Xbox 360 comes with a wireless controller, which makes gaming quite impressive. It can also connect with your Microsoft PC. This wireless controller Xbox 360 has several advantages. Yet there are times when you have to hard reset your Xbox 360 controller. The Xbox 360 controller might get disconnected while you are in the middle of a game. But when you inspect the connection, it looks good. Similarly, when you are in the middle of a game, you will not be able to control the movements using your controller, which was working smoothly for a few minutes before. During this kind of situation, you need to perform a hard reset on your Xbox 360 controller.

How to reset Xbox 360 controller

How to Reset Xbox 360 Controller

[1] Press the Guide button in the middle of your Xbox 360 controller.

Guide button on Xbox 360 controller

[2] As a result, you will get a quick guide.

[3] Now press the X button on your controller to Sign out of your Xbox Live profile.

[4] Confirm to sign out from the Xbox Live profile in a new prompt window. Tap Yes.

[5] Again press and hold the Guide button on your controller till you get a new window that pops up.

[6] From the new window, choose the Turn off controller option and the Xbox 360 controller will turn off.

[7] Again, press and hold the Guide button on your controller, until the light flashes.

[8] You have completed the Xbox 360 controller reset and finally, it will Turn on. For further assistance, seek support from Xbox.

When your Xbox 360 controller is totally struck and you cannot perform any action using it, there is an option to turn it off. Simply remove the battery out of your controller. But this is not a recommended solution. It is only to be used when you cannot turn it off using the menu. The most common issue with Xbox 360 controller is its battery, which keeps draining. So check your battery and replace/recharge it before performing a reset.

Related: How to Connect Xbox 360 Controller to PC

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does my Xbox 360 controller stop working?

There are several reasons behind it, like a weak battery, or your console is already being connected with the maximum number of devices. To fix this problem, you need to replace or recharge your battery if they are weak. Next, you may disconnect your controller and then establish the connection again. Restart your console and then finally try to reset it.

How to set up a wireless Xbox 360 controller for Windows PC?

In order to set up an Xbox 360 wireless controller to a PC, you need to connect an Xbox 360 wireless gaming receiver to a PC. On your Windows PC, install the Xbox gaming receiver software. Finally, connect the wireless controller to the PC by pressing the Guide button on your controller. Simultaneously press the Connect button on your controller and receiver to connect it with the PC. For a detailed guide, visit support.

How to factory reset Xbox 360 without a Controller?

It is impossible to reset the Xbox 360 without the help of Controller. On your Xbox 360 controller, press the Guide button. Go to Settings and then choose System > System settings > Storage > Hard drive > Format. You will have to enter your console’s serial number and then tap Start to factory reset your Xbox 360. It is advisable to back up your data before performing a reset.