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

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Why does wireless adapter work (though slowly) even if the driver is not working properly

I have set of follow up question from my previous question: Wi-Fi is slow only on Acer laptop but works great on Android mobile and iPad. So my questions are: Why does the wireless adapter work at ...
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Do I need to upgrade my Intel SATA AHCI controller drivers?

I have an ASUS P8P67M Rev 3.0 and a OCZ Vertex II SATA 2 SSD running Windows 7 x64. I will be upgrading the SSD to a Samsung 850 EVO SATA 3. I've read in several sites that in order to get the ...
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Firefox becomes unkillable, waiting on AFD driver, any suggestions?

Is anyone else having this problem? Both Skype and Firefox are freezing and becoming unkillable due to "\Driver\AFD". I'll open Firefox and it won't work, it just sits there, "Connecting...", then ...
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Black screen after installing Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355)

This is quite similar to this question, which I see has no answers (so I may just be out of luck). That said, my scenario is slightly different. This morning, I manually updated to Update 1 using ...
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Install noveau driver but keeps nvidia driver installed in Arch Linux

I've read this manual to do this. It said I have to comment out blacklist nouveau in /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau_blacklist.conf file. But, there's no such a file there. So how can I do this?
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Are there no Windows server 2008 or 2012 nvidia drivers for GTX 900 series cards? Can Win 7/8 drivers work?

We want to buy GTX Titan or 980/970 card for CUDA-based simulation on our Workstation running Windows 2008 R2 64-bit (2012 would also be possible). Unfortunately there are no explicit server drivers ...
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linux driver for monitor-mode support in Broadcom cards

I am trying to run kismet(https://www.kismetwireless.net/ ) on ubuntu.I have installed it directly from "apt-get install kismet" and added source with interface as "wlan0". After adding source it ...
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Nvidia drivers ubuntu 14.04 installation console blank

I installed nvidia drivers on my laptop Nvidia GeForce GT 630M (which I suppose has Optimus support). My laptop has both the integrated Intel HD graphics and this dedicated Nvidia graphic card. ...
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How to make nVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS work on AMILO Xi 2528?

Short: What to do when your graphic driver is mesd up. How to CLEAN UNINSTALL IT, and instal new one. Reinstalling an OS should be avoided! Long question that refers to my specific problem: I have ...
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Windows 7 Getting Stuck at “Starting Windows” Screen

After doing much research and spending countless hours working on my laptop, I finally decided to post a specific question about my problems. There are a lot of specifics and a lot of things I have ...
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Where to get Windows 64bit driver beep.sys? [on hold]

Does anyone know where to download the xp 64bit driver beep.sys? I want to use it to get the beep from internal speaker back in windows 7 64bit, as I have seen people doing this succsessfully on ...
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Rat 3 mouse - broken after literally one use? [closed]

Ok this was originally a question but I have now confirmed that Mad Catz RAT 3 has broken after 3 hours of use. I would not recommend buying their products.
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Can I install all my old and new different graphics cards and use them for OpenCL GPGPU computing?

I love developing applications with openCL and run them on my graphics card, but I don't really know how it connects with my hardware. I right now only use my GTX 970 for that, but I still have a GTX ...
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Turn pre-paired USB bluetooth dongle into generic bluetooth adapter

I want to have bluetooth capabilities on my PC, but I don't have a bluetooth adapter. I do however, have a bunch of USB bluetooth dongles from wireless mice and keyboards, I understand that these are ...
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GTX 860M stuck to 33 Mhz after suspend on linux

With the official nvidia driver, whenever I enter suspend mode and return, the GPU clock is set to 33 Mhz and stays there no matter what I do. Kernel: 3.19.2-1-ARCH Driver: 346.47 Hardware: MSI GE60 ...
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Is there a way to install the windows 64 bit drivers on my windows 32 bit

So, I know that I am asking an impossible thing but I think that there should be a way for that. Can I install 64bit windows7 drivers to a 32 bit windows 7 computer. Is there any way that can convert ...
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Windows 8.1 64bit Kernel-Power 137 Error

