View Full Version : Joystick won't work

06-01-2003, 11:43 AM
When I go to Control Panel, Gaming Options, after selecting the correct joystick I get "Unknown" and then "Not connected". I have tried a spare stick which does'nt work either. Both sticks worked fine when last used.

I would appreciate some help.

06-01-2003, 12:02 PM
What type are they, Are they USB? What OS?

06-01-2003, 01:18 PM
One joystick is a Logitech digital extreme and the other is a MS Sidewinder Pro 3D. They plug into the gaming port. (not USB) O.S is Win 98SE

06-01-2003, 10:02 PM
Try uninstalling the joystick and the software it came with and reinstall it all.

07-01-2003, 06:15 AM

Are you installing it via the setup program that came with the devices or via Gaming Controls in the control panel, as some manufacterers only use the setup program to manage the device and it's caliberation/etc, and it's up to you to setup the device in control panel

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Gaming Options
Controllers Tab > Remove everything that's there, and then plug in one of your joysticks, click add, find your device, if it's not on the first list then click add other, and look in there.


07-01-2003, 08:06 AM
Uninstalling and then reinstalling the stick and software did the trick.

Thanks to all.