by Anton

January 28, 2021

DS4Windows is a very popular free utility that allows you to use your PS4 controller with a PC running Windows 10. Normally, you will find it difficult to use this controller with your favorite computer games. This utility allows you to use the PS4 controller with a computer via Bluetooth or wired connection. Although this utility works quite well, there is sometimes a specific problem that we will cover today. In this article, the last in our troubleshooting series, we discuss an issue with DS4Windows not recognizing the controller in Windows 10.

How can I solve the situation where DS4Windows does not recognize the controller in Windows 10?

Before you begin troubleshooting the problems listed below, restart your computer. This will update Windows 10 and generally fix the problem.

Delete and reinstall controller

In some cases, the problem may be caused by an installation problem with the controller. To rule out this possibility, uninstall and reinstall it on the system.

  • Exit application DS4 and disconnect the controller.
  • Press Win + R to open the Run dialog box, type Control Panel, then Enter.
  • In the Control Panel, click the Hardware and Sound setting. Now click Devices and Printers above to access all the devices connected to your PC.
  • Connect the controller to the computer. The game controller icon is displayed on the monitor.
  • Right-click the icon and select Properties.
  • In the controller properties, go to the Hardware tab at the top and double-click HID compatible game controller to open its properties.
  • Go to the Driver tab and click on Remove Device. This should uninstall the gamepad. Make sure it is disconnected from the PC after performing these steps.
  • Open DS4Windows on your PC and reconnect the controller. Your Game Controller will appear under Controllers and the drivers will be reinstalled.

Make sure DS4Windows does not detect the controller in Windows 10.

Control restart

If the controller shuts down during a game, it may be due to a software error. In this case, the controller must be restarted.

  • Open the Output dialog box with the Gain + R key combinations.
  • Type devmgmt.msc and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  • Expand the list by clicking the Human Interface Devices arrow and double-clicking HID-compatible Game Controller.
  • Turn it on to be recognized DS4 Windows.

Make sure DS4Windows does not detect the controller in Windows 10.

Uninstall the last update of Windows

If this problem occurs immediately after installing a Windows update, it is most likely due to an update. To check if this is the case, uninstall this update.

  • Press Windows + I on the keyboard to start the settings.
  • Internal Settings, click Update and Security.
  • In the list in the left pane, navigate to Windows Update and click on View history of installedUpdates .
  • In the next window, click Remove Updates. Wait until the list is filled with all the updates installed on your computer.
  • Select the update that caused the problem and press Uninstall. Run the uninstallation wizard to the end. Restart the computer when the operation is complete.

Make sure DS4Windows does not detect the controller in Windows 10.

Uninstall and reinstall DS4Windows

If the above steps do not solve the problem, it is most likely due to a corrupted DS4Windows application. You will need to uninstall from your computer and then install the new version.

 

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