My NAS drive is lost after PC sleeps.

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May 4, 2011 at 10:40:15
Specs: Windows 7 HP, Pentium Dual T3200 2
Hi guys and gals.

I have a little problem that I could really do with some help with please.

I have a NAS drive and I connect to it though a Laptop and PC bit running Windows 7 Home Premium. I can access the drive just fine from both machines BUT....... when either machine goes to sleep I have to re-map the NAS drive after it wakes up.

I created a script and inserted it in the startup folder and this doesn't help at all. I have also set the idle time out to -1 (always on). If I double-click the script batch it connects the to the drive so I know it is working ok. I have also set the NIC to always on.

So in short does anyone know how to prevent Windows 7 Home Premium from losing the mapped NAS drive after every time it sleeps? I never had this problem at all with XP.

Thank you all


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May 4, 2011 at 11:39:46
in the nics power settings tab, disable the computers ability to put the card to sleep.

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May 4, 2011 at 11:48:00
Hi, thanks for the reply, however already did that and it made no difference at all. I tried to say that in a roundabout way in my original post. I have tried all the basics such as your suggestion and disabling idle timeout (setting to -1) but nothing seems to work.

There is a setting in Local security but apparently this only applies to Professional and Ultimate and not Home Premium.

Thanks for the reply though


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May 9, 2011 at 17:07:47
The startup folder isn't invoked by the wake up process. When you mapped the drive, did you check "Reconnect at logon"? And do you require logon upon wake up?

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May 10, 2011 at 07:13:44
When you say "put it to sleep" are you referring to either "Standby" or "Hibernate" mode?

If so, don't use either on a PC. Disable both and use the Power Options to power down the monitor/hard drive after a period of time you specify. I have my monitor set to power down after 5 minutes of being idle and my HDD is set to 2 hours. This saves energy without the hassles of Standby or Hibernate which were never intended for, or worked properly on, a PC.

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