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

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Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260: This device cannot start (code 10)

My wireless driver seems to be down, and as a result my WiFi no longer works. I've tried disabling/enabling it from the device manager as well as shutting down and booting the system back up to no ...
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Understanding Dell Nautilus Driver

On an old Dell PC (Precision T7400), a 4TB drive is only recognized as a 2TB drive. I found this driver on the Dell Support website: ...
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How to install AMD Radeon HD7450M Graphics Driver correctly on windows 8.1?

I have recently installed windows 8.1. And i have installed all drivers successfully except AMD Radeon HD7450M Graphics Driver. I have downloaded the latest driver using catalyst auto-detect. At the ...
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steam wont launch after driver update

recently acquired wolfenstein:the old blood in the steam sale and upon startup it recommended I update my graphics card driver. I opened the device manager, updated my card, came back to steam and ...
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Computer keeps freezing after driver update

Since a few days my LapTop keeps freezing when I open f.e Skype, Visual Studio or a DirectX based game. When I open one of those programs the screen freezes, but I can still move my mouse. When I try ...
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Laptop trackpad stops responding to taps / scrolling

Laptop: Acer Aspire One AO756 running Win 7 Home Device name: Synaptics Clickpad 8.1 on PS/2 Port Have both Synaptics and Elan ETDWare PS/2-X64 10.6.12.4_WHQL driver installed. If I don't have both, ...
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How do MTP, PTP, and USB Mass Storage work? [on hold]

This is a very general question, so I hope it's suitable for this site! I was trying to learn about some of the different ways that devices can present themselves to a host device over USB, and how ...
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How do I add a Bluetooth COM port in the Win8 Device Manager?

I am trying to set up terminal communication across two Windows 8.1 bluetooth devices - my workstation and an HP Stream 7 Tablet. The devices see each other, pair, and can transmit files, however the ...
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Install Samsung Android Note 2 MTP INF driver for Win XP in to Win7 - Win10 is using the same exact driver?

I am troubleshooting Windows 7 64-bit MTP support for Samsung Note 2 with DN4 ROM. Those who Google Samsung android MTP support for Win 7 will discover that this is a very long standing and unsolved ...
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Laptop Freezing continues after installing Nvidia Graphics card Drivers [on hold]

I had bought a new laptop with Ubuntu as the OS. The configuration is as follows Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series i7 processor 8 GB RAM 1 TB Hard Disk Nvidia GetForce 840 Graphics card. Intel HD 5500 ...
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Drivers for VT6421A Controller Card

The hard disk controller on my motherboard went out, so I'm trying to install this VT6421A PCI controller card. Unfortunately, I've looked at a couple of posts on SuperUser and other forums, but I ...
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How to get bluetooth headphones working in Windows 7 PC?

I spent several days on this but still no luck. Basically I have Plantronics BackBeat Pro and I also have CSR8510 A10 bluetooth dongle. When I put the dongle into a USB port, Windows installed some ...
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What rpm packages for Edimax EW-7811Un on Fedora

I'm trying to get the Edimax EW-7811Un drivers to install on my Fedora 22 Linux box. I have no connection to the internet (and cannot connect it to the network via Ethernet cable) although I can ...
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{Fixed in 10162} Windows 10 “media driver missing” on installation

[Update: Fixed in 10162 build] [cross-post from MS Answers community as I doubt they will be able to help me there] [Update: I just tested the Windows8.1 Iso: It works. This seems to be a bug with ...
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USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports on Windows 7 — trying to fix via DeviceMgr & downloads from Intel website [duplicate]

My question is actually a follow-up to the question-and-answer poisted by a fellow at this superuser URL, USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports on Windows 7 with an Intel USB 3.0 xHCI Controller ...
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Can't get touch screen on my HP Elitebook 840 G1 to work

My friend has an Elitebook 840 and his touchscreen works just fine. In the device manager, I see some drivers for touch screen stuff so I'm assuming I do actually have a touch screen. I'm not ...
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Disable Buttons Area - Asus Elan Touchpad

The problem is that the left-button and right-button are also included in the touch surface. I found out that this question is common, but i didn't find a solution for Windows(8.1) and Elan(touchpad ...
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Dell Drivers for Inspiron N4050

I have to say this: this is the first time I ever find difficulty in installing device drivers. I fresh-installed Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with absolutely no drivers or programs installed. I tried ...
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Keyboard shortcuts of intel driver are not working

Keyboard shortcuts of the Intel Graphics Driver are not working - NONE! In the dialog where you can define them by directly typing them, they are recognized properly. And of course the option is set ...
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Route audio output from applications (ex: firefox) through a sound driver/device (ex: asio4all)

I have a reloop mixage which runs a modified version of asio4all as its driver so you can set outputs/inputs to the different ports on the thing. It works in Fl Studio great... In the mixer just set ...
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Changes like driver installation/update/upgrade are lost after reboot/shutdown in Kali Linux

I installed Kali Linux on my Dell Vostro 3446 in dual boot mode along with windows 8.1. I keep trying to update Kali and install device drivers. I installed the compact wireless driver and apt-update ...
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How I tell my Realtek HD that what I plugged on my laptop is NOT a headphone?

