Battery life cut down and fluctuates after reinstalling windows vista

#1
I recently had my laptop rebooted to factory settings. Now that I have it the battery life shows to last only 30 minutes tops (which actually does before the red light comes up and the laptop dies) from about an hour and a half that it used to last. It is a gateway W350A. Is there something I can do?

***Note that, it will only last 30 minutes already in Power Saving mode

Thank you for your time.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
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#2
Have you been in to "advanced" power settings ?
There are scores of other options you can customize.
 

JustinW

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#3
Your battery could also just simply be on its way out. Battery life does decrease over time. Try fully discharging it and than giving it a full charge.