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Desktop PC trying to find a battery on boot

Q: Desktop PC trying to find a battery on boot

On a Dell Optiplex GX620 running XP Pro SP3 I am getting a Found New Hardware dialog box just after booting into windows that states that there was a problem installing hardware and indicates that it's a battery. The specific error is that "The data is invalid". I looked in the Device Manager and it shows a battery with and Unknown Device and yellow triangle on the icon. I uninstalled it and rebooted. Now no battery shows in Device Manager but still getting that Found New Hardware dialog box with "The data is invalid" error message. Any ideas?

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Preferred Solution: Desktop PC trying to find a battery on boot

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Desktop PC trying to find a battery on boot

That may have a proprietary driver. Did you check the drivers at the Dell site? It may not be a specific battery driver, but a chipset or other one that includes it.

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When I'm in 7 I can easily access the XP desktop using Windows Explorer. But I haven't found a way to be in XP and access the 7 desktop from File Explorer or whatever they call in in 7.

Sometimes I find it necessary to drag files from one OS to the other, I can get it to go one way but not the other!

Am I looking in the wrong place or isn't it accessible from XP?

A:I can't find the 7 desktop in Explorer when in XP on my dual boot

Where are you looking.

It will under \User\yourusername\Desktop on the Windows 7 partition.

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My Dell laptop will charge and operate for several hours off a new 6000 MAh battery but the icon in the tray inidcates that it is always on line power. Although both the CD and floppy drive work when installed in a bay the system not indicate that they are present. I have updated the bios from Dell but that does not help. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Jerry
 

A:Dell Inspiron 3500 charges and runs on battery but cannot find battery or bay devices

Still under warranty, isn't it? Call Dell for a repair trip.
 

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My hp laptop had its battery flat for 12 hours. After that the laptop can nolonger boot up or charge. Please help
 

A:HP laptop cannot boot up or charge battery after battery went flat for 12 hours

What is the model of your laptop?
 

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All, Very strange thing going on, and I've not seen it on these forums, so here I go. Turn on laptop, the HP screen appears, and about 20 minutes later, Windows starts loading.Turn off laptop, pull the battery, turn on the laptop, and Windows starts loading within 10 seconds (normal). When the battery is in, EVERYTHING takes 15-20 minutes to start.  If I select F2 for settings, it takes that long.  If I hit F10 (or possibly F8), same delay.      If I take the battery out, it works perfectly. So....I of course assume bad battery......but I've never seen this type of behavoir in ANY computer previously. Any suggestions?HP G62-340US Notebook Windows 7 Home PremiumNo error message and no changes made to system. Thanks Donlen

A:HP G62 Battery causes slow boot - take battery out and boots...

BTW - I've noticed other things like "Failed DST" and things like that...but only when the battery is installed. When battery is out....passes all diags.

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hi, I wanted to see if Dell still supply the battery for my laptop (XPS L502X) but it has been a difficult journey. I tried the chat facility but despite the first page saying that it was for home users, the second page said I had to be a small or medium sized business.  I eventually found a page on their website that wanted to scan the laptop to see which battery was needed, but when I clicked on the link "a script stopped running etc etc" and the whole thing froze. Is there an easier way to find the info: it all seemed to be so straightforward not so long ago but obviously the web site has changed. Grateful for any help.

A:how do I find a new battery?

jec4312,
Below are the battery part numbers for your computer. You can click the link below to order a battery or call the Dell Spare Parts Department at 1-877-717-3355. You also can search the internet for the battery as well.
Dell Spare Parts Department


61YD0
BTRY,PRI,90WHR,9C,LITH,SANYO
Battery
Battery, Primary
Battery, primary, 90WHR, 9Cell, LITHIUM, SANYO

NBD
Y
Yes


W3Y7C
BTRY,PRI,56WHR,6C,LITH,SANYO
Battery
Battery, Primary
Battery, primary, 56WHR, 6C, Lithium, SANYO

NBD
Y
Yes


P27T3
BTRY,PRI,90WHR,9C,LITH,LG
Battery
Battery, Primary
Battery, additional, 90WHR, 9C, LITHIUM, LG

