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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 10 Pro 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.
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