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Windows 7: USB Power Issues

03 Nov 2010   #1
steverido

Windows 7 64
 
 
USB Power Issues

I have a Seagate external USB hard drive plugged in and even though I have changed the power options in Device manager for USB devices not to go into power saving I have noticed that each time I restart Windows the items have a tick in the box again for each USB Is there something else that I need to alter to stop it doing this?

I don't want my external hard drive to go to sleep as it takes it to long to start and I have stuff on there that I need to access regularly and a lot of the time it falls beyond power saving time.


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03 Nov 2010   #2
Pusspa

 
 

is there a setting in device manager to not let windows control power?
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03 Nov 2010   #3
steverido

Windows 7 64
 
 

No there is not. I have gone into control panel power options and made a customised power setting so I will check devices when I reboot.
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03 Nov 2010   #4
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

On my Seagate external USB drive I can keep it a wake using Seagate software that came with it. It gives you the choice you are looking for. GL It's already installed on the unit when you bought it.
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03 Nov 2010   #5
steverido

Windows 7 64
 
 

Mine was just plug and play. No software unfortunately.
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03 Nov 2010   #6
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

You can look for your software HERE. GL
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