Cannot boot on battery when undocked because the system thinks its still docked
Posted on 2004-03-27
Talking about a Dell Latitude D800, it will boot up normally with only AC power, but when you have it undocked, it completes post, then gives you an error message stating that it cannot boot because the system is docked and it only detects battery power. The BIOS has been flashed to the latest revision, and in BIOS docking status reads as Undocked. We've attempted to delete the Hardware Profiles, there were 2 when we went in there, could not delete the 1st profile labeled CURRENT, deleted the secondary and created a new one, which named itself Undocked, but we can't seem to switch between these HW profiles, and allow the portable to boot on battery power when its undocked. System is running Windows 2k.