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Q: wont start critical low battery alert

my Yoga notebook failed to start due to a critical low battery, assuming the battery was dead. Ordered a new battery and installed it, worked fine, however it showed up as plugged in, not charging. Ran the energy management and it showed the battery level in whcih was level, status of battery was showing good. i have done pretrty much everything possible, mains off, unplugged battery, held power button 30 sec, played with power options, etc. The only thing i cannot do is update the bios as it needs the battery and now its dead flat and wont boot up unless a disconnect the battery. From exhausting every options available i am starting to think its the chaging circuit on the board that is faulty and noting to do with the battery. The notebook is almost 3 years old and worked like a rock until now. Has anybody else experianced this issue, any feedback will be appreciated.

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A: wont start critical low battery alert

Was the replacement battery a Lenovo-authorized replacement part? If not, that could be your issue.

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I have set a customised alert sound for my Windows 8 laptop's Critical Battery alert but when I plug the charger in the sound keeps going.

Is there a way I can have the sound play until the charger is plugged in and for it to then stop?

A:Customised alert sound for critical battery will not stop

Since this is a customized alert, whoever designed the alert may be able to change something.

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Hi,

First of all: I know that I have been having a problem with my HP Laptop Battery, and with its cooling Fan.
However, I am now wondering what detected this error below as long as it was shown even before the notification saying 'the press 'ESC' key for Start-up menu.' Thus, if the BIOS detected that there was a problem with the HP Battery storage', then this error should have been listed after 'press 'ESC' key for Start-up menu.' was passed.

'HP Battery Alert:
The system has detected the storage capacity of the battery stated below to be very low. For optimal performance, this battery may need to be replaced.'
That alert lasted about 15 seconds, and then the 'press 'press 'ESC' key for Start-up menu.' is shown.

Next: This is error below showed me::
'The system didn't detect that a cooling fan is operating correctly'

I know that BIOS detected that a problem with 'Cooling Fan' since the Alert of error was shown after passing 'press 'ESC' key for Start-up menu.'
Any comments would be highly appreciated

A:'Battery Alert' appears before the 'press 'ESC' key for Start-up menu'

I have no clue what you mean by start up menu. But that message is from the BIOS.

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at the begining screen my red alert 2 starts to load but then freezes in the first sequence someone please help
 

A:Red alert 2 wont start up

What OS and if applicable, what service pack.?
 

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ok so here is my deal! my lap top says this when I turn it on:
"DLL...WINDOWS/system32/BrowsEui.dll not valid windows image. check against program diskette..."
something along those lines. HELP!! I cant save my stuff! I was in the process of doing so, because I knew there were trojens, maybe worms, you know a whole FLU! Is there anything that I can do? I have an averatec with xp. When I turn it on, that alert is displayed, it will go to my desktop, but not display any program icons. I can open limited programs with ctrl+alt+delete-run a new program...but even that time period is limited before it just shuts off! I have another computer I networked it to to get onto the internet, and transfer my files that I would like to keep, but now networking is out of the question. Had to transfer files, because (another problem...) my cd/dvd RW drive is Ka-put as well!! It just keeps running the disk and the computer never recognizes it. Thus I cant even put any software to aid me in fixin this! I dont have the money to take it anywhere...
I have a jumpdrive USB128, but have not used it so am really unsure as to how much assistance that may be...nor have I tried it on the computer in question. Please tell me u can fix it! ha! my poor laptop! Thanks
 

A:Laptop wont start completely, some alert given

Cybertech is helping you here:

http://forums.techguy.org/t379448.html

Continue this in that thread please and post the Hijack This log she requested there.

This thread is closed.
 

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Hi

I'm hoping someone can find an answer to my vista problems. It's on a Compaq (HP) CQ60 laptop with Home Premium.

1. My low battery alerts don't work properly. I have it set to alert me of low battery at 12% ish and then hibernate at 7%. I have only ever seen the low alert once I think so it just hibernates with no warning. I get the low battery warning triangle on the battery tray icon but no pop ups. Also there is no 'Time Remaining' just a percentage but I think this is a problem that doesn't have a solution.

2. Occasionally my start bar (which I always have set to auto hide) stops hiding. It sits on top of the status bars of my programs and is really annoying. I can't seem to see any pttern to why/when it does it. Sometimes turning off auto hide and then turning it back on will fix it but this doesn't always work.

