Laptop switches itself off during backup

  popeye47 14:47 30 Sep 06
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Can anyone help? My laptop works normally except when it comes to backing up to an external hard drive. The external hard drive is OK, being regularly used to back up my desktop PC. I have tried various backup programs with the same result. I've checked the power supply settings for "never switch off". I've also tried backing up with most of all the other running in the background processes switched off but it still switches itself off usually within 10 to 15 minutes.

  terryf 14:58 30 Sep 06

how are you connecting the ext hd?

  woodchip 15:02 30 Sep 06

Does it do it when connected to mains?

  dave726587 15:29 30 Sep 06

its probably taking up all the laptops power

  woodchip 21:30 30 Sep 06

Try it without the battery in the Laptop, Just run it on mains

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