"Black Widow" Joystick/Vista?

  concise 12:03 30 Nov 08

This controller works perfectly with "Flight Sim X" and CFS3 and also passes Vista's game controller test screen. Except that the 'Vibration' feature doesn't function on any of these. Before I send it back as faulty I wondered if anyone could comment on this. I have removed and replaced the drivers several times, including the one on Speedlink's web site which appears to be older than the one supplied. The only thing I noticed was that the first time I put the driver in the description of the stick on the test page included the word Vibration (not that it worked then!) subsequently it hasn't. Another thing I don't understand is that putting the driver in (apparently) alters the test page but when I look for it in device manager all the drivers I look at seem to be identified as Microsoft no mention the new one which appears to be identifiable as "Megastore" or some such. Any comments welcome.

  concise 17:54 02 Dec 08

Since writing the above I have tried this joystick on my laptop also running Vista and it behaves impeccably.
If I look in device manager on my PC (which is where the problem lies) under Human Interface Devices, I have "HID-compliant game controller" whose properties inform me that "no driver files are required or have been loaded for this device." In spite of listing a Microsoft driver in the appropriate panel in properties.
In "Sound, video and game controllers" there is no mention of a game controller.
Enlightenment still sought please!

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