I have a dell mini inspiron 9 and am getting a "battery not recognized" error. The power light is flashing blue/orange. When booting the system I get the "dell mini inspiron battery not recognized" message. I then press F1 and the system continues to boot. Sometimes i get all the way into XP but shortly after that the system shuts itself off. I checked Google about this and it seems that this is a known problem. Most of the information mentions ubuntu but I have XP. The information on google also mentions something about "airplane mode" but I cannot find that. Is the battery really bad? 0r is there something else.