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

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Does Operating System modify BIOS in any way?

I am reading the book: How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology and in Chapter 4 the author says: The operating system does not work alone. It depends not only on the cooperation of other ...
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Workaround for unsupported printers in Windows 8

My mother's old beloved printer is not supported in Windows 8 so it no longer works. Now what to do? (using Linux, OSX or any other OS is not an option - buying a new printer is the last) I was ...
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Install Windows 8.1 on a tablet with only a touchscreen, no keyboard or mouse

Trying to re-install Windows 8.1 on Acer Iconia W4-820 Tablet. When I boot from a USB and get to the setup screen I notice that I can't use the touchscreen. I'm guessing it's probably because ...
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Monitor will not connect through VGA windows server 2008

I have window server 2008 as the Operating system on my Dell Latitude E6420 XFR , its the Early 2011 model and the Service Tag is 9V227W1. The issue i'm encountering is that I connect the laptop to ...
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Trying to install new graphics card and get beeping on start up

I am trying to install an EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Super Clocked The card does not require external PCIe power. It requires a 300 watt minimum power supply, which is what I have. I'm running Ubuntu ...
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How to block certain driver in Windows 8.1

So I have an UART to USB chip that I use to interface Arduino board with my PC. It's a Prolific PC2303HA device. The problem is, that Prolific dropped support for this device. Their current drivers ...
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How can I print without color with an HP Deskjet 990cse and Windows 7?

I'm Using Windows 7 (32 bit) and an HP Deskjet 990cse Printer. I am using the standard HP 990c driver and the printer works fine with the exception of being able to print with only the black ink ...
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AMD graphic card not working after upgrading to Windows 8.1 on a Dell 3521

My Dell 3521 came with Windows 8. I recently upgraded it to Windows 8.1, but since then it is using Intel HD onBoard graphics. I installed the latest drivers for amd but still it picks onboard ...
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Fresh Win7 installed with SSD. All known drivers updated - high hard pagefaults

I previously had a thread with nasty pagefaults where the main culprit was my HDD was actually failing. I received a new SSD this week and reinstalled Windows 7, since then things have been insanely ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't see the second monitor

I've got vanilla Ubuntu 12.04 lts, GeForce GTX560 and Core -i7 2600's integrated card (on desktop based on ASUS P8H61-MX). The system seems to detect NVidia videocard (lspci shows that there is ...
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Scanner is only detected and not the printer

OK. I have a new Epson L210 printer, a multi-function printer. But whenever I connect it to my Windows 7 64-bit computer, the only detected function of the printer is the scanner. There is no ...
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Strange entry in the Services list

(Please forgive me if I've posted this in the wrong exchange). We had an issue with one of our servers this morning, due to a generator test. On examining the services more closely we found that one ...
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Sometimes slow/choppy performance, driver related I believe (Newly formatted machine)

EDIT: Since we have identified that at least my HDD is failing, I've went ahead and used this as an excuse to finally get an SSD. It will arrive tomorrow morning and I will format back to my current ...
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Windows 8.1 and the phantom Canon PCL6 Driver - Print spooler crashing and no removal

Situation: trying to install a Canon IR1133A printer on Windows 8.1 (64bit). Having tried most every driver under the sun, I'm now presented with two printers - Canon Generic PCL6 Driver and Canon ...
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Win7 install keeps saying it needs drivers for the SATA controller, even after it finds the drives

I'm trying to reinstall Windows 7x64 Pro on an HP z620 workstation. I have a USB drive created for it, and when booted to it, the Win installer tells me that I need to install drivers for the SATA ...
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New drive on PC for no reason

So recently I fell for a tech support scam. I reset my computer to a couple days before and ran a bunch of virus scans and everything looked good. But today I turned on my PC and theres a drive called ...
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Windows Audio stopping intermittently

