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USB Bug Drains Laptop Batteries

By jobeard
Feb 22, 2006
  1. In this story, Computerworld reports:

    FEBRUARY 17, 2006 (IDG NEWS SERVICE) - An unfixed bug in the Universal Serial Bus driver of Windows XP Service Pack 2 causes a notebook's battery to drain faster than usual when there is a device connected to its USB port, Microsoft Corp. confirmed today.
     
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    Waiting to see if M$ issues the patch. I have a toshiba laptop where the battery life is very short - perhaps 1.5 hours.
     
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