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Power Save problem?

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1

    Power Save problem?


    I installed Windows 8.1 a month or two ago. I can't say I like the general look of it but it seems reliable enough. However....

    About 4 times each day, my hard drive will 'stall' very briefly (as if the power's been removed) and then immediately start up again a fraction of a second later. When this happens I don't see any disturbance on my screen but it's almost as if a power save feature was about to kick in but then changed its mind. I tried disabling all power save functionality but that didn't make a difference. In any case, it usually happens when I'm using the computer so I wouldn't have thought it was a power save issue.

    I can multi-boot my PC with both Windows 7 and Windows XP. Neither of them exhibits this problem. It only happens with my newly installed Win8.1.

    Has anyone else experienced anything like this?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8.1 32-Bit


    Did you check the hard disc spin down time in the power plan you are actually using? It's inside the energy options. Set HD spin down time to 0 in all power plans and the HD lags should disappear.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks. I've just reset that option to "never" and I'll report back in a few days if it works!
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