How to Disable the Sony Battery Utility

By Tammy Clevenger

The Sony Battery Utility, installed on many Sony Vaio and other laptops, creates issues for some users. The utility senses when a non-Sony brand battery is installed. The utility sends the computer into hibernation mode after one minute, even if the power adapter is being used. Many uses find this utility bothersome and seek to disable it. Disabling the utility may affect the Function key operations in some computers, but most users report no negative issues after disabling the utility.

Step 1

Right-click on the Windows taskbar and select "Task Manager."

Step 2

Click the "Processes" tab.

Step 3

Click on the "ISBMgr.exe" process and click the "End Process" button. Close the Task Manager window.

Step 4

Click the Windows "Start" button and type "services.msc" (without quotes) into the Search input box. Press the "Enter" key. Click the "Services" entry at the top of the search results. The "Services" dialog box opens.

Step 5

Locate and right-click on the ISBMgr.exe (Sony ISB Manager) program entry.

Step 6

Click the "Disable" option and then click "OK." The Sony Battery Utility is disabled.