I lost a big download when my hard drive went to standby.

Can I write a program that would "do something every hour" to prevent that?

Posted on 2011-02-19 07:56:22 by skywalker
You could, or you could just tune that option in Windows.
Posted on 2011-02-19 10:30:24 by SpooK
http://www.technixupdate.com/prevent-computer-from-getting-into-sleep-mode-with-insomnia/

I use Insomnia which I downloaded somewhere. I found it on the above website but I do not think I got it from there originally.
Posted on 2011-02-19 11:49:52 by JimmyClif
Why are there programs that do something you can just tweak in the control panel? I can't wait for programs that prevent screensavers ;p
Posted on 2011-02-19 12:10:52 by ti_mo_n
Well, when I tweaked the control panel a lot of times I would then forgot that I tweaked it and my computer would stay on for a whole night. While if I use Insomnia it stays only on until I close it.

Easier for me.
Posted on 2011-02-19 12:58:32 by JimmyClif

You could, or you could just tune that option in Windows.


I don't want it disabled.

Andy

Posted on 2011-02-19 16:59:09 by skywalker
Strange approach, IMHO. I usually configure the downaloading application so that it flushes its buffers once every now and then.

Another option is to create additional power plan(s) and switch between them with 1 click from the taskbar's notification area (like in the attached image).
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Posted on 2011-02-20 12:00:57 by ti_mo_n
I use Firefox built in download manager.

I will look at an external freeware download program.

Andy
Posted on 2011-02-20 12:36:40 by skywalker
Do you mean when your computer went to standby? If you lost a download by your harddrive going to standby, there's a lot of stuff wrong with your system.

If you don't want to disable computer auto-standby, use a download manager that disables standby as long as there's active downloads.
Posted on 2011-03-04 02:31:55 by f0dder
>>Do you mean when your computer went to standby? If you lost a download by your harddrive going to standby, there's a lot of stuff wrong with your system.

Funny I didn't notice he said hard drive. I'm so used to people at work calling the computer itself a hard drive that it went right above my head. :)
Posted on 2011-03-04 06:28:50 by JimmyClif