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Windows 7; Disk doesnt spin down when you turn off or sleep mode. Hard kill.

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This issue just started recently on my Mini 311 netbook. Whenever I put it in sleep mode, I hear the disk crash like if power was killed to it. It doesn't spin down and let the netbook go to sleep mode. It happens when I shut down as well, the power to the disk is killed and you can hear the noise from it. I am affraid it is going to the disk.

What can I do to fix it?
post #2 of 7
Not sure if this may work but check the power options to see if there is a setting to turn off hard disk after a set amount of time. I hope you find a fix if this one doesn't work.
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You sure the hard drive itself isn't just dying?

This seems more like a dying hard drive issue than a software issue to me.
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Well you always want to run tests before you have to buy something new. At least that is my phiosophy.
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Check the SMART status on the drive...it could be reporting failure? But just because the SMART status doesn't indicate failure doesn't mean the drive isn't failing. If you look at the actual values, they might be way over the threshold. It's just that the SMART trigger hasn't been hit yet because there aren't enough failing yet.
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Omg... what's with you guys, its fine. It's a normal function, its the read heads jumping back to off mode. Not all notebook hard drives do this, some do it more quietly. But it is normal, geeze.
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Originally Posted by jy360 View Post
Omg... what's with you guys, its fine. It's a normal function, its the read heads jumping back to off mode. Not all notebook hard drives do this, some do it more quietly. But it is normal, geeze.
never had a single drive do this for me....and I've gone through probably 20-30 drives. I also touch between 5-10 different laptops a day at work fixing other peoples and I've never heard of a drive making these noises that wasn't failing or having issues. It certainly couldn't be possible, but I've never had it happen and with the amount of drives I handle on a daily basis it almost seems unlikely.
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