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Solved: turning off external hdd

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by abby_again, Apr 15, 2008.

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  1. abby_again

    abby_again Thread Starter

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    suppose you have your ext hdd hooked up, but not transferring anything & you want to shut down pc via start>shutdown... is that ok or should you always go thru the safely remove hardware first?
     
  2. leroys1000

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    Windows returns all cached data to the drives during
    the shut down routine.
    So you should be OK.
     
  3. Elvandil

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    It's OK to turn off the computer, but don't turn off the drive with the PC running unless you go through Safely Remove, or you have the drive optimized for quick removal in Device Manager and no transfers are taking place.
     
  4. abby_again

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    thanks for the info.
     
  5. Elvandil

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    You can mark your own threads "solved" using the Thread Tools above.
     
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