NBD
Y
Yes


8PGNG
BTRY,PRI,56WHR,6C,LITH,LG
Battery
Battery, Primary
Battery, additional, 56WHR, 6C, LITHIUM, LG

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I bought my wife a HP 17-xo51nr laptop from office Depot. It's nothing fancy, it will fulfill her needs, they problem is the battery is so small it doesn't last long. I figured no problem, I would find a compatible 6 cell battery to replace it with. I have searched the Internet and can't find a larger battery to use. Can anyone help me out? I still have a week I can take it back but I'd rather not because I have everything moved over and set up. Help?

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I have an Acer Aspire V 15.  It seems that the lithium Ion battery should be charged to 40 - 70% battery power, but I do not know how to judge that?  How do I know when my battery is charged sufficiently to remove it from the laptop?  My battery indicator light shows blue (fully charged when the power cord is connected, but it goes out if I remove the cord.    

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Hi,I have 2 laptops from HP:HP Pavillion 15-N002ET andHP Pavilion DV6-3114ETI need genuine HP batteries for them but I can't find out which battery models on your website would be compatible with my laptop models. Can you please advise?Thanks.

A:Can't find compatible battery

Hi, 1. HP Pavillion 15-N002ET :     From its Maintenance and Service Guide page 26, it uses 4 cell, 41-Wh, 2.8-Ah, Li-ion battery, part number 728460-001   You can buy battery from :        http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=728460-001 2.  HP Pavilion DV6-3114ET:    Again, from its Maintenance and Service Guide, it can use      6-cell, 55-Whr, 2.55-Ah Li-ion battery for use with all computer models  part number 593554-001     6-cell, 62-Whr, 2.8-Ah Li-ion battery for use with all computer models  part number 593562-001     9-cell, 93-Whr, 2.8-Ah Li-ion battery for use with all computer models part number  593550-001  You can buy from:      http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=593562-001 Regards.

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I have a battery failure and need to replace my battery. How do I confirm the specifications of my battery so as to buy  the correct type for replaement?

A:How do I find my battery number?

Hi, What is your Pavilion 13 x360 ? The following part (761230-005) is for 129 models/products.     http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=761230-005 Please check to see if your machine on the list. Regards.

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Is Z5070 model have CMOs battery?. If yes please let know how to replace it.

A:Where can i find the CMOS battery on Z5070

HMM does not document a CMOS battery.https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_g_z_50_series_hmm.pdf

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Is Z5070 model have CMOs battery?. If yes please let know how to replace it.

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I've been advised to unplug and then replug the CMOS battery in order to clear the BIOS, due to problems I'm having getting my computer to start.  Where do I find the CMOS battery in this machine and how do I unplug it?  I've searched Youtube, and haven't seen anything.  Thanks!

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The battery doesn't charge and I don't know how and where I can buy a new one. Please, help me

A:How and where to find a replacement battery for HP MINI 110-...

Hi,I took a quick look on ebay and amazon where you can find what you are lookinf for: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=battery+HP+Mini+110-11... http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Notebook-Battery-for-HP-Mini-110-110-1008TU-110-1030CA-110-1030NR-110-11... Hope it helps,David

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My Battery indicates 0% connected not charging.  For the last couple of weeks I was able to disconnect everything and remove the battery and when I put it all back together it would start working. Now this doesn't work.   I ran the battery test and it tells me to replace the battery. So I came on to the HP store which says it does not sell the neccessary battery. I am very annoyed with this considering that laptop was only purchased in August 2014! Unfortunately in a recent move I have mis placed the receipt so taking it back to the store may not be an option. I am happy to pay for the purchase of a new battery - I just need to be able to find one.

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I need to reset my bios because i've forotten my BIOS password! where is the CMOS is located on Z5070 ??

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Where do I find a battery for this laptop?

