usb will not turn off device

December 22, 2010 at 06:31:17
Specs: Windows XP, Amd 64/2 Ram 2.0 GB
My USB will not turn off my external hard drive when I use the sleep mode the second time.
It does the first time I hit sleep, but from there on will not. External drive works fine this way in my
other PC. Notice my optical mouse does tun off each time, but not the Ext. drive

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#1
December 22, 2010 at 09:42:37
If you have a desktop, it's best NOT to use Sleep, Hibernate, or Standby. Those features are meant for mobile devices, not desktops. If you insist on leaving the system on 24/7, reconfigure your power scheme settings. Does your external have it's own power switch?

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#2
December 22, 2010 at 11:32:05
Thanks for the fast reply,
Yes, it does have an external pwr. sw. I have been using it this for about a year.
It was just very convnient for me tp pop in and out and sleep on low power. Ya get
spoiled...It seemed to happen when Ashampoo said I had to download extra drivers
from one of these frebee sites, and I think I picked up a bug from there. My usb mouse
pwrs down ok with sleep...I noticed when Weather Bug sliped in with these extra drivers that Ashampoo told me to drop in trouble started, even with uninstalling it.
It also ripped out the USB Autorun/Auto play screen feature...Don't need it anyway.
Even tried restore in safe mode...N.G. If I have to use it the way u described, so be it.
If you have a reply to this, would appreciate it.
Studlynt

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#3
December 22, 2010 at 19:59:14
Folks,
Sorry about all the typo's above. I was sure I corrected them before sending!
I try to watch my sentance construction and grammer. (mabe not so much for my
spelling)... Hope this reply appears ok.

Studlynt


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#4
December 22, 2010 at 20:40:03
On this web site you can Edit your own posts by clicking on the icon that looks like a notepad at the top of your posts.

If you have reloaded Windows from scratch, you must load the main chipset drivers for the mboard after Setup has finished, otherwise it's likely the ACPI features of Windows - including Sleep, Hibernate, and Standby - will not work properly because Windows doesn't have the proper info about how the main chipset supports ACPI.


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#5
December 23, 2010 at 17:35:02
Guys,
I'll use your recomandation...To turn off the Ext. drive...If its works correctly, when
I pwr it up, it should catch up...Use it mostly for photos..

Thank again,
Studlynt


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