I have a Compaq Presario laptop running Windows XP Pro. The problem is with the battery power icon at the taskbar (bottom right of the screen). Sometimes I could see it, sometimes I couldn't. Now it is far more harder to see it (not there). I'm sure that it's not hidden (hide inactive icons). Becomes a problem as I have to go to Control Panel > Power Options > Power Meter to just see how much battery life is left.