I have a Mircosoft Sidewinder Gamepad that I cannot get to be recognised in Windows XP Professional.
It has a serial connection (if that is the correct name - standard game port) not a usb connection.
The pad is the same as the following click here but NOT usb.
I have it plugged into the gameport on my Soundblaster Live 1024 (which is working correctly). The gamepad does not show up in control panel>joysticks (or whatever it is in XP - cant remember) and there is no sign of it in Device Manager. There are no conflicts in device manager and both my onboard gameport (which i have already tried it in) and my soundblaster gameports are working fine without conflict.
I think I need to download some drivers which might make XP see the gamepad but I cannot find any, only those for the usb pad.