Reduce Wear on Hard Drive?

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frankhats

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I am running a 3-yr old IBM laptop R40 with XP Pro. When I see the amount of work the hard drive goes through to shut down and then start up again I wonder if it is better to leave the computer on continuously rather than shut down and reboot with each session. Any considerations pro or con? Thanks for your help
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frankhats said:
I am running a 3-yr old IBM laptop R40 with XP Pro. When I see the amount of work the hard drive goes through to shut down and then start up again I wonder if it is better to leave the computer on continuously rather than shut down and reboot with each session. Any considerations pro or con? Thanks for your help
Frank

depends on your type of use you can save hours on your drive if
you go to Control Panel -> -> Power Options
and have your drive stop spinning after a selected amount of
time of nonuse.

so if your machine stays on for hours without doing
anything you can shutdown your drive.

shutdowns depend on your on and off hour proportions
to determine if you want to shutdown/hibernate
lots of options.
 
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