I'm at the moment encountering a problem with my windows 8.1 64bit Version. Some days ago I realised that it takes longer than usual to start the computer or wake it up, in fact, the computer seems ...
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Audio driver broken and cant update

FYI my laptop is an Asus U31S, and I'm running windows 8.1 original and official. So, my problem is that after I've formatted and installed windows 8.1 my audio drivers seem to be having some ...
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Broadcom 4360 wireless setup w/ Ubuntu 14.10

I am attempting to set up my wireless adapter, but I can't seem to get the drivers installed properly. OS: Ubuntu 14.10 Motherboard: ASUS X99-Deluxe (wireless adapter is embedded) Adapter: Broadcom ...
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3 Finger Middle Click without using OEM Drivers?

I have a laptop with a Synaptics Clickpad. The default Windows 8.1 drivers support clickpads like it in a generic manner as "High Precision Touchpads". This enables two finger right clicks, and a ...
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After removing custom driver, Windows no longer detects USB dongle

I have a DVB-T dongle, which I want to use to capture air traffic and to feed data to Flightradar24 (details). For this purpose, I have to stop Windows from trying to install default drivers and use a ...
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Bluetooth headphones no longer pairing in Windows 7

My Bluetooth headphones used to pair with no issues on my Windows 7 x64 installation until yesterday. Whenever I turn on my headphones, it shows up as “Standard Serial over Bluetooth Link (COM21)” in ...
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Graphics card is glitching

Recently, my graphics card started glitching at random moments. The only things that could have caused this as far as I know are the recent installation of Microsoft DirectPlay (which I have already ...
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What exactly is a laptop “display audio” driver?

I've downloaded an Intel HD Graphics driver for my Dell laptop and the installer's welcome screen says it will install the following components: Intel Graphics Driver Intel Display Audio Driver ...
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How Can i Remotely Install .inf file for FLT Driver

I am using power shell to execute the install.bat on remote machine that install the filter driver. Prob: Script operations such as set registry key executes remotely but .inf file for driver ...
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Windows 7 is not detecting logitech USB mouse

Yesterday, my old Microsoft IntelliMouse died. I bought a new Logitech USB mouse with a cable (no wireless) and connected it to my PC. Unfortunately, Windows 7 does not detect it. I have tried to ...
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Location of unidrv.dll in Windows 7

I am trying to install some fairly old printer software onto a Windows 7 machine and I keep getting prompted for the location of "Unidrv.dll". All the sites I googled try to tell me how to fix some ...
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What controls a device controller?

My theory is that a device driver is the one that controls a device controller which in turn controls a hardware device. Is this reasoning correct? Please excuse my lack of knowledge. Just reading ...
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NVidia performance tab under control panel on windows 8.1

I see that I have usual problem with performance tab, but I don't find solution with windows 8.1. The problem is that after I install all NVidia drivers on "clean setup" mode I have NVidia control ...
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Unable to boot windows after installing drivers for graphics card

I have a laptop Samsung Chronos 700z (i dont remember exact model number, and i don't have laptot in front of me to check, i can update it later if required) Recently, while i was browsing internet, ...
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How do I fix crackling in my audio seemingly caused by my USB Logitech trackball mouse?

My USB mouse—an unknown trackball model made by Logitech—has, as of a recent system rebuild (I used Windows 8’s “refresh your computer” feature), begun making my audio crackle. I did some research and ...
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Installed drivers and Windows 7 still cannot detect HP 2011x monitor

I have 2 monitors and each are plugged into a dvi port on my videocard. HP 2011x HP 20xi I downloaded and installed each driver from the HP website, restarted, same issue. Then I downloaded the HP ...
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Laptop won't boot after a display driver uninstallation

Acer aspire 4745g Intel i5-450m ATI mobility radeon 5470 Windows 7 After using http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html to uninstall my ATI drivers, my laptop ...
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realtek PCIe GBE network adapter slow on windows vista

I'm getting 69mbps down and 500 mbps up on a 1gbps link using onboard realtek PCIe network adapter and Windows Vista 64-bit. I suspect it's a driver problem, because: snooping the connection with ...
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hp envy 15 installed windows 7 .no drivers

I had windows 8 by default which i get rid of by installing windows 7.at the moment it didnt pick up any drivers,cant access usb,network to communicate with any external source to download install ...
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How to find out who developed video driver for my desktop?