A:Where do I find a battery for a Aspire 722-0873

6-Cell Li-Ion 4400mAh Battery $34.99EXPLORE MOREOr Add To Cart http://us-store.acer.com/accessories/finder http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=aspire+e1-722+battery&_sacat=0

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    How and where to find replacement  battery for HP MINI 110-4108U

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When I switched on my Laptop it came up with a warning about my battery and that it may need replacing. I cannot seem to find where I can purchase a new battery for it.  Where can I purchase this part?











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A:Where can I find the right battery for HP Pavilion 15-n290sa...

Dear Customer, Description-Battery 4 cell, 41-Wh, 2.8-Ah, Li-ion batterySpare part number :728460-001 You can order the part from HP parts store using the link below. Or purchase the part from any computer store. Link: http://hp.care/2eyb3Bh Contact HP Worldwide You can also Check your warranty Here to verify the warranty status   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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I can't find the battery compartment on my HP Pavilion.  I don't see any battery icon or slide lock anywhere!  Help!  No sticker with model number, either.

A:can't find battery compartment hp pavilion

Hi,Since you do not have model number. I assume the battery is integrated inside the notebook and one has to remove the back cover to see or replace it. Here a link to see how to find model number of PC:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 Here is example of integrated battery inside the notebook (Pavilion x360) and how to replace it:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04163019 Hope it helps,David

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I am trying to locate the CMOS battery in my grand daughters Aspire AX1700/Veriton X270 desktop .. What does it look like and approximately where is it located on the mother board. It is not the usual big silver waffer battery

A:I am trying to find the cmos battery on the mother...

no CMOS battery but just clear CMOS jumper near the 2 ram slots.it's in the upper side, near the white unlock ram leaf. 

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I am trying to locate the CMOS battery in my grand daughters Aspire AX1700/Veriton X270 desktop .. What does it look like and approximately where is it located on the mother board. It is not the usual big silver waffer battery

A:I am trying to find the cmos battery on the mother...

no CMOS battery but just clear CMOS jumper near the 2 ram slots.it's in the upper side, near the white unlock ram leaf. 

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I recently came across some foums talking about Battery-Cycles, Before that I never knew what Battery-Cycles even were nor did they exist. I dont know too much about Laptops/Computers themselves, but i did recently purchase one around Janurary 20, 2017. Now that I am a bit more familiar with Battery-Cycles, I was thinking about how many Cycles my new current Laptop (IdeaPad Flex 4-1470) has, & if possible is there a way to find out how many Battery-Cycles I have already used?. Ive been searching ever since to find the answer but i cant seem to find anything or even anything close. Can someone please help me out, give me some info on how i could find that information out?!? Is there somewhere in my Settings I could go to, to find that info out?!? Let me know -Thanks

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I have a two-year old Aspire One D270-1401.  I am pretty happy with it.  It runs Win 10 flawlessly, has allowed me to double the RAM to 4G (only 3+G of which is accessible since the system is 32 Bit). But the battery is useless and I need to run the computer constantly with external power.  The battery wasn't much use even after a year had passed; by now it's a paperweight. But I can't find a replacement.  Everywhere I find a so-called "replacement battery for AL10A31", it turns out to be a 6- or 9-cell battery that does not fit the computer correctly and prevents the display from opening beyond 30 degrees or so. This seems like terrible support for a computer that has so much possibility for longer term usefulness.  I know there are many good computers out there.  In fact, I have some nice 64 Bit systems I use on a regular basis, but this little gem is perfect for those apps that require a 32 Bit system; and it's wonderfully portable, also. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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I need to find a replacement battery for my DELL Inspiron 3800 Laptop.

I did a Froogle search but there are so many to choose from.

Anyone have any suggestions where to find the best deal or where not to go please post here.

...Thanks...
 

A:Where do I find a good deal on a laptop battery?

Generally I buy parts from www.newegg.com.

Not always the cheapest but they are generally pretty close. They carrry quality products and their customer service has been top notch everytime I have needed it.
 

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The HP tool does not help me find the right replacement battery for my notebook. The battery shows HU02 and other numbers that do not pull up on the site. I ordered the one the tool suggested and it was wrong. I bought this laptop in July 2015 and am shocked that the battery has already failed. The website does not let me ask for support to get the right battery. Now, I'm trying to use HP to replace the battery, can someone help me?













