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XBOX 360 Wireless Controller PC Connection Problem

\015 I bought and have been using the XBOX 360 wireless controller for PC. Both it and another wireless controller worked fine for a while. However, recently neither of the two controllers will connect to the PC. Both will connect to the XBOX 360, though. When I put both the controller and the wireless USB reciever in detection mode, they act as if they have found each other, but then the controller immediately begins flashing again as if it isn't hooked up. I've even checked Windows game controllers and it is not visible. I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling the PC receiver, but I continued to have the same problems. On a side note, I had tried (and later took back) a USB headset. Since I haven't tried the controller since then, could this have messed something up in my computer's configuration somehow? Many thanks in advance!\015

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WARNING: try at your own risk!
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\015\012I kind of fixed it. The problem appears to be with the USB controller - specifically, my mouse (a Razer Copperhead) and the XBOX 360 wireless receiver. A lot of work went into the solution, but I essentially ended up uninstalling and unplugging all of my USB devices (you can uninstall them using device manager in System Properties>>Hardware within Control Panel. Look for Universal Serial Bus and uninstall everything in that category). Reboot. Then, I first plugged in the device in question (my 360 receiver). Afterwards, I one by one plugged in each item until I found the one conflicting with the receiver (my mouse). After that, I uninstalled all devices again and next uninstalled the drivers for the conflicting device (my mouse in this case) and rebooted again. After this, I tried several times to uninstall and reinstall the mouse and various USB devices until finally it worked (sort of).
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\015\012I call this a partial solution because now I appear to have the opposite problem. My mouse seems to be conflicting with another device (probably the 360 receiver). My mouse refresh rate is very choppy. The good news (for me) is that I can uninstall the USB controller for the mouse, reboot, and both the 360 controller and the mouse will work fine... that is until shut down. Then I have to uninstall the mouse controller and reboot again. Needless to say, I keep my computer on more than usual now.
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