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HELP: Win 8.1 shuts down USB Harddisc every time

ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 7,911Member Uncommon
Ok ever since I updated to Windows 8.1 my external HD via USB goes to some sort of sleep mode after 10 secs. This is extremely annoying. Anyone knows some way to solve this?

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  • jazz.bejazz.be Sint-NiklaasPosts: 820Member Uncommon

    There are actually settings that control sleep behavior on devices such as hard disks.

    Perhaps for some reason these settings have been set to 10 seconds or so.

  • zevianzevian toledo, OHPosts: 401Member Uncommon
  • NitthNitth AustraliaPosts: 3,772Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Elikal
    Ok ever since I updated to Windows 8.1 my external HD via USB goes to some sort of sleep mode after 10 secs. This is extremely annoying. Anyone knows some way to solve this?

    Go to Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Power Options -> Change Plan Settings -> Change advanced settings -> Usb Settings

    Then set how long until your disk is turned off.

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  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 7,911Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by zevian

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/usbcoreblog/archive/2013/11/01/help-after-installing-windows-8-1-my-usb-drive-disappears-or-file-transfers-stop-unexpectedly-r-a-post-title.aspx

     

     

    Try That.    Ive never personally ran into this issue so I cant offer you any first hand advice.

    Oof... thanks. But for now I prefer not tampering with the registry. Only as last resort. I keep it in mind tho. ^^

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  • zevianzevian toledo, OHPosts: 401Member Uncommon
    Yea i dont blame ya,   the first part is the same thing nitth is saying just showing you pictures.
  • Imperator91Imperator91 Columbus, OHPosts: 5Member
    Device manager > Disk Drives > find USB HDD> right click, properties > Power management tab > uncheck allow the computer to turn this device off to save power.
  • karmathkarmath Posts: 845Member Uncommon
    Or you could just do away with win 8 and go back to 7 like any sane person :)
  • NitthNitth AustraliaPosts: 3,772Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Elikal
    Originally posted by zevian http://blogs.msdn.com/b/usbcoreblog/archive/2013/11/01/help-after-installing-windows-8-1-my-usb-drive-disappears-or-file-transfers-stop-unexpectedly-r-a-post-title.aspx     Try That.    Ive never personally ran into this issue so I cant offer you any first hand advice.
    Oof... thanks. But for now I prefer not tampering with the registry. Only as last resort. I keep it in mind tho. ^^

    I can understand the uneasiness about tinkering, But the registry isnt the boogyman everyone thinks it is.

    If you follow their instructions its quite easy. all your doing is adding a key, your not overriding or changing anything and if you don't get the desired outcome, simply remove the key.

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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 8,281Member Rare
    Originally posted by Nitth

     


    Originally posted by Elikal

    Originally posted by zevian http://blogs.msdn.com/b/usbcoreblog/archive/2013/11/01/help-after-installing-windows-8-1-my-usb-drive-disappears-or-file-transfers-stop-unexpectedly-r-a-post-title.aspx     Try That.    Ive never personally ran into this issue so I cant offer you any first hand advice.
    Oof... thanks. But for now I prefer not tampering with the registry. Only as last resort. I keep it in mind tho. ^^

     

    I can understand the uneasiness about tinkering, But the registry isnt the boogyman everyone thinks it is.

    If you follow their instructions its quite easy. all your doing is adding a key, your not overriding or changing anything and if you don't get the desired outcome, simply remove the key.

    To add, if you back up your registry before you modify it, even if things go wrong you can restore the previous version. That's essentially what a windows save point does. You can even do it two ways, 1. manually save a backup copy of your registry and, 2. Use Windows backup and restore to save a snapshot you can restore to.

    Also if you haven't tried Nitth's suggestion of modifying the power-saver settings, try that and see if it works.

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