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

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External sound card not working with Windows 10

I appreciate Windows 10 is a preview edition of the software, so I can have no quarrels if some of it doesn't work. However, my UA-25 external audio interface will not function with the January build ...
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AMD Graphics Driver version that works for R9 290 GPU Pass through

Dedicated GPU (AMD Radeon R9 290) passthrough setup to a VM running Ubuntu 14.04 x64 LTS. Hypervisor used is KVM. Tried installing the latest Graphics driver available on amd support site (14.501 ...
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Installing CUDA toolchain in linux without botching X

I've been trying for some time to install the CUDA toolchain on my linux (Fedora 20 x64, GeForce GT 540M) system. The main issue is that the drivers that curently allow X to run ...
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Windows 8 - 2 finger scroll accelerate delay

I bought a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet + keyboard two weeks ago and now I've got a new Dell laptop and both seem to suffer the same 2 finger scroll delay issue. I can't entirely blame Windows 8 ...
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What type of video cards can be used with Dell GX270 motherboard?

Dell GX720 is quite an old computer I have been given today. Unfortunately I realized that the integrated video adapter (probably Intel 82845G) does not support drivers for recent Windows versions. ...
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Windows 7 Not Recognizing a Driver Disc

I procured a new hard drive and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on it several days ago. I am now trying to install a thermal plate maker driver from a disc provided by the ...
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How to Fix Genymotion openGL error?

I am trying to open genymotion,after starting it shows the following error: i saw in various website/blog that this error gets resolved after updating the video card driver.Unfortunately i am ...
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Installing Turcom driver on Linux installed on a Chromebook

So I recently got an HP Chromebook 14. I have Linux already installed and running. I have a Turcom drawing tablet but because my laptop does not have a CD drive, and the website provides some drivers ...
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Are extra USB drivers ever removed from the system? (Windows 7)

On Windows 7 systems, whenever you plug in a new USB peripheral (mouse, keyboard etc.) the message always pops up that a new device has been detected, followed by one stating that drivers are being ...
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Force Win7 to use dedicated graphics card

I swapped my HDD into a new laptop, went from having integrated graphics (Intel) to having a dedicated card (Radeon Mobility HD 5000). I install the drivers, Catalyst Control Center works and ...
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Intel Edison: USB Webcam and OpenCV

I am trying to connect a USB webcam to the Edison development board (the one that has arduino). However, when I plug it into the USB port the cam doesn't even light up? Where is the webcam suppose to ...
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How to change resolution past 1024x762?

So my Windows 8.1 broke on me and I have no way to repair it without a disc. I just switched to the latest stable Ubuntu last night until I can get an ISO to repair my Windows 8. I'm curious why my ...
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How can I manually/force install a specific driver in Ubuntu?

I have recently downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 32-bit and I created a virtual machine using Microsoft Virtual PC (the old one, not the Windows Virtual PC) in order to test it. I did that since my host ...
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Installing Windows 7 x64 on Asus M5A78-M LX V2, SATA Driver

I'm trying to install a fresh Windows 7 64bit on a computer with a M5A78L-M LX V2 motherboard and two SATA disks. The setup process shows the error "No device drivers were found. Make sure...". I've ...
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How does a driver actually communicate with an hardware device? [on hold]

I already know what a driver is and in the answers of this old question What is a driver, and how does it work? you can find some simple and high level definitions of what a driver is. My question is ...
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How do I manually talk with a keyboard in Windows 7?

A little background first: I recently obtained a 1985 IBM terminal keyboard and would like to make it function on a modern PC (In this case, with Windows) without the use of a microcontroller. So ...
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I can't install Intel HD 4000 driver on Dell 3521 [closed]

I by mistake installed my AMD Graphics card then, The games say that I have 58mb only as the VRAM while the Intel is still installed, I uninstalled it and re-installed and this error appears: "This ...
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Windows XP can not run without the USB disc

Today I reinstalled Windows XP with CD (SP3 +), and I set the drivers from USB key standardly. But when I unplug the USB key, and restart the computer or turn it on, and when starting load system, ...
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Where do I get 32-bit version of 64-bit drivers? [on hold]

The manufacturer website only provides 64-bit drivers http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/support/computers/satellite/c50/pscfwa-03j00k/download?os=30 I would like to run 32-bit windows 7 for certain ...
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Diagnosing a seemingly functioning WiFi Adapter

I recently bought a computer that came with an AsRock Extreme 9/ac motherboard - which I am adoring and love in every way. Everything about it works just fine. I install Windows (8.1 x64) and go ...
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Issues downloading with new PC (stuck at 99%) [closed]

I have just built a new PC - All parts are new bar, HDD's GPU. When I'm downloading it seems that the internet connection is lost, although browsing is fine. All my downloads get stuck at 99% on ...
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BCM4360 5Ghz AP-mode on Linux

I want to setup an access point on Linux on the 5Ghz band. However the current card I have doesn't support this (the Intel Wireless-AC 7260), so I want to buy another one. I thought of an Asus ...
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Windows 7 will not enter sleep or hibernate mode

Just recently Windows 7 started refusing to enter sleep or hibernate. I have just installed Ubuntu on the same hard drive and they are dual booting just fine, usually this isn't a problem, but I don't ...
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Why is my old Nvidia card failing to start?

I'd like to add a third monitor to my computer. Unfortunately, my primary Nvidia graphics card only supports two DVI monitors, so I decided to take an old Nvidia graphics card from another computer ...
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“Computer does not meet the minimum requirements…” error when installing video driver

I am attempting to install the video driver for an Asus EB1036 that was downgraded from Windows 8 64-bit to Windows 7 64-bit. All other drivers installed successfully but the video driver installer ...
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PCIe Intterupts beind PLX switch

Firstly, I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask this question, so apologies if it isn't, but given its a quite niche question, I don't know if there is anywhere really suited to ask it. A ...
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Nvidia display driver intermittent crashing

Recentlymy computer has begun experiencing freezing issues while in any game that utilizes DirectX or OpenGL. The game would freeze during game play, displaying the same frame for 30 seconds or so, ...
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What might be causing my video card to do this?

