So with lots of searching and ripping hair out, Im having a hard time updating my BIO.
I currently have A08 on my laptop. I downloaded A17, but to run the .exe file it says I need at least "10 %" battery to flash BIO. Ok. The icon in my taskbar has constantly for a while said Im at 6%battery even while Im plugged into the AC adapter. Computer runs great plugged in, lasts about 15 mins without being plugged in. For some reason the computer stays at 6% charge all the time? It seems to be the only issue im having in order to be able to upgrade to windows 7 which i spent money on and everything.
Ive read somewhere about doing commands like /forceit but I have yet to do this in DOS mode. Kinda worried that will mess something up? I have no idea.
Anyone have any clues as to what to do? Id like to avoid buying a new battery since I dont ever leave the house anyway, i usually leave it plugged in all the time (maybe thats why the battery is weird now).
Had this laptop and original battery for 3 years with no issues.
Dell Inspiron e1505 running Windows XP