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I installed a new battery for my Sony Vaio computer. This computer is equipped with Phoenix Technologies PowerPanel 5.0.0-S001. Somehow, the various PCF files used by this program are suddenly missing, and every time I boot up the computer, the computer searches for eight or nine different PCF files.

How do I replace these files? Or, how do I stop this search? Is this Powerpanel software of any importance?
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Try uninstalling the Power Panel from ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS in the CONTROL PANEL and then redownloading the program from the sony vaio site and reinstall. Then reboot your computer and see if the problem is solved.

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I tried that, only to find that even the Sony support personnel are unable to locate the necessary Power Panel files to download. Now I have no power schemes in my computer.

One of their support personnel told me to re-install from the Applications Restore Diskette (which of course I do not have), while another one suggested that I re-install Windows XP, which I consider a useless waste of time. I am not even sure that the PowerPanel Phoenix program is a part of Windows operating system.
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Go to POWER OPTIONS in the CONTROL PANEL and click on the ADVANCED tab. What does it say in there?
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Under advanced in power options it prompts me to select the power saving settings that I want. In one box it gives me the option to select whether I want an icon in the task bar; or whether I want to be prompted for password on resuming from standby. In the other box it gives me opportunity to select the actions the computer will take when I close the lid or press the power button.
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Thank you for your interest. I was finally able to obtain the applications recovery diskette from Sony and re-installed PowerPanel. This has solved the problem, I believe, so far.
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