PC shuts down during Partitioning-Process, Power Saving set

September 8, 2013 at 07:10:38
Specs: Windows 7

I am resizing the partitions on the Hard Drive on a Desktop PC.
(using the "MiniTool Partition Wizard").

The PC and monitor shuts down after 20 min. during the partitioning process.
After restarting the PC, the monitor-screen displays (in real time) the partitioning process and the progress of the partitioning, for only 20 min duration and then it shuts down again.(PC and Monitor, both)

No Desktop is visible. No keys are functioning.
The wizard starts to re-run at every re-start , until the PC stops after 20 min.

After the PC stopped, there was no Power, 5Volt DC or 15V at the terminals.

Can the 5 and 12 Volts be supplied at the terminals to keep the Hard-Drive and PC-Board running?
Is that possible, maintaining the power at the terminals?
Until the Wizard has completed the process?

I am thinking here about an Electrical /Electronic Solution, I am in that profession..

Can the wizard be cancelled, or stopped ?
Can the 20 min shut-down time be disabled?
Can the Power-Saving setting be changed ?

I was unaware before and only concluded now, after the shut down happened,
that a shut down time for the PC being idle, may have been set to 20min, in the "Power Saving"-Setting.

I started the "Resize Wizard", not knowing that the PC will stop after 20 min run time.
Now the PC shuts down and the Wizard has not completed the resizing in that 20 min time frame.

Are there short-cuts available, may be at start up, to stop the process, or re-boot the PC ?

Thank you,
Klaus (From Denmark and live now in Australia)

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September 8, 2013 at 07:38:43
Is there any way to back out of what you started? If it's taking 20 min+ to repartition a HDD, you either have a problem with the software or the drive itself. If you can still boot into Windows, try using EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition instead.


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September 8, 2013 at 11:26:00
Or consider using the bootable CD version of MPW instead of the Windows version, then any Windows power-saving settings will simply be ignored. Get the bootable CD version here: http://www.partitionwizard.com/part...

It's always advisable to perform all partitioning tasks outside of Windows anyway, to avoid any problems with a possibly "flaky" Windows installation.

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September 8, 2013 at 16:26:19
Post back whether you were resizing your Windows partition or another partition. If it was your Windows OS partition, there might be some damage to important files. If you get the partitions straightened out from outside of Windows, you may need to do a repair of Windows. I prefer to let Disk Manager do the resizing of the OS partition when possible, it would not let it shut down during the process (except during power problems).

"After the PC stopped, there was no Power, 5Volt DC or 15V at the terminals."
Where are you determining or measuring this? Your power supply should have 3.3Volt, 5Volt, and 12Volt rails. Please explain so we can determine if your power supply may have just happened to die at just that moment.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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September 9, 2013 at 07:27:40
The 2 Voltage reading were taken at the 4pin-plug that inserts into the socket at the Hard Drive. red/black and yellow/black conductors.

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