3. After resuming from sleep MSN/Windows Live won't work. It is still running but it logs me out and won't log back in. It's effectively a dead window that looks like it's running but no buttons work. Only way to get it back is kill it in task manager & restart it.

Hope someone can come up with some ideas?

Thanks a lot

Phil
 

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Hello a friend of mine just gave me his old hp laptop, it only starts without a battery after a half dozen tries. but it starts right up with the battery connected. i tried a system repair which stated it could not find the problem and to look into the SRT LOG but it is too long to paste in this post, how i may be able to start the laptop up without the battery? Thanks>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
 

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I have an HP Pavillin DV7. If the battery dies, it wont restart. When it does its a blank screen and the cap lock and num lock blink twice. I can do a restore, then it will be so slow and laggy. Then Ill run some clean up stuff and it will help but not that great. I have AVG virus and its clean.

I replaced the battery but that didnt help.

Thanks

A:HP Laptop wont start after battery dies

Hello and welcome HPmom you need to give us some system specs for starters System Info - See Your System Specs

I am assuming it is powering on with the power adaptor? If so then run these even in safe mode if you have to


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

I don't know what you are using for clean up stuff but use CCleaner CCleaner - Delete Junk Files

As a matter of curiosity how old is the machine? Just wondering if you bought extra warranty with it.

As a by the by I do not think much of AVG but I suppose it is a personal choice but in any case in addition to the above you could run these too as no anti virus is foolproof.
If you do install these keep them as we all use these programs as a back u[ scan to out main AV - well most of us.


http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

ADW download from bleepingcomputer delete any rubbish found with themalware scans

Be aware that ADW has addons ? be wary

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the battery of my laptop ( windows 10 HP) fell out, and after searching the web for help or ideas on how to start it up (because it wont) i've concluded that i need some tech help.

if you have ANY ideas on how to help, PLEASE CONTACT!
i've tried taking out the battery, pluggin in the charger, NOTHING WILL WORK.

A:HELP! battery fell out of laptop now it wont start!

We need a lot more information
Can you please tell us the Model# of the HP laptop?
The laptop can run without the battery in it just using the power adapter.
Without the battery in, what happens when you press the power button? Do you get a black screen and no lights or fans? Or what?

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I have had my cmos battery out for 1 day when i attached it again i couldnt start it. But if i hold down start button for 5-10secs  numlock blinks ones and caps lock blinks 2 times and all other ligths ligth up.  Before this happend I hard reset then it would start up all ligths on capslock blinking and fans full trottle would never stopp. So i forced it off it was no number of blinking it just blinked and blinked.  Now i memory switched places. And this is where i'm now.  

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I have had my cmos battery out for 1 day when i attached it again i couldnt start it. But if i hold down start button numlock blinks ones and caps lock blinks 2 times and all other ligths ligth up.

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Toshiba Satellite C50-A-156 battery fully died, now wont charge. Turns only for a second before turning off.

The laptop is connected to mains 99% of the time. I took it off the mains and the battery seemingly died completely.

I attached it to the charger, left it for ten or so minutes and tried turning it on only for it to die after a second or two. The light went from orange initially to the usual white, but the white seems duller/dimmer than usual. The fan starts but no response from the display. I tried holding the power button down after removing the battery and the charger but the same result. I've tried starting using just the mains without the battery, same result.

Any guidance would be appreciated as I'm at a loss with a seemingly bricked laptop out of absolutely nowhere, unsure of what the above symptoms suggest. Would appreciate some feedback before taking it to a tech and being charged for being told to buy a new battery/charger. My best guess is it's fried, in spite of the previously quiet and functioning fan or the CMOS is dead and needs replacing.

I've left it it to charge overnight and, fingers crossed, it'll be working by the morning.

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Sorry for the double post, mods. Mistakenly posted to A instead of C.

Toshiba Satellite C50-A-156 battery fully died, now wont charge. Turns only for a second before turning off.

The laptop is connected to mains 99% of the time. I took it off the mains and the battery seemingly died completely.

I attached it to the charger, left it for ten or so minutes and tried turning it on only for it to die after a second or two. The light went from orange initially to the usual white, but the white seems duller/dimmer than usual. The fan starts but no response from the display. I tried holding the power button down after removing the battery and the charger but the same result. I've tried starting using just the mains without the battery, same result.

