USB adapter keeping the computer from turning on

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by lifehags, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. lifehags

    lifehags MDL Member

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    So I got this adapter so I could use a 4pole headset. And whenever I have it plugged into my USB hub on my desktop computer. When it is plugged in it sometimes stops my computer from turning on! And when I unplug it it turns the computer on. Is there a way so that when I press the power button it turns on instead of having to unplug the adapter?
    Thanks!
     
  2. M0rriss0n

    M0rriss0n MDL Senior Member

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    Had this once with an usb external hdd, in BIOS the option "boot from other device" was enabled.
    Disabling resolved this and could boot with hdd attached.
     
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  3. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Have you got it plugged into a USB3 (Blue) port? Perhaps try it in a USB2 port (Black).
    I see a lot of dongles on notebooks that don't always work on USB3 but work on USB2.
     
  4. White Tiger

    White Tiger MDL Novice

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    Had the same thing with USB devices in the past.
    I had to unplug them to enable the computer to boot up.
    Found out later on that it was a power issue.
    Some hardware might be draining your power or the power supply might be to light.
     
  5. pavel9843

    pavel9843 MDL Novice

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    Try to disable USB function in BIOS, different profile if is possible, some pc's has this function.
     
  6. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    just a thought, set a boot delay of 5 seconds or more in bios, see what happens with that.