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

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Dell Latitude - HDMI output is unreliable

I have a Dell Latitude E5540 laptop that cannot connect to two Samsung monitors using HDMI (both syncmasters, one is a P2450, the other is a S24C650PL). Using VGA always works on both monitors, HDMI ...
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Should I install graphics driver on my Laptop?

I bought a laptop with ubuntu and Nvidia geforce 820M 2GB graphics about 7 or 8 months back. Since then I've stuck with ubuntu and didnt install windows. However, I havent installed my graphics ...
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Windows 7 Pro x64, Intel eXensible 3.0 Driver and not working USBs (almost)

After installing Intel eXtensible Host Controller Driver (http://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/en/ukbsdt1/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=KG9P5). USB ports (both 2.0 and 3.0) stopped working for USB ...
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Is my upgrade to Windows 10 really safe, or am I at risk for trouble?

I recently downloaded the Windows 10 app, which tells me that yes, my system is ready for upgrading. What worries me is that there is a flash screen before telling me about the compatibility which ...
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How can I get to the “Install the printer driver” screen?

I have an HP Envy 5530 printer. I went to "Add a printer" and selected my printer from the network. I then selected the driver from a list that looked like this: Later, I uninstalled this printer. ...
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WIndows Vista to Windows 10 device driver compatibility

I have a Windows Vista computer. Is there a tool I can use to check if all my hardware is supported by Windows 10? I don't want to purchase it and then find out there are no drivers for the chipset or ...
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OpenWRT and Not Working WI-FI driver for MT7620

I have platform (evaluation board) with MT7620a. In this platform I must install OpenWWRT. After I succes install distribution I whant to add ,launch wi-fi module but something is wrong. I using to ...
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Repurposing a Capacitive Touch Screen from a used Laptop [on hold]

I have the LCD screen and its associated capacitive touch screen digitizer and control board from an ASUS N550JV laptop computer. I purchased a controller board for the LCD so I could use it as an ...
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BSOD's when gaming. Freshly built PC, windows 8.1

Here are text files of the analysis I got from the Windows debugger: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/m2cxget7qsop6/Dump_text I just built a pc and I get a lot of different BSOD's when starting up ...
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Intel Centrino N-1000 WIFI problems on Linux Ubuntu

I have a laptop with the Intel Centrino N-1000 wireless card running Ubuntu 12.10. The Ethernet card works fine, but the wireless card doesn't. When I click the Networking icon I see that wireless ...
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lost my drivers loading windows 7

I need to load my drivers back on my computer. Lost them loading windows 7. Can the drivers be loaded on a blank DVD and then loaded on my computer? Don't have a flash drive around. Any other ...
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Fedora 21 Sound stopped working when installing the 4.0.4 kernel

Today I did a yum update as part of my attempts to get my qemu-kvm vm up and running. It appears to have had a side effect I didn't anticipate. Other than qemu itself, the only other thing that ...
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Is there a way to force Windows to use Precision Touchpad drivers rather than Synaptics?

I have a Dell XPS 15 (9530) that has a Synaptics clickpad. I've tried tinkering with many settings and different Dell/Synaptics drivers, but there's always some aspects that don't work well (two ...
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Intel graphics drivers on Windows 10 technical preview

So I was trying out the Windows 10 technical preview build 10074 on my HP Pavilion 15-p241nd. I tried installing the Intel Graphics drivers but it keeps showing up this error message, I do ...
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Lost WiFi connection after Windows 7 - intel driver Centrino Wireless N1000 Update - How do I restore the driver?

I was updating my computer; hp Pavilion dm4, Windows 7, 64-bit operating system. I got an error stating "Intel driver update for Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless N1000" could not be updated. I tried to ...
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Can I “offload” printing support to an external host or service when there is no native driver available?

