Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

Open Question

Xbox 360 controller for pc windows vista

My controller when i plug it to my usb connector the no.1 quadrant lights up and nothing else. Do I need a usb booster to make it work for cal of duty 4??????????/

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • wjordo Jun 11, 2008

    i have to same prob as above

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    plug in downloads wont allow joystick 2 work constantly blinks but nothing happens

  • Cern Feb 02, 2009

    xbox 360 wireless controller, first gen console, vista 64-bit, downloaded drivers, get the circular flash but no game pad control only the mouse

×

5 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: Xbox 360 Controller for Windows causes fuzzy sound

Found a solution! Came here to post it, since I could not find the solution ANYWHERE on the internet...


Using an Xbox 360 controller or any other Xbox 360 peripheral with 95% of USB sound cards or headsets will produce HORRIBLE sound input and output. It sounds like a robot has swallowed and spat back out the waveforms. Even if the 360 peripheral is removed any USB audio devices plugged in after the fact will still sound corrupted until a fresh reboot without the 360 peripheral plugged in.



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


The solution (pick one of 3):
As long as the 360 peripheral is on it's own internal virtual root hub it will not interfere with other devices. You can force it to use another root hub by doing ONE of the following:
1) Fill up your usb ports with other devices till it shifts to using a secondary root hub, then plug in the 360 peripheral. This could take up to 10 USB things, depending on your motherboard and the maximum devices on each root hub.
2) Use an extra internal PCI-USB card for the 360 peripheral.
3) Use an extra external USB hub for the 360 peripheral.



NOTE: A reboot is usually required to clear up the driver's confusion.

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: XBOX 360 Wireless Controller PC Connection Problem

WARNING: try at your own risk!

I kind of fixed it. The problem appears to be with the USB controller - specifically, my mouse (a Razer Copperhead) and the XBOX 360 wireless receiver. A lot of work went into the solution, but I essentially ended up uninstalling and unplugging all of my USB devices (you can uninstall them using device manager in System Properties>>Hardware within Control Panel. Look for Universal Serial Bus and uninstall everything in that category). Reboot. Then, I first plugged in the device in question (my 360 receiver). Afterwards, I one by one plugged in each item until I found the one conflicting with the receiver (my mouse). After that, I uninstalled all devices again and next uninstalled the drivers for the conflicting device (my mouse in this case) and rebooted again. After this, I tried several times to uninstall and reinstall the mouse and various USB devices until finally it worked (sort of).

I call this a partial solution because now I appear to have the opposite problem. My mouse seems to be conflicting with another device (probably the 360 receiver). My mouse refresh rate is very choppy. The good news (for me) is that I can uninstall the USB controller for the mouse, reboot, and both the 360 controller and the mouse will work fine... that is until shut down. Then I have to uninstall the mouse controller and reboot again. Needless to say, I keep my computer on more than usual now.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

praky16
  • 744 Answers

SOURCE: xbox 360 controller one wireless two wired

The port on the XBox has gone bad or there is dirt or something in the port. Use compressed air to blow out the port and see if it helps. If not the unit needs repair.,, try this out and see...

thank u rate me

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

marketex
  • 371 Answers

SOURCE: i downloaded all the right drivers so i can use my

Make sure they are all trouble-free in your registry.

Posted on May 08, 2009

  • 13 Answers

SOURCE: xbox 360 controller not working, all 4 lights are

The wired and wireless controllers can be actively connected to an Xbox 360 console all at one time. Each connected controller is assigned a quadrant on the Ring of Light. Before you can connect a wireless controller, at least one quadrant must be free and will be unlit.

Connecting an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to an Xbox 360 Console is called Connecting. To connect a controller to a console:
First, Press and hold down the Guide Button on the wireless controller until it turns on.
Second, Press and release the power button to turn the console on.
Third, Press and release the connect button on the console.
Fourth, Press and release the connect button on the controller.
Fifth, After the ring of light on the controller and console spin and flash once, the controller is connected. The quadrant that remains lit indicates the controller's position.


Four Green lights on the controller's Ring of Light flash continuously

The Please Reconnect Controller message appears on the monitor

There is interference and the controller does not respond properly

Step 1: Ensure that either the AA batteries are new or the Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack has a full charge.

