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Discus and support How to I get my powersave options to recognise that the hard drive is busy doing something... in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I have been down loading some data to my hard drive which was going to take a few hours. Before it completed the laptop decided I hadn't been using the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by Jseni, Aug 14, 2019 at 4:32 AM.

  1. Jseni Win User

    How to I get my powersave options to recognise that the hard drive is busy doing something...


    I have been down loading some data to my hard drive which was going to take a few hours. Before it completed the laptop decided I hadn't been using the system and shut down to save power. How can I make the system recognise that if data is being written to the harddrive, then it needs to remain active, yet still to save power when processes are completed?

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  2. lvr181 Win User

    Internal secondary hard drive not recognised


    After fitting SSD (C: drive) to my Win10 machine I connected the old hard drive as a secondary storage drive.

    Win10 does not "see" it!
    But Belarc Adviser "sees" the hard drive!

    How to force Win 10 to recognise the secondary drive? Simple steps please for a non-techie.

    Thanks.
     
  3. twynog Win User
    External hard drive not recognised

    Thanks for this. I've done what you suggested and been through all the steps mentioned in the article. The hard drive works fine on a Mac computer, and I've managed to copy the information on it. It must be a Surface issue so I'll try to get a chat line tomorrow.
     
  4. Julie Ram Win User

    How to I get my powersave options to recognise that the hard drive is busy doing something...

    External hard drive not recognised

    Hi twynog,

    The issue that you're experiencing with the external hard drive might be due to some missing Windows hardware or software updates. To help you in resolving this, you may follow the steps below:

    Method 1: Uninstall and then reconnect the external hard drive - this method resolve issues where the currently loaded USB driver has become unstable or corrupt.

    • Select Start, type Device Manager in the Search box.
    • Select Device Manager from the returned list.
    • Select Disk Drives from the list of hardware.
    • Press and hold (or right-click) the USB external hard drive with the issue, and select Uninstall.
    • After the hard drive is uninstalled, unplug the USB cable.
    • Wait for 1 minute and then reconnect the USB cable. The driver should automatically load.
    • Check for the USB drive in Windows Explorer.

    If method 1 doesn't work the way it should, you may proceed to other steps provided in this
    article.

    Do get back to us if you need further assistance.

    If you think this was useful, you may "mark it as an answer" to help those who are facing the same issue.
     
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