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Xbox 360 Controller for Windows causes fuzzy sound

I turn on my computer. the sound is perfectly fine. then i plug in my Xbox 360 Controller to my USB slot. and it makes a fuzzy sound.  it wont go away until i unplug the controller AND restart my PC with it not plugged in.  I want to play DiRT and listen to the great sound effects on my new PC!!!

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  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2007

    When i connect my controller the sound gets distorted and fuzzy.

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2008

    I got exatcly the same problem with a guitar hero xbox 360 controll.. I think my usb sound card (c-media cm6501) causes a conflict with the controller..



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Try updating your firmware on your USB card/motherboard and sound card. That may make the noise go away if they are older components.

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Step 1: Install the Xbox 360 controller for Windows software
Use the installation CD that came with your Xbox 360 controller for Windows before you connect the controller for Windows to your computer:
  1. Insert the installation disc in the CD or DVD drive of your computer. If the Setup program does not automatically start, change to your CD or DVD drive and run the setup program.
  2. On the setup screen, click Install.
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If you don't have an installation disc for your Xbox 360 controller for Windows, you can download and install the software online:
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  2. Select Gaming as the product type.
  3. Select Xbox 360 Controller for Windows as the product.
  4. Select the version of Microsoft Windows you are using on your computer, select your operating system language, and then click Download.
  5. Click Run.
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After you install the software, plug your Xbox 360 wired controller's USB connector into a USB 2.0 port on your computer.
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To test your Xbox 360 wired controller on your computer, follow these steps:
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Found a solution! Came here to post it, since I could not find the solution ANYWHERE on the internet...

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I believe that the problem is somehow linked to the "generic root hub" driver, which hasn't been updated since 2001, thanks M$.

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2) Use an extra internal PCI-USB card for the 360 peripheral.
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