Guitar Hero Controller on Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Lim-Dul, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. Lim-Dul

    Lim-Dul Guest

    Hello there!
    I'm not sure if anybody is familiar with this piece of hardware - it's a
    normal USB game controller. =)
    Anyway - I've read ALL over the internet that people have no problems at
    all with Vista recognizing the guitar as an XBox 360 Controller staight
    away... Well... Not for me...

    I installed the 1.1 XBox 360 Acessories Software from Microsoft and the
    controller kind of installs, but only partially.

    What I mean is this:

    In the Device Manager I have the XBox 360 controller under the typical
    controller for Windows class.


    Then I have an USB HID interface device:


    And then I have an Uknown Device under "Other devices":


    (parent: USB\VID_1430&PID_4748&IG_00\6&1b44eb60&10&00)

    The problem is that although the controller IS working in some games it
    isn't listed in the control panel under "game controllers" and most
    games/programs don't recognize it. I gues they would if the most
    important device ID strings weren't in the "uknown device" part, e.g.:

    HID_DEVICE_SYSTEM_GAME (this line enables the game controller
    functionality in Vista)

    Does anybody know how to fix this problem? I've spent half the day on
    trying to figure that one out...

    Jan Milewski
    Lim-Dul, Jul 7, 2007
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  2. Lim-Dul

    PC Kevorkian Guest

    This is a known bug. Format and reinstall.
    PC Kevorkian, Jul 7, 2007
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  3. Lim-Dul

    Venom Guest

    Venom, Jul 7, 2007
  4. Lim-Dul

    Lim-Dul Guest


    WinXP is a pile of steaming crap - I used Win2K before installing Vista.
    Vista has its teething problems but by FAR less than WinXP for the first
    year after its release - I have seen more BSODs in WinXP than any other
    system - in a week.

    Thanks for the "help" guys... It turned out that my INFCACHE.1 file was
    corrupted and had to be deleted. Now I plugged the guitar in and it
    works like a charm.

    Jan Milewski
    Lim-Dul, Jul 7, 2007
  5. Lim-Dul

    Venom Guest

    Just as a matter of interest, most of us haven't seen the BSOD since Win98SE
    times untill Vista come along.
    If you are getting heaps of BSODs in XP Pro then it is something you are
    doing wrong.
    Venom, Jul 7, 2007
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