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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by deubanks, Dec 8, 2011.

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  1. deubanks

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    I have an external hard drive that is set to shut down after 15 minutes of non use and it did with Vista H.P.

    Now with Win 7 H.P., it runs all the time that the computer is on. It is still set to shut down after 15 min.

    Does anyone know what causes it to run continuously?
     
  2. Hughv

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    Make and model?
     
  3. deubanks

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    Maxfor OneTouch 4 Plus-500GB
     
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    Thanks Hugh,

    I already have the latest software update for my drive and have it set to turn off after 15 minutes of inactivety.
    It did turn off with my older Gateway pc with Vista HP but does not turn off wth the new Gateway pc with win 7 HP.
    Both pc's are desktops. The drive is/was connected by USB on both pc/s.
    If no one else is having this problem with win 7, it must be a pc problem but I don't know what the fix is.
     
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    Does anyone have any more ideas?
     
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