No visual warning when battery close to dead


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+Bob+

My laptop never gives me a visual warning when it's about to die at
the end of the battery charge. It will beep the audio warning, but
since I keep the sound shut off that's not really a "feature".

Instead, it just goes into hibernate mode without notice when the
battery hits the bottom. When I plug in the cable, power up and it
un-hibernates, it displays the windows "change you battery immediately
to avoid losing your work". But, that warning never appears until it's
already hibernated and then recovered.

Any idea how I can get the warning to appear *before* it goes dead?
 
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PD43

+Bob+ said:
My laptop never gives me a visual warning when it's about to die at
the end of the battery charge. It will beep the audio warning, but
since I keep the sound shut off that's not really a "feature".

HINT: turn the freakin' sound on bucko.
 
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AJR

Follow PD34's advice - also "most" laptops provide an option to show a
battery indicator in the task bar.
 
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PD43

AJR said:
Follow PD34's advice - also "most" laptops provide an option to show a
battery indicator in the task bar.

You are absolutely correct.

The OP is probably lazy and thinks computers should work as he/she
thinks they should.
 
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Terry R.

The date and time was 4/4/2008 1:20 PM, and on a whim, +Bob+ pounded out
My laptop never gives me a visual warning when it's about to die at
the end of the battery charge. It will beep the audio warning, but
since I keep the sound shut off that's not really a "feature".

Instead, it just goes into hibernate mode without notice when the
battery hits the bottom. When I plug in the cable, power up and it
un-hibernates, it displays the windows "change you battery immediately
to avoid losing your work". But, that warning never appears until it's
already hibernated and then recovered.

Any idea how I can get the warning to appear *before* it goes dead?

Hi Bob,

On my personal laptop (Compaq), the battery meter only works accurately
when I charge the battery and then disconnect it right after it
finishes. If I leave it plugged in, for some reason on next boot, the
Windows metering always stays at 100% until it just shuts off and dies.
I'm sure it has to do with the battery, as it's quite old (over 5
years), but I can still get 1.5 to 2 hours on a charge, but the metering
issue can be a pain if I'm not careful on charging it.

Try running your battery until it dies, then charge it while in Windows.
As soon as it hits 100% charged, disconnect the power and see if that
doesn't reset it for the time being.

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Terry R.

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+Bob+

You are absolutely correct.

I have a battery indicator in the taskbar. Unfortunately it only has
two color states - yellow and red. It turns red under 50% life left so
it is not a good device for tracking battery life as you get to lower
levels.
The OP is probably lazy and thinks computers should work as he/she
thinks they should.

Lazy? Oh, wait, I see: expecting the OS to properly do a job it was
designed to do makes me lazy.

If you don't have an answer, don't post. It's a much better choice
than posting insulting, smartass answers and revealing yourself not to
have a clue or any etiquette.

(Oh wait again: I see 99% of what you post are smartass answers and
personal insults... post away then, everyone has the utmost respect
for you).
 
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PD43

+Bob+ said:
Lazy? Oh, wait, I see: expecting the OS to properly do a job it was
designed to do makes me lazy.

If you don't have an answer, don't post.

I did. Have you turned on the sound yet bunky?
 
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+Bob+

I did. Have you turned on the sound yet bunky?

That's not the answer, smart guy. That wasn't even the question. Go
back and read the original post.

If you can answer the question, please post again. If you can't you
should stop posting.

I'm gong to make a wild guess that it's the latter.
 

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