TrackIR Windows 7

DarrylW
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Re: TrackIR Windows 7

Post by DarrylW » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:37 pm

Hello,

I have been using the TrackIR 4 Pro with clip-on using FSX and Vista 32 for a month or so. No problems occured.

Version 4.1 build 36

I am now trying it on a newly installed Windows 7 system with FSX already installed up to Acceleration.

The TrackIR software installed (as administrator) with no complaints.

When I start TrackIR pro with FSX up and running it has crashed and when it does not crash it sees no devices.

The problem I may be having is that Windows 7 does not see the devices. If I unplug the USB connector nothing happens and when I re-insert the USB into another USB 2 port the OS does not see anything.

Any suggestions?

manfromx
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Re: TrackIR Windows 7

Post by manfromx » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:39 pm

I am having the exact same problem. Windows doesn't seem to see the device. Tried a number of different ports including a PCI USB 2.0 add in card

DarrylW
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Re: TrackIR Windows 7

Post by DarrylW » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:08 am

Today something different happened.

When I started Windows 7 it advised me that the TrackIR software had been installed.

I tested it and sure enough the TrackIR was working.

manfromx
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Re: TrackIR Windows 7

Post by manfromx » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:13 pm

I'll try a couple reboots and windows update
Hope I get lucky

VincentG
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Re: TrackIR Windows 7

Post by VincentG » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:43 pm

Sounds like a detection issue with the USB drivers, on the motherboard.

manfromx
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Re: TrackIR Windows 7

Post by manfromx » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:51 pm

Agreed but I have a USB Keyboard/Mouse, and 5 joysticks all working happily atm. Seems odd only Track IR wouldn't go. Plus I tried it on my USB PCI add-in card as well to rule out motherboard.

VincentG
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Re: TrackIR Windows 7

Post by VincentG » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:04 am

Could be several things, in the ens -

1 - Windows 7 is still a beta OS, and therefore still in the development stage

2 - Power issue across the USB port, as a keyboard/mouse/joystick are lower powered USB devices, when compared to the TrackIR 4 and therefore may work ok, when compared to each other.

manfromx
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Re: TrackIR Windows 7

Post by manfromx » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:13 pm

Yah may be the beta thing.

Don't think it's a power issue. I've tried 3 different root hubs now. However I'll check windows power settings when I get home. I know there are some USB options in there.

I can try another powered hub as well.

All part of the fun of a new os :P

manfromx
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Re: TrackIR Windows 7

Post by manfromx » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:09 pm

Wow just tried it on 3 computers and it seems like my Track IR 4 died somewhere along the way :(.

__s
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Re: TrackIR Windows 7

Post by __s » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:34 am

[quote=NaturalPoint - Vincent]Could be several things, in the ens -

1 - Windows 7 is still a beta OS, and therefore still in the development stage

2 - Power issue across the USB port, as a keyboard/mouse/joystick are lower powered USB devices, when compared to the TrackIR 4 and therefore may work ok, when compared to each other. [/quote]

1. win7 will be released anyway ppl
2. i have different problem in win7057, wherever i put my trackir4 its saying "...device can perform faster on usb 2.0...", but i know for sure wich port i have is usb 1.1 or usb 2.0.

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