Good Luck If your inspiron 1501 won't even start up (black screen from the time you power it up) do this. Alright, this is an old Windows XP 32 bit 1.8GB RAM laptop, with 120GBs of HDD, I believe 1366x768, don't quote me.I would like to spend some dough to upgrade it, I tried a pirated WIN 7 os (relax, just seeing if it runs swell enough to buy it) and I was wrong, dead wrong.
At first i thought that this must be due to some sort of malware or spyware installed on the system, however; i have now totally reformatted the HD twice and clean installed windows on both occasions.
The problem is still there and nothing i have done seems to help.
I also searched for this problem online, and many folks are having this problem with all makes of laptop computers. After trying variations in the comments, this worked Plugged in, logged in (admin) Remove the battery Uninstall ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery (as above) Reinstall battery Scan for hardware changes Works for now, but I've read this one comes back from time to time. i have a Dell inspiron 1564 with windows 7 64 bit...
I found the steps that solved my problem here on the Tech Net forums. i have this problem (plugged in not charging) and i do the method that they are talking about to solve this problem but does't solve :(:( pllllllllllllllllllllz any one help me relly i need ahelp plllllllllllllllz i wait reply I followed this comment by Zequez and it worked perfectly and was the easiest. Zequez said on at PM Or you can just disconnect and reconnect the battery while the computer is on.
when i push start button now, i hear fan faintly turn on, and power supply light is green but laptop screen is blank/black. I know you didn't have a choice about it, but the BIOS update should not be interupted.
I tried plugging into an external monitor and monitor said "no signal". What it doen't tell you is that you should not attempt a BIOS update if you suspect bad RAM either.
My battery indicator would always be between 77 and 80%, and said plugged in not charging like is described above. Incidentally, after POSTing and before Windows would start I was getting an error about the AC adapter.
I thought it was a problem, and tried all the tricks that I read here and other sites. I have a Sony Vaio S series, and had the same problem... I changed the power settings temporarily when I had to use the laptop for extended periods without AC power. I followed the directions, except I didn't right click on anything because I could not find it, but it this solution still worked fine for me on a HP DV 6 notebook w/ Win 7. While trying your solution I also deleted the Microsoft AC Adapter driver under Batteries, and both problems appear to have been solved. I uninstalled the ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery then switched off, plugged battery in then switched on, but the ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery had reappeared. I followed the reply below from Zequez on this for a Pavilion dv7 and it worked started charging immediately after.
I tried uninstalling the ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery but never in that order. This was killing me, came home from the movies and my laptop was beeping. This is the only solution I found that worked for me. I removed the battery, and added again, restarted, etc.. Then I restarted on battery only, and when windows was up and logged in I plugged it in, and it started to charge again. By "Battery category", you mean in the device manager. Also- I not notice that Windows 7 re-installed after I uninstalled it.
I just got windows 7 on my originally vista computer and I think this problem was a side-effect. I have two Samsung laptops that I purchased in March of 2010, both with Win 7.
Even when the capslock key is pressed, it will take up to ten seconds for the caps lock light to come on.