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Windows 7: Preventing sleep when HD Wiper active


07 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Preventing sleep when HD Wiper active

Hello,

I am running a HD wiper (Active Killdisk) on an external USB drive and the wipe can sometimes take many hours. The problem is that Win 7 ignores this fact and goes to sleep after its normal 30 minutes and the process pauses until I wake up the machine.

Is there something I need to set to tell Win 7 to stay awake when this kind of task is running without having to change the Power scheme?

Thanks in advance for any help.
-Paul


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