Windows 10: [HELP] Possible to prevent every program from hanging when a USB drive is waking up?

Discus and support [HELP] Possible to prevent every program from hanging when a USB drive is waking up? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Whenever I have to work with a USB drive that is sleeping, every program comes to a halt for a few seconds while the USB drive wakes up. For example... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Hqjjciy6sJr, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. [HELP] Possible to prevent every program from hanging when a USB drive is waking up?


    Whenever I have to work with a USB drive that is sleeping, every program comes to a halt for a few seconds while the USB drive wakes up.

    For example If I try download a file in Firefox to a sleeping USB drive, every Firefox tab, even every Windows Explorer window becomes inaccessible.

    Similarly, if I try to open a file in a sleeping USB drive, everything else that is not related to that window becomes inaccessible.

    Is there any way to prevent this?

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    /u/Hqjjciy6sJr, Mar 26, 2020
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  3. Lazzer408 Win User
    help. USB drive isn't assigned a drive letter.

    Any usb flash drive I plug into my computer isn't assigned a drive letter. The physical drive shows in the "safely remove hardware" but it doesnt show up in disk management. I have tried to populate the volume thru the safely remove hardware properties window and it does pop up in the list but it doesn't stay there. This isn't a format or assign a letter problem. It's more complicated then that. Maybe one of the services needed for usb drive management was disabled? Suggestions needed. btw external usb harddrives work fine.
     
    Lazzer408, Mar 26, 2020
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  4. Yolvi Ell Win User

    [HELP] Possible to prevent every program from hanging when a USB drive is waking up?

    Computer won't wake up after sleep

    Hi Gregory,

    It's possible that some settings are preventing your computer from waking up after sleep mode. We'd like to learn more about your concern so that we could provide the proper resolution. We just have a few questions for you:

    • Are you using a third-party antivirus program?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?
     
    Yolvi Ell, Mar 26, 2020
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