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iMac - OS X - iMac G3's Hard drive spinning up every 4 mins.

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Dunno what's going on, but when I leave my iMac G3 alone (when it should shutdown into a powersaving mode) and it did when it had OS9.2 on it.

Now for some reason, every 4 mins the drive spins up, for about 2 mins then spins down again.
Meaning the mac will never go into standby.

Any idea why this might be happening?

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Oh, seem to have got it working again, but could have been a number of things.

Ejected a few progs/icons from the desktop and also unticked the box about drives spinning down when poss.

More testing methinks. At least it's working again. Phew!
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