BSOD when laptop runs on battery (OK on power outlet!!)

By katone
Apr 3, 2006
  1. hi all, and thanks for this forum :grinthumb .
    I m having the weirdest problem: my laptop gives me BSOD when it runs on battery power. When I plug it in to the power outlet, everything is fine.
    Last BSOD message was: PFN LIST CORRUPT, but I also had IRQL NOT lESS EQUAL before..
    I tried running on different memory stick configurations, but still get BSODs while running on batteries (again, everything is fine when laptop is plugged on the wall..).
    I m lost. why would the computer do BSOD only when it runs on batteries???
    The machine is an intel centrino 1.3ghz with 1.25gb of ram, runs on xp pro.
    should I post my minidump or is there some steps I could take first? thanks for the help!
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    It sounds like the battery needs replacing. It`s obviously not providing enough power.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. katone

    katone TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks!! :)

    I have two batteries (one of them being almost new), and the laptop gives error with both..
    could they both be defective?
  4. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,598

    It is possible they are both bad, but I agree with Howard your most likely cause of the BSOD is low power. Are you running any extras on the LP? Like a second USB HDD or an upgrade video card or other USB devices?
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I suppose that`s possible.

    Can you rma the new battery?

    Maybe contact your laptop makers and see if they know what the problem may be.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. katone

    katone TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it gave me the bsod yesterday, and nothing was USB'ed on it..
    I did a HD upgrade on the laptop, tho, almost same model HD with an extra 20gigs on it (old HD became corrupted), I m wondering if that could be it maybe.

    I ll try what Howard suggests also: contacting Acer.

    thanks again
  7. moonaction

    moonaction TS Rookie

    I am having this problem also. I disabled HT on the CPU and it doens't do it unless i plug something in. Did you find a solution for this? Was it the battery?
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