You may wan to go into the power settings and allow your hard drives to turn off after a specified period of time of non-use to save mechanical wear on them.
Copperhead 1 said:
Hi, I am a rank novice at the whole tech-world, but am trying to learn as quickly as possible so please be patient w/ me. I have an IBM laptop (an old one) and am running XP Pro. Because I am using it for some international business that I'm involved in, I am leaving it on 24hrs. a day. I have been told that this is OK, but I am a bit wary of this advice. I am wondering if someone can tell me if this is right? And if I do, is there some things I should be aware of if I use this practice? Thank you for your help... Jeffrey