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

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How to inject drivers to windows image from Linux?

We have a OS deployment system based on Linux and we install Windows 7 with this system. The system mount a hard disk and then run ntfsclone to store the .img file containing the windows OS. But ...
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How device drivers work like USB , CD, DVD [on hold]

I would like to know how device drivers work (on any platform, but would like to know the differences between drivers on Windows, Linux, and OSX). Specifically I'd like to know how devices are ...
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USB peripherals not working on Windows after power cut. (Working on Linux)

Title basically explains it, really bizarre full use of all my peripherals on Linux and on the GRUB menu where I select OS, but when I boot into Windows it's like the devices have no power. I have a ...
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Windows 7 32 bit wireless driver [on hold]

My labtop is dell n series, core i7, I installed windows 7 32 bit on it(need for some work), I tried a lot of wireless driver but the wireless lan didn't work, any help please Note: I installed ...
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Windows 8 Project64 Failed to initialize DirectX error

I want to use project64 on my computer via remote desktop, but I always get this error: Failed to initialize DirectX error Error code: 8876086A There seems to be not fix related to my problem on ...
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Linux Mint 17, Wifi Slow and Drops Connection, No Ethernet Connection

On a fresh install and updated Linux Mint 17 XFCE, the system cannot maintain an internet connection through wifi, and is unable to connect at all through ethernet. Wifi will work somewhat slowly for ...
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Mozilla Firefox Graphic Rendering is Glitchy (Ubuntu 14)

I am using Firefox 31 & it does not render smoothly AT ALL. Almost every time I switch pages or the DOM re-flows, it will jump between the last image and the new image. If I watch the browser ...
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FreeBSD em0 fallback to 100Mbit Fast Ethernet on HP/Compaq DC7700

I have a couple of HP DC7700CMT machines, each with its own integrated Intel 82566DM GbE LAN port, shown in dmesg as Intel PRO/1000 and using the em driver. I recently discovered that FreeBSD doesn't ...
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Deleted Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexer Driver

I deleted my Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexer Driver. I am still able to use wifi without any problems but I'm wondering if this driver was important and if so how I can get it back. I am using ...
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ATEN USB to Serial driver on Windows 8 - using Linux driver?

I'd like to use an ATEN UC232A USB to serial converter on my computer with Windows 8. I downloaded the appropriate driver which seems to work but after a while produces a blue screen because of the ...
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Upgrading windows, finding the proper SATA drivers for the windows

I am trying to reinstall windows and have an error from both a USB bootable .iso and a install CD stating that I need the SATA drivers to continue. I cannot seem to find the proper driver or how I ...
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NVidia GeForce GTS250 driver issue

Recently at a lan party, I used a GeForce GTx560 for which I installed Nvidia's 340.52 driver which worked perfectly fine. At the time I was still using a 32-bit version of Windows. I have since been ...
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How to enable Direct3D acceleration for 32bit applications in Windows 8?

Now I know that this issue has been discussed much around the web but most of the solutions focus Windows XP and/or are outdated. Some suggest updating video drivers, some say editing specific ...
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Windows 8.1 DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE + Dump

my Windows 8.1 machine started suddenly to crash with a blue screen and showing the error code DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. It usually fails after it wakes up from sleep or after it starts, it hangs ...
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Windows 7 Printer driver not installed

Im running windows 7 32 bit, trying to install a driver and i get an error saying " Printer driver was not installed. Operation could not be completed (error 0x0000001e).
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Keep ATI (fglrx) and NVidia (nvidia-current) Drivers on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on external disk and 2 computers with ATI and NVidia driver each. Actually I'm using nvidia proprietary as main driver and did not install ATI driver. But after upgrade a day ...
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How to change a game's setting to enable a dedicated graphics card?

I have only one video game that refuses to let me select the Nvidia Graphics Card. Some background: I recently got a new laptop (Lenovo Y50), and I have downloaded a ton of games off of my Steam ...
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windows audio running but no notification bar icon

Windows 7 64bit, VIA audio chipset I just updated some of my drivers using IObit Driver Booster (which is a recognized software developer group), but since the update, I noticed no audio icon on my ...
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Install chipset driver before nic driver?

When installing drivers, should I be installing the chipset drivers first, or doesn't it matter? i.e. can I jump straight to the nic driver?
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Windows XP 64-bit Conexant Pebble HD Audio Driver

I have installed Windows XP 64-bit on my HP Pavilion G60T-500 CTO notebook PC and along with installing a non-factory OS came the struggle of finding drivers. My audio device is a Conexant Pebble HD ...
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Trying to access a internal modem over serial with putty. Only typing letters a and A work

I try to connect to an internal broadband modem over the serial (com port) with putty. It is Windows 7 64 with 64 bit drivers for the modem. When I connect with putty to the port the only letters I ...
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Huge UI elements in Crunchbang

I have just installed Crunchbang on my Desktop, and windows and menus appear incredibly enlarged. When I right click the context menu fills the screen, for example. My graphics card is the Radeon HD ...
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NVIDIA GTX650 Ti 1 GB, nvidia-drivers, boot udev fail on gentoo

I have an Asus H97 Plus motherboard with i7 4790 proc, 16gb ram, samsung ssd, western digital hdd and a Gigabyte nVidia GTX650 Ti 1GB videocard. I have just installed a Gentoo on it (kernel: ...
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Elantech touchpad driver issues and input lag in Linux

I have a Lenovo U530 laptop. By default, the touchpad is not correctly detected at all (this bug report was my problem), but I fixed it with the driver in comment #137. Now two-finger scrolling works ...
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Unknown PCI device in Windows 7

Does anyone know what device could this be? I got all drivers for my computer from here
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weird issue with Dell network card

