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Solved Compaq 6200 USB Power Management Issue

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  1. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter Thread Starter

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    I have a refurbished HP Compaq 6200 MicroTower running 64 Bit Windows 10 Professional. I have a WD My Passport Ultra that is used for backups and is plugged into one of the front USB ports. The Passport remains powered up when the computer is shut off. I would like for it to shut off when I shut down the computer.

    I have gone into Windows Device Manager and it shows up as a USB Mass Storage Device I have tried checking and unchecking Power Management box for Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power. This was in combination with unchecking and checking the Power Management boxes for the two USB Root Hubs that are discussed in a PC World article on keeping the USB ports active when the computer is sleeping.

    https://www.pcworld.com/article/304...g-your-usb-devices-past-your-pcs-bedtime.html

    I have also gone through the tabs in the BIOS settings and did not see any obvious (to me) setting for controlling the USB ports power when the computer is turned off. Am I missing a setting somewhere?
     
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    The Windows settings, to the best of my knowledge, only affect usage while the PC (and OS) are running.

    Any power options for the ports, would be BIOS controlled. As it's an OEM PC, it wouldn't surprise me if BIOS options are (very) limited.
     
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    Have you tried all the Usb ports ?
     
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    All 4 front panel USB ports remain powered when the computer is powered down. The 6 rear USB ports do power down with the computer.

    I may just put a longer USB cord on it and plug it into a rear port.
     
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    Good idea Chuck.
     
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