HD TimeStamp Interval Interferes with power management

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Power management programs on NT will not function properly if NT is writing a time stamp on the hard disk.

NT SP4 writes a time stamp to the hard disk every 5 minutes to approximate the last time it was shutdown. Some 3rd party power management programs on NT will not function properly if the operating system is writing to the hard disk. To disable the timestamp:

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft Windows\CurrentVersion\Reliability
Name: TimeStampInterval
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0

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