Any guidance would be appreciated as I'm at a loss with a seemingly bricked laptop out of absolutely nowhere, unsure of what the above symptoms suggest. Would appreciate some feedback before taking it to a tech and being charged for being told to buy a new battery/charger. My best guess is it's fried, in spite of the previously quiet and functioning fan or the CMOS is dead and needs replacing.

I've left it it to charge overnight and, fingers crossed, it'll be working by the morning.

Update since last night. I didn't remove the battery before leaving to charge. Will give it another 24 hours. I also went and spoke to a tech who tell me he'll diagnose without any expense.

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My laptop is Yoga 500.
 
What is the optimistic value for "Low battery level" and Critical battery level"?
 
What points shall I consider in setting these two battery levels?
 
Is it safe to run the "Battery calibration" in this laptop, some posts mentioned running the Battery calibration meshed up the system.
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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My laptop is Yoga 500.
 
What is the optimistic value for "Low battery level" and Critical battery level"?
 
What points shall I consider in setting these two battery levels?
 
Is it safe to run the "Battery calibration" in this laptop, some posts mentioned running the Battery calibration meshed up the system.
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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Hello,As the title says I have a strange problem ? I get error 0190 (Critical low-battery error) where at the same time my battery is full on my brand new ThinkPad Edge E531. Of course I already searched for threads with similar issue and I found this one: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X1-0190-critical-low-battery-error-but-battery... . It appears that my case is quite identical with the one of user ?gilsont?. I have noticed that whenever I leave my laptop shut down for a longer period of time with almost full battery, it displays error 0190 on next start up followed by a beep sound and shut down. You may ask ?Why are you asking us? You already have the problem ? the battery?. Well the problem is not that simple. I already returned the laptop (on 3rd day after I got it) to the store where I bought it and respectively they sent it to their tech service. After few days I was informed that they couldn?t find anything wrong with it or its battery. I instructed them how they may reproduce the error but again without any result ? still nothing. Now I am in a bit confusing situation, I can?t prove that there is something faulty with this machine. I am not aware of the circumstances needed to trigger this error. My question is ? could it be a single case, maybe the battery wasn?t fully activated at that time or something like dirt on the battery connector interfered? I really don?t know what to do.Note: I encountered the problem 2 times... Read more

A:"0190: Critical low-battery error" while battery f...

Just got a call: After numerous tests they've encountered the problem. It seems that it happens in highly specific circumstances. Marked this as solved and sorry about double posting I really didn't expect it.

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Virus burster
Why are these nasty bugs so popular lately?
I have installed Avg and updated and changed the settings. I will be in safe mode waiting for the next step. Avg or SmitFraudFix option 2
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:55:08 PM, on 12/21/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 2006\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vVX3000.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lanovation\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RoamMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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A:Critical system alert

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Hi! As the title said i left the laptop charging a batterypack overnight and now i can't start it. Confirmed that the charger is working by multimeter.. Ive had it plugged in for a few hours no result which makes me suspect the battery,, but the charger should bypass the faulty battery no?  Im at a loss of what to do here, opened it and was tempted to remove the battery to see if the charger would bypass the battery since the battery warranty period is over but i didnt dare to since in my mind it makes any warranty void - feel free to correct me.  Any thoughts would be greatly appriciated.. a lot hangs on getting it running.  If you need any more info just let me know and ill supply it to the best of my ability.   EDIT: forgot to mention thst the laptop was plugged in during the night. 

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I bought the laptop used. it appeared the battery wsdead. I bought a new battery. The battery would stay at 53 percent and when i would unplug the charger it would immediatly shut off. i troubleshooted in the device manager and reset the laptop. Nothing happened. I reset a second time and the battery was charging and the laptop would run off battery power. this soon stopped working. I continued to troubleshoot. i got it to charge again and run off battery power but now it will again not run off battery power. the battery is now at 74 percent so i know at some piont charging was happening. this is very frustrating. Iv built a gaming pc jst recently and i feel like i should be able to figure this out. Any help would be much appreciated.

