After looking though some past joystick posts, I believe this is the correct forum for my question, sorry if I get it wrong; new to these boards. The Problem: I have an old (windows 98 era) Microsoft Sidewinder 3D pro Joystick. My system does NOT have a gameport(sound is onboard motherboard). I have a Gameport-to-USB adapter that was lent to me(unknown: manufacturer, driver requirements, system requirements). There IS a new device under Sound, Video, and Game Contollers in the Device Manager that wasn't there before. I'm dead positive its the adapter. Its called Unknown Device( properties tab: no drivers installed, details tab: Device Instance ID is ROOT\Media\0000. Windows automatic driver update does NOT find a driver for this device, but searches under the category MEDIA, and recommends i look for the driver myself. I want to get my joystick working through the USB adapter. As far as I know this should be a fairly straightforward process, but i'm stumped. Any help with installing and configuring this setup would be greatly appreciated. Additional information: Windows does NOT detect the adapter when it is plugged in(tried restarting ,too), no 'add new hardware wizard' Add New Hardware wizard does NOT auto detect the adapter Upon trying to Add A Game Controller from the Control Panel (both Microsoft Sidewinder autodetect and 4-button joystick with POV and throttle setting) end in the error message 'your gameport and or gameport drivers are not properly configured. Please consult the device manager'. I'm going to continue fiddling on this end. Thanks in advance for your help.