That should nail if this is some OS driver BIOS issue.
I just formatted my hard drive, and did a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium, and now my battery wont charge. It is detecting the battery, but not charging. I have tried uninstalling and disabling the ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery in Device Manager, but that has not worked. Oddly, after I tried that a couple times, it looked as though the battery was charging(the meter was filling up like it was charging), but that stops after a few seconds. Any thoughts or ideas is appreciated. Thanks.
Secondly, if my battery is bad, should I keep it removed so nothing is damaged?