Author Topic: External Hard Drive Freezes When I’m Away From Computer  (Read 593 times)

zanshin777

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External Hard Drive Freezes When I’m Away From Computer
« on: January 01, 2019, 07:11:09 am »
I leave my computer for downloading and when I get back I see the external HDD and qbittorrent are frozen.

OS : Windows 10 64-bit Version 1809

1) I updated all the drivers via “Driver Booster”


2) I adjusted “USB selective suspend setting”
Power & Sleep Settings – Related Settings – Additional Power Settings – Change Plan Settings – Change Advanced Power Settings – USB Settings – USB selective suspend setting – Plugged In – Disabled

3) I unchecked the setting “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” for all the items in the areas;
+ Device Manager – Universal Serial Bus Controllers
+ Device Manager – Human Interface Devices


4) I adjusted “Power buttons and lid” setting.
Power buttons and lid – Lid close action – Plugged In – Do Nothing

5) I adjusted “Sleep button action” setting.
Power buttons and lid – Sleep button action – Plugged In – Do Nothing



Any ideas how to fix this?

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Re: External Hard Drive Freezes When I’m Away From Computer
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 09:06:54 am »
I found the answer.



qbittorrent - Tools - Options - Behavior - Power Management :

1) Inhibit system sleep when torrents are downloading (check)

2) Inhibit system sleep when torrents are seeding (check)