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

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Blank screen after installing new graphics card NVIDIA quadro FX 580 on Windows 7 Ultimate

Secondhand card, no instructions or installation CD I plug the card in, and start the computer, I get blank screens on a) my onboard video b) all ports of the new graphics card (NVIDIA Quadro FX 580. ...
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Can't see wireless networks on laptop

I can't see wirelass networks on my laptop.On other computers I can do that. I only know that model is HP Pavilion g series (I can't find other informations, my laptop don't have sticker with product ...
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Can't find drivers for ASUS X553MA for Windows 7

Do you have any idea about where I can find drivers for ASUS X553M for Windows 7 ? I read in the user manual that drivers on asus.com are only compatible with Windows 8.1
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Is there a way to check if driver si working correctly in VM [on hold]

Before a few weeks I had problem with one driver on Linux it was about my network card. I was unable to fix the driver and I also destroyed the Windows installtion(i was using doul boot). My question ...
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Understanding Memory.dmp file drive failure

I have a desktop Windows 7 PC that keeps randomly rebooting, so I looked in the event log an there was lot of Critical kernel-power events followed by a bugcheck events. The bugcheck event pointed ...
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Can I use my Nvidia graphics card in XP safe mode?

I managed by a reg file to get the audio drivers working on my Safe Mode + Network (Windows XP) So now i need to ask it: Can i make the video drivers work too? Don't say to use the VGA Mode, because ...
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How to completely disable USB storage devices on Win 8.1?

I'm looking for a fast and reliable way to completely disable any USB storage device on a selected Win 8.1 machine (I don't aim to use a GPO). I would like to disable it in such a way that users ...
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How to isolate bluetooth device mfg and model when not listed in specs?

I am working on an HP Pavilion DV7-6166NR that has various potential matches from HP's driver section. I have not been able to find any actual enumeration or specification of what Bluetooth device ...
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File copying not was not sucessful while updating the Intel Management Engine Interface Driver for windows 7

I have gone through this Post before asking a new one but didn't solve my problem.So i am asking it here. By this site I performed a system analysis to check for any updates with drivers and got the ...
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Printer prints a blank page after every first page

I have new computer using Windows 8 and for some reason ever since I installed drivers for printers on it, it prints a blank page after the first page every time. Like, the thing I wanted to print ...
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Asrock Motherboard Drivers

Which motherboard driver/utilities are worth installing? The installation prompt seems to be listing a lot of adware/bloatware, but I imagine within these lists are useful utilities, like one that ...
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Install INF on Win8 using RUNDLL32 does nothing

I am trying to install a device driver from the command line using the following: RUNDLL32.EXE SETUPAPI.DLL,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 .\<driver>_x64.inf Unfortunately nothing ...
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External keyboard not recognized

I plugged my external USB keyboard into my new computer. I watched the driver installation and it supposedly installed the driver, but the Keyboard does not work even after several reboots on my new ...
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Soundmax drivers fail to install

Okay, so here is the problem I have a older Motherboard (ASUS Rampage Formula 1 ... The Original) and I recently decided to install windows 8.1 on to the computer. Without doing any research I later ...
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pc crashing none-stop involving dxgkrnl.sys /

having my pc crashing on daily-basis 3 times a day for a week this what came out from whoCrashed software : On Sun 12/14/2014 8:35:02 PM GMT your computer crashed crash dump file: ...
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Kali Linux rtl8187L injection and drivers

I use the kali linux version 1.0.9 remains. RTL8187L chipset with wireless adapter. this command: airodump-ng mon0 -c 11 I get the following error: fixed channel -1 mon0 aireplay-ng -0 0 -a ...
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How to create a Dell drivers backup CD for windows 7

I have a Dell N5050 laptop with Windows 7 on it. I want to create driver CD for it as at the time of purchase the dealer/shop didn't give me one. So I want to create one just in case of format as a ...
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dpc_watchdog_violation. Am I safe? How do I fix it?

