Yellow triangle with exclamation mark on Battery symbol on Windows 10

It’s not that uncommon when you see a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark over the battery symbol residing in the System Tray of Windows 10. However, noticing it immediately after a purchase can leave you worried. That said, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to replace the battery.

Yellow triangle with an exclamation mark on Windows 10 battery icon

yellow triangle with exclamation point battery windows 10

If you notice the yellow triangle, run the Power Troubleshooter. If the tool can fix the issue, then d there is no further explanation as to what is causing the issue, follow the different course of action. We have outlined three ways that might help you in this regard.

  1. Run the Power Troubleshooter
  2. Manually restore Defaults for the Power Plan
  3. Uninstall or Reinstall the Battery Driver

Let us proceed and try these options to get rid of Laptop battery showing the yellow triangle.

1] Run the Power Troubleshooter

This Power Troubleshooter will automatically troubleshoots Windows power plans and detects your system settings that can affect power usages, such as timeout and sleep settings, display settings, and screensavers, and restore them to their default settings.

To run the Power Troubleshooter, open Windows Settings and select ‘Update and Security’ tab.

Next, under ‘Update and Security’ heading, look for the ‘Troubleshoot’ option. When found, select the option, scroll down and choose ‘Power’.

Windows 10 Home Power Troubleshooting

Press ‘Run the troubleshooter’ button and wait for few seconds to allow the troubleshooter to detect issues.

Power Troubleshooter in Windows 10

After that, follow on-screen directions.

If the tool is able to fix the issue well and good; else read on.

2] Manually restore Defaults for the Power Plan

Open Windows Settings again, select ‘System’ tab and scroll down to locate the ‘Power & Sleep’ option.

Additional Power Settings in Windows 10

Now, in the right-pane, click on the ‘Additional power settings’ to open Power Options.

Change Plan settings in Windows 10

Next, click ‘Change Plan Settings’ link and choose ‘Restore default settings for this plan’.

3] Uninstall or Reinstall the Battery Driver

If all the above methods fail to yield the desired results, try this method as a last resort.

Before proceeding, shut down your computer, detach the power chord and remove the battery. (If the battery comes fixed, do not remove it).

Plug the power chord and reboot your computer. After that, access ‘Device Manager, expand ‘Batteries’, right-click ‘Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System’ and choose ‘Uninstall device’.

Uninstall Battery Driver in Windows 10

Finally, Shutdown the computer > Remove the power chord > Attach your battery > Attach your power chord > Reboot the computer to install the driver automatically.

If nothing helps, you may want to check if you need to replace your laptop battery.

I hope this fixes your problem.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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