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”Plugged in, not charging” those who using Windows 7 Pro, is anyone is getting this message?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (26780points) December 21st, 2013

I got this Asus Eee notebook, for the most part it is a welcome upgrade for me, (yeah, yeah, but I was using a dinosaur before, so it maybe too slow for you, but it is fast enough for me)I noticed that the battery icon was not appearing like it was charging. When I mouseover it, it says plugged in, not charging. However, I can use it for several hours plugged into the AC adapter and the machine doesn’t die, and the still said 97%. I took it off AC for a few minutes because I was not near a plug and it dropped to 96% but no lower after I plugged the machine again into the AC. The battery certainly doesn’t seem to be draining in the AC, but not charging either. If you are using Windows 7 have you run into this occurrence? If you have, did you figure out why it was doing it, and what did you do to clear it up?

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ETpro's avatar

Not here. I am using Windows 7 Pro and am plugged in and charging. No odd messages. I wonder if something went wrong with your battery, adapter or charging circuitry.

Good luck getting it resolved.

funkdaddy's avatar

Haven’t run into this, but google brought up this solution that has worked for others with your same setup

1. Disconnect AC
2. Shutdown
3. Remove battery
4. Connect AC
5. Startup
6. Under the Batteries category, right-click all of the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery listings, and select Uninstall (it’s ok if you only have 1).
7. Shutdown
8. Disconnect AC
9. Insert battery
10.Connect AC
11. Startup

elbanditoroso's avatar

I’ve had that happen. @funkdaddy gives good advice as far as it goes. However, it didn’t work for me…. in the end I had to go to Ebay and buy a replacement battery – the old one was so worn that it wouldn’t accept a charge.

glacial's avatar

I haven’t had this happen with Windows 7, but I do have a laptop with Windows XP that started its battery troubles with this message popping up from time to time. At the time, I Googled the heck out of the problem, and found a number of not very satisfactory solutions. The one thing I didn’t try was updating the BIOS, because I didn’t think it was worth the risk. But I could never quite be certain whether the battery was charging or whether it was giving me a false error report. What I would do most often is go to Power Options > Power Meter and toggle off and on the “show battery” option. When it came back, usually it would show that it was charging. This makes me think that the error was phony, but who knows? Seven years later, I still have and use that laptop, though its battery is long dead and I use it on AC power only.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@funkdaddy 6. Under the Batteries category, right-click all of the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery listings, and select Uninstall (it’s ok if you only have 1).
It was just as easy to go to the Device Manager and disable it, but then I got no indicator at a,l, the icon would not show, what I suspect would happen if I deleted the driver. However, if I did that, I would not be able to bring it back in the future, should I choose to.

update Was off the plug and on the battery for 15 min. or so at the laundromat, then when I stopped at Starbucks and plugged it up, it said I had 91% battery with near 5 hours and 40 minutes use. I plugged it up and then it said I was charging and had 97% available and 6 hours and 47 minutes reserve; go figure.

ETpro's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central Merry Christmas. Given all the different outcomes that could have emerged, you just caught a huge break.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

^ Thank you, heavens for small miracles. Merry, Merry Christmas to you as well, enjoy it quantumly, (yeah, I know there is no such thing, but roll with it) ;-).

Juels's avatar

I had a similar problem with my daughter’s laptop. The battery went bad. Replaced the battery and now it charges.

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