Drivers are the middleware that allow computer programs to use resources of a specific hardware device.

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Lexmark X6675 doesn't reconnect

I have a Dell Computer running Windows 8.1 64 bit. It appears to have an issue reconnecting when the machine goes into the power saving mode. Once the machine goes to power saving mode and then ...
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Which driver to install for touchpad anti-palm detection?

I have an Acer Aspire 5742Z with the factory touchpad installed. Which additional driver do I need to install in order to gain the anti-palm detection (PalmCheck™) feature? At the moment, my only ...
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How ubuntu achieves pinch & rotate with synaptics, if synaptics doesn't support it?

I've installed ubuntu while ago on my old netbook and pinching and rotation gestures were recognized out of the box. I was positively surprised. Then I changed distribution (and I'm very happy with ...
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Asus Smart Gesture Won't Load

Sorry for the variant of so many other questions on this topic, but none of those seem quite to address what I am seeing. Short version: On my ASUS X200CA with Windows 8.1, despite uninstalling the ...
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WiFi driver suddenly stops working, reinstalling does nothing

The problems started last week when I booted up my laptop. I noticed when I logged in a connection symbol with an (X) on it. Hovering over it says Not connected - No connections are avaliable. I run ...
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Finding latest drivers for unknown hardware? [on hold]

Sometimes in Device Manager "Unknown Device" pops up and, by the word, you really cant know what device it is. pcidatabase.com is a good start but it can only tell you so much. A problem I was ...
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Stop Windows 8.1 automatically updating the Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver

I have an HP Pavilion g6-2197sa laptop running Windows 8.1. The laptop originally had Windows 7, but I upgraded to 8. When I upgraded again to Windows 8.1, my Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver stopped ...
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ATI 550v drivers and fedora

I have a laptop DELL N5010 and a graphic card ATI 550v. When i try to install ATI drivers on Fedora 21, with the officials drivers (AMD Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver-14.501.1003). I get the ...
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Black screen after resume from hibernate

Here's my config: Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) i5 + 8GB (1600MHz) Samsung 850 Pro (256GB) My disk is giving me around 540MB/sec read speed, so I get a resume time of about 15-17 seconds which is ...
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Blue screen IRQL while installing NVIDIA CUDA, Windows 7

I've been messing around all day over my PC installing many development packages, at one time I installed CUDA 7.0 but then I realized that it was not compatible with some other tools I'd had to ...
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HP Sleekbook usb 3.0 - no drivers for windows 7

I have hp (pavilion sleek-book 14 - B065TX) laptop and me downgrade that in to windows 7 professional edition and now laptop is working but i have one of problem for usb 3.0 port. It is not ...
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Possible to Load/Unload DiskDrive Filter Driver On-The-Fly Without Restarting?

As the title implies, I want to know if I can load or unload a diskdrive filter driver without restarting the machine and have the change take effect immediately. I'm doing this in a WinPE ...
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Receiving “The requested operation requires elevation” when updating printer drivers

Today all users trying to print to a shared printer from the server are receiving a prompt to update printer driver. A UAC prompt appears and asks for Admin credentials. Once the credentials have been ...
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Best practices: OS deploy menthod for enterprise IT management [closed]

In our company, we have different models of DELL desktops/laptops, and they will need different OS on them. Every time there are people coming and going, we need to reformat the OS, install drivers, ...
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Get error 3019 while trying to connect a network printer

I made a powershell script that connect printer user may use. While trying to connect a network printer shared with Samba to my windows 7, I got one error as user but not as administrator : ...
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Blurry font on laptop, Windows 7, using the recommended resolution and an updated driver

I have recently replaced my hard drive, and I am going through the process of reinstalling my drivers. My laptop used to show crisp letters, but now I feel they are slightly blurred! So I updated my ...
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Driver for LAN to USB

My on-board LAN dropped the link frequently, so I got a new PCI-LAN card. Unfortunately, it also drops the link. I had a hardware specialist check my motherboard. He says some internal links between ...
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Graphics card utility that enables moving image(display) area of the screen to the right

