Windows 10: I have a very specific problem with my xbox 360 controller
I have a very specific problem with my xbox 360 controller
I'm trying to use my Xbox 360 controller via the usb cord. My computer detects it, but none of my games will. All of my drivers are up to date, and I tried Microsoft's suggested fix (Uninstalling the device and restarting my computer). It's not a problem with Steam because none of my GOG games will detect it either. The problem seems to be universal with all my games. None of my hardware is damaged. I'm at a loss of what to do.
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In reading the solution it also says that Windows should be fully up to date? What is your current version and build number?
If you could check your Windows Update history, are there any update failures that have not subsequently installed correctly?
When you say your PC recognizes device did you confirm in Device manager?
Thanks for the warm welcome. I checked for updates and it said I was up to date. I checked which version and it said 1607. I can see it in the device manager.
Last point under setting up wired controller in Windows 10, says to check Game documentation on setting up.
Not being a gamer not sure where to look but you likely know.
Do you have the xbox app installed that you could test with?
If you use the Windows key + R, the run dialog box opens. If you type joy.cpl does your controller show up in list.
My game documentation shouldn't matter because the problem is universal with all of my games. I have the Xbox app, but no XBL account. The controller does not show up in the list. I'm guessing that I have to make it show up somehow.
I read some early postings about plugging into a powered USB port. Not sure exactly what kind of system you are using but I wonder if there is sufficient power to power up the controller.
In particular it said not to use USB on front of towers but to use rear ports.
Might be worth seeing is this lead pans out.
Is your device a Wireless Controller.
My Xbox 360 controller installs and is ready to use but WILL NOT show - Microsoft Community
If it is charging then that could explain why Windows "Sees" the device. Again, I'm not a gamer although I know what controller is.
On further reading it also appears you have to install drivers / software with controller unplugged, restart and then connect.
I think I previous provided this link, Xbox Troubleshooting. (Has the line about powered USB ports.)
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