XBOX 360 controller working on laptop, but no longer on desktop

  1.    07 Nov 2015 #1

    XBOX 360 controller working on laptop, but no longer on desktop

    Really weird. All of a sudden my XBOX 360 controller has stopped working on my desktop. I will connect it to a port it will blink 2-3 times and then it won't show up on device manager or anywhere. It was working just a few days back. I purchased Project Cars and now am panicked since I don't have money for a wheel and can't drive with keyboard. I thought maybe it was the controller itself, but it works fine on laptop-lights up in middle and can use it with emulator. Here is my desktop specs.
    GB z77x-d3h mb 3770k at 4.3
    GTX 960 2 GB Windows 10 pro 64 bit with latest build
    16 GB RAM,

    Here is what I have done so far.
    Tried multiple USB ports on back of computer. No luck. Does same thing with all of them Tried to use device manager and scan for hardware changes-no luck there. Tried downloading XBox 360 controller accessories from MS. No luck there
    Not sure what would have caused my controller to suddenly not work. Really bizarre.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. jds63's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       07 Nov 2015 #2

    Is this Microsoft Brand XBox 360 wired controller ? Was there any yellow exclamation points in Device manager ? Should show right below Universal Serial Bus Controllers and under Human Interface Devices. Try under view in Device Manager to show hidden devices to see if it is showing it ever being there, also in control panel under Devices and Printers. Try troubleshoot, type in control panel and run hardware troubleshoot. I have a wireless one working o.k. with Windows 10. Any other trouble with USB devices ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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