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usb device not recognized

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  1. ghank

    ghank Thread Starter

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    I just purchased a game controller, specifically a thrustmaster firestorm dual analog 3, and it is supposed to be automatically recognized by windows 98se, as an "HID compliant Game Device" however, nothing happens when i plug it in to one of my computer's usb ports. The LED on the controller lights up when i plug it in, so its getting power, but it is not being recognized. My usb ports are on a pci card, so i'm not totally convinced that they are working, but they show up in the device manager. I'm wondering how I can be sure that my usb ports are functioning correctly, and if they are, what can i do to get my computer to recognize the game controller when i plug it in.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    The easiest way to check them is to find a USB device that you know to be functional and try it on your system.
     
  3. ghank

    ghank Thread Starter

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    I would, but my only usb device is the game controller.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Surely, you have friends with computers! :)

    I'm not sure how you'll ever isolate the problem if you don't have any way to test either the controller or the USB ports...
     
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