Remove and then redetect the controller: Right-click Xbox Controller for Windows , and then select Uninstall. To protect your privacy, please do not include contact information in your feedback. Firstly, you might need to install the Xbox Controller software for Windows first. On a computer running Windows 7, the driver will be downloaded and installed automatically when you connect the controller. If you still experience the problem, contact Xbox Support. Xonatron – thanks for the heads up!
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On the Test tab, test that the controller works correctly.
What version of Windows are you using? I was hoping it was something like this. Verify that the controller appears under Devicesand then right-click the controller and select Game controller settings. We won’t give up and neither should you.
Luckily, we can select it manually.
The problem is that the device is reporting itself as an ‘ Afterglow Gamepad for Xbox ‘instead of a regular ‘Xbox Controller’meaning that Windows isn’t automatically picking up the correct driver.
Ports on the front of the computer may not be powered ports.
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Use the built-in troubleshooter: Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Nor does any game respond to any input whatsoever. Xbox Live service is active. Arterglow and selecting ‘Troubleshoot’ runs the troubleshooter, which attempts to install the drivers for the device, unfortunately this ultimately fails because no such driver exists for ‘Afterglow Gamepad for Xbox ‘:.
Select Troubleshootand then follow the steps provided. Windows 7 and earlier versions of Windows On Windows 7 and earlier versions of Windows, you can use Device Manager to help troubleshoot problems with your controller, see whether the correct items are listed, and to make sure there are no conflicts.
Thanks for your feedback! If a hardware conflict with the controller was causing the problem, the yellow exclamation point will no longer appear after aftwrglow controller is unplugged.
When I plug it in, the ‘glow’ colour flashes on briefly, but after that nothing happens.
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For information on configuring a specific game qindows be played with a controller, see the game publisher’s website or support center. Note This information applies only to the Xbox Controller for Windows.
Firstly, you might need to install the Xbox Controller software for Windows first. Regular Xbox controllers seem to get picked up by Windows normally and work just fine, the drivers install and there’s nothing that I need to configure in Steam or anywhere else, they ‘just work’.
Xonatron – thanks for the heads up! On the Hardware tab, select Device Manager.
Xbox on Windows On the Driver tab, select Update Driver.