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First of all, thankyou in advance to anyone who can help me.This all started about 3 days ago, it must have been after I downloaded a dodgy file.First of all, when opening any folders on my PC, this message would pop up and Internet Explorer would try to load:"[Critical Error]Attention, Some dangerous viruses detected in your system. Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted. This may lead to the destruction of important files in C:\WINDOWS. Download protection software now!Click OK to download the antispyware. (Recommended)"After closing both the error message and Internet Explorer, IE wouldn't load any website up again and would occassionally crash. Also, a blue background with a yellow error box appeared saying that I needed to scan for spyware. Also, I couldn't access my screensaver - but I ran gpedit.msc and changed the settings so the screensaver tab could not be disabled.So, later that day, I went changed some of the Folder Options (the one to show file extensions) and the error message on opening a folder stopped appearing.However, when I restarted my computer, Antivirus XP 2008 loaded saying "1564 virus' had been detected" on my PC. I had to leave my PC as it was for the weekend as I was away but when I got back home this morning, I decided to search for this Antivirus program and read that the problems I had been having were all connected. This is how I found this forum, I followed the instructions on http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-u... Read more

A:Antivirus Xp 2008 / "critical Error" Alert

Hello Clare1,

I apologise for the delay, the forum is too busy.

If you still need help, post a new HijackThis log.

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hello

for the past 4 days i have had tons of 'stuff' happen to my computer and installed some spyware software and cleaned trojans out of my computer...everything seems fine except that now there is this annoying bomb- turning- into- a- triangle- with- an- exclamation- point graphic in my bottom task bar that makes a balloon pop up with a link to a company that has virus software to download. It keeps saying critical system errors on it and i have cleaned my computer alot this week. my question is how do i get rid of this? i had 2 on there but one must have been deleted with all my 'cleaning house'. i need a little help and i am not that computer saavy, i know some stuff, and am able to follow directions please help if you can! thanks!
 

A:critical systems errors alert in task bar

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Well, I've started getting the Critical System Error message in my taskbar that tries to scare you into buying their product.A lot of sites suggested the same procedures to remove it, and I've seen people post saying it works great: But it doesn't work for me!A list of what I've tried:Ad-Aware SE PersonalSpybot Search & DestroyNorton Internet SecurityAND, I've followed steps involving rebooting my computer in safe mode and running:Ewido Anti-SpywareKillbox (search for specific files, told me "Files not found" )Rogue Scan FixFixSQSmitRemATF CleanerFor some reason, none of this worked.Neither did going to my Add/Remove Programs looking for "PCODEC," and looking for virusz.dll (something like that) in my C:\\windows folder.Here's my HijackThis Log, the only thing I haven't tried, help would be appreciated.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:29:14 PM, on 9/30/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet... Read more

A:"critical System Erro!" - Fake Alert

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :Restart your computerAfter hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".Choose your usual account.Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmdSelect option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.You will be prompted: "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process; please copy/pa... Read more

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My XP Home Security 2011 alert window keeps opping up saying there are visious things going on in the background, and I don't know what to do to fix them.
I also cannot open my browser and go to google, or browse elsewhere... XP Home security keeps popping up saying 29 vulnerabilities detected, click here
to fix them. Constant pop ups

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Me at 19:17:24.01 on 18/05/2011
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2046.989 [GMT -7:00]
.
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
AV: PC-cillin Internet Security - Virus Protection *Disabled/Outdated* {7D2296BC-32CC-4519-917E-52E652474AF5}
FW: PC-cillin Internet Security - Firewall *Enabled*
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
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A:Security Breach and Critical System Alert

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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Okay, so about a week ago, my brother downloaded an .exe file from a some website, and when he loaded it
the the black command prompt window came up. He closed it quickly, but ever since I've been getting the warnings.
I ran a zonealarm scan and It found a few viruses and spyware. I quarantined or deleted them, but I was still getting
these fake windows security spyware pop ups in my task tray and as regular windows. Also, when I restart my computer, Windows takes really
long to load up, and it's never done that before. I tried to run the Deckard's System Scanner but it kept closing in the middle of scanning.
Here's my HJT Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:32:09 PM, on 10/23/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\avsys\ScanningProcess.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\avsys\ScanningProcess.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
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A:Constant 'Fatal Error' and 'Critical Alert' Spyware Pop Ups.

Hello, and Welcome to TSF.

Apologies for the delay, but the forum is terribly busy.


