Got a Compaq Presario R4000 Notebook. Brand new. Wiped and loaded XP Pro on it. Used the drivers cd to reload all its correct drivers. Runs great. However, the power indication (ac power/battery power) is all sorts of messed up. It icon in the tray indicates that ac power is on (plug icon) all the time. Now, if I physically plugin ac power the screen brightness dims, and when I unplug ac power it brightens. So it appears that windows has it backwards. And there has been no battery indicator at anytime.
I've got power options set to Portable/Laptop. I tried removing the ACPI Power button device and also tried setting BIOS to default (suggested by a Compaq live support person). But did not work. I'm in IT, just to let you know, so I'm not just some novice computer user screwing around).
Forgot to mention: There's no battery configurable settings at all in my Power Options in windows xp > system > Power options.
Edited by paulj, 13 June 2005 - 09:26 AM.