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

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Sony Vaio Laptop HDD Replacement/Install windows 7

Working on friends laptop PC. His Sony Vaio Laptop model VPCCA22FX displays a message on boot-up that says the drive in about to fail. He has no Recovery disks. I tried to create but was unable to get ...
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Windows 8.1 Installer goes to black screen after logo

Well, as anyone that can see my previous questions knows, I am currently in the quest of putting windows 8.1 or 10 TP on my chromebook C710-2856. I finally managed to create a bootable windows 8.1 ...
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From windows 8.1, how can I allow an already existent debian installation to be dual-booted?

I have a chromebook c710-2856, and have been in the process on installing windows and debian on it in the past few days. Right now, I have a 250 GB hard drive instead of the default 16 GB SSD, and I ...
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Installing an HP Laserjet 4050 on Windows 7

In the past, I've installed the drivers for my networked Laserjet 4050 in one of two ways: Downloading the "Install Network Printer Wizard" from HP's web site and running it Downloading the driver ...
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Windows 7 guest on Mac 10.10 host VMwareFusion USB Drivers not installing

I have a MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 model running OSX 10.10 yosemite which has two USB 3.0 ports on it. I have VMwareFusion installed, and have windows 7 as a guest operating system. The driver for the ...
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Intel Mobile Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller (iastora.sys) corrupt on boot

Running a Dell Latitude E7440 on EFI + SecureBoot + Windows 8.1 + BitLocker and I randomly get start-up issues where the OS is flagging iastora.sys as corrupt. With no action taken I can choose to ...
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How to completely remove a game controller driver?

Ages ago I plugged a fake PS3 controller which installed a Plug-And-Play driver labeled as "PLAYSTATION(R)3Conteroller", yup, including the typo. Now whenever I connect an original controller this ...
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No drivers for PCI-to-Parallel card due to invalid PID

I have a Moschip-based PCI to dual Parallel card, based on the Moschip MCS9815CV chip. This card looks exactly like this one and also same chip as the Rosewill RC-304. The back of the card has a ...
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DevCon.exe - Install Drivers

I am trying to install my Bluetooth Audio Device Drivers using DevCon.exe. I have done this successfully, but the device location is incorrect which results in the driver failing to load. What am I ...
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Win 8.1 Pro hangs on any driver update

My Win 8.1 Pro pc runs fine but I need to install some drivers and each time I try, it hangs. It does not blue screen. It freezes and hangs indefinitely about 20 seconds into the install. I'm using ...
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Drivers and core clock

I just got a new video card it works and everything plays great. It does not show up on my details in device manager or any of my overclocking utilities. It's an MSI 780 GTX ti. but it shows in all ...
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Bluetooth is not working

Bluetooth is not at all working on my dell inspiron 15 3000 series 3542 after i installed win 8. I downloaded several Bluetooth drivers from dell, but nothing seems to work. I Have a Bluetooth icon on ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad N580 - Windows 7 - Optiarc DVD RW AD-7740H

I recently formatted my IdeaPad N580 laptop, it came with Windows 8 installed and i downgraded to Windows 7, the Optiarc DVD RW device stopped working, more specifically it "works" but the drivers are ...
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Intel MEI 10.0.x Drivers (5M)

I have an H97 motherboard which uses Intel's ME 10.0 drivers. However, the only one I can find is an exe on the motherboards website. I need to use these for deployment, but they are unsigned 64bit ...
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AMD Radeon 8670m drivers wont work on kali linux

Hello i have a problem with my drivers i have a laptop dell inspiron 3537 with AMD Radeon HD 8670M and intel 4400 when i start kali sometimes i get blackscreen and after restart most of time ...
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Acer Travelmate P645-MG Windows 8.1 display sleep issues

I have an Acer Travelmate P645-MG, it comes with Windows 8 that I downgraded to Windows 7 64bit and all is well there. I would love to run Windows 8.1 64 bit as it addresses a lot of my gripes over ...
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Installing USB Printer - Error 10, no virtual port

