I have a Windows XP Pro desktop computer with USB ports that I use for a Brother MFC8860 printer/copier/scanner/fax. I also use a USB port to charge my cell phone.
The PC currently "wants" to be running as long as the printer is on or the cell phone connected. When I click "turn off" in Windows XP, the computer restarts instead of staying shut down. I would like to be able to turn off the PC from within Windows without unplugging (no on/off switch) the printer.
The computer shuts down normally when nothing is plugged into USB or when the printer is plugged into USB but is unplugged from the wall.
I also use a second USB to charge my cell phone. The PC behaves the same as if it were the printer. That is, when the PC is off, the it turns on when I connect it to the phone. When running connected to the phone, the PC restarts when I try to shut it down -- even with the printer unplugged.
I can always turn the computer off by using its on/off switch while it is in the bios-checking phase of a restart.
I don't mind having the PC turn on when I connect it up, but I prefer to be able to shut off from within Windows.
Q1 - How can I do this?
Also, if I leave the cell phone plugged in overnight with the computer off, the phone's battery drains to zero.
Q2 - Is this to be expected?