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Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download this file - http://download.bleepingcomputer.com...a/ComboFix.exe

* IMPORTANT !!! Place combofix.exe on your Desktop


Disconnect from the internet....pull the plug!
Go to -> Run -> paste in the following single line command & click OK

"%userprofile%\desktop\combofix.exe" /killall


Follow the prompts. Type "1" and press Enter to begin the scan.
Your desktop may go blank. This is normal. It will return when ComboFix is done. ComboFix may reboot your machine. This is normal.
When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply... Read more

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I keep getting this red banner at the top of my browser that says: "SYSTEM UPDATE REQUIRED. A critical software update is needed for your browser. Click allow to update now."




Then at the top of that in a little yellow banner it goes: "Firefox prevented this site:(and it'll say whatever site I'm currently on, even you guys, which I KNOW is total BS) from asking you to install software to your computer.




If I click Allow (don't worry, I'm not stupid, I was just testing it) it goes:



"Firefox Upgrade - Gameplay Labs. https://d3lvr7yuk4uaui.cloudfront.net/inst/FirefoxUpgrade.xpi



(that link just opens the software installation thing)









Here's the DDS thing. I have attached the Attach file too.





DDS:





DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Compaq_Owner at 22:33:34.58 on Wed 03/23/2011
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1015.242 [GMT -6:00]
.
AV: AVG Internet Security 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
FW: AVG Firewall *Enabled*
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgfws.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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A:I keep getting a Firefox needs critical update alert when I know it doesn't /DDS INCL

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Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programs, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.
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Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Then click Finish.
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Upon visiting some websites I'm interrupted by a warning purporting itself to be from Microsoft and threatening to disable my computer if I don't call them right away.  I've just shut down the browser via Task Manager (Firefox, mostly if not always... I use it almost exclusively though atm I'm using Edge).  The message is as follows, accompanied by an audio reading of the message:
 
 
**YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN BLOCKED**
Error #268D3
Please call us immediately at +1-844-307-7679
Do not ignore this critical alert.
If you close this page, your computer access will be disabled to prevent further damage to our network.
 
Your computer has alerted us that it has been infected with a virus and spyware. The following information is being stolen.
 
>Facebook Login
>Credit Card Details
>Email Account Login
>Photos stored on this computer
>You must contact us immediately so that our engineers can walk you through the removal process over the phone.  Please call us within the next 5 minutes to prevent your computer from being disabled.
 Toll free: 1-844-307-7679
 
 
This topic was recently posted by user: hursthome, who unfortunately never followed up on any potential resolution.  Bleepingcomputer.com's Satchfan responded to them with some instructions.  I took the liberty of running through their suggestions, but to no avail.  The issue persists.
 
 
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First question: My computer is listed in the techical but for operating system only Win 10 is listed not Win 10 Pro which is what i have. Win 7 pro is listed. So does this bios update even apply to my computer? Second Question: The specs says to downlowd the file and follow instructions. However the file just creates a directory and then unzips into it. but does not try to install. Is this right or is it because i have Win 10 pro? As this is for the bios i don't want to try to install without proper instructions which were not suppplied.

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Hello everyone,

Recently I have had popups recommending me to download AVSYSTEMCARE in order for my computer to be safe. Now I searched around and noticed that this announcement is a spyware that can be very malicious. I didnt download it, but often my homepage is changed, I have a yellow triangle on the bottom left bar which, if clicked, open more pages about this fake program, and whenever I try to type or work popups about it happen. I would really enjoy help, as I have ran many antispyre and tools, and nothing removed it!

Here is the HJT log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:04:15 AM, on 10/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy\SBCSTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\accwize.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
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A:FAKE critical alert / yellow triangle AVsystemcare?!

bump..
 

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Hello everyone,

I am opening a new thread since my computer is paralysed and no one answered my first post. Hopefully someone who is versed into computers will be able to help!

Here are the symptoms:

Recently I have had popups recommending me to download AVSYSTEMCARE in order for my computer to be safe. Now I searched around and noticed that this announcement is a spyware that can be very malicious. I didnt download it, but often my homepage is changed, I have a yellow triangle on the bottom left bar which, if clicked, open more pages about this fake program, and whenever I try to type or work popups about it happen. I would really enjoy help, as I have ran many antispyre and tools, and nothing removed it!

Here is the HJT log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:25:54 PM, on 10/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\accwize.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\WINDOW... Read more

A:Fake critical alert / yellow triangle (2nd thread, hoping for help!)

I see you are being assisted here: http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=2778&pid=9248&st=0&#entry9248

Please do not open duplicate threads even across different sites!
 

