Windows 7 to Windows 10 fighstick problem

I have the Mad Catz SFIV te 1 it works fine with windows 7 as I know my motherboard (z77 asrock extreme 4) has an intel chipset. When I upgraded my OS to Windows 8 or 10 my fightstick doesn’t work anymore.
How to fix it?

When upgrading from Win 7 or Win 8 to Win 10 some system files do not make it over in the migration.

I am assuming from your message your Mad Catz SFIV TE 1 is the PS3 version.
I am also assuming you used a USB 2.0 port and not a USB 3.0 port.

Did you test the stick on another PC or a PS3 console?
For now I will assume yes.

Going from Win 7/8 to Win 10 game controller issues and repair

  1. Find the newest chip set drivers for your board, download and Install them
  2. Download and install any other system drivers, check the manufacturers website. This step is not 100% necessary for your problem but you may as well knock it out now and remove any other issues.
  3. Download and install Direct X9, yes Windows 10 has direct X12 now but often games and some drivers need many of the older files from X9 that got left out of newer versions.
  4. (with your stick plugged in) Open up device manager, via control panel or left clicking My Computer/This PC and find your stick and uninstall it.
  5. Reboot PC
  6. Reinstall stick, using the windows to autodetect and find the drivers on line.

URLs to download Direct X 9.0c redistributable

Microsoft’s website

File Hippo Website

Cnet -

SoftPedia -

Darksakul, I installed the latest chipset drivers for my mobo and Windows 10. I installed DX9. With both of my sticks plugged in (one is PS3 Madcatz TE1 and the other is a home-build that shows as ModChipMan) nothing is shown in Device Manager under “Sound, Video, and Game Controllers” as far as sticks are concerned, only audio devices (nVidia and whatnot). My Xbox 360 for Windows controller wireless receiver shows up under “Xbox 360 Peripherals”, but that’s it. So where would I now go to uninstall any drivers for either of these two sticks?

When I connect or disconnect either stick, I get the chime from Windows acknowledging that a device has been connected/disconnected. When I open up the “Game Controllers” window, it shows both sticks. Going to Properties for either stick brings up the “Test” tab where stick and button inputs are recognized. However, neither stick works in SFV at this point.

What would be your advice at this point in my process? It does seem that there’s a driver disconnect somewhere when I installed Windows 10 since both sticks were working with Win7, but I don’t know how to proceed from here since neither stick is showing up in Device Manager…