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Connecting an Xbox controller to multiple devices

I have an Xbox 360 and a wired USB 2.0 controller. I would like to be able to play a game on the console with the controller whilst a Windows computer registers what my input on the controller is. I ...
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Controller Error: Do I need to worry?

I have a HP Pavillion dv5224ea Laptop with Windows 7 on it. Recently I discovered a Error in Event Viewer: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort1. (more details): - System ...
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HP envy SATA controller

I am trying to install XP on the secondary internal drive on an HP ENVY 17 j122na, I have been told that the driver is called 'intel rapid storage technology' so I copied the driver files onto a ...
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Bluestacks controller support

I am currently trying to use an old wheel in real racing 3 emulated in blueStacks. This wheel works with directInput. When I plug it in the game notifies me I have plugged in a logitech controller. ...
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Xbox 360 Controller not working with PC

I have installed the 360 controller software from Microsoft and it comes up in device manager but the controller software does not recognize the device. Compatibility Report from Device Manager: ...
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Getting a “The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk4\DR4”. Why?

I'm getting errors like this showing up in my event log: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk4\DR4. It's for drives DR1 to DR4. On my PC that's things like MicroSD drives ...
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Do partitions on SSDs map to physical addresses? 2

My scenario: I partition a 250GB SSD drive in half. I fill the 1st partition with OS and data and leave the 2nd one absolutely empty. Does this affect wear leveling of the SSD? Can partitioning an ...
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How do I reconnect my account to a domain if there is no domain controller?

I had a Windows 7 machine with one account connected to the office domain. I moved abroad, carrying my Windows 7 machine, and the office disappeared. However I still was able to login locally in my ...
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Chance of data recovery from an unreadable microSD card

I have sent my dead microSD card to a data recovery company, but it could not help me. The following is the diagnosis by the company. Can the existing technology help rescue my data? ...
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How can I find the right driver for my RAID controller?

I have a RAID controller that I used to have a driver for, but after rebuilding windows, the controller no longer shows up. I don't remember who made it, or really anything about it. How can I track ...
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What kind of cables does one use to connect SAS expanders?

I have recently purchased an expensive hard-drive controller. This question is about the cable that came with it; Two of the connectors fit into a regular hard drive of the SATA (and SAS) standard. ...
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Multiple storage controllers in same PC [closed]

What limits the number of controllers inside a single PC? For example, if I do not care about enclosure, power, cooling considerations - and all the other superficial facts - what are the negotiable ...
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Is it possible to pinpoint location or position on capacitive touch screens?

I've been researching for days trying to understand if a position can be specifically located on a capacitive screen. Since they are in a XY fashion, can a point or range of points be designated to a ...
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Setting a security descriptor for a directory partition in AD

We've recently migrated our domain controller from Samba 4 based setup to a Windows 2008 R2 server and there seems to be a problem with our DNS server. We're not able to add any CNAME/A/AAA entries to ...
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Connecting to a Cisco controller

I've setup a terminal according to this guide, but I still need an address to connect to, right? How can I find it?
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Cache of SCSI disk

I have a SCSI controller (HP Smart Array 642), using cciss driver on Linux, which is connected to several SCSI disks. I am trying to optimize the communication between these devices and came to the ...
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Differences Between Microcontroller and Device Controller

Is a device controller also a microcontroller with more functions? I know device controller has input and output ports for external device communication but how about communication between device ...
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How do I reinstall the “HID Compliant Driver”?

System Specifications: Operating System: Windows 7, Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1 Problem: Driver-related Problem: I have a wired Afterglow Gamepad Controller for XBox 360 and there seem to be ...
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Keyboard and Gamepad Controllers 'Ghosts'

I have a mediatech keyboard and some cheap gamepad controllers but two weeks ago I noticed that random keys on the keyboard are being pressed 'not by me' and immediately sleeps . After one week, I ...
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Connecting normal controller along with Xbox Controller

Usually I use an emulator to get my third-party controller to work, by placing xlive.dll in the game directory but this clashes with the original controller. Is there any way to get these controllers ...
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How do I map a keyboard as a joystick device in Windows 7?

Well my laptop has a Nintendo DS emulator, which of course I can play NDS games in with the keyboard but the key mappings are limited to only A-Z and arrow keys. There is an option to enable a ...
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Repurposing a USB Keyboard to be just a USB Numpad [closed]

I had an old keyboard lying around and it got me thinking. I was wondering how easy it would be to remove keys from it, leaving only some. For instance, only keeping the numerical pad in the keyboard ...
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“Active Directory Users and Computers” isn't installed after installing Domain Controller

I installed a domain controller and attached it to my domain. It's all worked fine, but "Users and Computers" and "Sites and Services" etc. aren't installed... (all the management tools) EXTRA INFO: ...
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Network speed significantly reduced on Win Server 2008 DC

I started building a little server at home on a Gigabit network. I am running Windows Server 2008 32bits SP2. Before making the server a Domain Controller, I was able to get file transfers at an ...
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Samba 4 public shares for machines not on the domain

Is it possible to have a public share and have the server appear on the network neighborhood to machines not belonging to the domain? The installation that we have is working well with machines on ...
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Dead SATA controller on ASUS motherboard? [closed]

I'm resigned to RMA/replacing at this point, but for educational purposes, how does a SATA controller "die"? A few nights ago, my home-built workstation was idling and froze. I restarted by holding ...
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How do I choose an LCD controller board?

