Windows 10: PS4 controller is not recognized anymore

Discus and support PS4 controller is not recognized anymore in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; Hello, I have been playing games with PS4 controller on my computer for few years now, sometimes I needed a help of DS4widnows utility, but these days,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Mefistofela, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. PS4 controller is not recognized anymore


    Hello,
    I have been playing games with PS4 controller on my computer for few years now, sometimes I needed a help of DS4widnows utility, but these days, Win10 just installed and worked with my controller just fine without any need of interference. Today after a month time off I wanted to play Witcher3 again just to find out, my controller is not recognized not only by GOG and Steam but his presence is nowhere to be registered within the windows system. There is none in device manager, nothing to be updated or troubleshooted. I checked drivers for all usb ports, reseted controller itself, installed DS4windows... nothing made any difference.
    tried different usb ports and different cables, its always the same, i connect, controller does one dim blink of sign of life and stays inactive.
    I have no option of Bluetooth connection so that option I couldn't really try.
    as far as I can see there has been only one windows update between the time I used my controller last and now KB4592438
    I will be grateful for any advice on how to make it functional again.
    Thank you

    :)
     
    Mefistofela, Jan 10, 2021
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  2. Ps4 controller not recognized in Device Manager

    I've played with my ps4 controller for a while on pc but suddenly it doesnt work anymore. I suspect it's from last windows update but I can't say for sure.
    Ds4 windows won't recognize my device, I tried installing drivers with SCPToolkit but my controller doesn't show on "Select dualshock 4 to install" just my mouse, keyboard and headset.

    On the device manager I can't see any HID controller or general wireless controller. By plugging and unplugging my device in different usb ports on my MOBO I managed to get a "setting up wireless controller device" and got the light of the controller start flashing, but after a few seconds it just died again.

    I'll post some pics of my device manager and SCPToolkit to make you understand better the situation.


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    P.S. I forgot to mention the controller works on the PS4 and the usb cables I tried (about 4) work on phone to charge and transfer file.

    P.S#2 I even tried with PS4 remote play, the controller works to remotely operate the ps4, but as soon as I close the remote play and open up DS4Windows it goes blank again.
     
    Dillon Wreek, Jan 10, 2021
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  3. PS4 Controller doesn't work or isn't recognized by Windows

    I am playing FIFA 19 since November with my PS4 Controller that works with an App called DS4. Yesterday I connected my PS4 controller and nothing happened. I looked on Google after the Issue and nothing helped me. The only thing I know is that Windows doesn't
    recognize my PS4 controller because I don't see it in the "Game Controllers". Can you tell me what driver to install or what do to in order to play again?

    imgur.com
     
    Alessandro-VladAiloaie, Jan 10, 2021
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  4. CapuRS Win User

    PS4 controller is not recognized anymore

    Windows 10 PC won't recognize PS4 controller plugged in via USB

    When i plug in my PS4 controller to a PC, i get the infamous "yellow light of death" where the controller shows a brief yellow light before fading. I've tried looking this up but nothing seems to solve the problem. My controller worked yesterday evening
    perfectly but today it suddenly stopped working. Also, neither my PC nor my laptop recognize the controller in "devices and drivers" -menu, nor do i get the windows sound when i plug in a device.

    The methods i've tried for solving this so far have been:

    • Plugging the controller to another PC (my laptop),
    • uninstalling all USB and HID drivers and rebooting,
    • pushing the reset button on the controller and rebooting the PC,
    • trying multiple different usb slots on both of my PC and laptop,
    • Pushing the PS button and options+share buttons to try to connect/recognize it via bluetooth,
    • Trying multiple different usb cables.

    I did manage to connect my controller via bluetooth to my laptop, but i had pre-installed a driver(scptoolkit) of my controller to that computer. The laptop still couldn't recognize the usb connection i had plugged in. The bluetooth connection worked flawlessly
    on my laptop but i can't use that on my PC.

    Any suggestions?

    I would greatly appreciate all help.
     
    CapuRS, Jan 10, 2021
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