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PC Won't Detect PS4 Controller


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Jul 14, 2020
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I've been having this problem for the past couple of days. I was playing with the controller before, but then I went into Steam to configure some buttons for some specific games and it stopped working. Now, I can't get any of my DS4 controller to connect to me PC. I have three and all of them when I plug them the light turns orange and does nothing. If I used it with the Bluetooth it does work, but the problem is that sometimes it lags.

So, I watched several videos about this issue. Nothing seems to work for me. I went into device manager and I tried to uninstall and disabled the drivers for the PS4 USB. I also uninstall and installed SCP Toolkit and nothing. I went into control panel and then devices and printer. The problem I have is that my controller doesn't show up as a HID. Instead I can see it as a wireless controller. When I go into the properties there is no HID like in some videos. There is only one option (wireless controller). I've tried everything and nothing has worked. I also restarted my PC and nothing.

NOTES: The controllers worked with Bluetooth, not via USB.
*I swap several USB and connected them into different USB ports and nothing.
*The controllers also work with the PS4 console.
*I tried the reset button on the back of the controller and nothing.
Oct 3, 2015
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System Name Happy PC
Processor Intel i7-860 2.80 GHz "Stock
Motherboard OEM: MSI MS-7613 (IONA-GL8E) mATX
Cooling Regular Cheapo
Memory Hyundai Electronics and G.Skill mixed (4sticks) 12GB DDR3 @1333mhz
Video Card(s) OEM: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 ti @GC:928/MC:1350 VRAM: 1GB
Storage WDC Blue 465.76 GiB WD5000AAKS
Display(s) Asus VG248QZ 1920x1080 144hz 24"
Case Crosair Air 540
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC888
Power Supply Crosair 850W RMi power supply (Overkill I know -long story-)
Mouse Logitech M105
Keyboard Logitech K120
Software Windows 7 SP1 (with latest updates)