I have a situation where a particular printer (HP DesignJet 800 plotter) doesn't have a driver for a particular client operating system (Windows 8), and as a result, those users can't print to this ...
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“Blacklist” certain devices so Windows doesn't download new drivers/ change windows driver update registry

Main Question: Is there a way to prevent Windows 7 from searching for drivers for a device with a particular (known) vendor and product ID? Secondary Question: If the answer to the above question is ...
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Prevent searching for drivers when there is already one installed

Is there a way to, on Windows 7, prevent Windows for checking for updated drivers every time a device is plugged into the same USB port? I know I can set it so that it doesn't check at all, but I'm ...
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GPU causes PC to go into endless reboot & no display (Radeon HD 7970)

I was experiencing a couple of blue screens on my (3 years old) PC so I decided to upgrade my drivers. I updated my ATi Radeon 7970 driver to a certain version from ATi Catalyst which later turned out ...
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'unable to install … driver. Operation could not be completed

I tried to upload a driver to a Samba+CUPS server and got this wonderfully explaining message (i am joking) 'unable to install ... driver. Operation could not be completed How can i have some ...
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disable driver signature check while installing windows 7 [duplicate]

is there any possibility where i can disable the default driver signature check while WINDOWS 7 Instalation?. My problem is that: i had bought an asus mobo with inbuilt AMD raid card and i want to ...
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Laptop HP Pavillon dv5000 - Audio device not found fresh Windows 8.1 even after installing drivers

Until a couple of days ago, my laptop (with Windows 7 Ultimate) worked perfectly including the audio system with any program (music, video, Skype etc..). After making a full fresh Windows 8.1 ...
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How does BIOS read from flash storage without installing driver first?

Whenever we plug in a new thumb drive, we get a pop-up saying Installing Device Driver and then after sometime the autorun dialog pops-up. So when installing another OS from bootable flash drive - ...
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Use all 5.1 speakers with 2 channel audio sources [duplicate]

I would like to upmix 2 channel audio sources such that they use all of my 5.1 speakers. I have a realtek sound card (with updated drivers) and Windows 7. Here's what i've tried: Using the ...
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How do I find out who is corrupting my memory?

Question: My Windows 8.1 media center is experiencing blue screens. Here's an excerpt from the most recent ones (sorry for the formatting, but superuser does not support nice tables): Date Bug ...
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system thread exception not handled - upgraded graphics driver and now can't view photos

I have a relatively new HP Pavilion laptop with AMD Radeon A6-6310 graphics. My computer would randomly give me a BSOD with the error message "System Thread Exception not handled" while watching ...
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How to uninstall a Windows Update that seems invisible after installation

I learned the hard way that installing the "Synaptics driver update for Synaptics Composite USB HID Device" on Windows 7 x64 kills the trackpoint and touchpad of my Lenovo USB SK-8835 USB keyboard. ...
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Stutter while gaming every 3-4 seconds in Windows using MacBook Pro 2012 (MacBook 9.1) using Windows 7

I'm using Windows with Bootcamp on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro (Here is the config). Recently when I play a game, I get frequent (and somewhat constant) stutter every 2-3 seconds, no matter if it's a 2D ...
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Not given option for native monitor resolution

I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise edition 64bit. I have the HP LP3065 monitor and (I think) I have the Intel HD Graphics 4600 adapter (at least that's what the driver is). I'm stuck at 1280x800 and ...
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hp probook g1 WIFI not working in Kali

I have installed Kali linux on my hp probook g1 but I have a problem in wifi while its working correctly on windows any body can help ? thanx in advance
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how to download and install outdated linux-headers

I just watched the issue concerning how to add additional driver (module) into pre-compiled kernel; I tried to install the linux-headers but in the current repository I could find that all the ...
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How can I use MSI Afterburner with Nvidia Optimus enabled laptop?

