orange light turning blue to confirm it. So far, the battery meter seems to function normally with it's increase(on charge)and decrease(no charger plugged in), but does anyone know why it did this in the first place? I'm hoping it was just a loose connection and nothing else. I'm using an Acer Aspire ES1-512-C1W0 with Windows 8.1 64 bit 4GB RAM.

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in the taskbar the power meter is not there and i tried resetting it to the defaults but it still isnt there any ideas?

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In vista I was able to select from 3 power plan settings for my laptop: "Power Saver", "Balanced", and "High Performance."  I have these settings highly customized, and switch between them a lot.  A simple click on the battery meter and I had all of my options right there: 2 clicks and I'm good.In Windows 7, someone decided that they were going to put "High Performance" in "additional plan" group.  They also decided that they maximum number of plans available in the battery meter is 2.  This means that 50% of the time, when I want to change power plans I have to click on the battery monitor, click on more plans, show additional plans, pick the plan that I want, and then close the window.  This gets very annoying after a short period of time.Is there any way to increase the number of plans shown in the battery meter?  Or at least is there a way to set which plans I want to show in the battery meter?Thanks for your time,Kairos

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The one that shows the % battery left.I don't have it, but want it. Any help in getting it is appreciated.

Answer:T41 battery meter in task bar wanted

I suppose that this is what you're looking for: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-44226 Make sure that you unpack it from the appropriate directory after downloading it, it should be something like C>Drivers>Win>Power manager (or something like that, I'm certain you'll recognize it). Hope this helps. 

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The battery meter in my system tray doesn't update on its own.For example, it has been showing "1 Hr. 37 min. to full charge" for nearly 43 minutes, and the "bar chart" showing how full the battery is has not shifted.But when I unplug the PC and plug it right back in, it shows "correct", i.e., updated, information (the battery bar is half-way full, and it shows "55 minutes to full charge").Drivers and Windows all up-to-date, and I have run scandisk.Thoughts?Windows 10 ProSurface Pro 4Thanks!

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I just purchased a W520 and love it.  I have noticed that the battery meter in my system tray never goes above 99%.  Is this typical or could there be a charging problem with my battery?  (I have a 9 cell LI battery). Thanks.













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Answer:Battery meter doesn't go above 99% -- typical?

yes, this is normal, this is a feature in ThinkPads to prevent over charging and thus preventing unnecessary battery cell degradation.

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After reading a thread about Microsoft not showing the battery charge percentage. Just pin the battery saver to the start bar. It displays the levels in real time and is accurate.

Answer:Windows phone battery meter

Unfortunately, this does not work in Windows 10 anymore. I loved the feature in Windows 8.1.

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I've been having an issue with the default windows 7 battery meter/icon in that whenever I unplug my laptop the battery meter will show that I have 100% battery charge up until the battery reaches a critical level and the laptop hibernates. Help anyone?

EDIT: Just happened a couple moments ago. The laptop ran for most of it's battery life with the battery icon still showing 100% charge and then just shut off without warning.

Answer:Dynamic Battery Meter is Unchanging

It's been a while and I've made a new discovery so I've decided to bumb this.

All right so I thought it was just Windows being Windows a first so I downloaded a new battery meter from a 3rd party company that was much more extensive on information. Apparently it could only get a 1% accurate read and my battery life never went down. I'm thinking this could be a problem with the BIOS or something? Not really sure at all. HELP!

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I'm planning on upgrading my XPS 14z to Windows 10.  The laptop offers the dell battery meter option where I can disable battery charging.  If I go to windows 10, either through an upgrade or clean install, will I lose this functionality?  Thanks in advance.

Answer:Dell Battery Meter with Windows 10

Why do you want to Disable battery charging? The laptop will NOT overcharge the battery; the battery stops the charging when it is fully charged.

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A few weeks ago, I noticed that when I unplugged my laptop, the battery meter indicated that I had 13 minutes remaining. The battery indicated it was fully charged, and the percentage dropped very quickly. Within minutes it began warning of low battery. I figured that my battery must be going bad.
However, I decided to time it, and found that it lasted for several hours after the warning. The meter went to zero, claiming less than a minute remained, and showed this for over 2 hours. Once it died, I removed the batter for a bit thinking that it would reset whatever component measures the battery. Now, when fully charged, it shows about 2 hours on the "long Life" profile (lower power usage) while browsing he web. At 1 hour and 45 minutes, it died. The meter showed it slowly dropping. At 98% it said I had an hour and a half. At 97%, it dropped to zero immediately, whilst still claiming an hour and a half. After a few minutes, it shut off.