Every 35 minutes approx. my audio ceases working and I must restart the audio service (net stop audiosrv) in order to get it working again for a while, it's driving me nuts, especially because all the ...
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lost wireless conection, no signal meter,can not find the wireless driver in network adapters

i have a new acer es1 711 model zyl windows 8.1. i tried to load windows 7 but failed. i had cleared the memory of all contents while trying to load win 7. i then decided that 8.1 was better than ...
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Can't get gamma right in Windows. In Ubuntu it's very good by default

I'm having a hard time adjusting my monitor's gamma to my liking in Windows. I'm not a photographer/video editor or anything like that, I don't need precise calibration, but the default settings in ...
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Graphics card burnt. Cannot install windows 7 [closed]

A couple of months ago, my graphics card got burnt due to over heating of the laptop. It simply won't boot. I tried a reinstallation, but in the middle of the installation when it started installing ...
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wireless network not working, interface (wlan0) missing

I am a total linux beginner and running Linux Mint 17 Qiana on a Dell Latitude D520. Because I can't connect to any wireless notwork, I tried to configure some hardware stuff I barely understand: ...
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My HP Laptop does not connect to WIFI but all other devices connect to it [closed]

I am using HP Pavillion laptop,My problem is that my lap does not connect to my Wifi but how come all other devices connect to my Wifi ? What is wrong with my Laptop ? What I have tried so far ? ...
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windows 7 bluetooth headsets/ crazy drivers [closed]

ok so: running windows 7 32-bit on what i call my 'franken-dell', other relevant hardware being targus usb bt dongle and a kinovo bluetooth headset. after i dont even know how long spent on tinkering ...
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Editing xpad.c of the 3.18 kernel for xbone pad support

OK, so xpad.c now has XBOXONE controller support. I purchase a PowerA Spectra XBOXONE controller. All it seems to do is connect and disconnect. So thats when I noticed xpad wasn't recognizing the ...
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Windows WLAN AutoConfig Service and Wirelss Configuration Utility stopped working

I bought and HP15 laptop in November and it came loaded with Win8, which I did not want so I partitioned the drive and installed Win7 64bit, found the appropriate drivers and have been using the ...
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Canon Maxify MB5020 scan above 600dpi

My Canon Maxify MB5020 specification indicates max optical scan as 1200 dpi or up to 19,200 interpolated: However, with drivers installed I cannot select above 600 dpi: 1200 x 1200 dpi ...
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What ethernet driver do I need?

I was originally using wifi, and I installed Hamachi to allow for a more direct hosting option for my game servers, but now I no longer needed it, and uninstalled it. However now, I have no Ethernet ...
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Where to find drivers for built-in webcam

I have an ASUS A550CA laptop and my HDD broke down some time ago. I got a new HDD and installed Windows from scratch. I also installed all drivers present on the ASUS support page for this model but ...
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Keyboard function on its own [duplicate]

I have a three month old laptop, an Acer Aspire E 14 touch windows 8.1. I don't remember having any problems with it until yesterday. Every time I place my pointer somewhere it'll either type spaces ...
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Frequent BSOD 0x9F driver_power_state_failure

I have been experiencing lots of BSODs in the past few weeks. The stop code is always 0x9F (driver_power_state_failure). I have saved four memory dumps from the past three days, and used WinDbg from ...
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How to reverse the direction of scroll with Wacom Touch on Linux?

I have a Wacom Touch and using it with Debian. It works fine except the the double finger scrolling is the reverse of what I prefer. Is there a way to change the direction of the Wacom Touch two ...
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Stuck with 16bit colors and Device Error Code 43

I had bought nVidia GeForce GT530 video card for my friend today, His PC works on Windows 7 SP1 and the motherboard is Asrock G41M-S3 with 2GB RAM, Core 2 Duo CPU. I installed the video card with the ...
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Getting a “The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk4\DR4”. Why?

I'm getting errors like this showing up in my event log: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk4\DR4. It's for drives DR1 to DR4. On my PC that's things like MicroSD drives ...
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USB 3.0 Port is not detecting usb 3.0 pendrive?