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My tablet still open on alert page sent by Microsoft telling me if i close window my device will be rendered useless in order for them to protect their network.
So how am I supposed to download what you instruct me to?
The RCA Tablet came with Windows 8. I accidentally updated to Windows 10 and Chrome. However my search engine is/was still Microsoft Edge.
When I loaded that page I watched the toolbar do its tjing and I noticed an address briefly appear w the name Jessica in it... ? If this helps.
It gave me a number associated w the trojan backdoor hihack.
Am I able to close and if so, then what, restart in safe mode how do i do that?
 

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Hi! I am having problems with my emachines laptop. I have been working on MovieMaker for a few hours already and I have accidentally left it running on battery power. It has notified me of "critically low battery power" but by the time I have plugged the charger, the screen has already went blank and it has already hibernated. I tried pushing the power button but the screen won't lit up. The battery indicator LED light was running (and still is).

Normally, when my laptop is in hibernate mode, I would just push the power button. The thing is, I am reluctant to do the 10-second power press because this will shut the whole thing down and doing so will lose all my data as I am running on DeepFreeze.

Do you know any other "buttons to press" or other ways to power it on without having to shut the whole thing down?
 

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I have Eurocom laptop running Linux SuSE. My problem is AMIBIOS and
the battery critical alarm. I would like to turn it off. All comments helpful.
Thanks in advance.
 

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Okay let's see, I have a Compaq Presario Notebook, 2175US the problem is I need to disable the feature that shuts down the computer when the battery is low. I have gone to compaq tech support and they told me to switch the power scheme to always on but that's not helping. I used to be able to do it but now I dont know why after the last time I quick restored it, now it wont help.

I tried turning the alarms off, I tried putting the alarms on and put NONE under the "When Alarm goes off take this action: "

I dont know what else to do, I'm trying to do this because I think my battery has memory again. I used to use the battery in 0% for about a half an hour or something, I want to do the total drain of the battery again because again its lasting about 15 minutes and after I did it the last time it lasted about 2 hours.

If you need any more details contact me

Thanks everyone
 

A:Disable Critical Battery ShutDown

I think technically laptop batteries aren't supposed to get memory, but I've always been a bit fuzzy on any rechargables other than NiCads and I know a fair amount about them from my days driving RC Cars.
What you could do if you don't get an answer on how to do it from within Windows is: remove the battery find out its voltage and go to a local shop and get at or a little higher voltage light bulb and wire the battery to that light bulb, it will fully discharge the battery in a safe manner that way.
 

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I would like to change the critical battery alarm to 1%. But Win 7 only goes down to 5%.
How to get lower?
 
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/battery-notifications.png

A:How to change critical battery level to 1%

/offtopicFrankly I also have it set to 1% on my old netbook. Don't really see the point to setting the critical alarm to 5% which means almost 15 minutes of computer use.
However I do set the low battery alarm to around 7%.
 
/ontopic
Managed to bring it to 1%. I ejected the battery and then set it to 1% and after wards inserted the battery.
 
 

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Hi, I am using ab 522tx laptop. The critical battery % for both on battery and plugged is 7%, if I set it to a lower % unforunately it comes back to 7% automatically. Is there any way to lower it to say 2%-5%? The default Low battery and Reserve Battery levels are 12% and 10% respectively. Thanks

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I have a Dell Vostro A860 laptop (1.5 years old) Vista O/S. Two days ago when attempting to boot it up it showed a black screen and it read "Critical low battery, Hit F-1 to continue". Whe I did, it shut down. Upon hitting the pwr button again, nothing would happen. Removing the battery and re-installing then hitting pwr button allows the start up, however 4 seconds into it, it just shuts down. I have tried with the power cord plugged in, unpluged. Will not boot either way.

Here is a strange thing. I bought 2 of these Dells for family gifts at Christmas 2008. Yesturday the other A860 did the same thing. What are the odds of that? The other one I unplugged the power cord to try on the other to ensure it was not a bad charger cord, and if that was the problem. When I pluged back in the battery icon just kept discharging and then shut off. I rebboted and all came back up for a bit then shut down. It now does the 4 second atempt and then shuts down dead.

