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    Sleep or Power Down? (Home Premium)

    If I am playing a long mp3 or video file, every few minutes I hear my hard drive "power up" and there is a pause in the audio / video as, apparently, the hard drive is feeding more into memory.

    Is there any way to prevent this?

    I have power settings where nothing is off ever, but that doesn't seem to do it.

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    Re: Sleep or Power Down? (Home Premium)

    Vista does many things in the background - indexing, defrag, etc.,etc. Try running the task manager and determining what is 'kicking in'.

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    Re: Sleep or Power Down? (Home Premium)

    Is this on a laptop or desktop pc?

    There seems to be a conflict in what you say. If your settings are set so nothing is ever off, why would the hard drive power up?
    Are you sure it is the 'powering up' you are hearing, or the sound of the disc being accessed...?

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    Re: Sleep or Power Down? (Home Premium)

    Leif:

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    why would the hard drive power up
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    My point. Since the m4v I'm accessing is on my "C" drive, and it's the external that is starting up / stopping, I don't get it. My swap is set to my second internal, so even if I wasn't set to "Always On" the external (used for backups only) shouldn't be in play. But it seems to be, and while so, the video stops and waits.

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