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Joystick is jumpy or erratic in a game
Published  06/29/2011 | Troubleshooting Computer Page 4 | Unrated
Joystick is jumpy or erratic in a game

Cause: Various things can cause a gaming device to act erratically. These include problems with DirectX, calibration entries in the Windows Registry, and game issues.

Solution: Make sure you are running the latest version of DirectX. If you are unsure about what version of DirectX you are using, at a command prompt, type in “dxdiag” and press [Enter]. The box that comes up will tell you about what version of DirectX you have installed on your system. Check the Microsoft Web site ( for the latest version.

You may also want to uninstall and reinstall the joystick software. In some cases, if the calibration issue is within a game, you could try uninstalling and reinstalling the game.

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