So, while the battery does not last as long as it did a year ago, the meter is clearly wrong. How do I reset this to be accurate?
Specs:
Toshiba Satellite A-105
Windows XP Media Center
 

Answer:Battery Indicator/Meter error...

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My new U310's battery meter gives fluctuating values of time remaining.At one time, it said that there's still 1 hour and 47 minutes remaining. However, after a few minutes, it became 2 hours and and 2 minutes. then it turned to 1 hour and 47 minutes again, after some time. Is this normal? Also, my battery level drops really fast. For example, even though it says that there's still 4 hours remaining, after just a short time, it drops to, say, 3 hours, although only 30 minutes have passed (my laptop's connected to wifi, and a web browser is open).

Answer:new U310's battery meter is fluctuating

Help?

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hi all

annoying little problem, i had a virus called iamfamous.dll which i have removed.
but now my system is working fine, or at least i thought, i noticed my battery meter is missing from the tray next to the time and date.

ive googled this a million times, every1 says untick the box in power options to always show then retick, ive tried this about 84 times lol

next trick was to install dell quickset which still didnt show me how much battery i have left
the battery status' on dell quickset is greyed out

and on my inspiron 1300 the fn+f3 to bring up battery meter doesnt work.

any1 with a similar problem or someone who has a solution for me please help!!!
some screenshots are attached
also, no more warnings are popping up about critically low battery and so sometimes when power cable is loose laptop will just power down.

not knowing much about computers, but id say mayb theres an error from the pc communicating with windows, as its running from battery but wont display info about battery.

and im on XP professional
sorry about the format jpeg was taking ages to upload
 

Answer:Inspiron 1300 Battery Meter Fault

Try doing a Dell restore of the OS
 

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would someone share the download link for the battery meter app for Dell inspiron 15 3521 win 8.1?i cant find it on driver downloads :( battery meter app that disables charging when battery is full.
thank you in advance.

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Hi experts,I have a problem with my hp battery meter readings. Sometimes it will say 8hrs remaining and as soon as I turn battery saver on on windows 10, it changes to 6hrs remaining. And the readings change minute by minute! I cant therefore know the true capacity of my battery. On my older hp laptop, the battery meter readings were consistent with my use and they always were true values. Should i be worried about these meter readings??

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Hi,
I tried to look for a solution online and in this forum and I kinda failed...

Anyway - I don't know if it has anything to do with the problem, but I recently changed the battery from one that wasn't working properly for quite a while.

As for now the battery meter only refreshes if I right-click on it.

What should I do? :\

Thanks,

Amit

Answer:Battery meter not refreshing/updating properly

I was going to suggest updating, but I can't find any software updates on lg's site for you, hopefully someone else will have a suggestion.

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When I use the battery with only web browsing and word, spreadsheet, powerpoint processing the battery meter is claiming that I get a whopping 9 hours on a full charge lol. I realistically get 2.5 hours from doing the tasks I mentioned before, but on normal use, I get 1.5 to 2 hours. I am just wondering if someone is also getting this too optimistic battery life estimated remaining time. 





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Answer:Inaccurate battery meter in Y470 (too optimistic)

hi cbautis2,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums,
 
          Technically windows can only measure battery idle process of the computer.
So what you're seeing in the indicator is how long the battery will last on idle (when the computer is turned on and you're not doing anything on it)
 1.5 to 2.5 hrs of use is just about normal for a 6 cell battery.
 
You can try downloading and installing this  Passmark's BatteryMon.
This will let you see how your computer's discharge rate changes and helps you on optimizing your battery use.
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Hope this helps,
Cheers!!





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I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 running Windows XP Media Center edition.

I have just been through a virus removal and the system is running fantastically except for this one problem.

The Power Management Icon in the system tray always says "On AC Power" It doesn't matter if the battery is fully charged or almost dead, plugged in and charging or unplugged and shutting down due to loss of power.

I have changed batteries and chargers to no avail.