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A:Cannot find a replacement battery for my HP notebook N0T82UA

Here is the battery part number807956-001Battery pack - 3-cell lithium-ion (Li-Ion), 2.8Ah, 31Wh (HS03031-CL)

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I have a laptop that isn't keeping date/time settings and I need to identify the laptop to find the correct instructions for taking it apart.

The make is a Satellite Pro SP2100, model number PS210E006P9-EN however I'm unable to find this make/model on the Toshiba website. The nearest I can find is Satellite 2400-103, Part Number : PS240-014T1 which looks identical.

I've tried using the Toshiba identification tool to detect what the laptop is but that fails to provide any results.

I also need to find what the power supply is for this unit as the current one is faulty and has wires exposed.

The current adapter with it is PA3201U-1ACA, the problem is this adapter has got another adapter on the end to fit in the power socket in the back of the laptop. The connector at the end of PA3201U is too thin to fit.

A:Need to find the cmos battery on Satellite Pro 2100

Hi

This notebook is very old? and the name of this machine is: Satellite Pro 2100 PS210E

> I have a laptop that isn't keeping date/time settings and I need to identify the laptop to find the correct instructions for taking it apart.

Usually the CMOS battery can be charged. You have to connect the AC adaptor and the notebook should be powered up for about 12-14 hours.

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I've replaced the battery of my Acer Aspire V3-111p-C7M7. Ever since it can't find the new bettery anymore. I used an original Acer battery.I have been trying allready:- Bios upgrade- remove drivers (Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery) and restart- shut down the notebook, disconnect the battery, hold the on/off button for 10 secs.Unfortunately these solutions has had no succes, the notebook stills shows a sign: "no battery present" (in dutch..)(i'm not sure if the battery is charged) Does somebody has the magic trick? Martijn. 

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I cannot find the replacement bettery for my laptop. Can someone help? HP service centers does not hve it

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Hi there, I need Need to find out where I can purchase a CMOS battery replacement for a HP Pavilion dv7-4057ca  Product number: WQ642UA#ABC. I couldn't find it on the parts store. Where can I purchase either online or retailer in the Greater Toronto Area? Thanks

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I have an inspiron 5559 laptop which is 1.4 years old. I have replaced my ram cards with HyperX 16Gb kit and then I realise fast battery draw. Anyway after 1 month from the upgrade battery status went excellent  to normal. now its POOR. I want to buy a new battery. I couldnt find any original battery from local stores hence I live in Sri Lanka.

Can anyone tell me what is the correct laptop battery for my laptop.? 
How to find it? and where?
How can I know it is a genuine one when I'm buying it? 

PS: many of the sites says it's Li-Ion battery but when I save the battery details of my system into html file it says Li-Po.. 

A:Cannot find matching laptop battery for Inspiron 559

www.parts-people.com/index.php

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I am hoping someone has already done this and can help guide me towards a solution.
I was told by an individual at the UPS store where I returned my All-in-one home internet service router, that I could buy an adapter online to use this device as a mini UPS for my devices at home. The unit has a 5.5mm (male connector) plug that used to connect to the router.

I need to get a female connector that will allow me to hook up a surge protector to the unit.

Here is the link for the product: http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Batter...d=1358545362&sr=1-2&keywords=BU3DC000+adapter
Any support is appreciated. Thanks in advance!!
 

A:Help Please I need to find an adapter to use my AT&T Belkin battery backup for my PC.

To use it for a computer or any other type of device, it would need to have AC outlet. That unit appears to be a UPS/AC converter for the hardware that was attached to it.
 

