generally if a hub goes to sleep and does not wake up, certain devices can try to wake their host by calling for the host to reset. I think if that fails maybe the bus resets. when that happens every thing on that bus segment would get disconnected and would be expected to be reconnected. The problem is each driver has a flag that indicates that it is ok or not ok to reconnect. So some devices might not.Thanks for your time John
About bios updates how does OEM site show a BIOS version same as the one I have installed but the dates are different this make no sense to me..(check this screenshot https://prnt.sc/2vr-E0NqsfYv )
e3xw10x64.sys Mon May 10 20:30:41 2021
Netwtw10.sys Tue Mar 15 07:09:41 2022
these drivers are related to my wireless network card and killer network software according to me these have nothing to do with USB devices
and wow I think you're on to something. I told you that my system usually would freeze up and once that happens and you unplug everything from the laptop and plug it back in devices become unresponsive (mouse doesn't work, external hdd, etc.) so my question is can this USB sleep function cause system freezes and eventually force a BSOD on my system?
on older systems the usb chips would hang and everything else would be ok. on newer system everything is connected to the high speed pci/e bus so a bad usb device can lock and hang the whole pci/e bus. IE usb device can mess up your gpu and vice versa. I am seeing a lot of sleep issues with systems since windows is trying to do more low power states. generally, the only fix it to update the bios, drivers or turn off advanced sleep functions for the device if you can figure out the device. Some usb devices even have to have firmware upgrades to get them to work correctly.
for the bios update, just go by the version number the date on the internal file might not match the release date on the website.
be sure to for check all of the driver updates for your board. update thunderbolt also