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No Battery Indicator on my Acer

  1. #11


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    You could probably find out the correct command(s) to place in a .bat file for this to automatically get installed upon each boot. Once the .bat file is made, you can place it in the Startup folder.

    One of the commands would probably be "net start" directly followed by the driver service name, which can be seen in the .inf file for it

    It's a little bit long-winded but if it is going to work, then it will work. Kind of like "If it's possible, then it's possible."

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  2. #12


    That sounds like it could work! But do you know how I can do that? Would really appreciate any help
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  3. #13


    Ok, so I found a way to do it!

    1. Download devcon from Microsoft

    2. Make a .bat file with the following commands:
    @echo off
    devcon rescan

    3. Make a shortcut for the .bat file and put in your startup folder.

    4. Windows automatically runs the command on every boot and scns for new hardware and thus installs the battery.
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by Quaresma View Post
    Ok, so I found a way to do it!

    1. Download devcon from Microsoft

    2. Make a .bat file with the following commands:
    @echo off
    devcon rescan

    3. Make a shortcut for the .bat file and put in your startup folder.

    4. Windows automatically runs the command on every boot and scns for new hardware and thus installs the battery.
    Wow, don't know how I missed this reply of yours before, but I am very glad to see that "If it's possible, it's possible!" hahah

    Good job man, for real!
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  5. #15


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Quaresma View Post
    Ok, so I found a way to do it!

    1. Download devcon from Microsoft

    2. Make a .bat file with the following commands:
    @echo off
    devcon rescan

    3. Make a shortcut for the .bat file and put in your startup folder.

    4. Windows automatically runs the command on every boot and scns for new hardware and thus installs the battery.
    Wow, don't know how I missed this reply of yours before, but I am very glad to see that "If it's possible, it's possible!" hahah

    Good job man, for real!
    Sorry to revive this thread, but I've been having the same problem, but I have been having trouble getting this solution to work. I can't get Devcon to install correctly, and although I have written the .bat file and gotten task scheduler to run it at startup, nothing changes. Is there anything else I can try?
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  6. #16


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    Just registered to say thanks. I too have the timelineX (integrated battery!) and got the devcon thing to work. Here's how I got it to work for anyone out there stumped on how to "install" devcon

    Download devcon from microsoft's site

    When you extract the files it will spit out two folders. i386 and ia64. I used the devcon.exe from the i386 folder and even though I'm running a 64bit OS , I could not open/use the 64bit devcon.exe!

    Place the devcon.exe in any folder, and place the "battery.bat" file in the same folder...

    The proper startup folder is located in

    c:\users\USERNAME\Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\

    Place the shortcut to battery.bat there and you should be good to go :-)

    thank you Quaresma for the solution!
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  7. #17


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by edspegeddd View Post
    Just registered to say thanks. I too have the timelineX (integrated battery!) and got the devcon thing to work. Here's how I got it to work for anyone out there stumped on how to "install" devcon

    Download devcon from microsoft's site

    When you extract the files it will spit out two folders. i386 and ia64. I used the devcon.exe from the i386 folder and even though I'm running a 64bit OS , I could not open/use the 64bit devcon.exe!

    Place the devcon.exe in any folder, and place the "battery.bat" file in the same folder...

    The proper startup folder is located in

    c:\users\USERNAME\Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\

    Place the shortcut to battery.bat there and you should be good to go :-)

    thank you Quaresma for the solution!
    Thank your for the reply! This got it to work for me! I knew I was missing something small!
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8


    i also had the same problem. updated my bios and now it appears as normal.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Hello, I am having the same problem on my Timeline X also. I tried using the .bat and devcon approach but I cant get it to work and I don't know why!! I created a batch file in notepad and put it in the start up folder along with the devcon.exe file, as was described. It works if I run the battery.bat myself but if I restart the laptop it disappears again.

    Please let me know what I'm doing wrong!!

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  10. #20


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    Hi dcostalis, your tip was ok.. jst tried it and fixed it.. tnx

    Quote Originally Posted by dcostalis View Post
    Same issue, found a fix:

    Go to device manager, right click and uninstall "microsoft compliant ac adapter"

    go to action>scan for new hardware.

    It'll find the battery and you wont even need to reboot :-)
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