Windows xp usb external disk goes inactive Tags: Configuration Laptops Windows XP External USB Last response: January 9, 2010 5:34 PM in Windows XP Share rsud January 7, 2010 12:52:27 AM I have an external USB drive connected to my laptop docking port. When the laptop boots up the drive comes up fine. But if I don't access the drive for about 5 minutes it goes inactive (light turns off and drive spins down). How can I stop this? I want the drive to stay active as long as my laptop is up. More about : windows usb external disk inactive rsud January 7, 2010 1:08:03 AM Let me add that once it goes inactive I can't get it back unless I plug the drive into different USB port or reboot. Plugging it into the same USB port results in nothing happening. m 0 l notchris January 9, 2010 12:53:59 PM does the laptop have a usb port on it does it do the same thing if you plug it in directly What type of laptop what type of external drive what type of docking port m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rsud January 9, 2010 5:34:06 PM notchris said:does the laptop have a usb port on it does it do the same thing if you plug it in directly What type of laptop what type of external drive what type of docking port I haven't tried a USB port directly on the laptop. I can try that but that wouldn't work out for a long term solution for me. The laptop is an older dell D600 with a Dell docking port meant for this laptop. I am running windows XP with all updates. The drive is a 500GB 2.5" drive in an external USB case (I bought the drive and case separately). The case is a Transcend StoreJet 25 SATA. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Windows XP External USB drive 'disk is full" Forum Solvedi want to reformat sony viao but it wont read the disk or even external drive. How would i reformat it? It is windows XP. Forum SolvedWindows xp will be loding at external hard disk Or pendrive Forum Driver iomega external disk usb win xp Forum Is it legal to run an XP from a usb external disk ? Forum My 1 TB external hard disk not getting accessed and not getting format by windows xp and 7 too please help Forum Windows 7 program to recover data from a usb external broken disk drive Forum Toshiba external hdd 2.5 canvio basics usb 3.0 crashes with windows xp Forum Installing windows xp from external hard disk Forum Installing windows xp from external hard disk Forum Inactive disk where oparating system is installed Windows Vista Forum how to install windows xp in an external hard disk Forum how to install windows xp in an external hard disk Forum How to install windows xp in an external hard disk Forum Usb driver for WD external mass storage drive windows xp Forum Active Window Border goes Inactive Forum Active Window Border Goes Inactive Unexpectedly Forum Installing windows xp from external hard disk Forum Windows xp from external hard disk Forum Booting Windows XP from an external hard disk? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !