SideWinder Game Controller Software shows internal error

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Hi experts,

I have bought a game controller for my laptop and I have some problems in installing it. I have plugged in the device, and during the installation of the driver it stopped with this error. Is a new controller and is compatible with my Windows 7 (x32) and I need someone to help me to fix this and install it properly.

Thank you !

SideWinder Game Controller Software 4.0

There was an internal error that may be due to low system resources. Please close this program. as well as other open programs, and try again. If the problem persists. your computer may be missing necessary components of this program. Please reinstall the software.


Answered By 578785 points N/A #182089

SideWinder Game Controller Software shows internal error


The driver for the Microsoft SideWinder Game Controller is very much compatible with your operating system, 32-bit Microsoft Windows 7. If you have other programs running besides the game you are playing, close them all and restart your game. Also try restarting your computer, don’t open any programs and just install the controller.

Another way is to check for any updates for your operating system and install them. This may help fix some incompatibilities between the system and the device. But unfortunately after doing some checking, the information given by Microsoft about Microsoft SideWinder Game Controller that, according to them, supports Windows 7, this information is maybe inaccurate.

According to some reviews done on Microsoft SideWinder Game Controller, the software or the driver doesn’t even install on Microsoft Windows Vista. So that means, installing it on Windows 7 would be impossible. The version 4.0 you got only works for the USB type and only on Windows 2000. So, this is really bad news for you.

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