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In Windows XP: A few of my hard disk(s) power down occasiona

In Windows XP: A few of my hard disk(s) power down occasionally, even when I have set them to "never" turn off, in the Control Panel's "Power Options", and even saved the new power-theme.

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Clarification Request
clarification

In reply to: In Windows XP: A few of my hard disk(s) power down occasiona

ALL I'M LOOKING FOR, IS the Windows XP setting option, that says:
"Allow this component to be turned off, to save power" (or something close to that).

HOW DO I FIND IT?

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Usually in Device Manager.

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I'd like to be more specific but was hoping for details. Not only that but such a question can also be researched on google.
Bob

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Thank-You

In reply to: Usually in Device Manager.

Thank-You for replying to the actual question I was asking. Grin

It's appreciated.

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oops.

In reply to: Thank-You

I can't find that "component" question in there, either.

hmmmmmmmm.... Confused

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Just a WAG

In reply to: In Windows XP: A few of my hard disk(s) power down occasiona

Just a WAG, but I'd be willing to bet you got yourself a "green" drive, where this logic is built into the drive and will ignore Windows' requests.

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NOPE.

In reply to: Just a WAG

incorrect, sir.

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Good guess.

In reply to: Just a WAG

Too bad the original poster didn't "include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem."

That could be it.
Bob

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all the info needed is there

In reply to: Good guess.

All the info needed IS there.
It's an XP issue - a good tech doesn't need anything else!

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Ok, so it's an XP issue.

In reply to: all the info needed is there

Now what? Microsoft won't fix it any more.

Your options, I think:
- Accept it.
- Write a small background program that access those disks every 10 minutes or so to prevent this from happening.
- Switch to an OS without this issue (Windows Vista, 7, 8 or Linux?)

Kees

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microsoft has a problem.

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I shouldn't have to worry about that, with a better-organized Microsoft.

Microsoft lucked-out with XP, and it became the most stable/dependable OS they ever made - but when they started to come out with Vista, 7, etc, they redesigned the interface for each new OS. that is a bad way to do business, when upgrading anything.

Would you buy a new car, if they decided to move the steering wheel, dashboard and pedal controls to different locations, every time they came out with a new model? Of course not, because that would be stupid.

Microsoft doesn't know when to stop fiddling with things...
They should have simply done their required fixes and put new feature add-ons to XP, and then call it "Windows XP-2" - then XP-3, etc... but it's not even close to a perfect world, is it?

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Let's say this is true.

In reply to: microsoft has a problem.

It's been over 10 years but you write the details are here in this discussion yet I'm finding them to be eluding me.

-> Today's hardware is so different than what XP come out on in 2000 that we have to look at the new gear and hope it works. Or ask for workarounds. I see Kees has a good idea but if you are like a few folk I know that get upset as the OS blinks the HDD light too much, I fear you may lash out at others trying to find a fix or reason for you.

Why not tell more?
Bob

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A good tech

In reply to: all the info needed is there

A good tech knows to provide seemingly inconsequential details, because a good tech knows that if they have to ask a question in the first place, they've already exhausted the obvious solutions. Not to mention, a good tech is not dismissive of ideas from others when they themselves have failed to resolve an issue. What you're describing is an arrogant tech, which is not the same thing as a good tech. Sooner or later, the hubris of arrogant techs catches up to them and they are still struggling with issues that good techs have long since resolved by being a bit more open minded.

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