I read on one forum that the power management was part of Dell Quickset so I downloaded and updated Quickset from the Dell website. no change

Without the battery meter I can't tell when by machine is about to die so I will potential lose data or unsaved work.

I have already done every adjustment possible in the Power Manager settings, including turning the icon off and back on.

Any ideas would be great!

Answer:Battery meter stuck on AC power icon

Hi -I've seen dozens of Google references to this icon misbehaving in laptops and this is the only fix that has worked. If the driver files themselves are missing, There's a neat way of getting them back - See the post #5 from DogHair HERE -

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Hello, the windows provided battery meter, and my Linux counterpart battery meters read the same value, I've been having power failures recently, basically capacity dropping from 60% to 30% over matter of a few seconds.

I am currently running the manufacturer's battery reset software. However, I'm curious, which one do I trust?

Answer:Battery Meter conflict, windows7 v.s. manufacturer

When working at HP I found the battery meter it had, reliable.

However, in your case, as Linux also disagrees, why not let it run to 0% and see for yourself? (and then tell us, please)

BTW: What type of laptop is it? Have you researched for any credibility issues on that particular application?

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Ran HJT.... help please!

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C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
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Answer:IBM T30 running very slow, battery meter not shown

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During the application part of an unattended install, an End Task window is displayed for the "Battery Meter" application. Is this simply a response to a hardware problem with the BIOS battery? The loop is endless with the problem causing a reboot only to encounter the error again. Any ideas or help would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:End Task for Battery Meter during Unattended Install

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Hey, today, after just resetting my battery gauge that the little battery symbol in the taskbar tells me i have 71% battery left, while the power manager reports 67%. Anyone else notice anything similar?Also, at this percentage, my voltage is at a good 11.76V, but the battery claims to be designed for 10.80. When fully charged, my battery reports close to 13V, is this going to damage my battery?

Answer:battery meter discrepancy and high voltage

My W500 shows 12.55 voltage as well and I remember my last 2 Thinkpads do the same (ie have voltage above the design voltage) Do a battery gauge reset if you think somethink is not right (rember it takes some time). Also check what charging policy is set in "battery maintenance". I think I used the automatic one and it reduced my battery to 60% in lest than 6 months (the battery is awaiting replacement). My father have used thinkpads for more that 8 years and he always set it to: charge when below 90%, stop at 100% and it gave him an ok battery lifespan.Message Edited by lukaszsw on 01-10-2009 01:17 AM





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I bought a Thinkpad Helix (36984MU) several weeks ago, and I had a lot of issues with it. I upgraded the OS to 8.1 and occationally I had USB port problem (USB descriptor failed). The most annoying problem is the battery #2 (Keyboard battery) meter is not correctly displayed and needs to be disconnected and reconnect with the tablet to display a correct level of the battery #2 (both during charging and with battery only). Another problem is when the tablet goes to sleep (red light slowly flasing), the keyboard does not go to sleep (red light solid). I think there is a problem of communication between the tablet and the keyboard, especially related to power management. By the way, I updated all the drives and win updates. Any suggestions?

Answer:Helix keyboard battery (#2) meter not displayed corrrectly

I have a simiar issue with the battery metter: it frezzes and I have to reset the keyboard using pin in order to make it work again properly.

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Hi, 

I have a Dell Precision M6600 and I just installed a new battery. It all seemed fine a couple of hours ago, but now there is a red cross sign next to the battery icon and the power is dropping fast. It displays this even when fully charged. The battery seems to be genuine, it was bought from a trust worthy retailer. 
I would very much appreciate any advice on how to deal with this. 

Thank you

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This is really annoying.
The little battery meter in the notification area is not there anymore.

It is really hard to guess the battery life from the battery LED on the front of my L755-1NP. I tried right clicking the notification bar and checking properties but the battery meter icon is greyed out so I cannot turn it on.

Anybody have an idea on this?

Answer:Satellite L755-1NP - Battery meter missing in task bar

Hi

Maybe this workaround would help you:

1) Open the Start menu, and type gpedit.msc in the search and press Enter.
2) UAC notification would appear, so click Enter.
3) Now you can set and manage the Local Group Policies
4) Open the all users and on the left side (pane), click on an expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates and Start Menu and Taskbar.
5) Search in right pane for Remove the battery meter and click on Edit.
6) to Enable the Power Icon - Select Disabled or Not Configured and click OK.
7) Now reboot the notebook

Good luck

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Hey all!

