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Laptop power supply trouble?

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October 2, 2011 10:05:30 PM

what happens when you don't recharge your laptop battery and the battery drains out completely? does anything happen to the hard drive? does anything happen to the files on that hard drive?
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October 2, 2011 10:23:41 PM

No.
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October 2, 2011 10:32:44 PM

If its running the os shuts itself down at like 5%.
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October 2, 2011 11:01:36 PM

Assuming nothing was in the process of being written at the exact instant that power cut out nothing would be harmed. Windows will be fine and many drives have write protection these days so its highly unlikely that anything will have been harmed.
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October 3, 2011 2:29:24 AM

so what if i leave my laptop unplugged and the battery drains out completely what happens to the hard drive and the files inside?
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October 3, 2011 11:10:36 PM

The hard drive is non volatile unlike ram, a hard disk doesn't need a constant stream of power to maintain the data on it, they are stored on magnetized disks which will hold their data for a few years without any need to power up the drive. You could take the drive out and leave it on the table for a year and it wouldn't affect the files inside.
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