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game.cpl won't start

by flamencoracer / April 10, 2007 1:25 PM PDT

I have a VIA KT600 motherboard with a gig of memory, Xtasy 9200 video card, GSA-h22-L DVD burner, 1394 adapter, nothing amazing. It used to work just fine, but I haven't had the urge to do a game for some time. Just bought a new game so I clicked on "Game Controllers" in Control Panel to set up a Steering Wheel I had. It blew up; I sent the diagnostics to Microsoft; surprise, no solution. I eventually reformatted the C: drive and reinstalled Windows XP, all the way up to current patches, re-trying "Game Controllers" at each step. Now it won't even blow up when I click it, just ignores me. No unusual events in the Event Viewer. I may have installed the 1394 adapter since I used a game adapter last.

Help, this is driving me crazy.......

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by 06Altima / April 10, 2007 6:28 PM PDT
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why are you going to game controllers? every game i've had the settings where made via the options in the game itself.
what do you mean, it blows up?

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joy.cpl
by flamencoracer / April 10, 2007 11:18 PM PDT
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I am going to the game controllers icon (actually joy.cpl, I think) in control panel to make sure that I will be able to set up a game controller when I plug one in. It should open up with a blank list of controllers......

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