I have laptop Dell Latitude E5420 with Win 7 professional service back 1 suddenly the NIC (Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller) and the wireless card (Intel (R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N6205) ...
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Wireless driver not detected by Windows 8

I've a problem in my wireless driver on windows 8. I bought a new X500L Asus laptop and installed windows 8 on it. However the driver CD I got with the laptop doesn't support my laptop. The CD says ...
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Graphic driver for Targa Now NT9231

I thought of installing Xubuntu on my elder Targa Now nettop and didn't think about the driver option. So now I'm here with a fresh Xubuntu installation and looking for graphic drivers. I found ...
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Windows-7 wireless adapter gone missing

My wireless adapter is "Intel Centrino Advanced N 6200 AGN" Sometimes wireless connects and sometimes the wireless adapter is totally missing (from the device manager itself). Even after doing a "scan ...
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installing trusted execution engine interface driver error

I have an ASUS X551MA notebook and recently I downgraded it to windows 7 from windows 8. After I installed every driver I can find from Asus.com I encountered a problem installing a driver called ...
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Why would a Windows Driver Setup program not properly install the driver but “update driver” does

I have a question that has been bothering me since yesterday. I was installing windows on a desktop yesterday and I went to install a LAN driver. I went to the motherboard manufacturers site and got ...
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Integrated graphics card being used over NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M in Toshiba laptop?

On my Toshiba laptop with a discrete GeForce GT 540M graphics card, as well an integrated Intel HD 3000, it seems like the discrete graphics card is never used. Games run like the Intel HD 3000 is ...
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How to decrease touchpad hover sensitivity? (Dell E6530, Alps touchpad)

I have an issue with the touchpad on my laptop. When I use it and I have one finger on the touchpad plate and another finger very close to the plate (but don't touch it with the second finger), the ...
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EgisTec Fingerprint Scanner Won't Work with Win 7

I have a built-in fingerprint scanner for my laptop - the EgisTec ES603. It shows up in device manager, and I have a driver for it (Windows seems to think it's the latest driver, and I have no ...
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I can't find Intel drivers for my graphics card

I bought a new laptop and installed Windows 7 on it. When I start some game or program, it says: Bad video card drivers! unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode. This can ...
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Blue screen of death - graphics card?

I recently acquired a new computer running Windows 7 with NVidia Quadro FX 3400/4400 graphics card. I noticed something was wrong when I tried playing a game and it went at about 0.1 fps. I went to ...
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Issues with new graphics card and drivers

With my onboard graphics card (Intel HD 4000) I was able to use 1680x1050 screen resolution. Using the same screen and an Asus ENGTS250 graphics card with 296.10 drivers installed, I'm not able to use ...
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Missing graphics accelerator for Toshiba C855D-s5232

I formatted the drive and re-installed Windows 7 64-bit on a Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5232. Now I am missing the graphics accelerator. I have been to Toshiba's website but cannot find the right one. ...
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Display on secondary video card (Nvidia 8400 GS): horrible refresh, bogs system

This is my work computer, but it's a small shop. We do business software development. The most hardcore thing we create is some web animations with html5 and fancy javascript/css. The base machine ...
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Problems with webcam

My friend is using Windows 8.1, and he has a webcam. He says it is working very well even without installing drivers. Webcam is A4tech - PK-331F. I asked for this webcam for use. I plugged in the ...
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HP ZR30w 30-inch S-IPS LCD Monitor Drivers

I have a HP ZR30w 30-inch S-IPS LCD Monitor and the monitor does not like to wake up when the system goes to sleep. I tried to download the drivers but HP makes you have to have a subscription ...
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How can I enable mouse mode on my graphics tablet?

I recently bought a graphics tablet (Gaomon 8600 Pro+, but it seems to be a rebranded Huion H58L). I want to set it to "mouse mode", i.e. to use relative positioning for the cursor instead of ...
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Asus x551c windows 7 Intel HD Graphics driver

I did install Windows 7 64 bit on my ex. Windows 8 pro Asus x551c "Ultrabook". The CD with the drivers isn't useable since its a windows 8 only DVD-Rom. I got the Wi-Fi and other stuff running and ...
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Computer not turning off after windows shuts down printer driver

The power is not shutting off my computer after windows shuts down. Windows shuts down and I hear my computer case "click" but the power and fans all stay on. This seemed to start after I installed ...
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Intel USB3 driver install fails

I've been trying to install the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver (version 3.0.0.16 as supplied by the Asus web site) but it balks when it gets to the PCI bus. At this point the entire ...
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No sound through headset - only mic is working

I noticed that no sound is being played to my headphones. The laptop has a conexant sound card together with the sounds apps provided. But the thing is that I also noticed that now instead of one ...
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Updating Intel Centrino Wireless-N1030 wifi driver

I have a dell laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. I have an Intel Wireless-N 1030 WiFi driver. The wifi works fine on Ubuntu, but it doesn't work at all on Windows. I think the driver may be ...
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Logitech M185 Wirless Mouse issue

An issue with a Logitech M185 mouse today. A user is unable to use the device. The device works perfectly fine on my PC (It appears as HID-compliant mouse), but not on her laptop. It does not ...
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How to install the Android ADB Interface on an HP 8 Tablet?

I purchased an HP 8 Tablet today running Android 4.2. When I plugged the USB cable into my Windows 8.1 laptop it recognized the device and let me browse the internal storage but the device had a ...
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ATI catalyst installer not displaying properly

I own HP G6-2313AX with AMD A10 processor having 7678 2GB dual Graph.Card. I am average Ubuntu user. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04.1. after that I wanted to TRY out propitiatory display drivers ...