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USB gamepad not recognized in Win XP SP3

My Logitech Chillstream, which is basically like a XBOX usb gamepad, is not being recognized in WINXP SP3. Not only is it not being recognized... it's not getting any power to it either. The USB port is fine. I made sure that I troubleshot that with other inputs like a flash drive, headphones, cellphone, etc. Logitech doesn't give drivers for this gamepad, just a profiler. This will only work if Windows finds the gamepad though. I was sent to a link that must be out of date at Microsoft. It was to download the Common Controller file and I run it and it gives a setup error stating that the installation did not complete. ***? I've attempted reinstalling the Logitech Gaming software and that doesn't help. This gamepad runs on Win XP, Win Vista and Win 7 because I have used it on all platforms before. Device Manager shows it under Other Devices---XUSB gamepad and in properties it states that the device drivers are not installed. I guess it needs Xinput device drivers which, when googled, leads me to Microsoft's download of the Microsoft Common Controller 32bit.exe file. This doesn't help due to the setup error that I mentioned above. Can anybody help me out here? There must be a solution to this. If you look around online you will find that this is a very very very common request, especially for the Chillstream model. Now I'm wondering if I should try to conquer this or just do what everyone else seems to have done... just buy a microsoft gamepad. GRRRRR.... why can't windows be friendly?

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For a test.

Try it on another PC. If it fails, then it's a bad device. If it works then your XP PC needs repairs.
Bob

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Could be something else?

MarkAss70 & R. Proffitt

I was going to submit an entirely different post until I came across this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwoWJhgvVw8

Also, there seems to be a mini-disc CD in the package with XP software on it, at least that's what the video uploader (Omar 32) said.


UK Bob

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