why does my PC shuts down USB ports? Answered
my PC (a new HP, recently installed windows 7) shuts down the USB ports on an irregular basis.
when i dont use it for a while (say 5 min) it shuts down the screen and such to save power, but it doest shut down USB ports.
then, when i move my mouse everything starts up again, with one problem, it stops USB stuff after 5 secs.
becouse i dont have PS2 ports on the PC, the only way to get USB mouse/keyboard back is turning the PC off and on.
this problem always was on the PC, worse with vista (like everyday once or twice) but now with windows 7 (free upgrade FTW) it happens alot less.
fact remains that it is frigin anoying since ive gotta restart everything and i cant even save stuff. (thank god for auto save)
why does this happen, and how can i fix the problem?