Solved: mouse and keyboard won't wake computer

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Masterman10

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My mosue and computer won't wake the computer from sleep mode. I have them plugged into a usb port in the back of my computer. Yet, when the computer goes to sleep it turns off the ports. I have switched the mouse and keyboard in device manager to allow them to wake the computer. So, is there a way to make it so that when my computer goes to sleep it does not turn off the usb port that my mouse and keyboard are plugged into?
 
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Hi Masterman10!

You may need to get into your BIOS to enable this feature. I'm not sure where you need to get but to give you a clue, in my BIOS I have to get into Power management and enable the wake up calls for mouse, keyboard and usb devices.
I guess it's something similar in your case.

Hope I helped :)
 

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I checked my BIOS. In power management it doesn't list any specific things for mouse, or keyboard or usb. I checked other places also and found plug and play is enabled along with everything else that could possibly have to do with this. Does anyone have like a link to a set of instructions I could look at or such.
 

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Can anyone help with this. It's really annoying and I can't think of anything else to try.
 
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Check in Device Manager under USB. Double click on each USB Root Hub, click the Power Management Tab, and un-check Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power and Check Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby.

You may be able to identify which hub the mouse and keyboard are connected to from the Power tab; then you only need to enable that one hub, and can let the PC turn off the others.

You'd think that when you set a USB device to allow it to wake the PC that Windows would be smart enough to change that setting on the associated hub.

HTH

Jerry
 

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That did it. Thanks. I was working all around the mouse and keyboard I never really thought of checking the hubs themselves.
 
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