Windows 10: How To Shut Off Complete Power On Hibernate Solved

  1. Posts : 975
    Windows 10 Professional
       15 Sep 2016 #1

    How To Shut Off Complete Power On Hibernate


    Every time I Hibernate the computer, the external USB mini hard disk drive turns off, yet the LED flashes on & off until I bring back the computer from Hibernate. Also, I have an old school 3rd-party iPod Video dock connector that has a green LED light on it. That one stays on the whole time while the computer is in Hibernate.

    But on the other hand, if I Shut Down the computer, then the LED light on the external mini hard disk drive completely turns off, and the same thing with the dock connector; the green LED light turns off.. implying that all the power to the computer, and devices connected to it, is shut off.

    So how do I make the Hibernate option disconnect all the power to the computer like Shut Down does?

    (I believe that one reason to why Microsoft set this up like this is because if you want to bring the computer back from Hibernate using the Mouse or the Keyboard, then it would be aware of it. Yet I have disabled those two from ever bringing back the computer from Hibernate).

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  2. Posts : 7,602
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       15 Sep 2016 #2

    The supply of power to a USB port while in Hibernate (or even while completely turned off) is a hardware function provided by some manufaturers. To turn it on or off there's usually an OEM supplied utility. This is the one for my Toshiba.
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    Usually there's only one USB port that has this function, it's identified on the case by the 'lightning' symbol next to the standard USB icon, as shown in the screen shot above. If you don't have the manufaturer's utility, then plug your iPod Video dock connector into another (unpowered) USB port.
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  3. Posts : 975
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       15 Sep 2016 #3

    Ok cool, I see what you mean. All my USB ports give off power when the computer is in Hibernate.

    That's pretty much exactly the whole deal. Yet this Desktop computer has been custom built by me. So I am assuming that I should search for the motherboard's settings and disable a similar option for the power. I want to try to avoid downloading the motherboard's software (if there is one) and do this all within the operating system itself. I'll check around and see what I can find.

    Thanks for the reply.
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  4. Posts : 7,602
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       15 Sep 2016 #4

    pepanee said: View Post
    I'll check around and see what I can find.

    Thanks for the reply.
    You're welcome. Good luck.
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  5. Posts : 975
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       15 Sep 2016 #5

    So I have an ASUS motherboard. I'm trying to mess around in some of the power settings in the BIOS. Does anybody know exactly which option it could be in there?
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  6. Posts : 7,602
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       15 Sep 2016 #6

    The ASUS utility for this purpose seems to be called Charger Plus (not having an ASUS of any sort I can't see if this is meant only for their laptops)

    Version V4.1.6
    Description ASUS USB Charger Plus (For Windows 10 Upgrade)
    ASUS USB Charger Plus is a tool to quickly charge your Apple mobile device.
    To avoid quick charger no function due to compatibility issue after upgrade to Windows 10, please update ASUS USB Charger Plus to v4.1.6 or above.

    Now I know you don't want to use an OEM utility if you can avoid it, but their support pages may give you some clues as to where to look in the BIOS. This one says...
    Before using USB Charger+, ensure to disable the ErP Ready item from the Advanced >APM > ErP Ready in the Advanced mode of the BIOS Setup program.
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  7. Posts : 975
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       15 Sep 2016 #7

    Cool! Thank you so much for your suggestions that had lead me to the solution.

    1) I tried the USB Charger+ program, which gave me some lame annoying error every time I loaded it. It stayed on even after the error and cannot see the program itself... huh? Had to always End its task, and try it again.
    2) Uninstalled it. Went to the BIOS at the APM area, and didn't find ErP sadly. But I looked at the options over there and saw this one called Deep S4. It says that when the computer is at a low state, only the Power Button can turn it on. That sounded reasonable, because like I mentioned before, you can disable the Mouse & Keyboard from waking up the computer. So this sounded a lot like what it could be. So I enabled it, then loaded the computer. I put the computer to Hibernate, and the LED LIGHTS TURNED OFF!!! YES!! NAILED IT!! I've been curious to figuring this one out since forever until I got lucky with Bree! =D

    Lol, thanks so much!
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