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Windows 7: Driver installation for Microsoft Wired Controller failed?

10 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Driver installation for Microsoft Wired Controller failed?

Hello, I have a bit of a problem. I have this controller as seen here:Xbox 360 Controller for Windows | Microsoft Hardware

Okay, I'm trying to hook this thing up to my new Dell Inspiron 15R. The thing is, when I plug it in, it keeps failing the driver installation. Ok now here is other part. I have used this controller perfectly fine on my previous HP Mini 210. As you know, that's a pretty weak computer compared to the one I just bought.

Now, after about 2 hours of researching, I've downloaded the current drivers from M$, and that didn't help at all. Next I came across someone who said check the device manager. Okay, so I did a cross examination with both computers and found the netbook had something called "universal serial bus usb controller" drivers with several others branching off while my Dell did not. Also the fact that the Mini uses USB2.0 while the Dell is 3.0.

So I've come to the conclusion that my Dell is lacking(and it is) these "Controller" drivers. Now the annoying part is when I use the device manager to search for updates, it says it can't find anything. I've googled around(and used the driver disk that came with my Dell) to no avail.

I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could help with my problem. I'm just using the controller for gaming. It works fine in the netbook, so I don't think power to the controller is an issue. My M$ drivers are up to date so I don't think it's those either. If it helps, my computer says the controller is made by MadeCatz. I brought it from GameStop though.

My Dell specs are:
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M processor (3M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz)
Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
15.6" High Definition (720p) LED Display with Truelife
6GB3 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
500GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Intel® HD Graphics 4000

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11 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 64 bit

Ok, so after a little messing around, I got the USB drivers. Still no luck with the controller itself though.
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