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    Default WTFOT: "Battery is very low" warning on Windows 10

    So sorry to bug you guys (and gal) with this, but I'm at the end of my rope.

    Lately (can't say why), after some boot-ups, I get "Your battery is very low. Plug in your PC now" warnings every minute or so. I'm plugged into a UPS, but that's never caused this before. It is, by the way, fully charged and passes it's self test fine.

    I've seen some of this happening across the web, but it's across recent years, too, so I guess not because of a recent Win10 update. Also across the web: zero solutions to the problem. A few folks who seem to feel it could mean my CR1032 is low, but that's apparently bull.

    I've looked for ways to turn the notification off, but can't find anything. Ideally, a way to figure out why it's happening at all would be great. But at this point I'll take anything.

    Anyone?
    Dave "it aint the heat, it's the humidity" Labrecque
    Becket, Massachusetts

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    Default Re: WTFOT: "Battery is very low" warning on Windows 10

    I assume by the nature of your post your talking about a laptop?
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    Default Re: WTFOT: "Battery is very low" warning on Windows 10

    I should've clarified that. No. That's the thing. It's a desktop system plugged into a UPS (which may or may not be relevant, who knows?).

    Sometimes I'll reboot and it's fine. Sometimes I'll reboot and it'll come back. Every minute. ARGH.
    Dave "it aint the heat, it's the humidity" Labrecque
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    Default Re: WTFOT: "Battery is very low" warning on Windows 10

    Dave,

    What motherboard is this?

    As far as I know, there is just one battery on a motherboard - the CMOS battery.

    If there are any issues, change it out.

    You may have to reconfigure the BIOS when you do though - that is, if you did it I the first place.

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    Default Re: WTFOT: "Battery is very low" warning on Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by mr_es335 View Post
    Dave,

    What motherboard is this?

    As far as I know, there is just one battery on a motherboard - the CMOS battery.

    If there are any issues, change it out.

    You may have to reconfigure the BIOS when you do though - that is, if you did it I the first place.
    The CR1032 I referred to is the typical CMOS battery cell. I'm fairly certain this warning is the typical laptop battery warning, not a motherboard battery warning, since it directs me to plug in my computer.

    My mobo is the Intel DH67CL, FWIW. Three old-school PCI slots, anyone? Used to be handy with my original Digiface interface card and two UAD-1's. Nowadays, not so much.
    Dave "it aint the heat, it's the humidity" Labrecque
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    Default Re: WTFOT: "Battery is very low" warning on Windows 10

    do you have the UPS connected to the PC via USB for monitoring.

    I did find one thread of somebody else having a similar problem.

    https://www.tenforums.com/performanc...very-boot.html
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    Default Re: WTFOT: "Battery is very low" warning on Windows 10

    Philip,

    Good point...missed that one.

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    Default Re: WTFOT: "Battery is very low" warning on Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by cgrafx View Post
    do you have the UPS connected to the PC via USB for monitoring.

    I did find one thread of somebody else having a similar problem.

    https://www.tenforums.com/performanc...very-boot.html
    I do, indeed. Think I should yank that bad boy?

    I notice that while the other day the battery icon in the notification area showed 100% around the time I was getting these prompts, today the icon is missing. Trying to track down the TrippLite power console app, which Programs and Features claims is installed. Can't seem to launch it from the Start menu, though.

    Lemme have a look-see at that link. Thanks.
    Dave "it aint the heat, it's the humidity" Labrecque
    Becket, Massachusetts

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    Lightbulb Re: WTFOT: "Battery is very low" warning on Windows 10

    Hello everyone,

    I'm the person who documented the exact same problem on tenfourms via the link cgrafx posted. I believe I have a fix that will survive (updates) indefinitely.

    The way it works is during Shutdown the UPS (a USB device) is Disconnected/Disabled and on Startup it is Connected/Re-enabled. This appears to stop Windows waiting on the device, it gets picked up right away.

    One final note before posting a short guide; IF your UPS has a different name than HID UPS Battery you must open the .ps1 files and edit the name.

    -Quad5Ny
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    Windows 10 Slow UPS Recognition Fix

    Video Version for TL/DR People: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6o72dvecfg...10_UPS_Fix.mp4

    Prerequisites:


    Code:
    Alternative to Download, Save as ".ps1":
    
     "UPS_Connect.ps1"
    Get-PnpDevice | Where-Object { $_.FriendlyName -match 'HID UPS Battery' } | Enable-PnpDevice -Confirm:$false
    
     "UPS_Disconnect.ps1"
    Get-PnpDevice | Where-Object { $_.FriendlyName -match 'HID UPS Battery' } | Disable-PnpDevice -Confirm:$false
    Startup Connect Script:

    1. Press "Win+R"
    2. Type "gpedit.msc"
    3. Click "OK"
    4. Go-to "Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Scripts (Startup/Shutdown)"
    5. Open "Startup"
    6. Click "PowerShell Scripts" tab
    7. Click "Add..."
    8. Type "UPS_Connect.ps1" in the "Script Name" box (without the quotes!)
    9. Click "OK"
    10. Click "Show Files"
    11. Copy "UPS_Connect.ps1" to "C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Scripts\S tartup"
    12. Click "OK" on the "Startup Properties" window
    13. Close "C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Scripts\S tartup"
    14. Close "Local Computer Policy Editor"

    Shutdown Disconnect Script:

    1. Press "Win+R"
    2. Type "gpedit.msc"
    3. Click "OK"
    4. Go-to "Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Scripts (Startup/Shutdown)"
    5. Open "Shutdown"
    6. Click "PowerShell Scripts" tab
    7. Click "Add..."
    8. Type "UPS_Disconnect.ps1" in the "Script Name" box (without the quotes!)
    9. Click "OK"
    10. Click "Show Files"
    11. Copy "UPS_Disconnect.ps1" to "C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Scripts\S hutdown"
    12. Click "OK" on the "Shutdown Properties" window
    13. Close "C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Scripts\S hutdown"
    14. Close "Local Computer Policy Editor"

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    Default Re: WTFOT: "Battery is very low" warning on Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason S View Post

    One final note before posting a short guide; IF your UPS has a different name than HID UPS Battery you must open the .ps1 files and edit the name.
    Thanks for this, Jason.

    Where would I find the name of my UPS?
    Dave "it aint the heat, it's the humidity" Labrecque
    Becket, Massachusetts

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