HDD Spin Up Down
Posted 28 August 2008 - 04:05 PM
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 04:32 PM
I'm posting here because I'm not sure which forum this question should be in.
I'm running XP and want to know how to make the HDD spin all the time. It spins up and down constantly. I can hear it spin down and then almost immediately spin up again. Can some one please help?
it will spin for so long, and then if no read requests, it will spin-down.
How much RAM do you have ?
ctrl-alt-del and open the Task Manager, click the -performance- tab
what is total commit charge =
what is PFusage =
what is Total Physical Memory =
Posted 28 August 2008 - 07:25 PM
Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:56 PM
Last year I was having a similar problem on a different machine. I came across a (XP trick/tip) that allowed me to change a single registry value that caused the HDD to spin all the time. This helped a great deal, but I can not remember where I read it and now I can not find any info on how to do this. I sent hours googling different phrases such as: HDD spin, Spinup, Spindown, Controling Spin on HDDs, etc... I found many articles saying it can be done, but none said how to do it.
8^/ did you go into Power management and set the hard drives to 'never' turn off ?
Posted 31 August 2008 - 06:35 AM
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 02:47 PM
Posted 31 August 2008 - 03:37 PM
Have a look as this registry fix.
but before you even think of firing up regedit...take a back up of your complete registry, and keep it somewhere safe and accessible.
Erunt is good
Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:43 AM
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