Step 2: Ensure that you have performed the proper procedure to connect the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to the console.

Step 3: If still experiencing issues, ensure there is a clear line of sight between the front of the console and the wireless controller. If there are any obstructions, especially metal objects, remove them.

Step 4: 2.4 gigahertz cordless telephones, microwave ovens, and Bluetooth headsets for cell phones can interfere with the operation of the wireless controller. Turn off or unplug those devices and then try to connect the wireless controller to the console again.

Step 5: If these steps did not resolve the issue, the wireless controller may need to be replaced.

Posted on Jun 17, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can the microsoft sidewinder force feedback wheel with usb plug work with xbox 360. part # X04-97607 12v 1.3a


The core gaming functions in both Windows and XBox 360 are based in part on DirectX API's so if it works in Vista/Win7 it should work with a 360 game that's not just a cheap port from a different version. The only issue I can see (if it does work) would be control mapping.

Feb 23, 2015 | Microsoft PC Game Controllers

1 Answer

Walmart controller not working on my pc


Set up a wired controller
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.
  3. The Xbox 360 Accessories Setup program installs the necessary files to your computer.Note You might be prompted to restart your computer after the installation is complete.
If you don't have an installation disc for your Xbox 360 controller for Windows, you can download and install the software online:
  1. Go to the Software Downloads section of the Microsoft Hardware website.
  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.
  6. The Xbox 360 Accessories Setup program installs the necessary files to your computer.Note You might be prompted to restart your computer after the installation is complete.
Step 2: Connect the controller to your computer
After you install the software, plug your Xbox 360 wired controller's USB connector into a USB 2.0 port on your computer.
Step 3: Test the controller
To test your Xbox 360 wired controller on your computer, follow these steps:
  1. On your computer, click Start, type Run, type joy.cpl, and then press ENTER.
  2. Select Xbox 360 Controller, and then click Properties.
  3. Test your Xbox 360 wired controller by pressing a button, pulling a trigger, or moving a stick on the controller. If the controller is functioning correctly, you will see the corresponding action light up in the application. If the application does not recognize your controller, see Troubleshoot your Xbox 360 controller for Windows.

Jan 06, 2014 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

1 Answer

My madcatz xbox 360 controller will not connect to my compaq pc. The controller works and installs easily on my laptop. I have downloaded all necessary items from microsoft (xbox 360 controller for...


Vista has an issue with Xbox 360 controllers, let alone Madcatz copies. I would recommend buying an official wired controller for use with Vista. Alternatively you can you a Wireless Gaming Receiver specially designed for using Wireless Controllers on Windows based PC's.

Mar 21, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

1 Answer

Xbox 360 controller not working, all 4 lights are blinking.


The wired and wireless controllers can be actively connected to an Xbox 360 console all at one time. Each connected controller is assigned a quadrant on the Ring of Light. Before you can connect a wireless controller, at least one quadrant must be free and will be unlit.

Connecting an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to an Xbox 360 Console is called Connecting. To connect a controller to a console:
First, Press and hold down the Guide Button on the wireless controller until it turns on.
Second, Press and release the power button to turn the console on.
Third, Press and release the connect button on the console.
Fourth, Press and release the connect button on the controller.
Fifth, After the ring of light on the controller and console spin and flash once, the controller is connected. The quadrant that remains lit indicates the controller's position.


Four Green lights on the controller's Ring of Light flash continuously

The Please Reconnect Controller message appears on the monitor

There is interference and the controller does not respond properly

Step 1: Ensure that either the AA batteries are new or the Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack has a full charge.

Step 2: Ensure that you have performed the proper procedure to connect the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to the console.

Step 3: If still experiencing issues, ensure there is a clear line of sight between the front of the console and the wireless controller. If there are any obstructions, especially metal objects, remove them.

Step 4: 2.4 gigahertz cordless telephones, microwave ovens, and Bluetooth headsets for cell phones can interfere with the operation of the wireless controller. Turn off or unplug those devices and then try to connect the wireless controller to the console again.

Step 5: If these steps did not resolve the issue, the wireless controller may need to be replaced.