I saw some reviews, did some research and ended up buying the Chuwi Lapbook 12.3.

Everything seems to be working fine, except that the laptop shows the battery at zero percent no matter what.

It does charge and has normal battery life, but the battery meter keeps displaying zero.

I updated everything, did the latest updates, and the problem persisted.

Then performed an updated BIOS update.

I then did a system reset (choosing to keep files), however, the battery still remains at 0. It does indicate when the charger is plugged in and charging, and when the charger is removed, it indicates that the charger is removed, and warns the battery is at 0 even though the laptop shows hours of normal battery life,just shuts off without warning whenever the battery runs out.

Is there any way to remedy this? I can't even identify whether this is a hardware or software issue.

Much thanks in advance.

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Hey everyone, I know this has been discussed in the past, but does anyone know where I can get the pre-installed software for the Yoga 2 Pro?  The partitions do not seem to carry the pre-installed software only the drivers.  I uninstalled Yoga Picks and I was curious to see how it worked and would like to re-install it. Any answer would be fab.  I don't understand why they wouldn't have the pre-installed software on the net or on the partition. Also, I have noticed the battery guage on windows and the battery guage on the Lenovo software sometimes differ in runtime left on the battery.  Which one is more accurate?  With simple web browsing and typing, I am getting 9 hours of battery life - based on the meters (both) - no voltage tweaking on the CPU, lowered resolution to 1920x1080, limited startup programs, stable mode and monitor set to ~30-40%.  Sometimes it fluctuates a tad, but the last few days of having the machine, the battery meters always read between 8-8.5 sometimes 9 hours.  I haven't done a battery drain test with battery benchmarking software. Edit:  I just spoke to tech support to see about getting a link or something to downlod the Yoga Picks software.  They told me they couldn't and the only answer is just to do a factory reset.  What the heck?  Its just a 20 mb piece of software.  Sheesh. -acv

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Both the Lenovo and Windows 7 (64-bit) battery meters have been stuck on 31% for several days.  The Windows meter has also been stuck at "plugged in, not charging" even though the laptop is plugged-in (and presumably charging). Also, the laptop no longer beeps when unplugging the power cord and switching to battery. I have used System Restore to return to an earlier status prior to upgrading Power Manager, shutdown and restarted, run CCleaner... and the problems remain.  I then upgraded again to Power Manager 6.36... and the problem remains. I ran the Reset Battery Guage function but then stopped after ~20 minutes after reading some bad things about the results. The laptop is 13 months old and I rarely use the batter, so this is not a dead/dying batter issue. Suggestions appreciated. Thanks,Jeff

Answer:Battery meter incorrect since upgrading to Power Manager 6.36

I still would reccomened the battery gauge reset. Here are the Tips from Lenovo Assisted Search.
 
After the battery firmware is updated, the full charge capacity will be reset to the battery's design capacity. Because of this, it is recommended that a battery fuel gauge reset be performed after the update is complete. This will update the full charge capacity to an accurate value. If this is not done, the battery may report a sudden drop in the estimates of remaining percentage and remaining time once the battery is nearly empty even after updating the firmware. To perform the fuel gauge reset:

Start Power Manager by double-clicking the fuel gauge displayed in the lower right portion of the screen.
Select Advanced in Switch to: view.
Click the Battery tab.
Click Battery maintenance.
Click Perform Reset.
Follow the instructions on the screen.

After the reset is complete, the battery gauge will be calibrated.If Power Manager is not installed or no Battery Maintenance button is available in Power Manager, the battery gauge can be reset by the following instructions.

Charge the battery to 100%.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the computer.
Discharge the battery until 5% or less of the battery charge is remaining. It is okay to let the critical battery action hibernate or shutdown the system.
Connect the AC adapter. The full charge capacity value will update when the AC adapter is connected.






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Hey all!

I saw some reviews, did some research and ended up buying the Chuwi Lapbook 12.3.

Everything seems to be working fine, except that the laptop shows the battery at zero percent no matter what.

It does charge and has normal battery life, but the battery meter keeps displaying zero.

