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The computer when on power is automatically switching to battery

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It really is not doing that because as long as you have it plugged in to an electrical outlet it runs off the electricity and in actuality it is charging your battery.

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How do I get my hp pavilion a1030n out of power save mode???

In order to help users save electricity and battery charge, Windows operating systems include a setting that puts the computer into standby mode if it's left idle too long.

While usually a helpful feature, it can sometimes interrupt long processes like virus scanning or downloading long files.

However, you can easily change these settings, and there is even a way to have your computer automatically switch between settings depending on how you are using it.

Click the "Start" button and select "Control Panel." Wait for the "Control Panel" window to open.
If it is not already, set the "View by" drop-down menu to "Category."

Click "System and Security," then "Power Options." This displays a list of the default power usage plans that Microsoft and HP add to your computer.

The plan with the filled dot on its left is the one you are currently using. Click the "Change Plan Settings" link to the right of the active power plan.

The drop-down menus following "Put the computer to sleep:" allow you to determine how long the computer will wait when left idle before automatically going into standby mode.

If you have a laptop, choose different settings for when the computer is plugged in or running on its battery.

If you want to computer to always remain on, select "Never" from the menu.
Adjust power settings for windows 7

Mar 24, 2014 | PC Desktops

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Computer has not power

If the power supply is bad replace it.

If the computer boots up for a second and then shuts down you can try the following method:

Remove the battery for a few minutes, put the battery back. Locate the connection to the power switch, turn computer on and then quickly disconnect the power switch

. If you have a battery with a power switch you can use that instead. Otherwise if this method solves your problem you will have to turn the computer on and off by plugging and unplugging it.

If you are going to get a new power supply, look for one that has a power switch on it.

Dec 14, 2010 | Acer Power FG (APFGUP5161) PC Desktop

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My Dell desktop computer is plugged into a master switch. But I still have to turn on the computer to use it. Lately when I turn on the master switch, the computer turns on automatically. But the Windows...


The CMOS/BIOS battery has died and needs replacing.

The battery is located on the motherboard inside the case of the computer.

To replace the battery you'll have to open the case up and replace the battery. It looks like this >>>


Once you have replaced this battery and restarted your computer you will need to access the BIOS to set the date, time and also tell the computers BIOS that the floppy drive is not there and to set the boot order of the computer.

Once you have done all this you should not get that message again for a good few years.


Jul 16, 2010 | Dell PC Desktops

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Moved my computer and now it will not power back on? is there a reset switch?

There may be a switch on the side of your power supply in the back. If not, try pushing the power switch, because sometimes these are made to come on automatically.

Apr 11, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines T3830 PC Desktop

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When i switch the ups power on my pc automatically starts and the the BIOS setup page comes and in it,it is written CMOS checksum error and asks me to set the time.even after setting everything when i...

There is a small silver-coloured battery, about the size of a $0.25 coin, on the motherboard.

It needs to be replaced, because it has become weak.

Turn your computer off, and disconnect the AC power cable.

Locate the battery, and note the printing on the battery -- the replacement battery must be mounted in the same orientation.

Gently, "lever" the battery out of its socket.

Buy a replacement, and push it into the socket.

Reconnect the power.

Turn the computer on, and set the time.

Mar 26, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Laptop compaq presario f500,running vista.Wireless is not working,Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)

Matt Sydney Aug 4, 2008 00:28:44 GMT 10 pts
I experienced this problem last night, and seemed to have fixed it this morning.

SYMPTOMS: HP Pavilion dv9000, Win Vista x64 Ultimate. Running on battery, battery level became critical; windows went into 'Hibernate' mode. Upon plugging in to mains power, and resuming the Windows session, the Wireless is still disabled, no matter what position the switch is in.

POSSIBLE CAUSE: Critical battery switches off the wireless network card to preserve power. Motherboard seems to log this status but when re-connecting to mains power the card does not receive power again. Uninstalling the driver and getting Windows to re-install automatically upon re-boot does not work.

SOLUTION: Charge up the battery whilst the computer is running. You can charge it to a substantial level, say, above 25%. Disconnect mains power so that your laptop is running on battery only. Set your wireless switch to OFF (this is usually to the left position, away from the orange indicator). Now run your computer down to the critical battery level again (perhaps overnight). In the morning when you press the power button, the 'CHARGE' indicator (looks like a lightning bolt) on the front of the laptop should flash quickly, indicating that there is no charge in the battery. Remove the battery from the laptop's underside. Wait a couple of seconds, then press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Keeping the battery off the laptop, reconnect mains power. Boot up your PC. When at the Windows desktop and all your startup programs have finished loading, switch your wireless on (to the right position). You should now have a blue light, and wireless should once again be working. You can now re-insert your battery. You might have to setup your wireless network connection again as mine seemed to be 'lost', but at least hopefully the main problem is now fixed.

Jamie Madriz Aug 8, 2008 01:58:15 GMT N/A: Question Author
Matt, i did what u said, and i'm happy because my wireless switch is WORKING! :) Hopefully it stays this way.

Sep 23, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Laptop switches of after 5 minutes when on ac power irrespective of power up mode

You may try to uncheck the box under my computer>right click> properties> advanced> startup and recovery.

uncheck the box for automatic restart.

try to blow a can of compressed air into your fan and heat sink channel.

then try to run windows update or go to to do so..


Aug 19, 2008 | Lenovo 3000 N100 0768 - Pentium Dual Core...

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Bios set 08-08-2008 resets to 31-07-2007 every time i turn computer off.turn computer off then turn on it resets its self to 2007.turn power off and on at power switch. computer starts on own i do not push...

- do a bios update (or downgrade if needed) to see if it fixes the issue

- but probably the BIOS battery is not keeping the proper voltage anymore, and it automatically resets the BIOS (do the bios setting that u change, remain changed after unpluging/pluging the comp ?!). Try keeping the computer pluged in for a day and see if the battery charged properrly (if the set date remains )... if not ..change the battery.

- as for the self starting, there is a setting in the BIOS, that activates/dissables that ! - see u;re user manual ...

Aug 08, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I have a HP pavilion lap top. The battery was indicating low and i could not get the power switched over to A?C Now I can turn it on. Que pasa?

Just connecting the power supply should switch it automatically from battery to AC. If it doesn't switch to line power a few seconds after you plug it in, then there may be a problem with your power supply or the DC jack in the laptop.

Aug 07, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I dnt no how to switch my laptop to batt power

your laptop will automatically switch to battery power when it is not plugged into the wall. If this is not hapening, your battery is either not installed or is dead.

Jul 08, 2008 | Medion PC Desktops

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