XP keeps turning off the hard drive when I close the laptop or it goes to sleep from 5%

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    DK59

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    Whenever I close the lid for more than a minute or it sleep or stand by because of low percentage it will come back with just a white cursor with black background and nothing I can do but turn it off and back on. Do I just turn off stand by or is there something I can do so it doesn’t just do this and force me to lose whatever I’m working or playing on?
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    check your power settings , there is one to decide what to do if you close the lid of a laptop
     
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    How old is it? Or how old is & what brand of hdd is it?

    Recent WD 2½" (blue) drives will spin down after 7 or so seconds of NO activity (keystrokes, data transfer, etc. This cannot be turned off. WD usb hdds same action but CAN be turned off. This help?
     
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    It seems to have stopped after turning off standby mode
     
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    Maybe you're battery is bad I mean mine is pretty crappy like 30 minutes so maybe a new battery. or maybe it is the battery controller which is in the battery.
     
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