Windows 10: How to prevent windows from turning on hard drives to restart? Solved

  1.    04 Oct 2015 #1

    Delete:How to prevent windows from turning on hard drives to restart?


    edit: nevermind found answer while looking for something totally unrelated. Wonder why search didnt find it. Ca sara sara




    I have 2 external hard drives that are always on but in sleep mode until I need them.

    I want to be able to have windows NOT power them on when restarting.

    Is there a way to do this?

    BTW, hibernate is turned off.
    Last edited by mcgarrett; 04 Oct 2015 at 13:39.
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  2.    04 Oct 2015 #2

    Glad you got it sorted, could you post the solution here as well so myself & others can stop this happening?
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  3.    04 Oct 2015 #3

    There is no way to do so since Windows check to see if anything is going to be written to the drives before loggin off.
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  4.    05 Oct 2015 #4

    mcgarrett said: View Post
    There is no way to do so since Windows check to see if anything is going to be written to the drives before loggin off.
    Cheers for the reply, pity as it slows down rebooting the PC a startup a bit.
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