Solved

Battery Power Management Options Gone

Posted on 2004-08-21
8
167 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
In my task bar I have the Power Options Icon, which when double clicked opens the properties.  All was fine until I formatted awhile back, and it now has different options (although I reinstalled Windows 2000 Pro from the same cd).  The icon doesn't change to a battery when running on the laptop battery anymore like it used to, the options for setting low battery alarms is gone, some new ups battery backup options are there, etc.  How do I go about getting my previous options back?

CoolATIGuy
0
Comment
Question by:CoolATIGuy
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 15

Assisted Solution

by:Rob Stone
Rob Stone earned 350 total points
ID: 11868466
It sounds like some additional software has been installed for your laptop like the OEM Power management.

Check the Add/Remove Programs for such programs and uninstall them.
0
 
LVL 8

Author Comment

by:CoolATIGuy
ID: 11871619
Looked through the whole list...nothing that looks like Power Management. :-(

CoolATIGuy
0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:BigC666
BigC666 earned 150 total points
ID: 11873852
howdy,

did you have any other software that came with your laptop, as stoner says sounds like different api software
0
 
LVL 8

Author Comment

by:CoolATIGuy
ID: 11877340
Not that I recall...can you list a couple to get my mind jogging?

CoolATIGuy
0
Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

 
LVL 8

Author Comment

by:CoolATIGuy
ID: 11877513
Well, I think I found the problem.  See http://swexpert.com/C5/SE.C5.JUL.00.pdf

It seems that when I reinstalled Windows 2000 Pro, I must have set it up without ACPI, whereas when I got it it probably had ACPI.  This is confirmed with the fact (as it describes in the link) that I had "standby" under Start>>Shut Down before the reinstall, and now it's gone.  Bad news is it seems you have to reinstall the OS to get it back. :-(  If anyone knows how to enable ACPI without having to resinstall Windows, I'd be *greatly* appreciative!!!


CoolATIGuy
0
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
Rob Stone earned 350 total points
ID: 11878965
It should detect its ACPI when you install it in the first place!

No you must reinstall as its a different HAL.  When you boot up you need to press F5 (I think) and you can select the type of hardware you have from a list.  Make sure ACPI is enabled in the BIOS though as that may be why it wasn't recognised.
0
 
LVL 8

Author Comment

by:CoolATIGuy
ID: 11886256
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Rob Stone
ID: 11900500
Cheers.
0

Featured Post

Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Short answer to this question: there is no effective WiFi manager in iOS devices as seen in Windows WiFi or Macbook OSx WiFi management, but this article will try and provide some amicable solutions to better suite your needs.
NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

759 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now