Hi All, My Dell Inspiron with Win 8.1 is plugged in but it is not charging. Please see screenshotsof power settings 1) View attachment 214993 2) View attachment 214994 There was a post on this , but it did not answer the question. I am trying to exhaust software approaches before considering hardware ones. Thanks. EDIT: Sorry for not including something clearly relevant issues 1)The battery has charged at times. 2) There is power coming in through the outlet, and the power level has remained constant at 7%. If the level were significantly higher, say at least 30%, I would consider restarting. According to system info (Control Panel) , battery is working fine. EDIT2: 3)As in post #5, there is a bizarre issue: When I power on the machine (Win 8.1, Dell Inspiron; using connector to wall outlet) , OS does not boot. Still, if I unplug and replug , system boots up . Any shamans out there willing to help me with this Voodoo?