Tuesday, December 20, 2011 11:47 PMHi guys,
I've been trying to find a fix for this but can't seem to see one.
I use a "Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000" and a USB bluetooth adapter to connect my keyboard to a Windows 7 Ultimate System. (That being said, I also have the same model keyboard on an XP machine as well and it behaves the same as the Win 7 system).
After I turn on my computer I have to wait for about 30 seconds once I get to the login screen before my keyboard will be usable, it drives me nuts. If I sit at my computer and press any of the keys regularly during the boot up process it's ready to go as soon as I get to the login screen.
This delay also happens when I've been away from my computer for some time, not just at the lock screen but when the computer is unlocked too. I'm guessing bluetooth may have a sleep setting or similar when not used for a while?
Is there any way I can configure my bluetooth keyboard to be ready when it gets to the login screen w/o having to sit there pressing buttons during boot up?
Can I disable or extend the sleep behaviour if I'm away from my computer for a longer period of time?
To be honest, it is a cheap bluetooth dongle I got off eBay, and if you are convinced that buying a more expensive one will resolve the matter I'll go ahead and do that. I have a feeling, however, that there's more to it than that.
All help will be greatly appreciated
Thursday, December 22, 2011 3:32 AMModerator
Bluetooth devices might not work until the operating system starts and the Bluetooth service is available. In your situation, I suggest you change the Bluetooth Support Service startup type as Automatic. Meanwhile, try to eliminate unnecessary startup items and services to save more boot time.
For you second question, yes, you could change the sleep time in power options, for more information, please kindly refer to the following article:
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Monday, January 16, 2012 2:36 AM
Thanks for replying.
The bluetooth service you mentioned is already set to Automatic.
I only have the essentials starting during bootup; I like a clean boot up.
I should have been clearer with my 2nd question, I'm wanting to modify the bluetooth sleeping habits so that if I'm AFK then I don't have to wait for the KB to respond again; not the o/s sleeping habits. I can't see any way of doing that though.
Turns out I found out how to manage the 2nd issue, pressing a key on the keyboard once will bring the device back online in about 1 - 2 seconds which is an acceptable response time. The issue stems from pressing multiple keys or the same key repetitively, seems to cause the lag (takes 20 or 30 seconds to respond if doing this). So now I just tap the CTRL key once & then 1 or 2 seconds later I'm in business :).
The 1st question is still an issue and would appreciate any further thoughts on it.
Is there a way perhaps of escalating the bluetooth service startup relative to the other services? I notice it is dependant on RPC, but I don't see that slowing it down?
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 10:37 PMHi Microsoft, Any progress on this one? Any fix released that I should know about? Regards