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26-Jul-2012, 06:56 PM #1
Xbox 360 headset on Computer
I have searched endlessly for information regarding this and I cant find anything its extremely frustrating. Two months ago this setup worked without any issues on skype or other voice programs. I can use my xbox 360 wired controller on the PC no problems. When I try to plug the headset into the controller(which worked fine before) will now cause either a dcom server launcher error or plug and play error or unexpected power termination error and the computer will shut down within a minute or two. Any other information I have found regarding these errors point me to people who get this up startup constantly(which I believe ended up being spyware). I dont believe I have spyware but I could be wrong. I have done malwarebytes scans and nothing came up. I only get this when plugging in this headset into the controller. I have tried multiple headsets and they all give an error. If I start the computer with the headset plugged it wont load the user logins and will freeze at that screen.
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27-Jul-2012, 08:57 AM #2
somethings must have changed in your system recently. it might be worth checking your recent updates (windows updates and any driver updates) it could be caused by an incompatible driver
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30-Jul-2012, 10:16 AM #3
Prior to my malwarebytes scans I did reinstall the driver for the xbox 360 controller. I am using the official microsoft driver. I still have the same issues with it.

What exactly would I need to be checking for in my windows updates? Got any other ideas for pinpointing this issue?
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30-Jul-2012, 11:54 AM #4
Sounds like a power problem with the USB ports.
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