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

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Is there a driver downloader for Windows

Every now and then someone asks me to format his computer and install some windows version. As you all know no drivers are installed by default other than the very basic. I download the wifi driver ...
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Logitech T650 touch click and right click do not work

I have a Logitech T650 wireless touch pad. I am using Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit. I charged the device, attached the USB receiver and let the drivers install. Moving the cursor works, and some ...
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USB host controllers broken on every reboot

Something happened (including Windows Updates?) and now every time I reboot, most of my USB host controllers/root hubs are not working: The broken ones say: This device cannot start. (Code 10) ...
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Video card installion

If someone could help me solve this issue I would appreciate it. I have a SONY VGN AR-870 laptop with an NVIDIA 8600m GT video card. When I bought it several years ago it came with Windows Vista ...
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Windows 8.1 Advanced startup options disappeared

OK so a bit of background: I need to disable driver signing because I need to install a modified driver so that I can hook up my PS3 controller. I have a dual boot setup with Mint 17 and windows 8.1 ...
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Why is copie count self incremented? [on hold]

How is it possible that the copy count of my device printer driver get more than 1 copy registered? I found randomly the copy count value=100 or more. Any idea why this is happening?
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How do drivers automatically install? [on hold]

When I get a new peripheral, like a fancy mouse, or a new keyboard, normally I see that a driver is installing. Once the driver for the device has completely installed - the hardware works. I'm ...
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Sony Aaio laptop backlight keyboard never turns off [on hold]

I have Sony Vaio vpcf12a notebook and back light keyboard works fine but when change the windows my keyboard back light does not turn off and is always on.
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Windows 8 audio driver not installed automatically issue

I have a desktop. Once I had a problem with my sound card (Internal), so I replaced it with a new one. Then I installed ubuntu and the sound drivers installed automatically. Now I've just installed ...
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Windows 8: “Listen to this device” under Stereo Mix has no effect

Alright, so background first: I want to put my speakers and headphones on separate devices, but I also want audio to play on both devices at the same time. I plan to do this by enabling Stereo Mix ...
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Linux wireless driver issue

I have HP pavilion 15 p050-su. My wireless card is Broadcom bcm43142. I can make the card runnig but the problem is that I have extremly low range(even when I'm infront of the router(less than 1 meter ...
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Dual boot with Win7 Pro 64-bit and XP Pro 32-bit - getting BSOD

New Dell Optiplex 3030 AIO with pre-installed Win 7 Pro 64-bit. Shrank existing partition, created and formatted new partition. Boot from Win XP CD... loads all drivers and get BSOD "A problem has ...
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Driver state failure gtx 780m windows 8.1

I recently installed the gtx 780m into my MSI ms 1762 barebone laptop. After installing the vbios windows was able to detect and install drivers for the card through windows update. But when I try to ...
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midi timeout unpack folders

While running Logic Pro X, my computer suddenly pops up with: "Deep Architecture! Please unpack some folders!" and "MIDI timeout Logic Pro has detected a MIDI timeout. Please restart your ...
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Synaptics touchpad settings won't apply/save

I just installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and I'm going through the usual driver issues. I had this problem on Windows 8 as well, and I can't remember what I did to fix it. When I attempt ...
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Windows 8 Installation on VirtualBox Driver Issue

I am trying to install Windows 8 from an ISO on VirtualBox 4.2.13 (on Win 7). After I click install, It starts processing before showing a message that it can't find some drivers. What drivers could ...
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XCube AOpen Ex915 Unable to see MS, SD, CIF, other card drives

I have an XCube AOpen Ex915 that is running XP. I am unable to see any cards that I insert immeadiatly. There have however been occasions where after several minutes I will be prompted by the open ...
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Will installing NTFS Driver for Mac OS delete my existing files?

I have been saving all my PC files onto a Seagate GoFlex external hard-drive. I am now using a Mac. Although I can read my files, I cannot save changes. I have been advised to install NTFS Driver ...
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Ethernet Driver for Elitebook 2540p

PCI/VEN_8086&DEV_4239&SUBSYS_13118086&REV_35 Its for a HP Elitebook 2540p ethernet. I've tried many drivers. I can only find dead links for the one listed above. This is for Windows 7 ...
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Windows won't let me change the correct driver

When I plug in my phone to flash a new ROM onto it, I can't use adb and fastboot because windows thinks my phone is "removable storage." It doesn't list the Google phone driver anymore as an option, ...
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How to add Drivers to Arnold the bat's chromium os?

I'm brand new to stackexchange/superuser, so excuse me if I'm doing something wrong. I'm pretty much a total beginner with OSes and such, so what I'm asking may also be impossible. I am trying to ...
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All my games crashes when I play with a 5.1 speaker

I've been playing Battlefield 4 and COD for years. The game never crashed until I started playing with my new 5.1 speaker system. I've updated all my drivers (Graphics, Realtek). No results. As ...
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this graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware [NVIDIA]

I wanted to downgrade my Nvidia driver version from 340.43 to 337.50. I used software called " Display Driver Uninstaller " to remove my current driver version. after restart , I tried to install ...
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Audio jacks disconnects and reconnects occasionally?(Windows 8.1)

I will start with saying that I built my computer myself. My motherboard is a Asus H97-Pro Occasionally, my Windows tell me that an audio jack is disconnected, and then it notifies me that a audio ...
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Copy ODBC Driver to another computer

I am trying to copy multiple installed ODBC drivers from one computer to another. I can see the driver name, version, company, file name, and date but no way to export it. Both computers run the ...
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debian - Working with modern openGL within a virtual machine

I want to train myself with modern OpenGL programming. I began with the following tutorial: http://lazyfoo.net/tutorials/SDL/51_SDL_and_modern_opengl/index.php (final sources are provided). However, I ...
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Windows doesn't remember installed drivers

Every time when I connect any USB device in my PC, for example any Pen drive or my mobile, It searches and install the drivers(basically from the internet). Even though I have installed my phone ...
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Can I control airplane mode or wireless/data connection on a USB-connected Android phone?

