A gamepad, also known as joypad, is an input device which is utilized for the purpose of video gaming. It refers to a video game controller which is handheld. However, at times, after updating the Windows 10 OS, users notice that the Gamepad is not getting recognized. If you are facing the same issue, then read on and apply the fixes mentioned below.

Downloading the Latest Gamepad Driver

You should pursue these steps provided below:

  1. First of all, download the newest driver and right-click on the file of setup to find the Properties option.
  2. Once you reach the tab of Compatibility, select the ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ option, then pick the OS next to the Windows 10 update from the drop-down menu.
  3. Now, finish the installation procedure and then reboot the system.

Running the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter

You should follow these steps provided below:

  1. Hold the Windows and I buttons to launch the Settings application.
  2. After that, click on the section of ‘Update & Security.’
  3. Go to the left side menu and choose the Troubleshoot option.
  4. Reach the right-side panel and choose the ‘Hardware and Devices’ option and click on the button of ‘Run the troubleshooter.’
  5. Now, follow the steps on the screen.

Stop the System from Automatically Disable the Connected Devices

You need to follow the steps listed below.

  1. Go to the Windows icon on your system.
  2. Thereafter, right click on it and choose the Device Manager.
  3. After that, select the ‘USB Serial Bus controllers’ and expand it.
  4. You should choose ‘USB Root Hub,’ and right-click on it, then pick the ‘Properties / Power Management’ option.
  5. Later, untick each box that states, ‘Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.’

Turn off the Gamepad

You need to follow the instructions mentioned here:

  1. Click on the Start icon and click on the Device Manager option.
  2. Then find the gamepad option and right-click on it.
  3. Click on the Disable button.
  4. You will see a verification section, choose the Yes button to turn it off.
  5. Finally, wait for a while, right-click on the turned-off gamepad once again, and then click on the Enable option.

Modify the Power Plan Settings

Follow the steps listed below.

  1. Go to the Search section.
  2. Then insert ‘power settings’ into it to launch the ‘Power & sleep settings’ option.
  3. Go to the ‘Additional power settings’ option.
  4. Find the chosen power plan and select the ‘Change plan settings’ option.
  5. You should choose the ‘Change advanced power settings’ option.
  6. Now, go to the ‘USB settings / USB selective suspend setting’ option and set to Disabled.
  7. Now, click on the Apply and OK buttons.

In case the gamepad does not get recognized in Windows 10, then follow the steps listed above to fix the problem.

Sam John is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, the internet, and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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