A picture is worth a thousand words. This happened about 3 weeks ago and I have tried updating the BIOS, Drivers, ect.. 3DMark video playback was just as bad. Would a failing or under powered Power ...
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Lenovo Synaptics touch pad driver installation

I want to install a Synaptics touchpad driver on my Lenovo G710 laptop. I downloaded a new touchpad driver from the Lenovo support website. It said it was for Synaptics, Elan, Alps. I clicked to ...
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Network adaptor failure among other failure

I started my HP 15 this morning to find that I seem to be unable to connect to any wireless networks outside my computer of any kind. All attempts to run any kind of diagnostic on my network adapter ...
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Conditions for driver with Samba+CUPS

What are the exact conditions (on Windows client, Samba, Cups etc.) such that Windows can automatically use a printer + driver from a Samba/Cups server? I have already a setup where I export 2 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 can't log into graphical user interface

Somehow when I update packages, I lost the graphics driver installed in my system, and it now only logs me into tty1. when I press Ctrl + Alt + F7 the cursor blinks at the top of my screen and nothing ...
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Frequent Blue Screens after installing Bluetooth

Since installing the Windows 7 drivers for my onboard Bluetooth radio (a Qualcomm Atheros model for the Gateway DX4885 PC), I have been experiencing frequent Blue Screens (BSOD), approximately every ...
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Linux Mint and IRTOUCHSYSTEM input device [on hold]

I'm setting a kiosk-like totem and I have to use Linux Mint and an input device from IRTOUCH (probably this or this, for sure 40"). The screen is set vertically but I can't make the input device ...
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Way of touchpad shielding

I have a touchpad in my computer which is a little bit too wide and I constantly touch it with part of my left hand during writing, as a result cursor move to the random location in text editor. There ...
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Which drivers can I uninstall that will be reinstalled upon startup?

I'm currently hunting for a piece of bad hardware or a bad driver. I cleaned all my hardware (I mean, the connectors, with a brush and compressed air) and now I want to reinstall as many drivers as ...
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Win8 downgrade - Windows 7 installation “Driver not found”

I have an Asus R500VD laptop which came with the preinstalled Windows 8. As actually this computer will be used by my grandmother (and she's only using win 7) I'd like to downgrade it. Thanks to ...
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Missing Drivers in Windows Vista 64 Bit

I recently installed Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit on my computer after experiencing problems with Windows 7. Now, after success of the Windows Vista installation, I've run into many more ...
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wireless lan driver doesn't work

the driver for my wireless lan adapter doesn't work and all the drivers i have found on the Internet doesn't work either so is it possible for me to take the driver from win 8.1 where it works back to ...
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Killer LAN e2200/Atheros AR8161 not running at Gigabit

I have ASRock Fatal1ty 990fx Killer that has the Atheros AR8161 NIC (branded as Killer LAN). I'm direct connecting to a Motorola SurfBoard 6141 with Cat5e cabling. My Windows 7 Professional is set to ...
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Two network drivers? (Broadcom Network Adapter, and Killer e2200 Controller)

This is making me very confused, I have an alienware laptop, and when I went to the Dell website to download drivers, I found a Broadcom Network Adapter/Bluetooth Combined driver, and a Killer e2200 ...
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Mounting SD Card on windows 7

i have a micro sd card (class 10) i bought. i tried using it with my camera and it worked, also my phone. but if i connect my camera to my pc (windows 7) it won't work: it creates a new ...
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CentOS 6.6 nVidia driver and CUDA 6.5 are in conflict for system with GTX980

I am installing the CUDA toolkit and nVidia driver on a machine with GTX980s and CentOS 6.6. According to nVidia I need a different CUDA toolkit (6.5-19 instead of 6.5-14) than normally offered on ...
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Unsigned driver on windows 7 64bit. Nothing seems to work

For my Arduino-like DCcduino I need a special driver to be able to use it over USB. However, windows reports that it will not work because it's an unsigned driver (code 52). Now most people seem to ...
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GTX 760 SLI causes driver failures and occasional crash

I recently installed a second Gigabyte Windforce GTX 760 into my system (i5-4670K @ 4.2 GHz, 2x4 GB RAM, 650W 80+ Gold PSU). I ran the 3DMark Fire Strike demo with no issues, and the system functioned ...
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Wireless adapters won't enable Windows 8.1

I am running a fresh Windows 8.1 Pro install on a brand new desktop computer and I am having issues with my usb wireless adapter. What happens is that I plug in the usb adapter, go in Device Manager, ...
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Why do some printers require that you install software before connecting them? [duplicate]

Why do some printers require that you install software before connecting them and/or vice versa? What specifically is the reason this is? I can't figure it out.
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Why does “shrink volume” not find any empty space? [duplicate]

I was trying to shrink one drive (in order to add the space to another one), using Computer Management -> Disk Management. However, it told me that the space for shrinking is 0. How can that be? The ...
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Transplant Windows 7 HDD between dell machines [duplicate]

I have a Dell Optiplex 380 machine and the motherboard's video chipset died and I needed the data on the HDD, and I would like to keep the Windows 7 installation intact. So I took another fully ...
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Display driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered

Before telling me to go read all of the other articles on this, let me say that I have. I have changed my power settings, I have wiped and reinstalled drivers, I've downclocked my GPU, I've checked ...