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Critical Battery Life Patch

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Microsoft, Casio and Compaq have identified a problem that can affect battery life under certain circumstances. In some cases, if this problem happens when your battery reserves are low, the problem can cause you to lose the data in your PC companion.

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File Name:
setupex.exe
Download Size:
64 KB
MD5:
B22238C8F8F59411A595BFC0B6858A57
Release Date:
02/04/1997
Language:
English (United States)
Popularity:
1060
Number of Downloads:
35
Added By:
C:Amie on 02/06/2009 6:10:23 PM

Overview:

Microsoft, Casio and Compaq have identified a problem that can affect battery life under certain circumstances. In some cases, if this problem happens when your battery reserves are low, the problem can cause you to lose the data in your PC companion.
The solution for the problem is now available by downloading SETUPEX.EXE.

The actual problem does not always occur on every Compaq PC companion. Under certain conditions, the PC companion does not fully power down all of the systems when the user presses the Off button. Although the PC companion appears to be off, power continues to be supplied to systems that should be in the standby mode. Once the user presses the On button, the problem is cleared. At this point, the system may continue to operate normally and the device enters the standby mode in the proper way. All the user might notice in many cases is that a given set batteries lasted a shorter amount of time than a previous set. The most serious issue occurs if the PC companion encounters the power management problem when the batteries are low and the device is not used for an extended period, overnight for example. If the primary AA batteries are low when this situation occurs, the system can drain the AA batteries completely., and even drain the backup battery. All user data will be lost from the device when all three batteries are drained.

Suggestion(s):

To correct the problem, perform the following:

1. First, download the Windows CE update Program: SETUPEX.EXE from the Compaq Web Site.

2. Following proper procedures, backup the data on your HPC to your desktop unit so no information is lost.

3. Next, under Windows 95, click on "My Computer", go to the directory where you downloaded the Setupex.exe file to and double click on it to run.

4. Follow the directions provided by the software program and it will update you HPC Windows CE software.

5. After completing the update, your HPC will be ready to use.

Windows CE Compatibility:
Windows CE 2.00 (Handheld PC 2.0)

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