Windows 7 Laptop shutdown/hibernate without notification…Where is my low battery notification box???

Windows 7 Laptop shutdown/hibernate without notification…Where is my low battery notification box???

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My brother was using a Windows 7 machine and all of a sudden while he was sending an email, Windows 7 got hibernated. When he told me something like this happened, I just told him that every time the battery goes low you should be getting an low battery indicator or some balloon pop up in system tray.

I told him to check Power Management settings to see if there is any missing setting about battery, and realized that the low battery indicator was OFF and that’s the reason there was no notification & laptop switched to Hibernate mode without any prompt.

This is the place where you can get it up…Apparently the setting below was OFF.


Here are the steps to follow to turn it ON…

Please follow these steps to change your power settings.

1. Open Power Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Power Options.

2. On the Select a power plan page, click Change plan settings under the selected plan.

3. On the Change settings for the plan page, click Change advanced power settings.

4. On the Advanced settings tab, expand Battery, expand Low battery notification, click On battery, click the arrow, and then click On.

5. Click OK, and then click Save changes.



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  • It's important to go green, and saving every ounce of power will go a long way in saving our planet!

    Thank-you for this quick tip. It's a good one!

  • Hi Aviraj,

    Thanx for the tip, but my 1.5 yr old Acer Aspire 5742G notebook goes into hibernate (at times shuts down abruptly too) mode even though my Low Battery Notification is & has always been on. I use my notebook for over 12 hrs 6 days a week, so does it mean the battery has reached its end-of-life stage ? Read on other forums that a battery could last anywhere between 1.5 - 3 yrs depending on usage. I don't do battery-draining activities like use DVDs or other external devices extensively. I rarely use the DVD drive though I use my Transcend Ext HDD monthly to backup my data. Would appreciate a response, and possibly a solution. Thanks.


  • Hi Aviraj My vaio laptop shuts down on AC with a windows 7 warning but too fast to read. It is something like windows will shut down for security reasons end the bla bla in an entire blue page. Thanks Achilles

  • my windows 7, dell D630, already has the notification set to "on". It sill give son message and just goes to hibernate without warning.

  • thanks