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USB disconnects on its own

  1. #1


    BigD Guest

    USB disconnects on its own


    I plug in my gamepad into the USB port. Vista recongnises the plug and play
    and all is good ... for a while.

    Anyway after a while (approximately 10 - 30 minutes) I get the sound of it
    disconnecting. I need to take it out and put it back in and then all is good
    again. This is especially annoying when playing games (I need to pause the
    game with the keyboard and then pull the slot out then put back in again).

    It is not an issue with the power supply (I have 550) and it was not an
    issue with XP since it worked fine then.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    freddy Guest

    RE: USB disconnects on its own

    BigD,

    With some devices, the PC can shut down the power to the USB device. You can
    stop this by going into Control Panel > System devices > USB device and then
    the power management tab. Uncheck the box that says something like, Allow the
    PC to shut down power to this device. You can also try the same thing for any
    USB hub you may have and for the game pad itself, it it has such a setting.
    In addition, try connecting the game pad to a different USB port, preferably
    one on the back of the computer. Sometimes USB disconnect issues are power
    related. Also, if the problem continues, you could try using google to
    search the Internet. Sometimes you can get solutions doing that. Just some
    thoughts and things to try (shooting in the dark).

    --
    freddy


    "BigD" wrote:

    >
    > I plug in my gamepad into the USB port. Vista recongnises the plug and play
    > and all is good ... for a while.
    >
    > Anyway after a while (approximately 10 - 30 minutes) I get the sound of it
    > disconnecting. I need to take it out and put it back in and then all is good
    > again. This is especially annoying when playing games (I need to pause the
    > game with the keyboard and then pull the slot out then put back in again).
    >
    > It is not an issue with the power supply (I have 550) and it was not an
    > issue with XP since it worked fine then.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    BigD Guest

    RE: USB disconnects on its own

    Freddy thank you for trying. Unfortunately it is still an issue. The device
    is under the category Human Interface Devices. It is the default Microsoft
    driver. Its name under device manager is "USB Human Interface Device". There
    is no option like that. The USB hubs had this option unticked. I have plenty
    of power (550 watts).

    "freddy" wrote:

    > BigD,
    >
    > With some devices, the PC can shut down the power to the USB device. You can
    > stop this by going into Control Panel > System devices > USB device and then
    > the power management tab. Uncheck the box that says something like, Allow the
    > PC to shut down power to this device. You can also try the same thing for any
    > USB hub you may have and for the game pad itself, it it has such a setting.
    > In addition, try connecting the game pad to a different USB port, preferably
    > one on the back of the computer. Sometimes USB disconnect issues are power
    > related. Also, if the problem continues, you could try using google to
    > search the Internet. Sometimes you can get solutions doing that. Just some
    > thoughts and things to try (shooting in the dark).
    >
    > --
    > freddy
    >
    >
    > "BigD" wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > I plug in my gamepad into the USB port. Vista recongnises the plug and play
    > > and all is good ... for a while.
    > >
    > > Anyway after a while (approximately 10 - 30 minutes) I get the sound of it
    > > disconnecting. I need to take it out and put it back in and then all is good
    > > again. This is especially annoying when playing games (I need to pause the
    > > game with the keyboard and then pull the slot out then put back in again).
    > >
    > > It is not an issue with the power supply (I have 550) and it was not an
    > > issue with XP since it worked fine then.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    freddy Guest

    RE: USB disconnects on its own

    BigD,

    OK, but have you tried a different USB port? Sometimes USB ports are not
    all the same. About the power, I was referring to the power at the USB port,
    not the power of the power supply. Computers don't all have the same amount
    of power at the port. Also, some systems, especially older ones, have
    dedicated ports. That is, some ports may be dedicated to USB 1.0/1.1 and
    other ports dedicated to USB 2.0, so those reasons are why it's good to try
    different ports when you have a USB issue. This is just my way of
    troubleshooting. I'm not aware of any other approach in dealing with some of
    these issues.

