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Q: Windows XP Power Icon Battery Power Status Not Showing

Hello this is my second Battery Showing Power Not Icon Power Status XP Windows post on this website and I hope I m posting in the correct category Here s Windows XP Power Icon Battery Power Status Not Showing the problem I m having and I hope someone can help I ve just repaired Windows Windows XP Power Icon Battery Power Status Not Showing XP and its now booting up great however the battery icon in the bottom left has a symbol the icon showing is a quot plug quot as if my laptop is plugged in and it never shows how much battery life I have weather my laptop is plugged in or not I know my battery isn t failing or is damaged because I checked it with another hard drive that has windows XP and with Dell Diagnostics and the battery icon shows up normally i e showing me how much battery life I have left I ve been reading up on this and I think Windows XP s quot Power Manager quot thinks or act as if I m on a Desktop when I quot m on a laptop Please Help lol

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A: Windows XP Power Icon Battery Power Status Not Showing

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A:T60 will not power up (battery status led green, p...

Welcome to the forum!
Your best bet would indeed be a new system board. Any single one from a non-widescreen T60/p will work.
I've got dozens of them available - send me a PM if you're interested.
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You probably just accidentally removed it from your system tray, so here's how to recover it properly:

Step 1: Locate your system tray (THIS is your system tray)
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I have searched Lenovo's site and I seem to remember seeing an FAQ about this, but now that I need it, I cannot find it.

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Hi robba,
I am not sure what icon you are talking about exactly...

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A:Power/Battery ICON Disabled in Systray

I was facing the same issue, could read a little there:

Strange Battery issue...looks Windows 7's Acpi

That might not be all related but can help. you could check in C:\Windows\sysWOW64\drivers...if there's any suspect drivers inside this folder, and enumerate them here in order to help you.
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I would like to change that to the way it was on Windows 7/8 as well.
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A:Battery meter stuck on AC power icon

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Try the following...

1. Take out (or take it off) the charger.
2. Next take out the battery
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4. Now put it on the charger again

NOTE: Make sure charger is plugged into the main power supply (not an extension cord, surge protector, etc.)

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Turn off the laptop, remove the battery and then start up again (with the AC power attached of course!). Do you still get the problem? Or does the laptop not turn on at all?


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A:PC Health Status - Power Supply

normal enough as various things power up/down and send info back and forth

the acceptable range is +/- 5% except for the -12v which is +/- 10%

your readings look pretty tight, i wouldn't worry
though you might want to check your motherboard specs and see what it says
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A:C:\windows\system32\drivers\rikvm_C6F09094.sys keeps showing when using norton power eraser

Welcome aboard Open Windows Explorer. Go Tools>Folder Options>View tab, put a checkmark next to Show hidden files, and folders, UN-check Hide protected operating system files.NOTE. Make sure to reverse the above changes, when done with this step.Upload following files to for security check:- C:\windows\system32\drivers\rikvm_C6F09094.sys IMPORTANT! If the file is listed as already analyzed, click on Reanalyse file now button.Post scan results.
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I have attached images that illustrate my problem.

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Do i need to install a softawre to allow me to access those parameters ?

Thanks for you feedback,



A:Battery - Vista is not able the retrieve the power options for the battery


To be honest I have no idea what you are talking about.
The Vista power options are a part of the Vista OS and you don?t need to install anything.

But on Toshiba notebook the Vista power option would be extended by some Toshiba power options.
Are you speaking about this Power Saver options?
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A:Is there a way to test the status of a scanner's power cord?

Any cord that carries 120volts can be checked with a simple 120v circuit tester. Some $1 stores carry them. Basically looks like 2 wires with metal tips attached to a plastic handle with a small bulb (like a LED). Plugging the probes into the cord will complete the circuit and the light will light - if the cord is working.

Not a great pic...but a kit like this is what I have seen in $1 stores.

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A:Edge 2-15 - ERROR 220 - Failed at power status che...

Windows retrieved an update recently to update the firmware on the edge 2 laptops. Mine has been doing this same exact thing, however, each time at restart my battery has been below "the threshold" of 25 or 30% battery, I forget which. Next time you get a full charge, restart the computer instead of shutting it down, and hopefully should do the trick.
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A:Battery icon not showing up in taskbar notification area.

Yep, right click on the Taskbar, Properties, and you should see Notification area. Click on Customize... It brings up the Control Panel and you should see blue text saying Turn system icons on or off. Click that. You should see the battery icon and be able to change that to on.
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A:Status Device Power Failure and Driver Problems

Driver power state failure / Driver power state failure Windows 8 belongs to Blue Screen of Death Error. Windows users experience it because of outdated drivers, hardware incompatibility and several other reasons.
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- Run Windows update
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- Clean corrupt Windows Registry keys
My Reviews: Driver power state failure / Driver power state failure Windows 8
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A:Windows 7 blank screen after sleep mode (unable to power off with power button)


Is it possible that you can test with another compatible PSU? I would strongly suggest doing so.

Also try the following steps:
?Make sure that the (internal) speaker is connected to the motherboard
?Remove all memory and attempt to boot the PC
?You should get the no memory beep errors

If the Power Supply is in working order and no beeps are present then it can be indicative of a faulty motherboard.

For troubleshooting purposes it may be a good idea to remove the components from the case and bench test to rule out a short.

How to Bench Test / Troubleshoot Your System
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A:Windows Power Management - Power Saver - is this safe for graphic card

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Lenovo + Windows + Office 2007 SBE installed w/Updates - all say up to date.

File attached.


The BSOD is caused by ThinkPad Power Management Driver which is a factory bloatware.

I'd recommend you to Clean Up Factory Bloatware, with a special reference to Point #13

13. Consider a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which is often better than getting a new computer considering how pre-installed bloatware can corrupt Windows 7 even if it's completely cleaned up.

Let us know for any further BSOD.

>[ 16, 2] 0 e1 86d8c7c0 00000000 82f238e0-8a0e8f08 Success Error Cancel pending
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A:Windows 7 64 Bit System Power loss from Kernel power ID 41 (63)

* Event ID 41 is basically a timeout waiting for a device to respond.
There is both a description and several fixes here...
Event ID: 41

* If we had the actual DMP file we might be able to tell you which.

* Your problem may be caused by many things > RAM problems >graphics drivers > overclocking > heat issues > using more than one AntiVirus at the same time > etc etc.

* Make sure PSU is working properly

* If overclocking, restore to original

Some troubleshooting steps you might care to consider.

* How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

* Run DiskCleanup
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

* How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

* Check Disk
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A:P50: No Power without battery

Thank you for sharing your experience that when the battery is removed from your P50 ThinkPad and set in airplane mode, the system is unable to run the system on AC power.
The reason this setup does not work is because when Airplane mode is enabled, the 135W AC adapter acts as a 65W AC Adapter by design. Since the P50 requires more power than 65W, and expects to make up for that in Airplane Mode from the missing battery, the system will fail to power on.
Here is a Lenovo Service TIP that discusses Airplane Mode:
Thank you,
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A:Battery Power

Hi dianerowley,
My name is Krishna and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell. It appears that the power plan has been changed to "Balanced" or "Power saver". Try changing it to "High performance" and see if it that works.

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Dell-Kris K
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A:1TB WD external HD has power, isn't showing anywhere

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Report results.

Here's hoping for

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I worked on behalf of HP.