Jan 23, 2009 Comments Off
Recently the performance of the battery on my Windows XP laptop (a Dell XPS M1210, a great little ultraportable which has served me well for years) had got to the point where it really wasn’t worth running without it being plugged in. So I didn’t notice that my power meter was missing from the taskbar until my new battery arrived in the post this morning and I wanted to check on its capacity.
“No problem,” I thought to myself, “I can check it out through the control panel instead, and restarting the machine will probably bring it back”. Unfortunately rebooting the machine didn’t bring the powermeter back. So I went off to Google in search of a solution. Read the rest of this entry »