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Windows 7: Xbox 360 Controller - Device Not Recognized

13 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
Xbox 360 Controller - Device Not Recognized

Hi there

I've been having an issue with the xbox 360 wired controller since I built my new pc. When I plug it in via usb the device is not recognized by windows and no matter what I try it simply will not work.

Things I have tried:
  • downloaded chipset drivers
  • downloaded Software Downloads: Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
  • tried the whole leaving the computer and all usb devices unplugged and off for a good few hours.
  • ininstalled all the usb controllers and rebooted
  • tried it in all usb ports, 3.0 and 2.0
  • searching for hours on google
  • tried enabling/disabling usb legacy support in the bios
  • tried running microsoft fixit thing (whatever that is)
  • tried updating the drivers manually through the device manager but windows insists that the device is up to date.
  • tried uninstalling and removing ethernet cable to try and force me to choose drivers.
  • windows is fully updated
  • I even bought a new controller thinking the last one was broken.

The controller powers up when you plug it in, you can clearly see the green lights around the guide button flash but then nothing happens.

I am really am at my wits end here, help would be so very appreciated.

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13 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Any chance you used Vlite to install Windows 7?
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13 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Not sure what you mean by vlite, I had my disk image on a usb and booted from that. Installed from there.
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13 Jul 2011   #4

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Where did you buy your Windows 7 Enterprise from?
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13 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

I didn't obtain it myself the usb was given to me by my brother, do you think it's not a legitimate copy?

I've used WGA whilst trying to sort this issue out and I've had no errors thrown up.
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13 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Vlite is a program meant to strip out a lot of components to "allegedly" make Windows 7 take up less space and run smoother. In reality, it just presents a system that can have random issues such as this, where normally included drivers and features are missing. COnsidering you didn't make the USB drive or have a legit license for it, it is certainly possible the OS has been tampered with.
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