Build a PC Accessing the harddrive of an off computer!

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alvdy

TS Rookie
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.

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Allan
 

SNGX1275

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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.
 

alvdy

TS Rookie
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.
Cheers
Allan
 

jobeard

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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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