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Okay, so I have had this problem for a few weeks now, there is a little red cross just sitting on the battery icon all the time. The battery performance hasn't dropped at all so I am a bit confused as to what's going on! When I click on it, it display's this message:

90% available (plugged in, not charging) Consider replacing your battery.

There is a problem with your battery so your computer might shutdown suddenly.

Now, there may well be something wrong with my battery, but I would like to get rid of the message, it makes all the white icon's look un-tidy!

Thanks :)

asked Feb 15 '11 at 02:41

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Try this

  • Open the Control Panel Device Manager or write in the search box on the Start menu
  • Select the Device Manager
  • Expand and select Battery with Battery control method for ACPI Microsoft
  • Right click and select Disable

answered Feb 15 '11 at 03:37

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edited Feb 15 '11 at 04:04

Well, that get's rid of it so I suppose it works. :)

(Feb 15 '11 at 12:53) burnham96 burnham96's gravatar image

Nothing like hiding the notification that something that could be seriously wrong...

(Mar 20 '12 at 13:34) trueb trueb's gravatar image

Laptops do this when they get excessively hot and the fan spins up really high. It is normal behavior. Try improving the air flow around the vents. Like, don't use the laptop on a blanket or couch cushion. Or, if you see it doing this, try sleeping the laptop and turn it upside down for a while.

answered Feb 15 '11 at 02:45

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I have one of those USB cooling mat under it most of the time though. :)

(Feb 15 '11 at 12:53) burnham96 burnham96's gravatar image

Why don't u use the IT solution? Here in Italy we say: "First of all reboot. If it doesn't work, format is the solution". Al least for winzoz XD

answered Feb 15 '11 at 03:07

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Well, if I get irritated from it, then I soon will be! :)

(Feb 15 '11 at 12:53) burnham96 burnham96's gravatar image

Formatting won't sort that. IT's something to do with the hardware reporting that something is wrong. I think the batteries have built in sensors that tell the computer when they're on their last legs.

(Mar 19 '12 at 02:44) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

I had the same thing for a few years now that familiar red x on the battery icon, I personally don't worry about it, but you should change your batteries. I had one before my old Gateway MX6454 kicked the bucket, I should've changed the battery, probably why it died, lmao. Well you learn from your mistakes. I have one right now because this Dell battery pack is officially dead. It holds a charge but the computer doesn't register it as a battery. I should change this one as well, I don't want this to die 3 months after I got it.

And yes, that red x icon does look untidy and ugly... I don't like it either.

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answered Mar 19 '12 at 18:37

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Hi everyone,

This is an update on my previous post.

With the latest Windows 7 Service Pack the have put a little tick box in the battery section. (Bottom-right).

It reads "Warn me if my battery may need replacement" and I simply un-ticked the box and the cross is gone.

Looks like Microsoft if reading our problems and doing their best to fix them.

Hope this helps someone out :)

Jordan

answered Jul 02 '11 at 13:34

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I don't see the checkbox option. Can anyone tell some different solution

answered Mar 19 '12 at 00:15

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I have had this problem , there is a little red cross(X) just sitting on the battery past one day,and I am a bit confused as to what's going on! When I click on it, it display's this message:

90% available (plugged in, charging) Consider replacing your battery.

There is a problem with your battery so your computer might shutdown suddenly.

Why this notification is coming please help me My emailid is - abhishek0698@hotmail.com

Service tag of my dell laptop is= 4JX75BS

Thanks :)

Abhishek Kumar Gupta

answered Jul 22 '12 at 02:40

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^You need a new battery.

(Jul 22 '12 at 03:47) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image
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