laptop standby/sleep deactivates usb and pcmcia


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Guido Franzke

Hello NG,

on my laptop I have a USB printer cable and a PCMCIA Card attached.
When my windows goes into standby or I let it go in sleep mode, after I come
back, the external devices no longer work. I must disconnect and reconnect
all my devices or restart windows totally.
It seems as if windows deactivates the ports, but after come back from
standby/sleep mode, it does not reactivate the ports.
Is there a way (e.g. in preferences) to deny windows to deactivate the
ports?

I tried it on my Dell laptop, but on a Fujitsu-Siemens or IBM laptop, I see
the same problems. So I think it's a windows setting.

Thanks for help,
Guido
 
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Rick Merrill

Guido said:
Hello NG,

on my laptop I have a USB printer cable and a PCMCIA Card attached.
When my windows goes into standby or I let it go in sleep mode, after I come
back, the external devices no longer work. I must disconnect and reconnect
all my devices or restart windows totally.
It seems as if windows deactivates the ports, but after come back from
standby/sleep mode, it does not reactivate the ports.
Is there a way (e.g. in preferences) to deny windows to deactivate the
ports?

I tried it on my Dell laptop, but on a Fujitsu-Siemens or IBM laptop, I see
the same problems. So I think it's a windows setting.

Thanks for help,
Guido
USB ports supply (some) power, so your problem may come from
the power-saving controls.
 
G

Guido Franzke

I can only disable standby and screensaver.
But after sleep mode, the devices are still deactivated. I still must
reconnect them for usage, or restart windows.
Do you know why and how to fix it?
 
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Rick Merrill

Guido said:
I can only disable standby and screensaver.
But after sleep mode, the devices are still deactivated. I still must
reconnect them for usage, or restart windows.
Do you know why and how to fix it?
When you right mouse click on the desktop, and select the menu item
"properties", then under the tab "screen saver" can you click on the
button "power"? What does it say?
 

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