Windows 7 Defrag 004 - Battery Life, Slow Wake, Library Problems


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00:54 Troubleshooting batteries and battery life.
06:20 Getting the best life out of a rarely used laptop's battery.
08:35 Sleeping PC long wake time.
11:00 Random HDD noise.
15:47 NVidia / Adobe Reader crash problem.
19:15 Bitlocker'd libraries not mapping.
22:15 Setting secondary HDD as default for My Docs

Update: After checking, my HTPC was also set to hibernate when pressing the power button rather than sleep. Going into Control Panel | Power | "Choose what power buttons do", I changed this to sleep and now my living room PC springs back much faster.


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