Select the driver tab, then click on 'update driver', choose to manually select driver from the driver list. In order: Microsoft, xbox360 controller. Driver app should be installed already for this to work. Approx 3mins to fix. This worked for me, thanks a lot mate! Only thing to add is there were a few 'xbox controller' options. Manually Uninstall XBOX 360 Controller For Windows 6.0.5221.0 with Build-in Uninstaller Most computer programs are installed with its build-in uninstaller that can also help uninstall the program. * Click Start menu and move your mouse to All Programs. If I uninstall this driver in the 'Device Manager' there's no 'Delete' option and it will come back to life once I reconnect the controller. If I uninstall and manually delete the driver files (hidclass.sys, hidparse.sys and hidusb.sys) they will still return when the controller is connected again. Method 2: Update your Xbox 360 controller driver automatically If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update your driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. If I uninstall this driver in the 'Device Manager' there's no 'Delete' option and it will come back to life once I reconnect the controller. If I uninstall and manually delete the driver files (hidclass.sys, hidparse.sys and hidusb.sys) they will still return when the controller is connected again.

Ages ago I plugged a fake PS3 controller which installed a Plug-And-Play driver labeled as 'PLAYSTATION(R)3Conteroller', yup, including the typo.

Xbox 360 Controller Driver Windows 10

Now whenever I connect an original controller this fake driver takes it's place, making it impossible to work properly.

If I uninstall this driver in the 'Device Manager' there's no 'Delete' option and it will come back to life once I reconnect the controller. If I uninstall and manually delete the driver files (hidclass.sys, hidparse.sys and hidusb.sys) they will still return when the controller is connected again.

In the Device Manager it shows up as 'HID-compliant game controller'.

Thank you

OS: Windows 8.1 Pro x64

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1 Answer

With Device Remover I was able to get rid of the fake driver completely, afterwards I installed the correct driver.

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Note For information about how to install the Xbox 360 Controller for Windows, see How to set up an Xbox 360 Controller for Windows.

Windows 8.1

On a computer running Windows 8.1, you can use Devices and Printers in Control Panel to troubleshoot the controller. Here’s how:

  1. On the Start screen, select Control Panel.
  2. Select View Devices and Printers.
  3. Verify that the controller appears under Devices, and then right-click the controller and select Game controller settings.
  4. Check the Status of the controller, and then select Properties.
  5. On the Test tab, test that the controller works correctly. If there are any issues, select Calibrate on the Settings tab.
  6. If you continue to experience any issues, right-click the controller under Devices in Devices and Printers, and then select Troubleshoot.

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.

Note A conflict is marked by a yellow exclamation point in Device Manager.

To use Device Manager, follow these steps:

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  1. Select Start, then Run, then type sysdm.cpl, and then select OK.
  2. On the Hardware tab, select Device Manager.
  3. When the controller is successfully installed, you see three entries in Device Manager. There should be two entries under Human Interface Devices:
    • HID-compliant game controller
    • USB Human Interface Device
    Additionally, there should be a third entry in under Microsoft Common Controller for Windows Class:
    • Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
  4. If you see yellow exclamation points next to any of these entries, there's a problem with the installation. If there's a problem for either of the entries under Human Interface Devices, first verify that the problem is caused by the controller by unplugging it. If a hardware conflict with the controller was causing the problem, the yellow exclamation point will no longer appear after the controller is unplugged.

To resolve controller problems in Device Manager, try these solutions one at a time (move to the next solution only if the one you’re trying fails to resolve your problem):

  1. Use the built-in troubleshooter:
    1. In Device Manager, double-click Xbox 360 Controller for Windows.
    2. Select Troubleshoot, and then follow the steps provided.
  2. Remove and then redetect the controller:
    1. Right-click Xbox 360 Controller for Windows, and then select Uninstall.
    2. In the Action menu, select Scan for hardware changes.
  3. Try updating the driver:
    1. Double-click Xbox 360 Controller for Windows.
    2. On the Driver tab, select Update Driver.

Note This information applies only to the Xbox 360 Controller for Windows. For help with other gamepads or joysticks, see the peripheral manufacturer's website or support center. For information on configuring a specific game to be played with a controller, see the game publisher's website or support center.