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All my USB Hard Drives turn themselves ON after I shut down the computer

#1White Wolf KibaPosted 8/14/2013 12:49:09 AM
I've had this computer for a year now and I keep forgetting to ask what's up with this.
Any USB External HDD's I have plugged in shut down after I shut the computer down and a second later spring back up and stay that way until the computer is turned on, then they quickly turn off and then turn themselves on.

When I don't forget to do it, I unplug them by safely removing them first before shutting the computer down, but since no other computer I have does this I often forget to do it and that can't be good for the external hdd's

I don't know what the problem is.
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#2White Wolf Kiba(Topic Creator)Posted 8/14/2013 1:20:24 PM
I think I forgot to mention
the HHD's are just USB hard drives with no power cords
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#3bsballa09Posted 8/14/2013 1:21:19 PM
Skynet.
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#4TheFeshPincePosted 8/14/2013 1:22:07 PM
This can happen to anything that's plugged in to the USB ports. My mouse lights up and my speakers turn on for a few seconds after I shut down my computer some times.
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#5BoltVoltPosted 8/14/2013 1:24:35 PM
It's usually a BIOS Setting you can turn off.

My laptop allows me to change in the BIOS whether or not my USB's still give power, means you can charge things while the laptop is off. Probably a feature of your motherboard and BIOS settings should allow you to turn it off.
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#6White Wolf Kiba(Topic Creator)Posted 8/14/2013 1:27:26 PM
BoltVolt posted...
It's usually a BIOS Setting you can turn off.

My laptop allows me to change in the BIOS whether or not my USB's still give power, means you can charge things while the laptop is off. Probably a feature of your motherboard and BIOS settings should allow you to turn it off.


Thanks man
I'll look into it

the Bios on this computer is so awesome, it's like a full on Linux OS of its own, it even has an internet browser, well it's supposed to have one but I haven't been able to download or install it.
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#7wildog2006Posted 8/14/2013 2:03:55 PM
that's probably not the BIOS, more likely some kind of instant on OS. ASUS has it on a lot of their laptops
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#8BoltVoltPosted 8/14/2013 2:29:37 PM
wildog2006 posted...
that's probably not the BIOS, more likely some kind of instant on OS. ASUS has it on a lot of their laptops


It's definitely a BIOS option on mine as I've turned it off and on a few times.
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#9White Wolf Kiba(Topic Creator)Posted 8/14/2013 2:40:54 PM
I looked through my bios, advanced settings, usb settings and everything, didn't find an option for this.
Looked through the power settings as well.
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