Game controller problems

June 21, 2009 at 09:00:14
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.808 GHz / 511 MB
Hi to all,

So, I have Genius Speed Wheel 5 Pro. When I plugged it for first time, windows has installed it for couple of seconds and in the Game controllers manager I saw it in the list. I started a game and set up the controller but it doesn't work. Only when i press Turbo button the reaction is like i've pressed all button to my keyboard. But nothing else. The pedals or the wheel - no effect.

I read the manual and it says that i should set it up with some combination of keys. I did exactly what Genius says but nothing. The device can't be used. I opened test area in Control Panel >>> Game Controllers >>> Advanced, but nothing happens when i press some button except 9, 10 and 11. And when i press pedals ot turn the wheel the plus in the white area doesn't move. What is the problem ? :(

P.S> I've installed the last drivers from Genius Site.

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June 21, 2009 at 09:58:01
Do you have drivers for WinXP or are you trying to use older version drivers?

What version of Windows was current when the game controller was new?

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June 21, 2009 at 10:17:33
The game controller is new, i'm using windows XP, and i've installed the drivers from the genius site for my 32 bit OS. But still something is wrong.

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June 21, 2009 at 10:34:05
Then try updating the drivers by going to Device Manager and right clicking on the listing for the controller and choose properties. Then drivers> update driver. Then follow the prompts.

WinXP may be installing a generic driver and that one is not good enough to use all the functions.

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June 21, 2009 at 10:41:14
I did that also. I've tried everything standart. But nothing.

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June 21, 2009 at 10:46:36
I assume the device is USB. Generally speaking USB devices require you to FIRST install the drivers, then connect the device. What do the instructions for the controller say?

I suggest you download CCleaner Slim and install it. Then remove the controller physically and software wise. Reboot and run CCleaner registry module to get rid of driver reminents.

Then follow the instructions for proper installation of the controller.

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June 21, 2009 at 12:20:49
I followed your steps - the same problem

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June 21, 2009 at 13:26:02
Well, look at the driver name in the properties for the device and see if you think it is the correct driver. When you view the driver screen the provider should be listed as the maker of the controller.

If that is the case then you may simply need to configure the buttons, sticks, etc. In my limited experience they are all usually programmable either in the software for the device or in the game you are playing.

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