    Also, have you looked in the game pad area of Control Panel to check on the
    situation there? Leave no stone unturned. The idea is to find a cure.
    Another approach is to use google to search the Internet. Sometimes you can
    find a fix that way. By using google, I've found fixes for a lot of people's
    problems who post here. Just some ideas and thoughts for your consideration.


    --
    freddy


    "BigD" wrote:

    > Freddy thank you for trying. Unfortunately it is still an issue. The device
    > is under the category Human Interface Devices. It is the default Microsoft
    > driver. Its name under device manager is "USB Human Interface Device". There
    > is no option like that. The USB hubs had this option unticked. I have plenty
    > of power (550 watts).
    >
    > "freddy" wrote:
    >
    > > BigD,
    > >
    > > With some devices, the PC can shut down the power to the USB device. You can
    > > stop this by going into Control Panel > System devices > USB device and then
    > > the power management tab. Uncheck the box that says something like, Allow the
    > > PC to shut down power to this device. You can also try the same thing for any
    > > USB hub you may have and for the game pad itself, it it has such a setting.
    > > In addition, try connecting the game pad to a different USB port, preferably
    > > one on the back of the computer. Sometimes USB disconnect issues are power
    > > related. Also, if the problem continues, you could try using google to
    > > search the Internet. Sometimes you can get solutions doing that. Just some
    > > thoughts and things to try (shooting in the dark).
    > >
    > > --
    > > freddy
    > >
    > >
    > > "BigD" wrote:
    > >
    > > >
    > > > I plug in my gamepad into the USB port. Vista recongnises the plug and play
    > > > and all is good ... for a while.
    > > >
    > > > Anyway after a while (approximately 10 - 30 minutes) I get the sound of it
    > > > disconnecting. I need to take it out and put it back in and then all is good
    > > > again. This is especially annoying when playing games (I need to pause the
    > > > game with the keyboard and then pull the slot out then put back in again).
    > > >
    > > > It is not an issue with the power supply (I have 550) and it was not an
    > > > issue with XP since it worked fine then.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    freddy Guest

    RE: USB disconnects on its own

    BigD,

    Here is a new USB fix that just came out:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...en-us%3b936003

    I don't know whether this fix is applicable to your situation, but you never
    know until you try it.

    --
    freddy


    "BigD" wrote:

    > Freddy thank you for trying. Unfortunately it is still an issue. The device
    > is under the category Human Interface Devices. It is the default Microsoft
    > driver. Its name under device manager is "USB Human Interface Device". There
    > is no option like that. The USB hubs had this option unticked. I have plenty
    > of power (550 watts).
    >
    > "freddy" wrote:
    >
    > > BigD,
    > >
    > > With some devices, the PC can shut down the power to the USB device. You can
    > > stop this by going into Control Panel > System devices > USB device and then
    > > the power management tab. Uncheck the box that says something like, Allow the
    > > PC to shut down power to this device. You can also try the same thing for any
    > > USB hub you may have and for the game pad itself, it it has such a setting.
    > > In addition, try connecting the game pad to a different USB port, preferably
    > > one on the back of the computer. Sometimes USB disconnect issues are power
    > > related. Also, if the problem continues, you could try using google to
    > > search the Internet. Sometimes you can get solutions doing that. Just some
    > > thoughts and things to try (shooting in the dark).
    > >
    > > --
    > > freddy
    > >
    > >
    > > "BigD" wrote:
    > >
    > > >
    > > > I plug in my gamepad into the USB port. Vista recongnises the plug and play
    > > > and all is good ... for a while.
    > > >
    > > > Anyway after a while (approximately 10 - 30 minutes) I get the sound of it
    > > > disconnecting. I need to take it out and put it back in and then all is good
    > > > again. This is especially annoying when playing games (I need to pause the
    > > > game with the keyboard and then pull the slot out then put back in again).
    > > >
    > > > It is not an issue with the power supply (I have 550) and it was not an
    > > > issue with XP since it worked fine then.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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