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Saitek ST30 joystick randomly restarting my computer when i lanch a game. Its plug and play so there are no drivers (Other than the MS ones, which i do have installed).

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  • ricidivist Apr 23, 2008

    Make it a little clearer:

    I baught a Saitek ST30 today, plaugged it in and raring to get flying..got into my game, played for about 2 mins then my computer restarted. At first i tohuth i had some kind of virus, so i scanned with all i had and got nothing. So i tried again, and again and again, so many restarts. I did a system restore back to a few days to go too see if i had done anything that would muck it up, but its still restarting. There are no drivers as its plug and play (Other than the MS ones, which i do have installed). Now i have taken my Joystick out, i can run with out crashes, but i really want/need to use my joystick. Ive tried my USB hub, the USB slots in the front and back panels, same result for all of them.

    Thanks.

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Try uninstalling the joystick both physically and the driver then reboot. Open the game after the reboot and see if the computer restarts. If it does, then it may be something other than the joystick. I would also try other games if at all possible.

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  • Richard Wilbur Apr 24, 2008

    Unfortunately I cannot find too much information on your Saitek ST30. I did read one review from someone that said they were experiencing random reboots as well when using this device. There are no drivers posted on Saiteks website due to the fact that it is a generic driver that windows already uses. I can only wonder if there is an incompatibility issue with vista, or you have a resource conflict with the joystick. Check the properties of the joystick in device manager and make sure that there are no conflicts. If everything appears fine, I would take your joystick back and get a different one. Thankfully it is a cheaper stick. Sorry!

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