I have just gotten a speedlink Strike NX control pad to use on an XP PC for gta san andreas.
I plugged in the controller, the found new hardware wizard failed and still keeps nagging me when I plug it in. However I downloaded the driver setup tool from this source
I clicked setup.exe and then in control panel>game controllers I am able to see the devices and when I test it it works fine, using the tester that is part of control panel>game controllers.
I then click to open grand theft auto san andreas, I get a spinning disk icon then an hourglass icon then nothing happnes. I see it in task manager but it then closes adter the hourglass has dissapeared.
I unplug the game controller, click to run the game again and the game shows up fine.
However when plugged in the controller, nothing happnes. I have made sure that 'joypad' is selected in the games settings menu but no luck. I expect that is because the controller must be plugged in before starting the game.
How can I fix this?