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\015 I own a Toshiba Satellite A 200. Its battery charging has started acting funny now. When connected, I can see the blue plug icon lit up near the touch pad, but the battery is not charging. This I found when the battery went very low. When I take the mouse pointer to the battery icon near the task bar, it says ''Connected, not charging''. Could anyone tell me why is this happening? The battery charger pack and the cable etc are fine. One thing weird I observed later was - when I shut down the OS (Windows Vista), the charging starts. The red battery icon near the touch pad also lits up then. So it is only when the Windows is running that the battery is not charging. Anyone had similar experience?\015

Answers :

Your problem seems to be the Vistas Power management software. Try this.

1Click on Start.
2.Right click on My computer.
3. Then click on manage.
4.In the pop up that opens, click on device manager.

Now on the right hand side probably the first thing listed may be your Battery.

5. Expand (Double click) it.

Look for Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery

6. Right click it.
7. click properties.
8. Click driver tab.

Here your options split into 3.
You can either Roll back the driver or upgrade the driver or uninstall and re-install the driver.

I suggest you first ry the roll back option.

If it does not work
Click uninstall.

once it is uninstalled, close that box and click action in the device manager (It is just right to the file.
click on Scan for hardware changes.

Follow screen instruction to install the driver you uninstalled.

Reboot.

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