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Old 09-04-2006, 02:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HDD randomly shutting down?

This hasn't happened in a while, but it just happened about 10 minutes ago.

Randomly, rarely and spontaneously my HDD will shut off.

I know it is shutting off, because I can hear it powering down, and when I restart, I hear it powering up when my motherboard scans for masters+slaves.

What could be causing this?

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Old 09-04-2006, 07:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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power saving settings could be causing your HDD to shutdown after x time inactive, I think you can set this in the power options in the control panel.

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Old 09-04-2006, 07:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Same thing happens on my old pc where i have two hard disks. It's just saving power when its not in use and also increasing the lifespan of the disk by shutting it down.
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Old 09-04-2006, 04:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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But even if I'm using the hard drive? hm
oh well ill check it out
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