I'm dealing with issues in the video driver on my desktop PC. The OS is Windows 8.1 w/latest updates. Every time the screen is turned off after a period of inactivity the video driver seems to cause ...
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BSOD when installing AMD graphics drivers

Please do not down-vote without leaving a comment why. If you down-vote without giving feedback, it doesn't help me fix the problem. This problem is a recurring one. I've had it happen before, but ...
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Intel Wireless WiFi driver for Linux on Dell Inspiron 17 (7746, Early 2015) CentOS 7 Laptop

So I recently got a new laptop from work, and I'm unable to get the wireless drivers to work in CentOS 7. ########## wireless info START ########## Report from: 13 Mar 2015 13:47 EDT -0400 Booted ...
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Headphone Jack Has Fallen Silent

I have an odd problem, and I'm stumped--which doesn't happen often :P The short version is that the headphone jack on my laptop (Dell Precision M4500, running Win8.1) is not outputting any sound. ...
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Installing Windows 7, But don't know wifi driver [duplicate]

I'm looking to reinstall Windows 7, because I have a older computer which will run Ubuntu instead of this one. However, when reinstalling I haven't got wifi, because I need the adapter/driver. so I've ...
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My system is able to read CDs but not DVDs [duplicate]

My laptop(running on windows 7) is able to read CDs but not DVDs. When I insert a DVD it tries it's best to read it i.e.. it makes lot of noise, shows a CD icon near the cursor and shows progress bar ...
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Logitech G35 headset intermittently causes all media to freeze or crash

There is some kind of driver or software problem with the Logitech G35 headset, which causes an intermittent situation where any media - music, video, games, etc - to either freeze or crash ...
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Connect an RGB LED strip over USB [closed]

I am building a PC and wanted to do custom lighting with an RGB LED strip. I could connect an Arduino to one of the internal USB headers but decided that I wanted to try and connect the power to molex ...
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How to upload Lexmark network driver into Samba?

I have a Lexmark C950DE, i go to the Lexmark official website and get an huuuge executable (98Mo) then I run it. I set a CUPS printer with a raw queue, then share it with samba 3.6.6. It share ...
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Can’t connect to a Sony SmartWatch 3 via USB in Windows 7

My Sony SmartWatch3 is shown in device manager (Windows 7, 64bit) as device without driver and the system can’t find driver for it. Here are steps I have attempted to solve the problem that have not ...
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Fedora supports the intel power clamp driver?

I come from a Linux Mint OS distribution which had support for PowerClamp driver (it’s listed under /sys/class/thermal as a “cooling device”) but in Fedora 21 I can’t find the cooling device under ...
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How to install monitor drivers manually?

I'm running Windows 7 64bits, and I need to install Dell 2407wfp drivers. The only issue is, the drivers from the website does not execute right after I download them, like they are supposed to. If I ...
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How do I disable windows 8.1 gestures via regedit? (details)

I've followed others instructions. For what I'd like to do, all I can find is the suggestion that updating the Synaptics driver will create the option in control panel>mouse>*. I was successful in ...
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Gigaset QV830 ADB driver searching

I have a Gigaset QV830 tablet and try to install its ADB driver to use it for development. I have also tried it with universal installer, but it says isn't compatible. I visited manufacturer's site, ...
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Nvidia Display Dirver crashing with BSOD at higher temperatures

Ever since I installed “Company of Heroes 2” and associated DirectX files from Steam as well as upgrading my GPU dirvers, I keep getting the following blue screen of death (BSOD) message: ...