My Win XP has been working fine for a couple of years until this week. Normally it is powered through a Belkin UPS. Sunday we had a power outage and now the Belkin "BATTERY BACKUP" outlets do not work, although the surge protection outlets do. I am awaiting a Belkin replacement, but in the meantime have been using the surge protection outlets as a power source.
Tonight, on win XP boot, I get a message to close programs b/c it is getting ready to hibernate, which it does. So...
1. I uninstalled the Belkin Bulldog UPS software just in case it was messing with the power control. Did not fix.
2. I adjusted the Power meter settings and disabled hibernation.
3. Unplugged power and plugged into different outlet. So far, I am still running OK, except my power meter in the taskbar says "0% remaining" See the dialog here: http://www.lafayettekiwanis.org/batterypower.gif
I am hoping that a new UPS will return me to good clean power, and it seems that although the power meter says that my power source is "batteries" and that I have 0% power left, everything is still running OK at least for the time it has taken me to do a bit of work and post this Q. I hope that my power supply is OK, but don't really know, b/c I don't know if XP's power meter is working OK.
Why isn't XP saying that I am on A/C and thinking that I am on battery power with 0% left ?