wireless gamig reciever for windows


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Chris

i have a wireless gaming reciever that i bought back when i had vista home
premium. worked fine, played thru halo 2 almost all the way thru. then i
upgraded to vista home premium 64x and havent been able to get it to work
yet. have tried installing/unistalling 20 or so times and updating it at the
website, but no luck at all.

anybody have any ideas or has there been a fix for this yet?
 
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SimRacer

It may help if you list what this hardware is (brand and type) being its a
reciever its hardware and hardware needs a driver so your going to have to go
to the manufactures web site and look for a 64 bit driver. If no Vista X64
bit driver is furnished by the manufacturer the reciever just isn't going to
work with the 64 bit version.
 
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jabloomf1230

This definitely works, as I have an XBox 360 wireless gaming receiver
running under Vista Ultimate x64.
 
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Chris

ok i tried uninstalling and installing the link you gave me ... twice and
it's still not picking the controller up. i push the button on the reciever
and it blinks then i turn the controller on an push the "connect" button and
the circle goes round and round, then it just blinks and blinks... any ideas?
 
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Rick Rogers

Hi,

Click start and type msconfig, then hit <enter>. On the startup tab make
sure the xbox software is enabled to load at boot. Windows Defender may be
blocking it as well. If the light on the receiver does not come on as the
system finishes booting, then something is blocking it.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
 
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Chris

yes it is configured to come on and yes the light does come on. When you
push the button on the reciever it blinks and then when you push the connect
button on the controller it will "ACT" like it is connecting and the reciver
will stop blinking, and the ring on the controller will stop spining but then
it ( the ring ) will just blink and thats all it will do until you turn the
controller off.
 
C

Chris

yes i have tried unpluging it several times since i reinstalled the hardware
yesterday...
 
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Rick Rogers

Hi

Then the next step would be to check for interference from some other
application by disabling anything that loads at startup besides the xbox
software. You can rerun msconfig for this and disable other loading programs
on the startup tab, and this includes your antivirus product.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
 
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Chris

ok now i deselected everything and selected the windows xbox controller,
restarted the system and it still did not work. so then i tried unpluging it
and repluging it to see if that would work while i had all the startup things
turned off didnt work. then i turned everything back on tried it and tried no
luck. then un/re pluging it in and tried it again... still no luck. what now?
By the way thanks for the help so far. i appreciate it cause nobody so far
has even tried to help at this point.
 
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Chris

so what would you rlast suggestion be call microsoft, go to a wired
controller give it up? by the way thanks for the help
 
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Rick Rogers

Hi,

There is this, but it doesn't appear to be up at the moment:
http://www.gamesforwindows.com/en-US/support/Pages/webSupport.aspx

Also, just for s&g, run msconfig from the start/search prompt and place the
system in selective startup mode, then disable everything on the startup tab
except the xbox software. Apply/ok and reboot. If it starts working, then
there is a software conflict.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
 
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Chris

ok i tried that too and it still doesnt work

Rick Rogers said:
Hi,

There is this, but it doesn't appear to be up at the moment:
http://www.gamesforwindows.com/en-US/support/Pages/webSupport.aspx

Also, just for s&g, run msconfig from the start/search prompt and place the
system in selective startup mode, then disable everything on the startup tab
except the xbox software. Apply/ok and reboot. If it starts working, then
there is a software conflict.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
 
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Chris

yes i have done that about 20 times, (thats usually whats the first thing
everyone says to do) so what would you suggest mabye the reciever is broken
some how or its a incompatibility issue?
 
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Doug Corkum

I have the same problem as you do Chris. I actually had my controller
working for a short period of time. Some place i read that Vista had a bug
that needed to be worked out and I needed to download an update. I
downloaded the update and teh controller worked fine. Shortley there after I
went to play my game and it would not connect, just did the same things yours
did. I installed all the software etc...on my gf's laptop which runs XP and
it works fine so i know it's not the controller itself, seems like we are
missing something in Vista.
 
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