That is very strange... Instead of using the 3rd party software (which I don't trust), does windows built in battery monitor show the same erratic percentages?
Thanks for email response to battery issue. Neglected to say that IT IS the built-in Win 7 battery monitor showing erratic %. I installed the 3rd party monitor to see if it, too, would mimic this behavior, and it did.
I neglected to add that when the Win 7 battery monitor goes to 8%, it shuts off in minutes, if I don't plug the laptop in. I am assuming that this means the battery is really down to 8%.
Thanks for input.