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How do I setup a joystick in Windows95?


I am trying to install a joystick, the instructions say to go to..start/settings/control panel then double click on joystick/gamecontrollers. When I try the joystick/control icon the new window opens and closes immediatly, not letting me add the joystick. the joysticks dont come with a driver disk so im stuck.

my windows 95 is version 400.950b, on a g/way 2k 4dx2/66 with 40meg ram and a pent o/d all other icons in the control panel work fine.

thank you for your help in advance


This question was answered on September 7, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The problem you are facing here might be that the install window immediately hides behind the control panel The fact that the game controller setup window doesn't have a task bar presence makes it even more easier to hide Try minimizing the control panel after opening the joystick/gamecontrollers setup program If you don't see the window then, try pressing <alt> <tab> and switching to that window.

If that is not your problem and Windows is just acting up you can try installing the Joystick through "Add new Hardware" under Control Panel.

1) Go to start > settings > control panel > then double click Add New Hardware.

2) Click next past the plug and play check If it is not found in this process continue on to these next steps.

3) Let windows look for any devices that are not plug and play If it is not found in this process continue on to these next steps.

4) Manually install the hardware Go down in the list and click on "sound , video, and game controllers"

5) under the Manufacturer, try and find the match to your joystick model If you do not know the manufacturer or it is not name brand, click on (standard game device) Click next and see if it works.

Good luck and feel free to ask if you have any more questions

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on September 7, 1999