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January 6th, 2012 by Valery Dachev

Bluetooth Mouse Problems in Windows 7

It’s been several years already since I bought my first Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 for my personal laptop (HP Compaq 8510w) and during all of this time it has worked flawlessly. Recently I decided to buy (the latest version of) the same mouse for my work laptop (HP ProBook 6550b) and that’s when the problems began – it used to stop working with or without being used, with old or new batteries, after a short or a long period – no pattern at all! The issue proved to be quite easy to fix but it took some time to solve. I hope this one will help save your laptop a few hits.

At first, I thought it was the batteries, so I changed them – same shit! Secondly, I thought it was the new mouse, so I tried the old one on the same laptop. Nothing changed – kept stopping. As soft restarts used to make the mouse working for some time, I thought it was not a faulty hardware issue. I had an idea – power saving! Switched the power plan from “Balanced” to “High performance”. No change. I also tried the advanced power options for the plan but couldn’t find anything related. “Device Manager” is the right place for the solution:

  1. Open “Device Manager” (Start > “Search programs and files” > Type “Device Manager” > Hit[Enter]. Haha!)
  2. Expand “Bluetooth Radios”
  3. Double-click on the Bluetooth adapter (not the enumerator)
  4. Choose the “Power Management” tab
  5. Disable the f*ckin’ “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”
  6. Enjoy!

I guess this could make your Bluetooth drain your battery a bit faster but still it is worth it!

Well… After all it seems to be a hardware issue in the laptop itself as it appears on my HP Compaq 8510w workstation but does not on the HP ProBook 6550b. So, HP, thank you for the inconvenience!

Comments

5 Responses to “Bluetooth Mouse Problems in Windows 7”
  1. Conner says

    You are the man! Thanks buckets.

  2. OMG… My *new* bluetooth mouse was driving me crazy! I am so glad I stumbled on your blog! You rock!

  3. You are the man saving my life !!!

  4. John Doe says

    Thank you so much. In my case, I had to turn off power management for USB hubs the dongle was plugged into not the Bluetooth Device

  5. Amazing – you just saved me from the verge of insanity – your site is helping people years after the original post – greatly appreciated!

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