Default resolution of my laptop's screen is 1366 x 768 if I change it to the 1280 x 768 Intel HD graphics utility let me choose to: Center the image(I got black stripes of equal size on the both ...
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Removed Network card from Device Manager (without Driver uninstall) now Windows wants driver Reinstal

I wonder if someone can help me. I have an (Dell) Alienware R4 ALX Desktop PC, purchased with Windows 8, but since updated to Windows 8.1. On Sunday, in effort to resolve another issue (which I ...
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nvlddmkm Video driver bluescreen error

This bluescreen comes up at random times and only when im play certain games. I've reinstalled my drivers a couple of times with clean installs, with no success. Video Card: Asus GTX 770 (2 GB Ram) ...
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How can I reinstall Windows 7 on a ASUS laptop without the drivers CD?

I have lost my ASUS drivers CD that came with the laptop. I want to reinstall Windows, but I'm afraid that I'll need drivers to make the laptop fully functional. The trouble is, when I tried to find ...
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Graphical issues (crashing games and BSOD on win 7 64bit)

I made this post about a week ago trying to get some help: here and since then have been able to narrow down a little what the problem is. The problem only arose after I reformatted my computer. I ...
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Still another “driver_power_state_failure” on Win8.1 (with DUMP)

Continuing from question Yet another "driver_power_state_failure" on Win8.1 (with DUMP) I followed advices provided, upgrading Nvidia drivers and win8.1, but unfortunately I had another ...
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Clean install, no drivers working

My wife's laptop got a bad boot sector, so we/I decided to install a new ssd and a fresh windows install. I pulled drivers for the Lenovo Y470 directly from the support site, but I can't get it ...
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Logitech headset not working with Windows 7

I have a Logitech H110 headset (USB). For some reason it is not working with Windows 7. When I plug it in, Windows tries to download the driver, but there isn't any. What can I do?
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Changing motherboard with a different socket type and CPU

I'm planning to change my motherboard to a AM3 socket, my socket now is a FM2 do I need to reformat all my drivers or just the driver with the OS on it?
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Where is the HDD driver needed to detect Win7?

This question is related to the following question. Clonezilla stopped. Can "sgdisk -z /dev/sdx" destroy all the data on sda? Win7 don't boot. I used the Win7 installation disk. And I ...
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Is there a way to use modern Nvidia drivers for Intel-Nvidia hybrid notebooks?

I'm reading that modern Nvidia driver installations for mobile cards don't support the Intel-Nvidia hybrid mode. For those who don't know about it, it's designed to save notebook battery charge by ...
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How to install Getac V100 integrated drivers in Linux Ubuntu 14.04?

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on Getac V100. I need help installing drivers for the GPS, touchscreen, Getac Utility, etc. I have all the necessary drivers saved. How do you install ...
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Yet another “driver_power_state_failure” on Win8.1 (with DUMP)

please bear with me if I post another question on this subject, but this is starting to kill me. Full specs of my notebook are here: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/sJx43YcJyRtL5RkopHR5YbV I ...
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fglrxinfo shows wrong data for graphics card

I'm trying to set up a linux partition running Ubuntu-Mate 14.04.2. I have an AMD Radeon R9 290 installed. I was able to successfully download and instal the catalyst drivers, but when I run ...
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bad Synaptics driver erases cursor during 2 finger scroll

I have a dell inspiron 14 3442 (early 2014) and after a SO restauration(was 8.1 and I just reisntalled it), I reinstalled all the newest standard drivers from dell suport(Synaptics driver is ...
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Tips on troubleshooting computer not presenting image and driver failing

Problem description Turn on computer; Hear motherboard beep (everything turned on successfully); Monitor won't give me image at all (just led blinking); At this point, I figured out that if I ...
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Which PCL 6/PCL XL driver?

