Whacky power settings

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Crusnik

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When I unplug my laptop the battery shows at 100%. After 5 minutes, it goes into standy. If I take the force standby when battery is low option off, some interesting stuff happen:
  • Battery goes from 100% to 2% after 5 minutes
  • Battery lasts for around a hour
  • XP keeps giving errors that the battery is low

So why is XP freaking out about my battery after 5 minutes when it has a hour of battery life. It's getting annoying and I'm so confused.
 
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If the battery goes from 100% down to 2% in just 5 minutes that is too quick, I would have the computer checked for the power drain by a qualified repair tech I would contact the manufacturer of the computer and find out who they recommend for this they usually have repairs services in all areas of the country.
 

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Only XP thinks its going from 100% to 2%. The battery lasts a hour, but XP thinks otherwise if you let it force the computer into standby.
 
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Yup. This isn't a solution but just to make it less annoying, change the alarm levels in power settings to under 2%. However, this could be a more serious problem so I'd contact the manufacturer/retailer and ask why the hardware doesn't interact properly with the recommended operating system.
 
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It might not be the operating system either, it could be a power level analysis glitch on the BIOS level.
 

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Never thought about looking into BIOS. I'll look into that.
 
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