On some Mainboards you have to set a pin to power the USB ports if the PC is off. On mine I had to switch USB ports because some do work some don't.
will give that a try, thanks.
that jumper is already set, that is what enables wake from suspend, else it powers down the USB as well.
Have seen that the usb ir receiver stays active even if the PC is powered down, but does not turn on the pc.
will try different ports and see if that helps.