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Jotstick not recognized

Posted on 1998-05-07
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I am running Win 95, and my joystick stopped working. I have it plugged into  the port on the SB16 card. I went out and bought a new CH F-16 combat stick, and windows won't allow me to add it (or anything else) to the game controllers menu. I click on "add," select the appropriate joystick, and nothing appears in the column where it should.  It won't even allow me to add a basic joystick. No conflicts were detected. I'm stumped.
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by:James Elliott
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It sounds menial I know but have you made sure that the joystick is plugged in properly!! If so then make sure that there are no pins bent or loose wires.
Try setting up the joystick as a regular two buttoned jobby or as a basic gamepad. If that doesn't work then it sounds to me as if your sb16 port is misconfigured or broken!!!!Sorry, no more suggestions!
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by:badge218
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I had already checked connections/wires prior to asking the question, as I had stated that I had just installed a new joystick (after mistakenly thinking that my original one was broken). I also stated that windows wouldn't allow me to set up the new joystick or anything else in the game controllers menu. I also tried installing updated drivers for the SB16 while waiting for this answer. The joystick works in DOS, as there is a setup program that is executable in DOS mode, and the joystick responds without any problems. I hope that this time my question won't be answered with information that I've already provided.
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Boot up in safe mode and remove your sound card and all of its associated devices.   It's best to remove it in safe mode to make sure you can delete everything related to it..  Restart your machine and reinstall the software. I have had the same problem with a Gravis GRIP controlle in the past.
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by:badge218
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Thank you for a fresh idea - I haven't reinstalled the SB16 components yet, but I plan to do it first thing in the morning. If your idea doesn't work, I think I'll just go and purchase the AWE64 and give that a shot Thanks again.
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