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Windows spinning up HDDs

Post by aburgard » Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:24 pm

I'm running Vista 64, though this happened on Vista 32 and XP as well:

Every 20 minutes or so my HDDs spin up, even my external. Is there a reason for this? My drives aren't soft mounted (anymore) so I do hear this rather well, especially on my external drive. I'd like to let windows shut my drives off, but I find the spin-up noise more distracting than the constant whirr of the active drives.

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Post by bonestonne » Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:45 pm

its possibly the indexing service, but i'm not sure about now to stop that.

if its not indexing, then it has to do with the recovery monitoring

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Post by aburgard » Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:50 pm

I have indexing off, so not that. I'll have to check on recovery.

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Post by sjoukew » Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:16 am

When you open an explorer window, save as window, etc, it will often spin-up all drives to show the panel with some information.
When are your drives spinning-up? when you are doing something of when you aren't doing anything at all?

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Turning off indexing in Win XP.

Post by kevinfelker42 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:52 pm

Did you stop the indexing service too?

Here's how to turn off indexing in Win XP: ... 031440.php

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