I have a Samsung SyncMaster SA350 which doesn't accept a VGA signal. It says "Check Signal Cable" while a VGA cable is plugged into it, so I assume there is something wrong with the LCD panel's ...
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PC hardware (HDD, BIOS / motherboard) acting weird

This is going to be long story. I'm trying to figure out what the hardware problem with my desktop is. It started with my Windows XP's very slow response and later even a BSOD, when shutting down. ...
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“Extra” pins on WD MyPassport hard drive controller board

I know that these pins are not "extra" but I'd like to know what they do... Are they jumpers like the old IDE hard drives had? The drive doesn't want to spin up anymore and I'd like to learn as ...
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1-2 controller cards in system: How to initialize onboard controller first?

I have an older mobo in my system whose Promise PDC20376 onboard controller sometimes causes minor problems when other external cards (bus is good ol' PCI) are present and the onboard one gets ...
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ASMedia XHCI Controller inconsistent driver update information

I am having issues with corrupt files when copying to external usb hard drives (please see the other questions i posted today). I have an Asus P8P67 PRO rev 3.1 socket 1155 motherboard. I found the ...
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Control 2 fans as if they are 1?

I'm currently planning out my first PC build and have come to an unusual problem. As part of my build I decided to include an LCD screen-type fan controller, [this one] ...
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How does the BIOS disable a controller on the motherboard?

What happens when you disable a controller in the BIOS? How does it stop the OS from picking it up when it scans the buses for devices. Does it stop power going to the controller, if so how does it ...
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Motherboard controllers

Is there a way to find out all the controllers the motherboard can access (ie: DMA, UART, IDE) without actually looking at the motherboard board? Sorry if it sounds silly, but I just discovered the ...
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How is the capacity of a harddisk faked?

I was reading about magical Chinese drives. How would this be done? The post talks about a 'looped mode' and comments suggest having a different controller to lie to the OS. I went and bought one of ...
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Intel SASWT4I SAS/SATA Controller

I want to assemble a cheap storage sytem based on the Norco RPC-4020 Case. When searching for controllers I found this one: Intel® RAID Controller SASWT4I This is a quote form the Spec Sheet: ...
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Utilities to show keyboard blocking?

Quoting from the Wikipedia article, Rollover (key): Modern keyboards detect ghosting and instead of registering a fourth key will ignore the third key, which is known as blocking. Are there ...
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How do I get a voltage on a PCIe Parallel Port?

I'm trying to use a PCIe Parallel port from C++. (http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Express-Profile-Parallel-PEX1PLP/dp/B004G7O2AC) I can't seem to change the status of any of the registeres and my ...
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Memory Stick Controller is not compatible with this version of Windows

I'm getting this error message in the Action Center on Windows 7, and I can't seem to solve it through Windows or through searches on Google: RICOH R5C592 PCI-CardBus/IEEE-1394/SD Card/Memory ...
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How to change Sata controller settings to avoid a blue screen? Windows 8

How to go from AHCI to IDE just for firmware flashing on my SSD. Currently using windows 8. Tried a few times but kept getting the dreaded blue screen.
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Avoid HDD spinup at boot

Is there any way to avoid specific HDDs from spinning up at boot time? There are 3 HDDs in my HTPC (Ubuntu 12.10) and 1 SSD (boot drive). I don't want the HDDs to spin up when booting to reduce boot ...
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Wireless controllers vs wireless usb hub

For my htpc i currently only have a steerin wheel as a controller. This is wired and it looks really bad having extended usb wires from the tv to the table. However im thinking of bying some new ...
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Simulate analogue steering wheel input from third party software like xPadder [closed]

I currently have a steering wheel connected to my htpc, running Windows 8. Since it doesn't work with (or get recognized by) all the games I play, I use xpadder. As far as I understand, it simply ...
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VGA compatible controller (Intel and Nvidia)

I need to know the bus address of my video controller to fix a problem about the brightness keybinding on Debian Wheezy. I did lspci | grep VGA and the result is: 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Linux Embedded Controller editor

Does anyone know of an Embedded Controller editor for Linux? I currently use Read & Write Utility When using Windows to set my fan between 25%-50% because without it my laptop idles at 50°c When ...
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Can you use xbox360 controller and chat pad / messenger pad as a mouse and keyboard?

Can you use xbox360 controller and chat pad / messenger pad as a mouse and keyboard? I know you can use xbox360 controller in games but I would like to use as an alternative for mouse and keyboard. ...
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Relation between controllers, interfaces, adapt cards, chipsets, buses

I am confused about the following concepts and their relations: controllers, interfaces, adapters, chipsets, buses and north/south bridges. Can anyone point out how they are working together, what are ...
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Move an SSD with Windows 7 to a new PCIe SATA controller card

This is my current setup: Abit AB9 QuadGT motherboard which has an Intel P965 chipset with Intel ICH8 SATA Rev. 2.0 controller Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD which supports SATA Rev. 3.0 Windows 7 ...
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST): puzzled over port number assignements

I am using the tool Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST) v9.6.61001 to display the current status of several disks that are built-in and/or connected to a Lenovo W701 Model 4323. The status window ...
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TRIM Consequences

I was wondering if one of you can help me understand what are the SSD TRIM command actually does in Windows . To my best of knowledge, once a user deletes a file, Windows obtains the list of clusters ...