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PCI USB expansion card is preventing my PC from shutting down

Follow up from my previous post:


TL;DR of the issue:


PC would reboot on its own after shutting down. Tried every solution, reinstalled Windows, reconnected cables etc. Turns out my PCI USB expansion card is the cause of the issue, removing it solves the problem, but I would like to keep using it.


The card: https://www.2direct.de/en/notebook-computer/interface-cards/pci-express/2091/pci-express-card-4x-usb-3.0?number=PC0057A


Any ideas on how to solve this for good? The card doesn't seem to have any drivers which I could update. Maybe there is a Windows or BIOS setting for this?



Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super*

Ryzen 3700x

2x 8GB CRUCIAL DDR4 3200

Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite (BIOS Ver. F51, newest is F52f)

Noctua NH-U9S

750W Power Supply*

1 TB HDD, 256 GB SSD*

multicard reader, CD-Drive and LogiLink PC0057A USB 3.0 expansion card*


*Reused from my old build


Thanks for any ideas.


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Turn on Power > ErP in your BIOS.

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Ok nevermind. Turns out simply plugging something into the card solves this issue. My old PC had so few USB connectors on the back that something was always plugged into the card, but my new motherboard has enough slots for my current peripherals so I ended up never plugging anything into it. 


Sorry for the unnecessary post I guess.

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