I've been using MotionInJoy for quite a while in order to use my PS3's controller as a gamepad, but have never been able to overcome a very serious issue I'm having with this setup.

I never shut my computer down, as I prefer to have it hibernate (I'm on Win7 64-bit, by the way). However, whenever I hibernate my machine with my PS3 controller plugged in after having used it as a gamepad, I am always greeted by a blue screen of death when turning my machine back on. The only way I've found to avoid this so far is to safely turn off the controller and then physically disconnect it from my computer before hibernating.

There are two main disadvantages to "solving" the problem this way:

  1. It's a hassle.
  2. It's something you can forget to do.

I'm looking for a proper solution, where this issue would be resolved permanently without the requirement of constant fidgeting. I've tried snooping around online but all I could find were some confirmations of the problem back from the end of 2010, so I'm wide open for suggestions.

  • Sounds like an issue with the driver - someone might have a workaround, but the only people who can truly fix the problem are the people who wrote the MotionInJoy drivers. Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 19:18
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    Could you post the contents of the memory dump? Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 19:45
  • @Snuffleupagus I haven't kept one around, and I'm not overly keen on BSoDing my machine just to get one.
    – Aubergine
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 20:32
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    Does this happen when you Sleep the computer instead of Hibernate? Hibernate is flaky and unreliable in my experience.
    – Amarok
    Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 4:27
  • @Amarok Hibernate has always served me loyally. Also, my computer immediately turns back on if I tell it to go to sleep. The wonders of PCs.
    – Aubergine
    Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 10:11

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The best solution to this problem, honestly, is to switch from the MotionInJoy drivers to something else. I use SCPToolkit with my PS3 controller and since I switched from MotionInJoy I haven't had any problems with crashing or BSOD at all.

I know it's not exactly the answer you're looking for, but hopefully that helps. :/

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