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laptop battery on wiinxp

By kaecy5 ·
am really confused here i need help urgently. i have a dell latitude c800 laptop running on win2000 my battery life was up to 1hr 30 mins or even more, i recently installed repartition my harddrive as i started appreciating IT, i installed winxp first then later redhat9. the machineis runnign great but the problem is from when i installed the winxp when am batteries i cant get more than 10mins. i reformatted went back to win2000 same situation. i tried using my batteries on my friends c800 and it stayed more than 1hr 30mins, i toook his battery and placed it in mine still 10 mins. am wondering where did i go wrong is it the partitioning or wat. pls i feel my battery is not dead yet b4 i would buy a new one and still have similar problems

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by dustyD In reply to laptop battery on wiinxp

Gee, that is strange. Only thing I can think of to tell you is to check Power Settings in Control Panel.
Make sure they are set for Portable/Laptop, or Max Battery.
Even so, you should get more than 10 min from them. Has anything changed in your bios to disallow APM?

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