I'm trying to setup a print server via CUPS. I've been told that a generic PCL6/PCL XL driver will work fine, but in CUPS there are a million versions listed: Generic PCL 6/PCL XL LF Printer - ...
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How do I use my Samsung Gear Circle bluetooth headset with Windows 7?

I recently purchased the Samsung Gear Circle with the intention of using it both with my Android phone and my PC. It works wonderfully with my phone. I like the sound, fit, look, and features. ...
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How to manually switch between Intel HD4600m and AMD HD8970M?

This is my laptop specs: Intel HD4600m HD 8970M with 4GB RAM 8GB Windows 7 64bit Home Premium I have the latest 15.4 beta driver installed and it didn't give me options to switch my graphic card ...
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NVIDIA drivers for video and GPU

My workstation has 2 NVIDIA cards installed: NVIDIA QUADRO K2200 driver version: 341.44 NVIDIA TESLA K20 driver version: 347.88 My simple question is that should I install the driver ...
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Need graphics/display drivers for Intel S1200v3RPS board for Ubuntu 12.x, 14.x

I am really stuck with this... Simply cannot Edit: increase (I can change but not increase) the display resolution. Stuck on 1280x1024. xrandr gives "Failed to get size of gamma for output" ... Tried ...
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Switch default sound card, while both use the same driver

I have problems with sound on my Linux Mint 17.1. It generally works, but gets interrupted by scratchy noise most of the time. I followed some tutorials and here is what I found out: $ LC_ALL=C sudo ...
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PCMCIA card under linux

Is it possible to use STLAB 10/100 PCMCIA LAN card under linux? From linux live CD?
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Unable to direct print to Zebra on a Mac via Remote Desktop

Let me explain my usual deployment. I have customers on Windows which have Zebra printers. We install locally thoses printer using Generic/Text printer drivers. They connect via Remote Desktop to my ...
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Accessing more than one identical TWAIN or WIA device at the same time

I have an application that I am building that requires me to use four Epson V33/V37 scanners. The application is being detrimente by the fact that all four will access the same drivers to work and so ...
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Remove Avast Firewall NDIS Filter Miniport?

First of all, I would like to know what is Avast Firewall NDIS Filter Miniport(and what the hell it has to do with my pc even after uninstalling Avast IS). Then, How can I remove it from my pc? ...
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Bluetooth headset does not switch to VoIP

I ran into a problem when using my Bluetooth headphones on Windows 7. They support both the A2DP and the Hands-free profile, however it seems that only one of them can be active at a time. On my ...
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What exactly is present in CMOS when system is turned on for the first time?

Also, how does the CMOS get all the hardware information/parameters and store them?  Does the BIOS write them into the CMOS or some other hardware? BIOS has the facility to do POST. Is POST somehow ...
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Computer super slow and laggy, while resources are not being used

Ok so I have a custom built PC; specs below: CPU: Intel Core i7-4700 Motherboard: MSI Z97-G55 RAM: 16GB DDR3 Video Card: PNY nVidia GTX 770 Primary Hard Disk: Samsung 850 Evo Primary OS: Windows 8.1 ...
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Windows 8.1 Enterprise - Driver Issues

We have Wifi internet connection used by multiple devices(Laptop, Smartphones) with multiple OS(Windows XP, Windows 7, Android). Till here all fine. I got new laptop with Windows 8.1 Enterprise using ...
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atk9k cannot setup virtual device on ap + client with wpa_supplicant

I'm trying to use a beagle bone black running ubuntu 14.04 act as an access point and a wireless client at the same time the goal is to use the access point to allow a client to connect, open a page ...
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Wireless dongle driver don't work(Debian)

I have a WiFi dongle that said to support GNU/Linux, however no drivers were found on the CD, after hours of research i found this https://wiki.debian.org/rt2800usb and installed the driver, I'm ...
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Can't connect bluetooth mouse windows 7

Recently I bought a bluetooth mouse and now I have troubles with connecting it to my Windows 7 32bit. I have tried Control Panel -> Devices and Printers -> Add Device but no device was found. I ...