I updated everything, did the latest updates, and the problem persisted.

Then performed an updated BIOS update.

I then did a system reset (choosing to keep files), however, the battery still remains at 0. It does indicate when the charger is plugged in and charging, and when the charger is removed, it indicates that the charger is removed, and warns the battery is at 0 even though the laptop shows hours of normal battery life,just shuts off without warning whenever the battery runs out.

Is there any way to remedy this? I can't even identify whether this is a hardware or software issue.

Much thanks in advance.

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hello, i just switched to symantec antivirus (can't think of another change that might have brought this on) and as a result, my battery guage (the green thinkpad one, not the one in the taskbar) and the volume indicator on screen (also think pad) does not show up anymore no matter what i dohelp!

Answer:battery guage and on-screen volume meter disappeared

Make sure your ThinkPad Hotkey Manager is running. Check in Task Manager. If it's not, re-enable it.

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Hello,I have a 0768 - fkg which is a year and a half old. after about 5 minutes of working on battery power the power meter jumps down to 0%. however, i can still work for a long while... its as if its not really 0%.what can i do to fix this? (make the power meter show the real percent left) 

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I installed a new SSD in my X230 and I also just upgraded to win8 (clean install) on the SSD. Overall the system is working very  except I can't get a Lenovo battery meter/gauge in the lower right part of the task bar (only the Microsoft version is displayed). I did go to Lenovo's driver website and downloaded the Lenovo Power Management Device (geku09ww.exe) but that did not resolve the problem. Seems to me that the Power Management device software is not working correctly in the Win 8 environment as I can't seem to find any of its utilities after the install. Any help on how to resolve this?  Thanks,Majesus

Answer:Battery Meter Missing on Newly Installed Win 8 X230 machine

'evening...
welcome to the community.
 
the battery metter you remember came with Lenovo's ThinkVantage Power Manager. there is no version available for Windows 8. this thread in the Windows 8 forum: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8/ThinkPad-software-for-Windows-8/td-p/899865
announced this, along with other applets that are deprecated in favor of built-in Windows 8 capabilities.
 
hope this helps to clarify.

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The power meter has stopped recognising the main battery although it recognises and reports on the secondary battery (the one that replaces the CD Drive). The indicator light registers that the battery is present and if it is fully charged on not.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Tecra M5 - Power meter has stopped recognising the main battery

Sorry mate but what notebook model you have exactly?

What system is running currently?

Did you install some updates which could affect the battery status?

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Good evening fellow taringueros.My problem is that my sister netbook battery meter mark will not advance 77% more load for more to be left connected the AC, just as it does not mark the 100% does not change the LED orange to blue obviously.Please ask me to collaborate to see that solution I can offer my sister first time since I run into a little problem in some of these family PC.Sincerely,In addition, I found two stores to buy a laptop battery,1. http://www.bateriabaratos.com/acer-aspire-one-532h-series.html2. http://www.pcbateria.es/acer-aspire-one-532.html3. http://www.elecachat.fr/acer-aspire-one-532h-series.htmlI say that one of the best battery

Answer:Problem 6-cell battery with meter Acer Aspire One 532H

Welcome to CH.All three look like good companies. But so many firms nowadays offer batteries.In my opinion, you do not need  buy a new battery just because it doers not reach 100% charge. Even 77% charge is useful.  If the laptop is working good, just wait until you really need a new battery.

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My Inspiron 17R just had a Windows 10 update.  Immediately afterward (by coincidence or ??), the battery would not function.  If I do not have the adapter connected, it is dead.  According to the BIOS, it is not a Dell battery.  Well, yes it is, original to the machine.  Meanwhile, the battery meter shows at 100% and plugged in.
Any ideas?

