I've been running into a problem recently, that I'm wondering if others are having.
I have two XBO controllers with wireless adapters. One wireless adapter is connected to my Windows 10 PC for local gaming, and the other to a Shield TV running the VirtualHere server, for gamestreaming from the same Windows 10 PC, which is running the client.
The problem is, the Windows 10 PC intermittently doesn't detect a controller, after powering on the controller and establishing a successful connection with the wireless adapter (the solid light). On the Windows 10 PC, I go to Control Panel --> search for 'game' --> Set up USB game controllers. The "Installed game controllers" list is blank. When that happens, no games will detect the controller. This happens with both the local controller, and the VirtualHere controller. The VirtualHere client always shows the USB Hub connected normally.
If I'm at the PC and using the local controller (I never use both at the same time), when I unplug / replug the wireless adapter, the controller will usually (but not always) appear in the "Installed game controllers" list, and work. If the controller doesn't appear, I reboot the PC, and then it works again, for a while.
If I'm using the VirtualHere controller (from the family room) and this happens, I have to reboot the PC for it to stat working again.
I'm now in the habit of checking if the controller is detected before starting a gaming session. If I'm in the family room, I remote into the PC from my laptop using Splashtop, and check the "Installed game controllers" list has the controller there, before launching any games. If the controller isn't there, I reboot the PC, and then it works.
I'm quite sure this behavior started with Windows 10 version 1803, as I never had to do these gymnastics on 1709.
Is anyone else experiencing this, or have any ideas? Searching online seems useless, as there are many articles regarding XBO controller troubleshooting, which don't seem to touch on this specific issue.