How long do these batteries last?
thanks for the reply. Actually I thought the battery was pretty much gone especially after all this time since 2007. But I changed the setting to never shut off and it still lasts about an hour or more! before it shut down after 5 minutes. So if you are reading this and have an old battery don't give up on it before checking power settings. maybe your meter will work.
Its an original Dell Lithium ion battery that came with the computer, but i doubt it had much use. The reason i want to fix the battery meter issue is after an hour or so on battery i get no warning and everything shuts down real fast. I have my browser set to never remember anything so if i didn't bookmark the site or save or finish dowloading a pdf or whatever, i loose everything i'm doing and have to start over. no big deal but quite annoying. I figure its best to surf this way to avoid having to continuiously clear out all the temp files etc (which i still have to do).
From the previous reply, I am hearing my only option is to re-install winows xp?
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