Further strange, my next door neighbor called and said that they were having a problem with thei laptop, it was, yes you guessed it, showing Critical low battery, Hit F-1 to continue. Could this be a virus? I know we and neighbor a month ago had that AV Security virus, but we both removed using malware removal tools, and the systems have been running fine. Any direction would be appreceated. Local shop said to get new batteries. I hate to spend 80.00 on a bettery to find out it is something else. Plus why would it not... Read more

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Hi all,

In XP, we had the option of executing a script when the computer switched from AC to battery power, and also when the battery reached a critical level. This was extremely useful because I had a special script run to send an email that the power had gone out and then hibernate the computer when it reached a critical level.

In the Windows 7 power options screens, I see no such options. Were they removed? If so, wtf?

Thanks in advance.

A:Run Script on Battery/Critical Power

See if you can find what you need here:
http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com...alue=batteries

or
Here: http://windows7news.com/2009/11/30/b...ry-management/

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When my laptops battery reaches critical it will usually hibernate as all of them do. When it's switched back on it'll give you the option to do a system resume. The past 3 times it hasn't though, it has brought up the black screen saying windows didn't shut down properly, and giving me the options to start in safe mode etc.

Any ideas why this happening?

A:Not Shutting Down Properly At Critical Battery

Hello Sonic,

* Windows stores the Hibernation file "Hiberfil.sys" (which stores the hibernate information) in the Windows root drive where you have installed windows.

* Now, do you have enough space in your Windows root drive? In this issue I feel that if there is not enough space in windows drive and hence, windows is unable to store the Hibernate file and hence the issue is caused.

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Hello,

is it possible to turn off the notification that pops up when battery level is critical (~7%) ?. "Change advanced power settings" only lets me disable the notification for low battery (~10%).
The reason is that I got the program Battery Bar installed and let rather Battery Bar handle the battery notifications.

Does anyone know a way to do it? (Registry)

A:Disable Critical Battery Notification

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Atcy


Hello,

is it possible to turn off the notification that pops up when battery level is critical (~7%) ?. "Change advanced power settings" only lets me disable the notification for low battery (~10%).
The reason is that I got the program Battery Bar installed and let rather Battery Bar handle the battery notifications.

Does anyone know a way to do it? (Registry)


Hi Atcy, Welcome to the forums, Have you checked in the Bios ? is there a setting there, On Dell laptops you can set the desired level in the bios maybe your laptop has that feature

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Hello lovely people, recently I've been experiencing this error after I press the power button of my X220. I've been reading through some people's posts about this error and one of the topics concerning it seems to be the battery and the charger. I've tried three options: - With both charger and battery- Without battery, with charger- Without charger, with battery and the scenario is the same in all three situations. Pressing the ThinkVantage button does nothing. Multiple people discussing this error online have suggested that in this case, the issue is probably the motherboard. 1) If that's the case, what does it mean for my ThinkPad? Sorry I'm a noob - does it mean it's dead, are my data lost or can I just replace it with a new one without either of those things being threatened? 2) If it isn't the case, what are other possible reasons for this error? Should I call an IT service? Thank you sincerely for caring. All my work is inside this machine and I've developed a strong emotional attachment to it , so any responses will be greatly appreciated! Have a great day,Kyf

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himy friend laptop which is a Acer Aspire ES1-311-c4q6 comes up with the messsage critical low battery message. the current battery is AC14B18J (31CP5/57/80)  Does that mean it needs a new battery? what causing this problem? is there a way to run it without a batterry?(i tried removing the battery nothing with connected to PSU)just want to confirm putting a new battery in will fix it , it a lot too spend 45+shipping from batteries-mail.co.uk ?  http://www.batteries-mall.co.uk/replacement-for-acer-ac14b18k-ac14b18j-laptop-battery-48wh3220mah-p-... it out of warranty friend brought it recon about a year ago off ebay had no other problems with it. mark

A:Acer Aspire ES1-311-c4q6 with critical low battery...

Hello, Try this procedure and after charge the battery with the laptop shut down: 1. Shut down your laptop2. Disconnect the AC adapter3. Wait few minutes4. Follow this procedureNote: The battery reset pinhole is marked with this symbol on the bottom of the laptop.

