Accessing the harddrive of an off computer!

By alvdy ยท 7 replies
Aug 23, 2007
  1. This may sound like a very strange idea but what i want to do is:
    Have a server laptop on running LogMeIn with my computer harddrive shared to it. When i am at school and i connect to Logmein the shared drive shows up. What i was wondering is: is it possible to leave a harddrive powered up and shared but the rest of the computer powered down?
    Yes i know it sounds like a very strange question but if it is possible it will save a lot of power.
    I am running windows vista home premium and windows xp professional.

  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    In short, no.
  3. alvdy

    alvdy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    yup i seriously didnt think so!
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    No, best you could do is have the other computer wake on LAN, so if it recieves a request the computer comes out of standby.
  5. rapzkilla

    rapzkilla TS Rookie Posts: 53

    its impossible. the computer will have to be on
  6. alvdy

    alvdy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    SNGX with the above scenario taken into account how would i set the Vista computer to wake on LAN. I would also be able to make it sleep again after a certain amount of time? I will be using LogMeIn.
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I don't know all that much about it outside of its existance. Here is a good start though.
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    frequently WOL is enabled directly in the NIC settings.

    Of course, the system can only go into Standby or Hypernate and Standby will
    become active much more quickly.
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