USB device sleep mode

Hi, I recently installed an external hard drive that connects by USB 2.0. It works fine but when I when I walk away for 15min - 1/2 hour and return the drive needs to "wake up" which takes about 1 minute locking up my computer. Is there any way of disabling the sleep mode of this device?

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Tim
timothykingAsked:
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Will SzymkowskiConnect With a Mentor Senior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Hello there,

Right Click on the desktop and goto properties, Click the ScreenSaver Tab, then the power button in the bottom pane. Change the setting for turn off Hard Disks so to a certain time or to never shut off. Also click on the Hibernate Tab and make sure that it is disabled.

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james130cCommented:
Have you looked at your power settings, in control panel - performance and maintenance and then power options, is PC set to never turn off HDD's?.
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james130cCommented:
Ahh ok Spec01 beat me to it!! lol worth a try though ay.
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timothykingAuthor Commented:
I know my "Turn off hard disks" is set to Never, but I'm not sure about the hibernate. I'll check it and get back ASAP.

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Tim
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
If your still having no luck you could right click on the USB HDD in the device manager and see if there are any power options for that specific device.

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timothykingAuthor Commented:
It looks like the disable hibernation did the trick

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