> Thanks to the person who sent me the answer. For some strange reason, I
> don't see it posted at present, but it worked.
> Start- search "device"- click device manager- select"+" -ACPI FIXED, R
> click,select uninstall -Restart -click toolbar arrow lower R -Properties
> -Activate Power Icon - Restart.
> It worked. Thanks, PJ
I took 2 turns today with HP chat and everything suggested here has
been tried. The last thing they had me do was the ACPI FIXED, etc and
although the battery icon appeared immediately, after I restarted my
notebook, it was gone again.
I've also taken the battery out and put it back in again after awhile,
I did the regedit thing and once again, the icon appeared immediately
but disappeared again at the next reboot. The next bit of advice HP
chat gave me was to reboot, hit F8 just before it starts up and then
choose "repair". I'm sort of leery of doing this but I think I'm out of
options. Maybe I'll just leave the notebook plugged up
somebody else has a better suggestion?