Jun 06, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

1 Answer

My controller just shows all four lights flashing and when i try to sync it, the lights just keep spinning round and does'nt connect


The wired and wireless controllers can be actively connected to an Xbox 360 console all at one time. Each connected controller is assigned a quadrant on the Ring of Light. Before you can connect a wireless controller, at least one quadrant must be free and will be unlit.

Connecting an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to an Xbox 360 Console is called Connecting. To connect a controller to a console:
First, Press and hold down the Guide Button on the wireless controller until it turns on.
Second, Press and release the power button to turn the console on.
Third, Press and release the connect button on the console.
Fourth, Press and release the connect button on the controller.
Fifth, After the ring of light on the controller and console spin and flash once, the controller is connected. The quadrant that remains lit indicates the controller's position.


Four Green lights on the controller's Ring of Light flash continuously

The Please Reconnect Controller message appears on the monitor

There is interference and the controller does not respond properly

Step 1: Ensure that either the AA batteries are new or the Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack has a full charge.

Step 2: Ensure that you have performed the proper procedure to connect the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to the console.

Step 3: If still experiencing issues, ensure there is a clear line of sight between the front of the console and the wireless controller. If there are any obstructions, especially metal objects, remove them.

Step 4: 2.4 gigahertz cordless telephones, microwave ovens, and Bluetooth headsets for cell phones can interfere with the operation of the wireless controller. Turn off or unplug those devices and then try to connect the wireless controller to the console again.

Step 5: If these steps did not resolve the issue, the wireless controller may need to be replaced.

Jun 03, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

3 Answers

"HOW TO" use xbox 360 controller on pc games


Most games support the gamepad by default. You should not need any software or setup. But you might need the Drivers for it... Check this out, hope it helps:

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/download.aspx?category=Gaming&type=Gaming&sku=JR9-00001

Mar 31, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

1 Answer

1st and 4th Quadrants light up/Controller unresponsive.


Possible but doesn't sound like it. Sounds more like a problem with the wire not supplying enough power to the pad to provide a stable connection. If you can get hold of one off of a friend/relative/hobo then try using the usb connector with the lead, if it works then its the connector thats your problem and would probably be easier/cheaper to buy another pad. If it works just try and buy another connector or hope that your friend/relative/hobo is generous.

Nov 16, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

1 Answer

Xbox 360 guitar hero 3 controller [wired]


try restarting your xbox, make sure your controller is properly connected, and try replacing the battery.

Aug 01, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

7 Answers

Xbox 360 Controller for Windows causes fuzzy sound


Found a solution! Came here to post it, since I could not find the solution ANYWHERE on the internet...


Using an Xbox 360 controller or any other Xbox 360 peripheral with 95% of USB sound cards or headsets will produce HORRIBLE sound input and output. It sounds like a robot has swallowed and spat back out the waveforms. Even if the 360 peripheral is removed any USB audio devices plugged in after the fact will still sound corrupted until a fresh reboot without the 360 peripheral plugged in.



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


The solution (pick one of 3):
As long as the 360 peripheral is on it's own internal virtual root hub it will not interfere with other devices. You can force it to use another root hub by doing ONE of the following:
1) Fill up your usb ports with other devices till it shifts to using a secondary root hub, then plug in the 360 peripheral. This could take up to 10 USB things, depending on your motherboard and the maximum devices on each root hub.
2) Use an extra internal PCI-USB card for the 360 peripheral.
3) Use an extra external USB hub for the 360 peripheral.



NOTE: A reboot is usually required to clear up the driver's confusion.

Oct 24, 2007 | Microsoft MS Xbox 360 Common Controller...

11 Answers

Xbox 360 wireless controller


You must sync the 360 with your controller. Turn on your 360 and your controller. Push the little black button on the front of your console, then hold the little tiny button on the top of your controller for a few seconds. This should sync them.

May 19, 2007 | Microsoft MS Xbox 360 Common Controller...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller Logo

Related Topics:

382 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft PC Game Controllers Experts

Pablo Gonzalez

Level 3 Expert

733 Answers

LCRyan

Level 1 Expert

6 Answers

Lance

Level 2 Expert

118 Answers

Are you a Microsoft PC Game Controller Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...