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Xbox controller keeps disconnecting

ultimateduck
Level 2
I'm having an issue where I go to use my Xbox controller and it is no longer connected.  I've had to run through the setup process to get it to reconnect (three times now).  I try to do the setup for just the controller, but it does not work.  Only when I run through the entire Oculus setup does it finally connect, only to find it disconnected the next day when I try to use it.  Is there a fix for this?

Thanks for any help.

p.s. The Oculus is really cool.
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benplace
Level 8
Low batteries?

Greenfire32
Level 7

benplace said:

Low batteries?


My thought too. Sometimes there's just enough juice to start the controller and connect and then it dies again.

OP:
Has it always done this or is this something new? It could also be (however unlikely) wireless interference. If you've got a ton of wireless devices, that will make it harder for your controller to talk to the receiver.

benplace
Level 8
Another thing I thought of is power, the USB ports have to have enough power to power everything you have plugged in.  Are you using a hub for the Xbox receiver?

blanes
Level 8
The following fix is for Win10 but there is similar setting in Win7. 

Right Click Windows icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.
Scroll up and click Device Manager.
Look down the list and open up Network Adapters
Right Click Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows and click on Properties
Select the Power Management Tab
Un-Click the box that says, Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
You can also try leaving that ticked and Tick box Allow this device to wake the computer.

I prefer having it disabled and to turn off your controller you have to hold down the large xbox button for 5 seconds or just turn PC off.

The power management service in Win10 seems to be more aggresive than it used to be, at least that is my impression coming from Win7 - so it is turning the Controller Pad off after a period of inactivity but then waking it up again seems to be beyond its capabilities.

Let us know if this fixes it, otherwise it maybe a different problem. cheers  B)





Roaster
Level 8
My wireless adapter does not start up during pc boot, so I have to disconnect the adapter and reseat it after the machine is running.  I attached it using a usb extension cable to make it more accessible.
Good tip about the power management solution.
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ultimateduck
Level 2
Thanks for the replies.  I just unplug it during startup and restart the computer.  I feel like I will go through too many batteries if I disable the auto off function.

mckracken
Level 3
power management didnt do it for me. wireless keep disconnecting- sigh

mckracken
Level 3
solved: revert the HID entry to earlier driver. Ending 16384 i think

flashvenomdesig
Level 2

mckracken said:

solved: revert the HID entry to earlier driver. Ending 16384 i think


How'd you do this? I can't rollback driver and it says it's up to date. Is this a registry tweak?