Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Setting up HDD Powerdown

17 Aug 2011   #1

Win 7 Ultimate x32
Setting up HDD Powerdown


I'd like to ask whether any HDD activity will reset the HDD idle timer.

The thing is, I frequently have a download queue with JDownloader. What I want to do is if there's no activity AFTER all downloads are finished the HDD will 1st power down, and then the PC, as I frequently leave my PC unattended.

I have set the power management to turn off HDD after 30min of inactivity, and the PC after 3hrs. However, I frequently found after a wake-up that the HDD and/or PC is powered down in the middle of a download.

How can I setup the power management like I want?


My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 8 Core X64

You can't. Look for some 3rd party software that will allow this kind of control.

Maybe you could even do it with a batch file if there is a way to look at the JDownloader queue and see when it's empty, do a shutdown /s /t 0.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Setting up HDD Powerdown

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Setting up HDD Powerdown
Thread Forum
Can't change setting System Properties > network ID setting Network & Sharing
Powerdown after shutdown not happening (batt drain when off) General Discussion
Dell Inspiron N7010 monitor won't wake up and needs cold powerdown BSOD Help and Support
Registry Setting, Group Pollicy Setting, Explanation Performance & Maintenance
setting up for first use Installation & Setup
need help setting up something Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:16 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33