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dr_ashwinikumar

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Hi,
I have a PIV WinXPPro + Win98SE, 256 MB RAM,40 GB Samsung HDD.

My HDD just turns off without any preceding error/stop messages and I can switch it on again with the keyboard password that turns on my HDD.This happens very frequently and is very disturbing.

I have searched the KB base and found nothing that helps me. I can't even figure whether this is a hardware or a software problem. My Norton Antivirus shows no infection.

Is it a faulty cable or faulty power unit ? Or is it just windows ? My 98 is not loading and showing an error message : " win.com not found". So I am unable to compare performances on the two OSs.

I believe I have two unrelated problems in the two OSs. Does anyone think they are connected? I am particularly worried about the former. The latter has a definite solution.

Dr Ashwinikumar :tazz:
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kool808

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Hello and welcome to Geeks to Go! :tazz: I'm kool808

Please try to double check this settings.
  • Start then Control Panel
  • go to Performance and Maintenance
  • go to Power Options
  • setup your desired Turn Off Monitor, Turn off Hard disk, Standby durations.
  • confirm with OK
If the problems still occurs, please reply here and we will discuss other solutions.

Edited by kool808, 31 May 2005 - 09:27 AM.

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dr_ashwinikumar

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Hi Kool,

Thanks.

Have already done that. Chosen "never" in the "turn hard disk off" window. Doesn't work. Refitted the RAM properly in the slot. Doesn't help either.

Ash :tazz:
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have you tried to turn off the hibernation option?
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Hi,

Will try that. But you really think it is that ? 'coz when it restarts, it is a new boot-up, not the kind after you hibernate.

Ash
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