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Low Battery Warning Error on a Desktop

Article ID: 194
Last updated: 20 Feb, 2015

Low Battery Warning Error on a Desktop PC

Previous instructions to remove the low battery warning also removed the automatic shut-down feature of the pc.  When you chose to shut down the pc, rather than shutting down, you’d get a message saying, “it’s now safe to shut down your pc.” 

These are revised instructions to (a) turn back on the shut-down feature and (b) remove the low battery warning message.

IMPORTANT: These instructions require one or more restarts.  Please print these instructions first.

Part 1: Re-enable the Advanced Power Management Option

  • Go to Start.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Go to Control Panel.
  • Go to Power Options.
  • Go to the APM tab.  The enable box should be checked.  If it’s not, check it. This may bring back the low battery warning message after a couple of restarts, but will also bring back the shut down function.
  • Click ok and close all open windows.

Part 2: Update the BIOS

  • Shut down your PC.
  • After it’s completely shut down, restart the machine, but press the F10 button (press it several times) as it’s starting up. If the Windows 2000 screen comes up, you were too late and need to shut down and try again.
  • You should get either a screen that says keyboard error (press F10 again to enter setup) or you will go directly into setup.
  • Once in setup, highlight English and press enter.
  • Using the arrow keys move the cursor to the right to the Power section.
  • Highlight Energy Saver and press enter.
  • Use the right arrow key to change it from Disable to Advanced.
  • Press the F10 key to accept.
  • Using the arrow keys move the cursor to the left to the File menu and highlight Save Changes and Exit.
  • Press Enter.
  • Press F10 when it asks if you are sure you want to make changes.

Your computer should re-start normally.  After it restarts, the low battery warning will be removed, and the automatic shutdown feature will be restored.

Article ID: 194
Last updated: 20 Feb, 2015
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