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hello, all... it is in yet another time of need that i turn to you ...my notebook (dell inspiron 1525, about 1 year old) started showing signs that its battery might be warn out - when it was not plugged in with its adapter, within a few minutes it would without warning go into sleep mode and upon trying to turn on, warn me that the battery was at a critical low...

now, today it had been on for a while in a summer-hot room and it was only when i tried to put it to sleep to ~reduce~ the burden on it, the battery light started flashing orange (the warning that your battery is in trouble, 4 times quick, 1 blue flash) and nothing - not turning it off, letting it cool, would make it stop
...it does come back on but i don't foolishly think it's going to last! the battery meter also says, instead of 100%, now 99% and will not go up... (my father's notebook battery meter is always stuck on ***74%*** even if allowed to charge, and it's been this way since turning it on for the first time... so i'm not sure what is causing that...)
the only time the orange light did go out was when i UNplugged the adapter but as soon as i plug it back in, that happens again ...and if i leave it unplugged for too long, the system will go to that critical low situation again and this time it won't be able to re-charge either. based on your experience and expertise, do you think the problem is most likely the battery (and/or the adapter cable? or the a/c connector port?) ne... Read more

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My battery meter occasionally drops suddenly to indicate that 0% charge is remaining even when in fact substantial battery life remains.  When this happens the dead battery indicator on the keyboard flashes as well, and the charging icon indicates "plugged in, not charging."  A few minutes later things will go back to normal, with th battery meter suddenly showing whatever the true charge is.  I know the battery is not actually dead when the meter drops to 0% b/c I can unplug the A/C adapter and continue running the laptop for upwards of 30 minutes (which is the longest I've tried).  Also, the fact that the meter will suddenly jump back to indicating a nearly full charge suggests to me that it isn't a battery problem, but rather a problem with the system that detects battery charge. Any idea whether the problem is with the battery or elsewhere and how to fix it?  I'm still under warranty but would prefer not to have to send my laptop to a service center and be without it while it's being fixed.

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I'm fairly sure this is a software problem so I'm posting here rather than at Dell's forums.

This morning, I was using my laptop on battery. After five minutes the battery meter went from full to 98%. Then a few minutes later--I happened to be looking at it when it happened--it shot down to 3%. 98% to 3% in one second.

To keep it from shutting down on me, I ran to get the power cord but didn't beat it. After plugging in and rebooting, the power meter shows it plugged in and charging, but it has not left 3% after 5 hours and multiple restarts. Battery meter shows the battery's status (about 3-4 months old) as "normal."

I have some knowledge of Windows Vista, but I'm not even sure where to start on this problem. Any suggestions?

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Obviously a problem when the battery will not support use of the laptop. I just updated Lenovo system updates and haven't tried pulling the cord again (nor have I rebooted yet). I tried a battery reset, but it never discharged the battery in more than three hours of running that program (it still showed 100%). the battery was bought in Nov 2012 and has only been thru 5 cycles. Advice, please?thanks

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I had a meter on my computer (not DUMeter) the name begain with T think it was grom a german site and lost it when i reloaded windows can anyone help

Answer:download meter / bandwidth meter

click hereNot German but still good.

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Question: power fluctuates.

Hi,I have and ups that i used on my old system. but for my new laptop i have been advised to purchase a Voltage stabilizer. however he did not know that i had a UPS, do i need to change? i do need something as the power does fluctuate or even cut off where i live.

Answer:power fluctuates.

The UPS should do a better than adequate job at regulating the power provided the battery is in good condition...

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Well, I'm a bit confused by it. About 5 days ago I purchased an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ retail from Newegg. I'm using the stock heatsink and fan.

When I first installed it, for a couple days I checked the temperature in bios and it remained between 32 - 34 C or so. Recently when I enter bios it fluctuates rapidly, not really going hotter, but fluctuating a large amount. For example, in the time of a few seconds today it went from 20 - 36 C! Is this not normal?

Like I said, it seems to be reading cooler, not warmer and the only things I can think of are that I moved an exit fan from the back to the front to cool my hard-drives and the air is more sitll. There's still a fan blowing in on the side panel and one blowing out on the top, both near the processor. The other idea is that the heatsink or thermal material is not set properly. Any ideas?

Also, if anybody knows any program I can use to check the temperature of the CPU when I'm running windows, I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance guys.

Answer:CPU core temp fluctuates. Is this bad?

when your computer is turned on, it will rise in temp within a few seconds to around 30-40C(average amd temp)

if it is constantly changeing from a low temp to a high temp then the sensor could be faulty...

