Battery icon missing in Windows 10

For some reason, when I go to settings, "Turn system icons on or off" and then try to turn 'power' on so that I can see how much battery power I have left, it won't let me change the setting. I am the admin on this computer and don't know what else to do. I'm afraid that my computer will run out of power without warning and I'll lose all of my work. Can anyone help me?

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Last updated September 16, 2019 Views 304,358 Applies to:
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I had the same issue today, I typed "Device" into Cortana's search field, found device manager, clicked the drop down for "batteries", then disabled/ re-enabled AC Adapter and ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery. The battery icon appeared almost immediately after doing so and it is still there after restarting my computer. It is also no longer greyed out like it was before doing so.

I am uncertain as to why it was turned off to begin with since I ever mess with those particular icons, but I understand the frustration of having that icon gone especially while playing PC games. I hope this helped.

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Hi,

Thank you for your interest in using Windows 10.

Refer to these troubleshooting methods and check if that helps you.

Method 1:

Run the System File Checker tool and check if that helps you.

Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833/en-us

Method 2:

Refer to these steps and check if that helps you.

  1. Windows and R keys, type Devmgmt.msc and then press Enter key to open Device Manager.
  2. In the Device Manager, expand Batteries. Right-click on Microsoft AC Adapter entry and click Uninstall button. Click OK button when you see the warning message to continue uninstalling the driver.
  3. Next, click on Action menu and then click Scan for hardware changes option to restore the missing battery icon.

Method 3:

You may create a new user account and check if the issue occurs in the new user account. This will help us to diagnose the issue.

  1. Press “Windows key + X” and click on “Control Panel”.
  2. Click on “User Accounts” and click on “Manage another Account”.
  3. Click on “Add a new user in PC Settings”. Follow the on screen directions to complete the process.
  4. Once this is done, login to the new user account and check if the issue occurs in the new user account.

Hope this information helps you. Please do let us know if you need further assistance.

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