Trying to install USB printer (Brother MFC7460DN) on Windows 8.1. Printer works fine on another machine. All USB ports on Win8 machine work fine with other devices. I tried Win8 installation software ...
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Can't find touchpad settings

I bought recently a Lenovo Miix 2 (11in, i5, 4Go version). Good skin and perfs, but I have a problem accessing the touchpad settings. I don't know if there's multitouch, but first, I can't scroll, ...
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Airport Extreme BCM43224 not recognised on FreeBSD

So I have recently installed FreeBSD 10.1 (now UEFI native!) on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The install went fine, except for one problem: my wireless card wasn't recognised. I looked into bwi and bwn as ...
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Graphics card VGA dead HDMI can't see bios or windows

Few days ago I had a problem where my screen went black, I restarted my computer I couldnt see the BIOS, Startup Screen or windows loading screen or anything at all just a black screen I could still ...
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After Nvidia update my GTX760 hdmi port stopped working

After an Nvidia Update my hdmi stopped sending signal AFTER the windows logo. During the boot it's fine, using other OS (Linux, Mac os X) no problems at all: just windows stops working. If I use the ...
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How can I prevent a device from being installed

I have a wireless card that is causing me some serious trouble. I need the device to stop installing the driver it is currently using. I went into the hardware settings and set it to ask me what to ...
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Windows 8 laptop making repetitive “USB disconnect sound” and mouse/keyboard won't work

I have a tablet PC with a wireless mouse that I keep plugged into the USB port. The mouse and keyboard are only working intermittently and it keeps making the "USB Disconnect" ding-duh-ding sound. If ...
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Black screen when install intel hd driver on windows 8.1 [closed]

Have anybody solve this issue? Look my situation: Firstly i have been using win 8.1 for month, and clearly worked. Some update was, and.... I turn on my laptop, that blue windows loading icon was ...
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Wireless adapter keeps losing connection in windows 7

I have a RNX-N150UBE wireless adapter that keeps losing connection on my Desktop machine whenever I boot into windows 7. The wireless adapter works fine when I boot into my Linux Ubuntu system. ...
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Dell Touchpad not working + cursor invisable

I just brought dell inspiron 15 3000 series laptop with Ubuntu and installed windows 8. For some reasons it does not show mouse cursor. during installation it doesn't show cursor and after ...
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Connecting to projector in win 8.1 64 bit

I have Asus X451MA notebook. When I had win 8 projection with my projector worked fine. When I updated to 8.1 (64 bit) I get the message "Your PC Cannot Project to Another screen" when I click win+P. ...
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NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver Stopped Responding and has Successfully Recovered

Driver 340.52, NVidia GeForce 8600M GS Windows 7 ultimate , 3GB RAM, Some times it gives me pop-up message (NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver Stopped Responding and has Successfully Recovered), and ...
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Where can I find the origin of specific modprobe conf option to erase it?

When I do modprobe -c |less The configuration files contains: options nouveau modeset=1 options bbswitch load_state=0 unload_state=1 options b43 nohwcrypt=1 qos=0 options rd md=0 options rd dm=0 ...
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Desktop size larger than display area winxp

I have an Acer Aspire SA85 with SIS661 on board VGA graphics with a Viewsonic VX2235wm monitor. The natural resolution of the monitor is 1680 by 1050. However, when set to this the monitor only ...
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Are drivers needed before installing new motherboard on linux?

I have Ubuntu 14.04, 32 bit and I want to install new Celeron G18xx on Intel H81 chipset. Do I need to check my kernel before replacing hardware? Will I be able to: boot auto mount partitions (UUID ...
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analyzing Windows 7 minidump

I need some help here with analyzing a windows 7 minidump file. with windbg I got this: Debugging Details: BUGCHECK_STR: 0x19_3 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe ...
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Linux Multiboot + Nvidia GPU

The other day, I was trying to multiboot Windows 8, Xubuntu and just plain old Ubuntu, when I ran into a problem. I use an EVGA 750 TI SC, and I think Linux doesn't support Nvidia drivers out of the ...
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Make Chrome use nVidia card instead of integrated one for hardware accelerated elements

