Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:39 PM
first of all, i can't seem to get the bios battery test to work; each time, it simply quits about 30 seconds into it (at zero progress) and the log somehow shows that the user opted to quit the test (paraphrasing)
secondly, the battery details in vista have a tendency to change inexplicably. initially, it would display that the with a 90+ % charge it held about 4 hours of use. then, suddenly, that same charge represented only a little more than 1 hour of use (and would actually drain as quickly!). then, a few days later, it was back to being about 4 hours of use.
currently, the icon is displaying a 100% charge and it is not indicating at all how many hours of use that represents.
what the heck is going on?
UPDATE: just decided to try out the battery again and here's the result.
2:30 am... showed it had 96% charge, 1:20 left
4.49 am... is over 2 hours later and now it shows a 25% charge with 45 minutes left...
wth is going on? how do i fix this?