Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




68 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


Topic # 222817 29-Aug-2017 21:43
Send private message quote this post

Tried searching all over the Internet for a solution to this to no avail.

ASUS N550JV laptop
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Version 10.0.15063 Build 15063
Latest Windows Updates applied
BIOS version: American Megatrends inc. N550JV.208 which appears to be that latest available.

When I shutdown Windows 10. (Start --> Power Switch Icon --> 'Shut down') The USB ports will remained powered. For example, any External USB bus powered Hard disks attached will perpetually spin until unplugged. Any USB device with an indicator light, will still be lit.

Unticked the "Turn on Fast Startup (recommended)" setting under the power options as per common recommendation over the Internet, yet the USB ports will remained powered after shutting down this laptop

I've tried doing a full shutdown via the command prompt using "shutdown /s" yet the USB ports remained powered.

Already tried resetting Windows 10 to factory / default (though to address another problem of Intel Graphics Continually crashing and restarting - turned out to be a botched driver update)

Any suggestions / ideas to get the USB Ports to completely power down when I shutdown Windows on this laptop?

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
587 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 355


  Reply # 1854967 29-Aug-2017 22:05
Send private message quote this post

My laptop has the option in the BIOS




"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
- John Stuart Mill


1366 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 149


  Reply # 1854994 29-Aug-2017 22:38
Send private message quote this post

Is there a little thunderbolt icon on the port?

Several of my HP notebooks had this as an option for charging devices when the laptop was off. Not all the ports did it though. Do all of the ports stay powered?

Pretty sure my latest Asus does it too.

 
 
 
 


1366 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 149


  Reply # 1854996 29-Aug-2017 22:43
Send private message quote this post

This?

https://www.asus.com/nz/support/faq/1010232/



68 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 1854997 29-Aug-2017 22:45
Send private message quote this post

OK Cheers Cadman. Admittedly, neglected to mention that I went through the BIOS and couldn't see anything that resembled USB power or any other setting that may affect it. There were other options there for Fast Start, which I turned off, again to no effect.

The USB menu only had two options available to be changed
- Enable Legacy support
- Enable XHCI support

Couldn't see any section for Power options.

Will probably have to screen shot the BIOS menus... For some reason, the available settings (that were able to be changed) in the BIOS were rather thin on the ground in general (unless I entered into some cut down version of the BIOS?)
- I accessed the BIOS using the Windows Recovery options --> Advanced Startup --> Restart Now then selected the UEFI BIOS option.



68 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 1855002 29-Aug-2017 22:57
Send private message quote this post

tchart: Is there a little thunderbolt icon on the port?

Several of my HP notebooks had this as an option for charging devices when the laptop was off. Not all the ports did it though. Do all of the ports stay powered?

Pretty sure my latest Asus does it too.


Thanks! that indeed looks to be it! If I re plug the disk to the USB port on the other side (without the Thunderbolt icon), it doesn't stay on after shutdown. Seems the USB ports on the Left of the Laptop will remain on. I shall swap things around.

2033 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 489


  Reply # 1855003 29-Aug-2017 22:57
Send private message quote this post

It's just a feature that's meant to let you use your laptop as a power bank.. Macs have been doing this for years and there isn't necessarily a way to turn it off. Most hard drives these days wouldn't remain spinning when they are not being accessed though. So if you want them off you have to unplug them


1380 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 323


  Reply # 1855010 29-Aug-2017 23:08
Send private message quote this post

Check for Asus software, should be an option in there if you still want to turn it off

BDFL - Memuneh
58738 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10137

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 1855051 30-Aug-2017 06:13
Send private message quote this post

Also it will only be on if plugged in to power outlet and above certain battery level.




5121 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1433

Trusted

  Reply # 1855058 30-Aug-2017 07:14
Send private message quote this post

Asus On/Off Charge. Disable in Bios..
Gigabyte motherboards all do this, Pain in the ass given most USB ports and devices are LED now, Your bedroom is a 24/7 Christmas tree. Mine was till i disabled that feature in the bios.






4935 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1314

Trusted
Microsoft

  Reply # 1856643 1-Sep-2017 14:39
Send private message quote this post

IIRC the powered when off USB host plugs are meant to be yellow, whereas USB3 are meant to be blue

5121 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1433

Trusted

  Reply # 1856686 1-Sep-2017 14:55
Send private message quote this post

nathan: IIRC the powered when off USB host plugs are meant to be yellow, whereas USB3 are meant to be blue


I have seen this as of recent only on laptops and some mobos, On my older devices they all had bios settings to turn it on and off.







Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

FUJIFILM introduces X-E3 mirrorless camera with wireless connectivity
Posted 18-Sep-2017 13:53


Vodafone announces new plans with bigger data bundles
Posted 15-Sep-2017 10:51


Skinny launches phone with support for te reo Maori
Posted 14-Sep-2017 08:39


If Vodafone dropping mail worries you, you’re doing online wrong
Posted 11-Sep-2017 13:54


Vodafone New Zealand deploy live 400 gigabit system
Posted 11-Sep-2017 11:07


OPPO camera phones now available at PB Tech
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:56


Norton Wi-Fi Privacy — Easy, flawed VPN
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:48


Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad A Series
Posted 8-Sep-2017 14:37


Huawei passes Apple for the first time to capture the second spot globally
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:45


Vodafone initiative enhances te reo Maori pronunciation on Google Maps
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:40


Voyager Internet expand local internet phone services company with Conversant acquisition
Posted 6-Sep-2017 18:27


NOW Expands in to Tauranga
Posted 5-Sep-2017 18:16


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming Oct. 17
Posted 4-Sep-2017 14:10


Garmin introduce Garmin vivoactive 3
Posted 1-Sep-2017 18:38


Kiwibank wastes $90 million on software – Reseller News
Posted 1-Sep-2017 13:45



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.