Knowledge Base Article
Subject: Battery meter only reads 25% or 75%
Model: MP975 BIOS Ver: n/a
OS: Win95 Win98 Download File(s): n/a
Created: 03/24/00 Modified: 10/12/2020

Symptom(s):

Windows battery meter only shows 25% or 75%

Solution:

The power management hardware in the system has only two levels (battery low and battery not low). Windows 95 interprets these levels into 25% and 75%. The charge state of the battery is indicated by the battery icons on the system status display. When the battery is installed, an icon of a battery will appear. When the battery is charging an icon of an arrow pointing towards the battery icon will appear. When the battery is finished charging this icon will go out. The low battery condition is reported by beep sounds.