Microsoft KB Archive/175067

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SideWinder Force Feedback Pro: Locating COM Port Used

ID: Q175067

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro


The Microsoft Hardware test team has created an application to help you to determine which COM port the SideWinder Force Feedback Pro joystick is using. The application tells you how your computer is communicating force feedback information to the Force Feedback Pro. This information can be useful when you are diagnosing force feedback problems.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center. Click the file name below to download the file:


For more information about how to download files from the Microsoft Download Center, please visit the Download Center at the following Web address

and then click How to use the Microsoft Download Center.

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You can download and save the application to your local hard disk, or you can open and run the file from the Web.

If you download the file to your local hard disk, double-click the file when the dwonload is finished, and then click Find. If you open and run the file from the Web, click Find when the application is running.

Additional query words: swff forcefeedback forces locate comport detects

Keywords : kbfile kbhw kbtshoot
Version : WINDOWS:
Platform : WINDOWS
Issue type : kbhowto kbinfo
Technology : kbvcSearch

Last Reviewed: July 26, 2000
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