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Is there someplace I can download Windows drivers manually?

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1 year ago#1
Or transfer drivers from one laptop to another. I have 2 laptops here, been trying to get my PS2 controller to work with mine, but it won't recognize the gamepad, it gives me a code 43 in device manager.

I know for a fact the controller is working, tested on my own PC and the other laptop and it works as soon as I plug it in, but in my toshiba laptop windows just won't recognize the controller. Tried all USB ports and nothing worked, also tried the USB ports with my mouse and it works in all of them. So the problem isn't in the USB ports or the controller, or the "PS2 to USB" adapter, which leaves out windows.

I even tried formatting, still the same problem. So yeah, any way for me to manually download windows drivers from somewhere? I swear I tried googling and didn't find a credible source. The controller also doesn't use drivers, it has always been plug n play. On the other laptop when I try checking what drivers it uses windows tells me that no drivers are needed or something.
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1 year ago#2
Find the specific driver on your other computer, use some form of electronic storage, boot up and transfer to other laptop.
1 year ago#3
PS2 controllers are for PS2's.
1 year ago#4
The thing is, when I plug in my controller on the working laptop, it says "HID-compliant game controller" and when checking for drivers it says drivers aren't necessary or were not loaded for this device.
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1 year ago#5
jernas posted...
PS2 controllers are for PS2's.


And when using a usb adapter they are for PCs. I've been using mine with my PC for years
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1 year ago#6
You're going against nature. Buy a 360 controller like everyone else.
1 year ago#7
Do both use the same version of Windows? What ps2-to-PC device are you using?
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1 year ago#8
jernas posted...
You're going against nature. Buy a 360 controller like everyone else.


Except when you want to play 2D games, in which the d pad sucks.
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1 year ago#9
jernas posted...
You're going against nature. Buy a 360 controller like everyone else.


A 360 controller wouldn't help me. If it's not recognizing my PS2 controller with the adapter, chances are it's not recognizing any controllers at all.


Goldninja posted...
Do both use the same version of Windows? What ps2-to-PC device are you using?


Windows 7 on both of them. The other laptop [controller working] has Home, the other laptop [not working] has Ultimate. The PC is Ultimate too and the controller works there.

The device I'm using is a twin PS2 controller port to USB adapter. Sorta like this one:

http://mlb-s1-p.mlstatic.com/adaptador-para-controle-joystick-controle-usb-pc-ps1-ps2-ps3-14444-MLB4354122319_052013-F.jpg

But with 2 PS2 ports instead of one. Controller shows up as Twin USB Joystick on the working laptop.
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1 year ago#10
Plug the controller into your working laptop, go to Control Panel > Devices and Printers, right click on the controller's icon, go to the Hardware tab, Click Properties, then the Driver Tab, then Driver Details. If it shows an address in your system32 folder for a driver file, copy it to a flash drive and then paste that file into the same address on your new laptop.
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