Apparently the battery in my XP laptop is dying (may be dead already) since it does not take a charge ... and even though it is always plugged in, I get warnings about the situation. The local PC tech store says they can replace the battery (about $60 for the battery alone) and a labor charge that runs (depending on the computer construction) between $50 and $100. Since I purchased it online for $99, the repair cost makes no sense. So I will search for another XP computer to replace the current one.
But for now, my own Gruntz projects are put "on hold". One was creating one based upon multiple enemy Gruntz with ranged weapons (the reason for my updates within the Gruntz Level Editor Manual), and the other which was to try to provide a "Perfect!" Statz Page image for Oldone's large Miniature Masterz Custom Level "Patchwork Golf".
Well, it shows that buying a laptop with Windows XP nowadays is a bad idea. You got one in August 2018, it was dead by October. This one lasted only a bit longer than a year, and it wasn't exploited heavily or anything. I guess it was a second hand purchase?
In my opinion before spending money on another pig in a poke you should try one of the new workarounds we have come up with since you bought that laptop. These are all free.
It turned out to be a bad connection of the power cable. I re-seated it and closed down the laptop overnight, and the next morning the battery was at 100%, with the computer running from AC power (according to the three levels deep power settings display). And I just completed a "Perfect!" score in "Patchwork Gold"!