Before you say anything, I replaced the batteries, I held both the signal thing, and the connect thing on the controller at the same time, I did the normal routine a thousand times over (Press the signal thing, till it blinks, and then do the connector on the controller).
THIS IS A PC btw. I have an Alienware Alpha, it came with a 360 controller, and I never needed to use it, until I bought the new Dark Souls yesterday.
When I first used the controller when I bought the computer, the software was installed when I plugged it in and worked perfectly, since then, I had to replace the entire hard drive, for whatever reason, and obviously lost everything that I had downloaded, which I didn't think was a problem because all I had to do was re-download everything I wanted on my Steam library.
I went to the Xbox thing, and did the Windows 7 64 bit software download, and I know it's downloaded, it didn't do anything.
So let me tell ye what's up.
Basically, I don't think it's normal for when you turn on your controller for the X bottom thing to be blinking.
When I plug the wireless connector in, and hold that down till it blinks, and then do the signal thing, it literally looks in a circle for half a second, and then returns it back to blinking, and the wireless plug in goes back to not blinking.
If it's a metal is in the area issue, I can't see why I could've connected it before the hard drive replacement.
If I need a new controller someone please tell me how to get a refund, because I haven't even used the controller, and now I actually need it, and I bought the system in January of 2015. Everything is recently purchased and well taken care of. What could possibly be the problem?