have you checked the options for the mouse/keyboard software.
mine had power options in the program itself.
"Carm" <Carm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:BF2880E1-E3EE-423D-8D44-5C41B8863242@microsoft.com...
I have Vista and a Microsoft 6000 wireless keyboard and mouse set. The
option under their properties in power management to "allow computer to turn
off this device" is grayed and unavailable.
Anyone know how to make this option available? I tried going to
Administrative Tools, but it's the same things there - still unavailable.
I'm trying to select this option in the hopes that it will allow my computer
to automatically go to sleep; right now, if the keyboard and mouse receiver
is plugged in to the USB port, the computer will not automatically sleep. If
I unplug it, the computer will sleep.