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I have windows 7, and i have 2 hard drives. my first one is my os and programs and my second one holds all my data, and other stuff, but when ever i do to access it, it needs to start up, which takes about 3 seconds, making the whole computer effectively freeze. how do i stop it shutting down?

asked Sep 04 '10 at 17:06

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Tim Fontana
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closed Sep 04 '10 at 17:45

thanks, i didnt mean to put sh*t. i wanted shut

(Sep 04 '10 at 17:10) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

The question has been closed for the following reason "thanks people,i will vote you up in the morning when i have some more votes" by Tim Fontana Sep 04 '10 at 17:45


Go to the control pannel, then Hardware and Sound, Then Power Options, then select a power option that you use and click "Change Plan Settings", then click "Change Advanced Power Options". Select "Change Settings that are Currently unavailable" at the top of the window that pops out. Then go to the Hard drive dropdown box, and after the "turn off hard disk after" is also dropped down you will have the option to do that.

answered Sep 04 '10 at 17:11

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does this work for a secondary hard drive, and i would vote you up but i have none left, i will do in the morning

(Sep 04 '10 at 17:12) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

It should...........

(Sep 04 '10 at 17:14) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image

i have applied it, we will find out in 20 mins :L

(Sep 04 '10 at 17:14) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

its just annoying when indexing all of a sudden it freezes

(Sep 04 '10 at 17:15) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

In Windows 7 there is a feature, that automatically puts your hard drives on standby. Go to your power properties and click change plan settings. Then click change advanced power settings, then click Hard disk, and then click the plus on turn off hard disk after. The default is 20 mins, change it to what you want.

answered Sep 04 '10 at 17:11

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does this work for a secondary hard drive, and i would vote you up but i have none left, i will do in the morning

(Sep 04 '10 at 17:12) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

What kevin said?! If that doesn't work, idk?

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answered Sep 04 '10 at 17:34

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how do you get the second option in the hard disk menu, i only have one?

(Sep 04 '10 at 17:37) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

Not sure on Windows 7, because I'm still on Vista.

(Sep 04 '10 at 17:41) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image
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oh right, ok, dont worry, thanks anyway

(Sep 04 '10 at 17:44) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

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