So I have an Asus laptop with an Intel integrated GC and an nVidia GC. Intel's drivers behave badly and like to crash on occasion which leads to problems (PC starts being really slow after the drivers ...
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Set up rtl8723bs SDIO card

I am trying to set up rtl8723bs SDIO wi-Fi card on 3.17.2 kernel. I've compile and install driver like here. grep -i cfg8 .config CONFIG_CFG80211=y # CONFIG_CFG80211_DEVELOPER_WARNINGS is ...
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On ASUS motherboard, some USB ports are not working

Of the 6 back USB ports (4 USB 3.0 in blue, and 2 USB 2.0 in black), 2 of the 3.0 ports are not functional. (The 2 other 3.0 ports are working after installing the ASMedia USB3.0 drivers) Plugging ...
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Mouse driver keeps shutting off?

I'm not exactly sure what's going on but I've had this issue for a while. My laptop is an HP Pavilion with a Synaptics touchpad mouse, running Win8, and the driver for the touchpad keeps shutting ...
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Sound muting automatically in Windows 8.1

I've got a Windows 8.1 machine running on Gigabyte B85M-D3H Motherboard with a Realtek chipset for Audio. For the last few weeks, the sound has been fading out across the whole OS on a regular basis. ...
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Steam and proprietary drivers

I installed fglrx-updates and used aticonfig --initial -f and aticonfig --px-dgpu. Ok, now it seems like drivers are installed. Video looks good. Bu when try to start Dota 2 in Steam I get this ...
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Windows does not recognise GPU and NVIDIA driver refuses to install

After reinstalling Windows (moving from 7 to 8) on a Dell Dimension E520, Windows does not recognise the GPU. It's a GeForce 7300 LE. The hardware IDs listed in the device manager are: ...
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Satellite Card Windows Driver: The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

I have formatted my computer using WINDOWS 7, I have installed all drivers however I keep getting this error: The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28). I tried with many drivers ...
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How to Install Richoh MPC 5000 TWAIN Driver

I am running Windows 7; am connected by TCP/IP port to a Ricoh MPC 5000; and can print. I've downloaded the TWAIN driver for the MPC 5000. Neither a setup.exe nor a .msi file exist in the download ...
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How to ensure that I will Not lose my wifi connection after installing Oracle Virtual Box?

I just installed Windows 7. I had installed genymotion for android development. It came with Oracle Virtual Box. I had installed it and after a few minutes of use, I lost wifi connection on the ...
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Dell inspiron 3541 graphic driver issue

Recently I bought Dell Inspiron 3541. It had Ubuntu as OS and I installed windows 8. I have had a hard time finding drivers since dell site doesn't have drivers for this model laptop of windows 8 ...
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Can I disable the Thinkpad Ultranav driver for Windows 8.1? (use PS2 Mouse Driver instead)

I had the older driver working exactly the way that I want it to on my Lenovo Twist. Unfortunately, it's been driving me nuts ever since I upgraded to 8.1. I want it to work like a mouse. I was able ...
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New AMD Catalyst driver update screwed things up. Where can I find and older version?

Today I decided that I was going to update my AMD Catalyst divers, this end up being a bad idea. The installation failed and I seem to not be able to run the latest vision of Catalyst Software Suite ...
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Is it possible to install Windows on unsupported filesystem?

Suppose that I want to write Windows driver for other filesystem (maybe my own?). Is it possible to install Windows on that? Eventual problems could come from just Windows installer or it could be ...
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Finding windows update which contains a driver version

How do you find which windows update contains a particular driver version? I'm specifically looking for usbhub.sys 6.1.7601.22526, i.e. the latest one on windows 7. Googling shows KB2862330 might ...
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Cannot install AMD Proprietary Driver (Cannot find Kernel Headers)

I installed Linux Mint on a relatively old computer setup that I have to use as a media centre on my TV. Since I am using a dedicated ATI graphics chip I need the drivers because the desktop extends ...
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Blue screen after booting up PC

I have been getting a blue screen of dead on my win8.1 machine immediately after powering it up with error message WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR. and I am not sure what is causing it. After some googling ...