I am using dell notebook 3546/windows 7 64bit. There is one usb 3.0 port which is working fine for usb 2.0 pendrive but when i connect usb 3.0 pendrive it does't detect it. Is there any specific ...
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Emulating an older OS to use printer on windows 7

I've searched the internet inside out for windows 7 compatible drivers for my printer HP Color LaserJet 3550. I've also tried using a version lower and higher drivers to no avail. Windows 7 still ...
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How do I remove multiple Smart Card entries in the “run as different user” dialog?

I was setting up a new Windows 8.1 install on a Dell laptop our org owns. As we like to put our own software on the machines, we will wipe and reinstall from scratch. After the initial install, as I ...
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Wi fi issues with Lenovo desktop H520

Much to my dismay I recently made the so-called upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. The result was that windows 8.1 totally disabled the WiFi functionality on my desktop, a Lenovo H520. So far ...
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Dell Venue 11 Pro and Windows 7

Is it possible to install Windows 7 on Dell Venue 11 Pro? Also, what about drivers? Do you think drivers working under Windows 8 for this device are backward compatibility?
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Could not load the file or assembly 'MOM.Implementation…' after Windows 8 login

I have a HP Pavilion HDX9000 with these characteristics: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7500 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT I want to install Windows 8 (32-bit) but I did not found drivers ATI for W8, ...
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How does windows 8.1 route the HDMI 5.1 audio data routed to nvidia display card

I would like to understand the whole data flow of 5.1 sound data from a software application to the final output HDMI port. Let's make a very simple scenario. A simple windows 8.1 program, uses some ...
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Error message when installing printer driver

First let me say that I have been searching and trying solutions for about 10 days but cannot resolve the problem. My HP P1102w printer is three years old and connected to my PC via USB cable. It ...
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Display automatically switches between “PC Screen Only” & “Duplicate” projection options

The display switches automatically (with no pattern) between "PC Screen Only" & "Duplicate" projection options, which is resolved temporarily then by using Windows+P >> PC Screen Only. But, ...
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Why can't the best resolution of graphics cards be used?

OS: Windows 7 Graphics Cards: 2x Radeon R9 290, Crossfire Enabled. Manufacturer: Diamond Monitors: 2x Asus VN247 All drivers up to date as of 2/15/2015 The issue I'm having is that the max resolution ...
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How do I make my Asus touchpad behave in a reasonable way?

I recently purchased an Asus X550L computer. It came pre-bundled with an ASUS Windows 8.1 that I immediately wiped, to ensure I get a "clean" install without any superfluous junk that the OEM decided ...
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Computer screen goes black after updating graphic driver

Recently I had updated my AMD graphic card.Catalyst Control Center says there is no update available but AMD Gaming Evolved notify me an update is available. They direct me to this website. I ...
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Why does system32 have so many different folder names called Driver?

When booting in safe mode the computer will list a bunch of system files it is running, yet the system files are located in differently named Driver folders in System32. So names of these I saw were: ...
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How to find which chipset my scanner is using in Ubuntu/Linux?

My laptop is running Unbuntu 14.04. I have a Genius Vivid-1200TA scanner which is not supported by SANE and I want to find or develop a driver for it to be supported! How to find which chip-set is ...
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system_thread_exception_not_handled (chdrt64.sys)

I am trying to install windows 7 on my laptop instead of windows8. My pc doesn't recognise my cd driver in order to boot from the win7 ISO file. So, I opened DriverPackSolution in orde to update my ...
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Win 7 black screen and mouse cursor after boot

After booting my custom PC the screen stays black. It starts with a "beep- tone", then everything runs as usual until the blue welcome-screen appears. After that the screen turns black and only the ...
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Text-to-Speech Fadeout (BUG) — RE:sound card hardware, windows TTS engine or controlling apps

Problem: Applications that use Text-To-Speech (TTS) engine cause the speech to fadeout mid sentence. Reads current sentence of text then fades out after about 1-2 seconds only to return at the ...