I had a problem before with my hard drive not turning off when I shut down my computer. It would continue to spin while the "...Shutting Down..." log off screen stayed on. After removing Spy Sweeper and cleaning my PC from a few viruses, I have resolved that problem.
The Problem Now:
However, I still have a problem with the hard drive not wanting to shut down after a specified amount of time.
My power scheme settings are currently:
10 Minutes, turn off screen.
10 minutes, turn off hard disks.
30 minutes, system standby
1 hour, hibernation.
With these settings my PC only gets as far as turning off the screen, but the hard drive quietly spins and won't stop after 10 minutes (or an hour or more).
But, if I have it set to a shorter time, such as:
5 minutes, screen off.
5 minutes, hard drive off.
15 minutes, system standby
30 minutes, hibernation.
It will go through the whole process without a problem.
I can also manually put the computer into standby mode without a problem and from there it will go into hibernation. It just seems that it won't go into system standby automatically with longer power scheme settings.
Thanks for any help and your time!
I'm running Win XP Home, SP2
I have a Dell Inspiron 8500 laptop w/ a 40GB Hitachi HDD.
Edited by larch, 06 January 2007 - 04:58 PM.