I used to run MSI Afterburner with my old laptop. But I can't use with my new one. Google didn't help except I figured a lot of people having issue with MSI Afterburner plus Nvidia Optimus combo. This ...
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Fixing sudden Error 31 in device manager

How can I fix a sudden occurrence of random Error 31 in device manager? In Win7 x64, from out of the blue, suddenly the following devices have an exclamation mark and show "This device is not working ...
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Mobile printing on Epson TM P60II (552)

I installed the driver of the Epson TM P60II (552) printer on my Windows desktop and it works fine but I can't seem to make it work on mobile devices (iOS, Android). I need to print something from a ...
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Ubuntu 15.04, “Disconnected - you are now offline”

I'm pretty new to ubuntu but here is the problem I have so far; my wireless connection seems to disconnect and reconnect itself. Some days it will work and somedays it will not. I did some research ...
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New AMD R9 270X GPU isn't recognized by Windows 7 x64 - UPDATED

I just bought a Sapphire Radeon R9 270X graphics card and installed it. The installer on the driver installation CD it came with only shows this list of compatible cards though - it doesn't include ...
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Adding a registry key in Windows 8.1 to enable downloading test drivers

I am trying to enable downloading test drivers on my Windows 8.1. The tutorial says that I should add the following key to the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Test Drivers - ...
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Will my Fn keys stop working if I reinstall my keyboard drivers?

My computer is an Acer Aspire M5-583-6428 laptop computer. Lately, I've been having a strange issue with my keyboard, which I've decided to attempt to fix by uninstalling my keyboard drivers and ...
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Linux ALSA Driver using channel count 3

Am running my ALSA Driver on Ubuntu 14.04, 64bit, 3.16.0-30-generic Kernel. Hardware is proprietary hardware, hence cant give much details. Following is the existing driver implementation: Driver ...
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Why does my network adapter not appear in WinXP Device manager?

I'm sure My IBM thinkpad has a network adapter as I used it for many years. However, the last time I used it is approximately 8 years ago. I do not know if something touched it or did something to it ...
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No HDMI option in sound playback devices

I'm using an off-lease refurbished HP 6005 small form factor PC running Windows 7 with an integrated ATI HD 4200 GPU. The HD output port is displayport, so I bought an adapter to hook up to my TV. ...
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GPU showing artifacts and failing to boot with GPU drivers installed

I’ve been having problems with my GPU since last night. I was playing a game when suddenly the game froze, green and purple artifacts showed up and the game minimized to desktop before continuing ...
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HP Deskjet USB Printer prints pages twice from Windows7

I have an HP Deskjet printer / scanner combo that has lately developed a weird problem that it will often print the same page twice. It doesn't always happen but say with a 50% probability. Any idea ...
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LAN disconnects, brought new LAN card but old one comes back [duplicate]

So here is the story, the old LAN port came with the motherboard and after installing windows 8.1 (from windows 7) the LAN would drop in about 30 mins of a restart and never connect again. I thought ...
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Geforce and Quadro in one system with their specific driver

I already have Geforce GTX 770 and a Dell monitor. I've recently bought a EIZO 10bit monitor. I read that it might be tricky to get it running with only one graphic card. Unless the GTX 770 supports a ...
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Linux interrupt handling : bottom half

In Linux, the handling of interrupt handler is divided into two components : top half, and bottom half. From my understanding, the bottom-half of an interrupt handler can be handled in many ways : ...
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Intel USB 3.0 extensible host controller not working with Windows 7 64 bit

I bought a new ASUS Notebook F751LN. Everything seems to work, but if i tried to install the USB3 Drivers the system freezes (no bsod). No log entries except Kernel Power. I tried older and newest ...
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Alternate audio driver (replace Realtek)

Is there any alternative to Realtek HD Audio driver? The reason I ask is because Realtek's audio driver makes my microphone sound really bad (friends tell me they can barely hear me). However, if I ...
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Which driver is necessary to show the touchpad-disable option?

It seems that I accidentally removed a driver/software to enable the option to automatically disable the touchpad when a mouse is plugged in (explained in detail here). My Mouse settings currently ...
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How to disable bash drivers in windows 8.1?

I'm trying to follow these instructions to stop Bash Driver BHDrvx86 or BHDdrvx64, but device manager in Windows 8.1 no longer displays non plug and play drivers (such as the Bash drivers), even as a ...