I wouldn't be worrying unless the processor reaches 50C+

to sum it up,,, it should be ok as long as the temp stops riseing around 30-40C

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Here is my log I ran with HJT. I am hoping someone would be able to tell me if I have problems here. My cpu usage jumps from 10% to 100% repeatedly. I have no idea why this is happening. It just started today. I have ran disk defrag, spyware doctor and now HJT. Please help if you can.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:44:45 PM, on 4/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

edit: removed inline hjt log for guide below to be run
 

Answer:My CPU fluctuates betwenn 10% and 100% intermediately

Welcome to Majorgeeks


Most people are under the very mistaken misconception that HijackThis is a malware scanning and detection tool. It is not! HijackThis is simply a tool that is used to identify browser hijackers and in some cases it will show entries for some malware that is for instance running at startup. A HijackThis log shows the following:

a running process list with no reference to good or bad
it lists the contents of a selected group of registry keys that is an an extremely small subset of the tens of thousands of keys that may exist. Again no reference to good or bad.
and some of the above keys that are shown may show some non-Microsoft system services that are running. Again with no reference to good or bad.
The decision on what is good or bad is left a person with significant Windows and malware cleaning experience.

HijackThis does not come close to showing all malware that could be hiding on a PC. Anyone who has an infected computer and is relying on HijackThis without the benefit of running other scans such as Spybot, Windows Defender, BitDefender & Panda, CCleaner, etc. are more than likely still infected. In most cases, where there is one virus/trojan there are more.

The goal of this forum is to remove all malware, and this cannot be done properly by just seeing a HijackThis log, so to fully assist you in making sure that we/you remove all the malware please follow the below guide.



Please follow the instructions in the below link... Read more

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I purchased a HP AU114tx Laptop this week, one of my buying point was b/o speakers. But i am facing a major issue that whenever i play some song on any player online/offline the sound level sinks down to a certain level and stays there and sometimes goes to complete zero and then suddenly goes all way back to 100, and then again all that starts again..... * I have all the latest drivers *whenever i start a song it starts at full volume but within a second it goes down * The volume slider doesnt move * Whenever the laptop restarts volume level is at 67%  Please i want it fixed, this is acting as a spoiler, otherwise love the laptop

Answer:HP au114tx Sound fluctuates

Hi, Try the fix listed in the document below. http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC-series/10862158/model/11991509/docume... Regards, DP-K

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Hi!

My problem is that the free space on my c drive fluctuates it goes from 17GB free to 0MB free... when it is down to under 200MB free my computer does popups to let me know I am running low on space. I know that I have 17 GB free but I can't work out how to let my computer know it!

I have windows xp home edition & 120GB hard drive.

I tried to see if I could fix it with my windows disk but after I pushed r (for recovery/repair) it asked for an administrator password ??? I have not got one ... I tried a few different passwords but they didnot work, so then I did chkdsk and it came up with one or more errors on my disk!!! What can I do!

Please HELP me
 

Answer:Free space on my C drive fluctuates!

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Hi all,

I'm hoping someone here will be able to solve this problem that I've had for over a year now. Ive researched and done every possible "solution" that I have found on the internet and nothing so far has fixed it. Here's the problem:

I bought a new latop which has Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) installed. While im playing music (mainly mp3s) whether it be in Winamp, WMP, any program--the volume on songs will fluctuate. One second it will be loud and the next it will go real low and then loud again. It sounds as if its trying level the sound or something. I've done the "solutions" that I've found online, I.E. Under Sounds>Communications>"Do Nothing" -didnt work. I've also checked "Disable all enhancements" under speaker properties. It does seem to help by doing this BUT (and a huge but) then the music sounds terrible. It loses bass and just sounds terrible. I've also tried updating the driver, tried older drivers and nothing seems to work. I'm no expert but I do think it has something to do with Windows 7. Ive had Windows XP, Vista and never had this problem with playing my music before. Also from what I've read online most think the problem is something to do with Windows 7.

Here are my specs:

*Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
*Conexant Pebble High Definition SmartAudio-Driver Version 4.98.60.50

If anyone can help me with this, I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

Answer:Volume/Audio Fluctuates in & out Windows 7

Does the Conexant audio come with its own control panel? I seem to remember I had one on my laptop before but removed it later.
I've never experienced this issue myself. Your guess about communications settings was a good one - see if maybe your microphone is inadvertently enabled and still picking up sound.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 540 @ 1.86GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 33160 MB, Free - 10684 MB; D: Total - 33155 MB, Free - 21282 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Volvi2
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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