Windows 10: Controllers are not detected by windows at all

Discus and support Controllers are not detected by windows at all in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; The other day when I went to plug in my xbox one controller to my PC to play a game after the march update, the computer wouldnt recognize that I even... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by zach1219, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. zach1219 Win User

    Controllers are not detected by windows at all


    The other day when I went to plug in my xbox one controller to my PC to play a game after the march update, the computer wouldnt recognize that I even plugged anything in. I know it's not the port that is broken because I plugged my mouse into the same port and it worked. I know its not the controller because it still works on my xbox. I know its not the cable because I can still charge stuff with it. What happened? I have tried so much to no avail. Its not even showing up in my device manager. No sound when I plug it in. Nothing.

    :)
     
    zach1219, Mar 18, 2020
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  2. Siddhagod Win User

    Windows 7 x64 not detecting GTX295

    Background
    I installed the 295 and it was not detected. So I downloaded 181.22 for Vista x64, but those drivers didn't work for gaming (CTD). So I installed a GTX 8800 and it was detected and drivers installed automatically from Windows Update.

    Now I put the 295 back in, and it installed and was able to run games. However, the nVidia control panel was not available, suggesting that the drivers hadn't installed properly... So I deleted the drivers and rebooted. And... again it lists my 295 as a "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" and a "3D Video Controler", but no drivers can be found by Windows Update.

    Question
    1) Is there anywhere I can download the Windows 7 x64 drivers and install them manually?

    2) Any idea how I can get Windows 7 to recognize my GTX295 so that it can download the proper drivers.

    3) Have you had the GTX295 install automatically in Windows 7 x64?
     
    Siddhagod, Mar 18, 2020
    #2
  3. Xbox One controller being recognized as a 360 Controller

    Hi Stephan,

    There are several reasons why your Xbox One controller is detected as an Xbox 360 controller by your PC. It is possible that the controller is not updated or if you previously used an Xbox 360 controller on the PC, it is still detecting its drivers instead
    of the Xbox One controller drivers. To properly isolate your concern, please clarify the following information:

    • Have you used an Xbox 360 controller on the same computer before?
    • Does the error message occur on all of the games that you play?
    • Have you tried to update the controller?
    • Are you using an Xbox One Elite controller?

    In the meantime, we suggest that you update the controller by following the steps on this

    link
    .
     
    Loraine Mon, Mar 18, 2020
    #3
  4. Nikhar_K Win User

    Controllers are not detected by windows at all

    Nintendo Switch Pro Controller not being detected by Windows 10

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We appreciate your effort on this. We understand that when you connect the Nintendo Switch Pro controller to the computer, it is not being detected, we will look into this for you.



    However, it would be great if you can help us with the details requested below:



    • Does the Nintendo Switch Pro controller gets detected in any other computer?
    • Were you able to use the Nintendo Switch Pro controller earlier on your current computer?
    • Is any other USB Device detected on your computer?
    • Do you see any Unknown device or a yellow yield sign on any device in Device Manager?
    • May I know the troubleshooting steps that you have tried so far?


    To check for unknown devices, you can press Windows key + X, and select
    Device Manager.



    If you see any Unknown device or a device with yellow yield, right click on the device and select
    Update Driver.



    However, we would also suggest you to refer the steps mentioned in the article

    Error: “USB Device not recognized” when you try to access a USB external hard drive.
    except Method 1 and 2 and check if that helps in resolving the issue.



    Let us know how it goes.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Mar 18, 2020
    #4
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