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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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Will Szymkowski earned 200 total points
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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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by:james130c
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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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Ahh ok Spec01 beat me to it!! lol worth a try though ay.
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by:timothyking
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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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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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It looks like the disable hibernation did the trick

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