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Apr 06, 2007, 06:51 PM
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Esky 0905A simulator - XP Need driver help

I am trying to get my new Esky 0905A simulator controller to work under Windows XP. I need the help of someone who’s controller is working under XP. If you could look and tell me what drivers are loading for the controller, I would appreciate it.

If you do not know how to find this information, the steps below will show you how to do it.


Go to: Start-->Control Panel-->System

Double click System to open it.

Select the Hardware Tab

Click the Device Manager Button

Scroll to the bottom of the list till you see “Universal Serial Bus Controllers”. If it has a plus “+” next to it, click the “+” to expand the list.

Plug your Esky 0905A Simulator Controller into a USB port. You should the see it appear in the “Universal Serial Bus Controllers list.

I need the name of the device that just appeared?

Mine is “Unknown Device”

Right Click the new item that just appeared. Select Properties from the drop down list.

Select the Driver Tab. What does you computer list for the following items:

Driver Provider:
Driver Date:
Driver Version:
If there is any other information, can you please provide it.
Click the details Tab

In the drop down list Select “Hardware ID’s”

You should se a list of text in the box below.

Left click your mouse in the box and select all of the text.

Use the keys Ctrl-C to copy the text.

Paste the text into your response.

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Apr 06, 2007, 07:49 PM
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There is nothing to it. It is plug and play. Just plug in the controller and select "Start", then "Control Panel" then "Game Controllers" and you will see the controller listed as "ADC". Click on it and you will see red control bars. Move the sticks and the bars will move. You are all set. You may select "Properties" and do "Calibrate". That is all.

Apr 06, 2007, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by skirtz
Just plug in the controller and select ...
Thats the problem, its not plug and play on my system. XP sees a USB device but does not recognize it. When you look at the controllers, there is none listed. This is why I was asking for someone who has one working to tell me what driver windows is assigning. I am hopeing I can then locate the drivers and manually assign them. That is assuming my controller is OK.
Last edited by switchman; Apr 06, 2007 at 08:28 PM.
Apr 06, 2007, 08:38 PM
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My Esky works great. I just did as your instructions and there is no change in the list under "Universal Serial Bus controllers when I plug or unplug the Esky. XP does give a sound signal when I plug in or unplug the Esky, but it does not show up in The Universal Serial Bus controller list.

Under "Universal Serial Bus controllers I have 4 "Intel(R) 82801EB USB...." listed. There are 4 "USB Root Hub" listed. I think these must be my 4 USBs on my mother board. There is also a "USB COmposite Device" but this does not seem to change when I plug in or unplug my Esky.

Anything else and I will give it a go,

Apr 06, 2007, 08:39 PM
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Have you tried on another USB port? It may be the port. Or, try the unit on another computer so you find what is the problem - your computer or the E-Sky unit. I have tried many of them and they all worked, so the chance the unit is bad is small (but indeed not zero).

Apr 06, 2007, 08:45 PM
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I've tried two computers with the same exact results. I am thinking I got a bad one. As I purchased it on E-bay, I am probably out of luck.
Apr 06, 2007, 09:55 PM
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Try contacting the seller, in most cases they will get it back if not working.
Apr 06, 2007, 10:20 PM
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Under the "Human Interface devices" there is a listing for "HID-compliant game controller"...this must be it.

The properties for it is :
Driver provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 7/1/2001
Driver Version: 5.1.2600.2180
Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows Publisher

Under Details:

Device Instance Id


Hope this helps
Apr 07, 2007, 12:03 AM
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Thanks, I am going to see what I can do with this info.
Nov 28, 2008, 04:23 PM
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Had the same problem with this USB simulator. Could not find any proper driver! The automatically found driver would not work.
Then I looked for a driver in the windows/system32 and it found something. So finally its working!!
Feb 04, 2010, 05:47 PM
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My Esky Simulator was working perfectly until today. Now Window XP stated the device is not working properly. I have uninstall the device driver and reinstalled it numerous times with no luck.
Feb 05, 2010, 03:44 AM
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Do you use windows updates.. could be that one of those has knocked it out

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