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Windows 7: Windows 7 freezes for a few seconds after being idle

21 Dec 2010   #1
rfe777

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 freezes for a few seconds after being idle

I have a weird problem ever since I've installed Windows 7. Everytime after my computer was idle for a long period, like when I come home from work and start using the computer or after I have read a long article on the web, when I try, for example, to open a folder, open my browser or save a file, The computer freezes for a few seconds and I hear my HDD starts spinning, like it was "hibernating" while the PC was idle. After those few seconds everything works normally again. This is extremely annoying and I would like it to stop from happening again. Anybody knows?

TIA


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21 Dec 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello RFE,

This happens when have your hard drive set in Power Options to be turned off after x amount of minutes of idle time. When you use it next, it takes a few seconds for the hard drive to spin back up.

You can set it to be never like below to not have the hard drive turn off anymore if you like.
Windows 7 freezes for a few seconds after being idle-power_options.jpg
Hope this helps,
Shawn


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21 Dec 2010   #3
rfe777

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for your quick reply Brink. I changed it to "never" and hopefully now my HDD won't "hibernate" again. I'll report back in a few days after I have tested it.
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21 Dec 2010   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. Hopefully that will do it for you.
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