I bought a new ASUS screen (VN247) today and I'm using it together with my laptop ASUS N550JV. I made the new screen primary, and laptop screen secondary. Symptom: This happened 3 times today while I ...
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HDMI port not usable on AMD Radeon 5750 HD after driver update but works under Ubuntu 11.10?

I have an elderly gamer PC with an AMD Radeon 5750 HD graphics card which has several ports, including a DVI and a HDMI port which is used for a dedicated monitor and a TV respectively. After ...
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“System” process high cpu usage

I've been noticing the cpu usage go up, back down for a couple minutes, and then go up again, and vice-versa... Not constant but it happened several times. (almost always up to 23% cpu constant when ...
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Keypresses on Logitech wireless keyboard (Y-RH35) aren't detected on Windows 7

When I plug in a Logitech wireless keyboard, model Y-RH35 into my Windows 7 machine, it installs the necessary drivers for the receiver, but the computer still doesn't receive the keypresses from the ...
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Should I download the Hardware drivers that Windows Provides or drivers from Manufacturer's website? [duplicate]

today I've installed Windows 8.1 and everything is working as it should be but I'm stuck at installing the Graphic drivers, I have a Dell Inspiron 5537 with AMD Radeon HD 8670M, I've found a driver on ...
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What are the /proc/drivers directories organisation for nouveau or radeon

The context: I need to get some basic informations from the graphic card in a lib in lua. The idea is to not rely on external software (like hwinfo for example). I know that for a system with an ...
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Is it possible to pinpoint location or position on capacitive touch screens?

I've been researching for days trying to understand if a position can be specifically located on a capacitive screen. Since they are in a XY fashion, can a point or range of points be designated to a ...
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How can I enable “Snap To Default” with TrackballWorks 1.2.0 under Mac OS X 10.10?

I am using Mac OS X 10.10 and TrackballWorks 1.2.0 with a Kensington SlimBlade trackball. I want to use the option "Snap To Default" because it is very helpful to me. However I do not seem able to ...
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wireless driver crashes windows 8.1 randomly

I have a toshiba satellite laptop which came with windows 7, I installed windows 8.1 onto it successfully. Then one day I get a pop up from some inbuilt toshiba software saying that it wants to update ...
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Replace kernel extnesion module (driver) in max osx using udev rule

I'm doing development on an embedded device using an FTDI Single RS232 chip for usb communications. I can communicate with the device just fine using the pylibftdi and libftdi libraries over libusb, ...
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No sound after driver update windows vista

Sound manager used to show two devices for output, despite the fact that there is no SPDIF on my motherboard MSI K9N Nei V2/V3 (sadly), since the update it only shows the SPDIF even though I can map ...
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Ubuntu - weird scrolling

I have a problem with my mouse (A4TECH-X7, model XL-750BH) on Ubuntu 14.04. Actually it does not matter what version of ubuntu I used. Scrolling in browser or in any other program is kind of 'jumpy'. ...
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Cannot connect to the internet, “ipconfig” is blank

I have a HP Pavilion computer running Windows 8.1, and the other day it stopped connecting to the internet, although it would still list WiFi routers. I tried three sources, and none worked, although ...
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force using Basic display driver?

How can I prevent Windows 8.1 from automaticaly instaling Intel HD graphics driver? Or rather to force using Basic display driver? My graphics card is deffective (display blinks frequently when ...
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HP CQ42 laptop send to bluetooth not working

I have a HP CQ42 laptop. I recently re-installed new Windows 7 OS in my PC. Since then it is not detecting any Bluetooth devices and also "right click > Send to Bluetooth" option is also gone. I tried ...
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BSOD When Loading Windows 7 From USB 3.0 External HDD

I have been installing an instance of Windows 7 on an external USB 3.0 hard drive for me to boot using USB. I was successfully able to make it bootable, and get Windows 7 working on it. I'm currently ...
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HID Gamepad Gone after paired

I'm having an issue using a DualShock 4 with Windows 7. When the device is paired using bluetooth, it works fine and then the device appears under the devices in the "Devices and Printers" window. But ...
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Why shouldn't you update to the latest drivers on your OEM computer?

