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Windows 7: Wake computer without waking external hard drives

25 Jul 2011   #1
gillmacca

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Wake computer without waking external hard drives

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I am running windows 7 64 bit, and have 4 external hard drives attached (not the best way, but until I can afford a server, the only way).
I am using my computer as a media center only.
When I wake my computer it can take a while (30 seconds to a minute), before I can use it, due to it starting up my external hard drives, but I have noticed a couple of times, my computer will wake without starting up my external hard drives (able to use media center within 2 seconds).
Does anyone know if there is a way to get my computer to wake up without starting up the external hard drives every time?


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25 Jul 2011   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Switch them OFF.
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26 Jul 2011   #3
gillmacca

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Anyone else got sensible ideas.
I suspect there is nothing I can do about it, but you don't know unless you ask
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26 Jul 2011   #4
richyrichuk

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

i would also say turn them off.

why does it only take '2seconds' without external HDD's

and '30 seconds to 1 min' with them? is it serching on startup or soemthing?

if so turn off indexing.
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26 Jul 2011   #5
gillmacca

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Never thought of indexing. Thanks, I will try that. Turning them off isn't an option, as they are not easy to get to
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26 Jul 2011   #6
richyrichuk

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

plug all into 1 floating socket and can easily turn off/unplug them in 1 swift move.
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26 Jul 2011   #7
gillmacca

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Never heard of a floating socket. Will have to look into it
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26 Jul 2011   #8
richyrichuk

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

extension socket...


(my friend said this to me the other day, i told them they where mad)
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