I just received an Inspiron 8000 from my father in law. He said it has never run on battery power. He believed he through out the battery with the packaging. He did not of course. it has a battery in the primary bay. It is the right bay. bios sees it as 100% charging. The left bay has 3.5 floppy drive and bios sees no battery installed on left bay. windows me sees #1 battery not installed #2 battery 100% charging. If you unplug AC it shuts down instantly. the battery has a test button which lights all 5 led green. before i spend money for a new battery what else can I do. Shouldn't windows see the only battery and call it #1. if I un plug the battery in bios it sees it not installed and then when I put it back it imidiately sees 100% charging.
thanks for any help.