Hello, thanks for posting and I’ll be happy to help! I am very sorry to hear of this behavior. We’ve also noticed a post on Spiceworks related to this issue and we’ve responded with similar information below, however it is currently under moderation for approval.
Thank you for the description of what you are seeing. It sounds like an issue we have seen reported (originally with our USB-C docking stations) that ultimately was determined to be caused by a power management setting within Windows for the Intel Management Engine built-in to the laptop.
In those cases, applying a simple change within the Windows Registry to change this power management setting helped. Dell has created a ‘USB-C Patch’ as they call it to specifically address this issue and make the necessary change in the registry (although the change is applicable to any Windows system, not just Dell’s). Does applying this patch help resolve this behavior?
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To do so, please download and execute this Dell ‘USB-C Patch’ file which will make the appropriate registry change -> https://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER03471411M/13/Dell_Dock_USB_TYPE-C_PATCH_2K0JJ_A00_SETUP_ZPE.exe
Once complete, please reboot the system and test the behavior again. Please let us know if this patch helps or not and we can proceed from there.