low battery warning

zookie

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I have Vista Home Premium 32-bit. The computer manufacturer says that keeping my laptop plugged in after it is fully charged will ruin my battery, so I unplug & run on the battery once it is fully charged. My problem is that the only warning I get that the battery is low is a teeny-tiny yellow flag next to the power options icon in the notification area at the bottom right of the screen. This is very easy to miss. I am tired of my computer shutting down while I am in the middle of something. Is there a way I can get a pop-up warning that my computer is going to shut down? I am a novice, so please go light on the tech terms. Thanks.
 

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Shadowjk

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You can use Windows Sidebar and download a Battery Meter and also you can Take the battery out anf Plug the Computer on AC Power and it will run on the Mains instead of the Battery

Hope This Helps,
Josh
 

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zookie

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Thanks Josh & Richc. Both suggestions are a help. After looking at other posts, it appears that everyone with this problem also has a Toshiba laptop like mine. Guess the manufacturer is responsible. Thanks again.
 

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gamex1

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I have Vista Home Premium 32-bit. The computer manufacturer says that keeping my laptop plugged in after it is fully charged will ruin my battery, so I unplug & run on the battery once it is fully charged. My problem is that the only warning I get that the battery is low is a teeny-tiny yellow flag next to the power options icon in the notification area at the bottom right of the screen. This is very easy to miss. I am tired of my computer shutting down while I am in the middle of something. Is there a way I can get a pop-up warning that my computer is going to shut down? I am a novice, so please go light on the tech terms. Thanks.
This is true that you should remove charger once your battery is fully charged.

In my laptop i get a beep sound always when battery is low.

Other than this you can go into control panel and get a battery icon in the taskbar. This will be highly helpful..
 

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