All of a sudden my power management is behaving differently. I can no longer use the mouse to bring the computer out of sleep. I must use the button on the front of the machine. This isn't a big deal really, the issue (for me) is that while alseep it seems to lose touch with any USB devices attached to the machine, so when I unsleep it *finds* all the devices attached. One of the items is an external Hard drive attached to a USB hub/port expander. That HD is broken into 3 partitions, so every time it goes out of sleep, it runs through all the files on the three drives and pop us three "what do you want to do next" boxes for each drive. This is new behavior. I used to be able to use the mouse and it didn't ping all the USB's. The mouse is USB also which also has to be found before I can use it, so waking up from sleep takes longer then I'd like. The only difference between then and now is a new desk And while the desk was being put into place, the computer was unplugged, set off to the side and all cords removed and replaced in their new homes. The new wake up process is adding extra stuff that needs to be clicked and I'd prefer the external drive didn't kave to be *read* each time it sleeps. I've searched some threads and tweaked some things in the power management area without any change in behavior. Wondered if anyone had any thoughts.