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Hello experts, I want to know why HP does not allow users to change the critical battery level in the power options to anything lower than 7%. I've checked many other manufacturers' laptops (ranging from Dell, Acer, Toshiba, Lenovo, Asus) and no other manufacturer locks this setting at such a high percentage.  The highest I found was 5% and most allowed you to change it lower (even down to zero in one instance). I even checked some of HP's other laptops and found that 7% seemed to be the norm, with one locked at a ridiculous 9%! It makes no sense why HP appears to rob us of precious battery life by forcing the computer to hibernate at 7%.  I am fully aware of the detriments to running a battery down to zero (and I don't want to run it down to zero), but why does HP feel the need to have such a large reserve of battery life when all other maufacturers seem fine with lower amounts?  Are HP's batteries somehow inferior? HP touts the Spectre x360 with up to an impressive 12 hour battery life.  I just want to be able to get the most out of my battery without HP forcing me to hibernate way before the battery level gets anywhere near danger levels. Will HP issue a BIOS update to the Spectre x360 (and indeed the rest of its range of laptops) to allow us to change the critical battery level to something more reasonable (say 3% minimum)?

A:Why is Critical battery level locked too high and cannot cha...

Hi ddizzle ,  I understand the concern about the unit going to hibernate only at 7% , Its simply to save battery life , However i realise how frustrating that could be . however This option is infact customizable.   Go to Power options > Slect the power plan > Changed advanced power settings > Under that go to the battery section - it gives you options of what action to do when battery goes critcail - What is the percentage when the battery should be considered as critical  & the critical action aswell  Its totally customizable as per your needs    Hope this helps .  




Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP.**Click on ?Kudos? Star if you think this reply helped** Or Mark it as "Solved" if issue got fixed.

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i have critical battery sound set on my laptop to turn on at 10% and then 7% and shut the computer down at 5% if i do not do anything about it. problem is, sometimes i have the volume real low or off and dont hear it. is it possible (in windows, not an external program, although i will look to externals if not) to set the volume at a standard when the critical alarm goes off? in example, my laptop is at volume 2, then it hits critical level of 10% battery left, i want the computer to automatically bump up the volume to 20 or 30 depending on what i choose. kinda nit picky i know, but hell i know it can be done, if not in windows surely someone can recommend a good program. thanks to everyone who takes time to read and reply. -n00b

A:critical battery sound volume level?

You would need a special program just for that function, that whenever it needs to report the battery condition it would also raise the volume level. I've never seen anything like that. Have you tried doing a google search?

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Have power management set to warn of critical and low battery, used to warn fine..
Stopped warning, now just shuts down.. Any ideas how I can restore warnings?

Also, having problems when I plug in set so display brightness should go to 100%, sometimes I have to plug/replug cause it stays dim from battery settings..

I did have some issue a few weeks ago with some new unrecognized power profile appearing (I guess after I installed some program or win update..?)

Any way to restore just the power profiles to default and undo any changes any programs may have made?

* Can I check win 7 logs & reports specifically for changes made to the power management, perhaps?....

A:suddenly don't get low or critical battery warnings on laptop..

Control Panel | Power Options | make sure that radio button is on for plan you want to change | click on "Change Plan Settings" opposite the selected plan |

Click on restore defaults then the Apply button

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So, I've been having this problem since I bought this X380. For no apparent reason the critical battery screen flashes up and beeps 3 times and turns of my laptop. It happens intermittently but almost very time I go into the battery gauge test screen. I'm running Bios 1.16 and I reset the battery gauge test several times but it hasn't stopped the problem.Any Ideas guys?

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Hi and greetings! Thanks for stopping by. I've been working for a couple weeks on a vexing problem. On a Lenovo Y550P laptop I have the following symptom: My computer operates fine when plugged into AC adapter but as battery power is utilized it always goes through a critical battery error before the laptop battery is fully discharged. It'll come down to 70% or so battery life as indicated by the system and other battery utilities but then it'll change and in the blink of an eye it'll switch down to 3% or less battery life and the battery LED indicator on the front panel will begin blinking and the computer goes through a shutdown procedure by the screen turning black and becoming inoperable after about 1 minute it fully shuts down. I've tried: 1) Swapping out batteries. I've been through two new ones already, both exhibit the same problem in addition to the older battery.2) Changing and adjusting various power settings. I altered the critical battery action to do nothing through the cmd prompt and it still goes through the same procedure. 3) Checking RAM - everything fine there.4) Downloading and installing Lenovo's battery management utility (I am working on a fresh install of windows 10). I changed settings in that to not power down or turn off backlight, etc to no avail.5) Calibrating the battery by draining until 0% and recharging until 100% I suspect the battery is not fully charging and that the system is displaying inaccurate battery info... Read more

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