How to Uninstall & Reinstall the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery

By Dave Wilson

Use the Windows 7 Device Manager utility to uninstall and reinstall the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery driver when your laptop battery fails to charge. The ACPI or Advanced Configuration and Power Interface driver can cause laptop battery charge to fail if the driver is corrupt. Uninstall and reinstall the ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery device driver to fix battery charge issues in Windows 7.

Step 1

Click the Windows “Start” button and right-click “Computer.”

Step 2

Click “Manage,” then “Device Manager.”

Step 3

Click the “Batteries” section. A list of devices will appear.

Step 4

Right-click the “Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery” device and click “Uninstall.”

Step 5

Click the “Action” menu item and “Scan for Hardware Changes” to reinstall the driver.