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07-05-2010 03:04 PM - edited 07-05-2010 03:05 PM
I've downgraded to XP on HP DV6-2112SA, it's all gone fine in terms of drivers (eventually), everything in task manager is fine, with no yellow question marks (apart from some floppy disk it seems to think I've got (5 in 1 media reader?). The problem is according to the power management (and icon in task bar) it's running on AC Power - but it also has a battery in and won't tell me how long is left... Control panel doesn't even seem to recognise the fact it's got a battery in at all, but it works when I take the AC cable out - so the battery definitely works
I've looked at Windows Update but can't find anything.
Also the little panel at the top (with the touchpad type mute, volume control and wireless) only seems to work for mute. Volume up/down work but the fader doesn't change (it shows all the |||| all the way along, no matter what the volume level) and wireless also does nothing when I press it. That's not a major deal (well I'd like it to work properly if possible), it's the battery thing that is worse, because when I'm running without AC it could just randomly turn off and I wouldn't know (as it did earlier and I wondered why I wasn't informed!)....
Thanks if anyone can help
07-05-2010 09:47 PM
To get the Battery notification in the system tray, you need to enable it to be visible in system tray. Here are the steps to do so:
1. Click Start, Control Panel
2. Open Power Options
3. Click on Advanced Tab
4. Check the check box "Always show the icon in taskbar"
5. Click OK
The touch buttons on the top are called quick launch buttons. To make them work you need to install Quick Launch software. You can install it from the following weblink:
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07-06-2010 03:36 AM
I've done that with the battery - the problem is the laptop doesn't seem to think it has a battery in it! I hope these pictures help explain it. Normally it would say "ON AC Power.... charging" or whatever it is. When I take the AC Power out, it still says "On AC Power" - so I have no idea what the state of the battery is, and when I'm not on AC Power it could just turn off at any moment
& should be more options in this panel?
07-06-2010 05:06 AM
Its a bit complicated to have a 100% condition as in Win7 since your notebook was not designed running XP.
Anyway try to install system default setting for AMD platform here
That setting originated for business notebook with AMD processor, see some notes here
and try to run windows update, choose custom option.
Pavilion DV2922TX, XP-SP3 32bit, Intel T5750 2.0Ghz, Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS with 128MB, 4GB 667 DDR2, 250GB HDD