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External HDD turns off automatically

  1. #11

    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Pro

    The registry hack fixed it.

    Thanks everybody

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  2. #12

    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    You are welcome. I tried all the other things without any success. Then I found the hack, happy camper now. Glad it fixed it.
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  3. #13

    + 1
    my HP pavilion with new hard disk wd blue 1T (instead of the old HGST 545050A with some errors)

    Solved: Pavilion 15-n063sl win8 - dvd and hd problem - HP Support Forum - 3465701

    I have changed all the settings (energy saving = never, etc. etc.) but internal hd always goes in spin off state.
    also my external USB HD Toshiba 1T after 20 minutes it turns off even while it transferring files !

    (cd linux live doesn't give me any problem)
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  4. #14

    I have also tried to follow this guide

    but i dont see either VID and PID

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