I am in a bit of a debate with someone concerning the updating of OEM drivers. Let's say you buy an Acer notebook which comes with pre-installed graphics drivers. One would argue that it's better to ...
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Installing Generic USB Wifi Dongle to OSX

I purchased an old Mac Pro to use as a home server. It has no WiFi card. I have a generic Wireless N USB dongle. I got it a long time ago and it's not branded. Windows installs the drivers ...
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Hp pavilion g6 2053ef - USB drivers Windows 7 64 bit

I just recently formatted my hp pavilion g6 to dual boot ubuntu and windows 7 64 bit. In ubuntu all 3 usb ports work fine, but in windows the 2 usb ports on the left dont work. When i try to update ...
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How do I add a Boot Services Driver (BSD) to UEFI?

I have a UEFI system with a third-party PCIe SAS adapter. I also have the UEFI Boot Services Driver (BSD) for the third-party PCIe SAS adapter (EBC, platform agnostic). How do I add the Boot ...
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Synaptics Touchpad driver will not install on a HP Win8.1 machine

I'm not exactly sure how this happened, but I think something uninstalled my computer's touchpad driver, as enhancements like momentum and gestures stopped working. I downloaded and installed an ...
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Randomly printing gets very slow - Windows Update suspect n° 1

In our small office LAN, we use a Kiocera Mita KM-165FX for printing, configured as a network printer. Every now and again (may happen every couple months) ALL the computers (Windows 7 e Windows 8) ...
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Recent RAM Issue with Windows 7 - Memory Slowly Fills Up

Before I say anything at all, I want you all to know where I've been with this issue: I have run multiple AV scans, including: Malwarebytes, Sophos Virus Removal, ADWCleaner, ESET Smart Security 4 ...
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How does one determine the maximum resolution supported by a graphics card or integrated chipset?

How does one determine the maximum resolution supported by a discrete graphics card or integrated graphics chipset within Windows? The within Windows part is key. It appears that Windows 7 will ...
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Crackling sounds and video framming when playing games

I recently brought an Asus X550L laptop.It came preinstalled with Windows 8.1.From the start its been a bit slow.( 'This PC' takes a while to display the harddrives). But the real problem occurs when ...
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Are AMD Drivers Required?

I just bought a graphics card, specifically this one. It's AMD-made. I've never done much on the hardware side of my PC. I would like to know: Do I really need AMD Catalyst (or whatever) drivers? ...
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I'm getting game crashes on windows 10, someone can look at the debugger output (dump)? [closed]

I have reproducable crashing on software that has compatibility across all previous versions, but now on the Windows 10 preview it continuously crashes, as for the game's part, it's not caused by the ...
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Bypass Bootcamp USB Driver Issue with Hog4 PC

First, I know that the software Hog4 PC and the DMX Super Widget are not supported with Bootcamp on a Mac and so, the exact driver issues are not relevant. The widget plugs into the Mactop via a USB ...
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Why does sigverif find a non-signed driver which does not exist on disk?

I noticed my windows 8.1 were suddenly in test mode and I can't find the offending driver. I tried sigverif.exe which found one file: setup.msi in folder c:\ibtwu the folder does not exist on my ...
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Installing Moto X 2nd Gen Debug Driver

I have a Windows 7 x64 Ultimate computer and I want to connect my Moto X 2nd Gen (XT1097) in debug mode so I can develop some apps. The problem is, Windows can't find the drivers for my Moto X. I ...
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Find Windows 7 driver for Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express

We have a desktop computer here which has Ubuntu installed. We want to install Windows 7 on an identical computer, but now have no network connection. Windows doesn't recognize the network card. On ...
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Flash Drive/External Drive driver not recognized - Windows 8.1

I can't find a solution to my problem. I'm connecting a flash drive to my laptop and Windows doesn't recognize it... The same drive was used to be recognized and all of a sudden it doesnt work ...