Trying to find a driver for "unknown Device"


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Bob Smith

Hello, Windows 7 64BIT say it has found the driver for

SB Audigy 2 ZS's creative game port, but "encountered an error while
attempting to install it". "An error occurred during the installation
of the devise". "The driver installation file for this device is
missing a necessary entry". "This may be because the INF was written
foe windows 95 or later". Contact your hardware vender".

Does Windows 7 support game ports?
TIA
 
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Char Jackson

Hello, Windows 7 64BIT say it has found the driver for

SB Audigy 2 ZS's creative game port, but "encountered an error while
attempting to install it". "An error occurred during the installation
of the devise". "The driver installation file for this device is
missing a necessary entry". "This may be because the INF was written
foe windows 95 or later". Contact your hardware vender".

Does Windows 7 support game ports?
TIA
Is this an example of what you're trying to do? I admit, I don't
really know what a game port is.

<http://forum.thewindowsclub.com/windows-hardware-devices/27627-gameport-windows-7-a.html>
 
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relic

Char Jackson said:
Is this an example of what you're trying to do? I admit, I don't
really know what a game port is.
Remember Joy Sticks?
 
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Char Jackson

Remember Joy Sticks?
Ok, so I was on the right track and the link I provided might actually
be helpful. OTOH, I figured game ports had gone out of favor some
10-15 years ago, so I wasn't sure.
 
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G. Morgan

Bob Smith said:
Hello, Windows 7 64BIT say it has found the driver for

SB Audigy 2 ZS's creative game port, but "encountered an error while
attempting to install it". "An error occurred during the installation
of the devise". "The driver installation file for this device is
missing a necessary entry". "This may be because the INF was written
foe windows 95 or later". Contact your hardware vender".

Does Windows 7 support game ports?
No. They stopped with Vista.

Here is one work-around to try:
http://forums.creative.com/t5/Windo...-07-07-2009/m-p/386462?view=by_date_ascending
 
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relic

Char Jackson said:
Ok, so I was on the right track and the link I provided might actually
be helpful. OTOH, I figured game ports had gone out of favor some
10-15 years ago, so I wasn't sure.
They did. But 'why' Windows can't install the driver is odd, I'd get into
Device Manager and remove all things SoundBlaster and reboot. A lot of the
time that will successfully re-install the drivers (the Windows supplied
drivers are all the OP needs for the game port).
 
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Brian Gregory [UK]

Flint said:
Also used as a MIDI port for use w/keyboard synths, drum machines, audio
processing devices, etc.
There can be a MIDI port on the same connector but it is not part of the
game port.
Each part needs it's own drivers.
 
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Ken1943

Their driver support says that the Game Port is NOT supported in Windows
7.
Hello, Windows 7 64BIT say it has found the driver for

SB Audigy 2 ZS's creative game port, but "encountered an error while
attempting to install it". "An error occurred during the installation
of the devise". "The driver installation file for this device is
missing a necessary entry". "This may be because the INF was written
foe windows 95 or later". Contact your hardware vender".

Does Windows 7 support game ports?
TIA

KenW
 
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Flint

There can be a MIDI port on the same connector but it is not part of the
game port.
Each part needs it's own drivers.
And that makes what I said incorrect just *how*? The game port is
both a _device_ and _connector_. And yes, different drivers are
required, but the game port _connector_ is also used for MIDI (in an
exclusionary serial port mode mode).
 
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Brian Gregory [UK]

Flint said:
And that makes what I said incorrect just *how*? The game port is both a
_device_ and _connector_. And yes, different drivers are required, but
the game port _connector_ is also used for MIDI (in an exclusionary serial
port mode mode).
a) I did not say anything about incorrect.

b) There are game ports that do not have a MIDI port.
 
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