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Hello Lenovo community, I need assistance regarding finding compatible external batteries for the T480. So far I have found 2 compatible T480 external batteries : (1) https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories-and-monitors/chargers-and-batteries/batteries/BATT-BO-Thin... (2) The second battery is the 72 watts also called "61++" However, after contacting chat support, we found that the battery was not listed. Only the 24 watts were listed. If anyone is searching for the part number for the 72 watts' battery, the number is "4X50M08812" I am posting to save other "T480" buyers' time if they are having an issue finding the 24 and 72 watts' batteries. Lastly, if anyone comes across other  external batteries that are compatible with the T480 that I have missed, please help me us out by adding to this post. Sincerely, T480 Enthusiast

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I contacted Lenovo to purchase a replacement battery for my X1 Carbon, which is around 3-4 years old.  The battery is part #45N1703.  The current battery won't even last an hour -- I should have replaced it months ago. No one sells it.  Not Lenovo, and not the authorized Lenovo parts dealer.  I want to buy an OEM battery especially since I hear that an unauthorized battery may be rejected by the machine.    Ideas?  Marie V., NYCLenovo X1 Carbon 2nd Gen (20A7)     

A:Can't find OEM replacement battery for Lenovo x1 Carbon 2nd gen

Newegg claims to sell a genuine OEM battery.  I have no way to verify that.
 
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=16J-00F6-09BF7
 
Z.

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Hi, My laptop comes up with a message saying the Primary Battery )601) needs changing. The laptop lets me sign in and loads up my old home screen but it says the cortana and Start functions aren't working, if I click on anything it will not load up. I cannot find a replacement battery ANYWHERE online. I find this confusing to understanding because the laptop itself is only 2 years old. Any ideas for where I can find a battery? Thanks so much, Jo

A:Cannot find battery for Notebook Model 10-e011sa

Hi, From  the Maintenance and Service Guide (page #14) , your machine uses battery part # 740722-001      http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-10-Notebook-PC-Series/5437524/model/6732670/manuals/ You can buy from HP or from:    https://www.amazon.com/740722-001-HSTNN-IB5T-Touchsmart-740005-121-MR03028-CL/dp/B0196SXU0I Regards.

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Hi all, My ~4.5 year-old HP Envy Touchsmart 14 Sleekbook (Product #C4H47AV) told me the other day that I pretty much need to replace its battery. I was looking on HP's website and couldn't find one in the replacement hardware page for the model. It didn't even say it was out of stock, it wasn't listed, which was weird. Anyways, please let me know if I'm missing something and they do sell the battery, and if not, let me know if 3rd-party sites are to be trusted here. Thanks

A:Can't Find Replacement Battery for Envy Touchsmart 14

@McSheff Battery Information: HP Parts Surfer - C4H47AV shows part number for main battery as:681949-001  HP Parts Store - Americas > USA Part search resultsThis page shows results for items found for the following search criteria.: 681949-001   681949-001   In stock   Battery (Primary) - 4-cell lithium-ion (Li-Ion), 3.55Ah, 52Wh (EL04052XL-PL)   122.400.00122.40   Click the Thumbs Up to say Thanks!Answered? Click this post Accept as Solution to help others find it.   

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 I would like to spare my - internal -  battery as much as possible; I largely use my IdeaPad as desktop. I read that some Lenovo models have the option of disconnecting the battery through a BIOS setting. I went through all the BIOS options but I could not find it.

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The battery on my HP Pavillion Laptop will not charge and is likely dead. I have gone through all of the troubleshooting steps including: (1) uninstalling and reinstalling the batterty driver, (2) reverting back to a previous restore point and(3) reinstalling Windows 10.  None of these steps have work so I concluded that the battery is dead. My product is still under warranty but after an hour on this site, I still cannot determine how to get my battery replaced.  Please advise me on where I can request a replacement battery.

A:WARRANTY REPAIR FOR DEAD BATTERY - Cant find instructions on...

Hi, What is your machine ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108Regards.

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Why isn't there anything to buy when browsing the "Power Store" in the "Accessories & Software" department of the Lenovo site for the Yoga 3 Pro ??? Neither in the German nor the US store I was able to find any products !!! http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:find-compati... http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/deweb/LenovoPortal/de_DE/catalog.workflow:find-compa... What if I loose the power adapter shipped with the notebook ???

A:Battery finder doesn't find anything for the Yoga 3 Pro (80HE)

It seems that it is unavailable or not listed.
 
