No Warning Message Appears Before Shutdown When Battery on Portable Computer Is Low or Critical

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After you bring your portable computer back from Standby or Hibernation mode, if the computer's battery is low, the computer may shut down without displaying any warning that the battery is in low or critical condition. The sudden shutdown can cause data loss or data corruption.


To resolve this behavior, contact the manufacturer to obtain the most recent version of the computer's BIOS.


This behavior has been known to occur on NEC laptop computers.

For information about your hardware manufacturer, visit the following Web site:
The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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Article ID: 305907 - Last Review: October 29, 2001 - Revision: 1.3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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