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LOW laptop battery pop-up warning program needed

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by hotskates, Dec 28, 2010.

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  1. hotskates

    hotskates Thread Starter

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    My Toshiba laptop battery (vista) keeps dying without any pop up warning whatsoever. I can assign a sound to remind me, but I usually have the volume turned down. I would prefer a pop up warning. My other Dell laptop has a pop up bubble that comes up at various stages of battery power. Is there some way to get this from Vista, or maybe independent software for this?
     
  2. TheOutcaste

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    Copy the text in the following code block into Notepad.
    Save it on the desktop as BatCheck.vbs. Be sure to change the Save as Type: box to All Files when saving.
    Code:
    [plain]strComputer = "."
    Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\wmi")
    Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * From BatteryStatus Where Voltage > 0")
    For Each objItem in colItems
      If objItem.PowerOnline = True Then
        Msgbox "Running On Battery" & vbCRLF & "Remaining capacity: " & objItem.RemainingCapacity, vbOkOnly + vbCritical + vbSystemModal
      End If
    Next
    [/plain]
    While connected to AC power with the battery fully charged, double click the file to run it.
    It will display a popup saying you are running on battery, and a Remaining capacity number. I need the number when the battery is fully charged. Then I can modify this a bit so it will display percent remaining. Then we run the modified script as a scheduled task every 5-10 minutes, and only display the popup when the percentage drops below whatever number you want.
     
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