Let me find out more.

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I am trying to find drivers for the encircled three items , my laptop is not charging the battery at all , on occasion when i plug in the power plug it shows that it's charging and then shuts off after a few minutes with the battery showing a partial charge.

Drivers are showing they are from 2006

Tried a brand new power adapter and same things happening so it's not the power cord.

Any ideas

A:Trying to find drivers for battery for laptop (Microsoft) screenshot.

This is the best way I've found to reset the battery. Credit to some unknown person.
1. Disconnect AC
2. Shutdown
3. Remove battery
4. Connect AC
5. Startup
6. At Device Manager / Batteries, uninstall all Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery listings.
7. Shutdown
8. Disconnect AC
9. Insert battery
10. Connect AC
11. StartupIt also may help to recalibrate the battery. Go to advanced power options and set the battery to run as low as it allows without shutting down. Then run the battery down.

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I turned on a Philips 15nb57 series Model No EAA-89, but my battery died on start up and I didn't have time to put the power cable in.

I then switched on laptop again and the following error came up,‘Windows Error Recovery, windows fail to start , recent hardware or software installation may be problem'

then...

'Do you want to start windows normally or go to recovery?

Recovery mode
Start repair environment (doesn’t do much)
Reinstall windows
Adv options
Exit and restart'
Do you think I have corrupted the Bios and need to get a external floppy drive (or flash drive) to reinstall it?

This is a friends computer who had support from the 'tech support' recently,they took control of her 6 yr old laptop to install a small program to fix a wireless printing problem. hopefully not related.

Thanks

Glyn
 

A:Windows won't boot up, battery died whilst booting up now won't boot up

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hi guys...am new here...
two months ago i ran the msconfig and i guess i messed up with the boot.ini file...now my pc had been in a boot loop since then.i have looked for solutions and found them but due to no support for xp,most methods have not been successfull.
and now i read about editing the boot.ini file and decided to enslave my hard drive on a friend's pc so that i can edit the file...
now my question is how to find the file after i enslave it on the pc,and if i edit the file i will be able to boot the pc successfully once more??

i surely appreciate any replies,for real....peace and thanks in advance

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hi guys...am new here...
two months ago i ran the msconfig and i guess i messed up with the boot.ini file...now my pc had been in a boot loop since then.i have looked for solutions and found them but due to no support for xp,most methods have not been successfull.
and now i read about editing the boot.ini file and decided to enslave my hard drive on a friend's pc so that i can edit the file...
now my question is how to find the file after i enslave it on the pc,and if i edit the file i will be able to boot the pc successfully once more??

i surely appreciate any replies,for real....peace and thanks in advance

A:How to find and edit the boot.Ini file, and if it will solve boot loop

Rather then edit the boot.ini file, put the drive back into the troubled computer, and boot off an XP CD or USB Flash drive. Get to the Recovery Console then try these commands to fix the boot sector: 103 - Fix or Repair XP if it is not booting (using the XP Recovery Console) - RMPrepUSB

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Hi,
My pc (win 8, IE9, 64 bit) started behaving oddly suddenly before refusing to go any further now saying unable to find boot drive, please insert boot disk and press any key.
Is this terminal and have I lost all data on that pc? Will taking it to a pc wizard do any good?
I am in Australia
I hope someone can offer productive advice
Fiona

A:Unable to find boot drive insert boot disk

Welcome,
I'm assuming that you are currently communicating from another computer.
Do you have the installation disk? If not, then the trip to the PC wizard sounds like a wise choice.
The data loss will depend on what is wrong and when you made your last backup. It could be very little to total.
Keep us posted
 
Dick

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Hi,

Have a new computer with freshly installed W7 on a SSD drive. The computer boots properly unless external HD are connected. If I have external HDs connected (USB 3) it fails to find windows. I've been into the BIOS and there Windows Boot Manager is set as first choice and I have disabled booting from external drives.

Why is WBM unable to find the installation on the SSD? Can I manually change the settings in WBM to select the SSD?

Going nuts on this so any suggestion is appreciated.

Christoffer

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