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hi guys, i've recently installed windows XP on my laptop, and when it asked what my computer type was, I said "standard computer". now that it's up and running, i don't have a battery indicator; I just get a plugged in icon and it always just says "on AC power". any help? do i need it to reinstall windows?:)
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Go to start/control panel and open up "power schemes".
Look under the drop down box for what you need. Also check the advanced tab for items
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i have the icon switched to always show. the icon shows, it just shows that i'm always on AC power. i checked my hardware, there are no battery drivers installed
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I see you have Vista, so I will assume it is pretty much the same as XP.
What is the power scheme dropdown box set for?
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actually that info is for my first laptop. right now i'm referring to my secondary laptop, an acer aspire one with windows XP. it doesn't even recognize that i have a battery. there's no battery tab under power management, and my hardware devices don't recognize a battery.
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