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    win7 not showing laptop power options

    Hi folks,

    Ive just wiped an old toshiba laptop and put windows 7 home premium on it. All seems to be working fine apart from the fact that it doesn't display the normal laptop power options - battery in sys tray, power options for running on mains and on battery.

    Ive had a trawl through the control panel but cannot see anything anywhere? Ive installed win 7 on many a laptop and never come across anything like this.

    thanks in advance

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    Is the 'Power' service running?

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    Just checked that and the service is running.

    Damm, there's me thinking that was an easy fix!

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    ok it may not be it, but is all your drivers installed?

    I know with Toshiba laptops, there seems to be a driver for acpi a lot of the time... Now im gussing if thats not installed it may not show up

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    Hi folks,

    Back on this one after it become a bit of a pain in the backside as there was no way of know how long the battery had left and the poniwer kept dropping out!!

    In the device manager I had one unidentified device so went down the route of adding a new driver and selecting it from the list supplied by MS. I added Micosoft AC adapter, Microsoft ACPI-Compliant control method battery and composite battery.

    This seems to removed the unidentified device and I can now put the laptop into sleep and hibernate mode so there is a bit of progress. In the system tray I have the battery indicator but it has a redcross on it saying battery unidentified.

    Anyone any ideas. Thanks in advance

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    What laptop model is this? That may help

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    Hi,

    It is Toshiba Satellite L10-281

    Thanks

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