Is it possible to control or monitor airplane mode WiFi Data/3G connection of an Android phone (e.g. Samsung Galaxy or OnePlus One) running CyanogenMod, from a Windows PC or a Mac? I want to ...
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ASUS UX31A - A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing

I have a little issue with my ASUS UX31A. I just tried to do a clean install of Windows 7 64bit using a USB-Stick created using Rufus. The laptop booted from the USB stick and opened the Windows ...
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How to connect a internal DVD writer to PC via USB Adapater

I would like to know if I can connect my internal DVD writter to PC using a USB adapter. Myproblem is that I have a old computer and have a IDE DVD writer. I want that to be connected to my laptop ...
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Windows can not find… Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again

I have bought Alienware 17 laptop. Win 7 didn't have the network driver so I went to download them from Dell. I then downloaded the driver and copied it to Alien over the USB. But when I run it (by ...
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What is firmware linkage

I have a Toshiba notebook, and there were missed driver, which I have fixed. It called Toshiba firmware linkage driver. I am interested, what is firmware linkage, and does it affect computer ...
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Windows 8 AMD catalyst 14.4 display adapter

I have AMD radeon r7 260x graphics card and a Asrock H61M-GS motherboard. The problem at the moment is that in device manager only display adapter drivers that appear are: Intel(R) HD graphics ...
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Kali Linux 1.0.9 wireless not detected, even after drivers installed

I'm using Kali Linux 1.0.9 64 bits in VM. My laptop : ASUS N76V. Lan device : Atheros AR8161/8165 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) [Working] ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet ...
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What is wrong with my PC's I/O?

I have a Windows 7 64-bit PC which have been used recklessly for months, by me. So it is the "formatting season" but I want to solve this problem without formatting. The problem is : My gamepad ...
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How to connect Motorola MC3190 to PC using Windows 8.1 x64?

I've been happing using a USB sync cradle to connect to our MC3190 scanners via my old Windows 7 Pro x86 for over a year now. I recently got a newer, faster PC running Windows 8.1 Pro x64. When I ...
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GPU Whistling when Testing Direct3D demo

The other day I decided that I wanted to learn a little DirectX/Dirext3D programming. I downloaded one of the examples showing directX11, and it compiled and ran fine, however, my GPU whistles while ...
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Trying to find two drivers for motherboard after emergency bare-metal restore of SBS 2003 server

We recently had to do a bare-metal restore of our Small Business Server 2003 (x86) server due to a sudden and unexpected system failure. The server has been reformatted and reinstalled and is pretty ...
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How to use integrated graphic card as video output and nvidia card as cuda processing unit?

I am using linux with nvidia card for cuda computing. I set in BIOS to use the integrated card for video output I am using CentOS 7 with GUI desktop I installed cuda 6.5, with driver, but I can not ...
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How to disable drivers on offline Windows 8.x? [duplicate]

I have the same scenario that this user so excellently delineated on his "black screen of death" experience. Ultimately the crux of the issue seems as though there is no way to bring up safemode or ...
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Computer doesn't recognize mouse (driver issue?)

I have an Alienware MX17 with an alienware tactx mouse. The problem was that the mouse disconnected often and I found out there was a wire problem with my mouse so I ordered a new one this week. When ...
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How do I know If my ATI Raedon display adapter has gone bad?

I have ATI Mobility Raedon HD 5470 in my sony vaio laptop and it was running with old driver. My laptop was little bit slow so I decided to install the latest version of that and I went to ATI ...
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AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04) does not work on ubuntu 14.04

i have intalled ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer Aspire 1690 wich has sound driver Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04) ...
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ftdi_sio working fine until I use windows

I have a target reader that use ftdi_sio drivers. First time I plug in, lsusb respond: Bus 003 Device 010: ID 0403:6001 Future Technology Devices International, Ltd FT232 USB-Serial (UART) IC And ...
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Motherboard's website doesn't have all of the latest drivers & doesn't explain what ones I should install

I've literally just re-installed my operating system because it kept BSODing for some reason and I'm trying to find the 100% latest drivers for my motherboard. My motherboard is an ASRock X79 ...
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Linux driver for Broadcom BCM943228HMB

How do I install broadcom BCM943228HMB 802.11abgn 2x2 WiFi Adapter driver in Linux? My OS is Ubuntu 14.04. My previous laptop had a Qaulcomm Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter and Ubuntu could ...
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NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 344.11?

NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 344.11 started running after i disabled Shield from Control Panel Admin Tools Service & i switched it to manual, It was previously automatic, but I did not ...
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How do I force refresh connected hardware?

Full Question: How do I force my computer to refresh and re-detect new USB/connected devices; hardware connected to it? Without restarting my whole system? For some reason, my laptop is not detecting ...
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Video driver (I think) causes computer to freeze up, then continue

Laptop: Dell Studio XPS1340; Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @2.4GHz; 8GB RAM; Intel 120GB SSD SC2BW120A4 GPU: (stock) NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G, Driver Version 340.52 (up-to-date) [more info avail if needed] ...
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WIFI card Settings Missing 802.11N?

The picture says it all.. I have the latest intel driver installed this is a wireless-n 7260 from intel.. any idea?..