My apologies for adding an additional question to this thread but I was experiencing similar issues with my wired 3rd party XBOX360 controllers. I located my hard drive with retroarch installed on it and put it back into my PC however, the controllers would not work. The version of Retroarch is 1.7.3. If I am reading this thread correctly then updating Retroarch to 1.7.7 would help me use my wired controllers again. Thank you.