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Section - 3.2.2.4 Spin down disk/disable powersaver when on AC power

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[Q] is it possible to disable powersaver mode (i.e. set to drain) whenever the
unit is running off the A/C Adapter?

[Q] How does one get the disk to spin down automatically if AC adaptor is
plugged in? It would seem that the system goes into "drain mode" any time the
adaptor is plugged in - and of course, you cant change any of the values in
drain mode. I'm also still looking for some sort of TSR to spindown the hard
drive given some key combination. Does a program exist, can it be written?

[A] From: "Liu, Bin" <BinL@AMB.NIDDK.NIH.GOV>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 1996 16:48:00 -0500
Yes, there is a utility to spin down the hard disk. It can be found at
ftp.compaq.com. I have called Compaq and found out that the softpage number 
for HDSDOWN3.COM is SP0414. I have it installed in my machine. Apparently,
the utiluty is only working with DOS not with Windows. The Compaq support
technichian had confirmed this. 

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