Usb midi/Cubase pro 8.5 issue

Hey fellow producers.

I recently decided to plug into cubase my (old enough but unused) M-audio Oxygen49. But it seems like my Cubase 8.5 won’t collaborate every time i open a project and most of the times i can’t get a midi signal (although cubase has already recognized the midi), except sometimes after a number of restarts where it works perfectly (now it isn’t working at all but cubase locates it). I am using windows 7 64bit in a Toshiba Satellite laptop (5 years old). Does anyone else had the same problem with his midi and have it fixed somehow or have any idea how can i fix this?

Thanks for your time.