"OOoohh, I hate it when they DO that!" (Wasn't that Peter Lorre?) Stepped away for a few minutes and when I came back, the notebook was dead. It usually goes to sleep and a bump of the mouse wakes it up. Not this time. Crossed fingers, hit the power button and it started to boot. Got the 'unexpected shutdown' screen, but it booted normally. Everything is working with one exception (see below). Nothing shows what happened. Event Viewer shows the reboot and: "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly." This is a Gateway notebook bought in 2010 running Win7HP. The only thing I notice odd is that when you unplug the power cord, the taskbar icon doesn't change from the AC indicator to the battery indicator and the help tip doesn't show 'on battery'. It shows 'Plugged In; Not Charging'. If you plug it in, it shows 'Plugged In; Charging'. So, it sees the state change but doesn't display the fully correct message. I'm wondering if I bumped the power cord enough to disengage it and it shut down after running the battery down. Not being here looking at the screen, I wouldn't have seen the low battery warning to react (if it displayed). So, anybody know why the icon and notice aren't accurate or how to correct it?