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Windows 7: External HD goes to sleep

09 Jan 2014   #11

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit

You should try WD Drive Uttilities and change the sleep settings.

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09 Jan 2014   #12
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Gorilla glue will fix that.
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10 Jan 2014   #13

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Gorilla glue? We don't have gorillas in Australia. !
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