I have a really cool set of speakers. when I plug them in completely on the laptop, they sound muffled and weird, when I remove just a tiny bit of the jack, it sounds really, really, really good. ...
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AMD Radeon HD 7640G inverting colours

I have not been able to find anyone else on the internet that has had this issue, so I am hoping someone will be able to help me out. When you plug in or remove any external device, VGA/HDMI/USB the ...
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Cannot install the network driver in my toshiba L745-S4210

have tried installing 3 differentt drivers already, in order to solve a wireless network connection problemin my laptop toshiba satellite L745-S4210. My computer shows the message "no connections are ...
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4k Monitor out of sync after wake-up from energy saving mode

CORE SYSTEM: Intel Core i7-4790 3,6 GHz 8 GB RAM Windows 8.1 (latest Updates) GRAPHICS AND MONITORS: Intel HD Graphics 4600 - Latest Intel Driver (16.3.2015, Version 10.18.14.4170) Main Screen: ...
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Correct kmod-megasr driver to install CentOS 7 on Intel Embedded RAID Technology II?

I am trying to install CentOS 7 on a server using RAID 5 on Intel Embedded RAID Technology II. I did need to install a special hardware key to unlock the RAID 5 feature. I have succcessfully ...
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Graphics card not working on new motherboard

I have recently bought this bundle to fix a faulty PC. However, I have tried to plug my graphics card in and all I get is a blank screen. I have disabled the on board graphics in the device manager, ...
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Install AMD Proprietary Drivers on Manjaro

I'm using Linux Manjaro 0.8.13 on my laptop and want to install proprietary drivers. Here is what i have: efog# lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation ...
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How do I know which drivers to install on an OEM laptop

I have a Toshiba Satellite Model C55t-B5109, and I am looking to do a clean install, via the method of using media creation installation tool to find the product key within the Processor, as many ...
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How do I access headphones mode using Realtek drivers without the device popup?

My laptop's realtek audio was able to simulate a speaker set with my headphones. By this I mean that it knew that in a real surround speaker set, both ears would actually hear a sound playing from ...
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Set printer preferences

I am writing a script setting up printers and drivers. One of the driver I install, contains a bug for old printers used with platforms further than Windows Vista. I need to update the preferences of ...
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Setting up Konica7020 on a Network

This printer has been the bane of my existence for the past two days. I am supposed to get the Konica7020 setup so that it will work with Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 and I can send print jobs to it and ...
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Can't install drivers on Windows Vista

I'm running Windows Vista SP2 and I recently got a problem that is quite urgent. I cannot install drivers on my system. When I run (for example) driver executable, an error pops up saying "Driver ...
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Windows drivers and non-present devices

For example I have a PCI sound card, but it was damaged, so I decided to remove it from my PC. What happened with drivers for it? Are they still loaded or Windows check if device is present and then ...
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How to interpret this description of a crash

How to interpret this description of a crash I'm coming in 6th crash-commonly known as blue screen by applying Who Crashed is attributed to tcpip.sys driver Crash Dump Analysis ...
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Windows 7 installation: No hard drives found (Dell Vostro)

My Dell Vostro 3500 (anno 2010) laptop lost it's hard drive which I easily replaced. Problem: The laptop was not shipped with a Windows installation media, so the recovery options was located on the ...
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Running Sysprep from startup repair

My laptop's charging port recently broke, and I bought a new laptop and moved the old hard drive into the new laptop. The old hard drive was running windows 7. The hard drive boots, but it crashes ...
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Canon LiDE 120 - Issues with Windows 8.1

Good day everybody, I am having issues getting my Canon LiDE 120 scanner working with my Windows 8.1 (64bit) PC. I have tested the device using a Windows 7 PC and it worked fine there. I also know ...
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Laptop keyboard stopped working after installing a drawing tablet

The laptop in question is a Samsung series 7. The tablet (Turcom 6608) disk installed its own PS/2 keyboard driver among a copious amount of other HID drivers which I think overrode the original one. ...
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VirtualBox sound drivers issues

I run DOS with old games under VirtualBox on my Windows 7 Home SP1 32bit machine through my Intel Core 2 Duo CPU installed. Windows uses default sound drivers provided by Microsoft (High Definition ...
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Trouble Installing Drivers

I'm looking to install drivers for some old telephone tech. I'm in the UK and running Windows 7 professional on a Lenovo Thinkpad T410 laptop. I can't see any .exe file in the driver link after I ...
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“Automate” a clean install of a random personal Windows computer? [closed]

I'm the guy who is always tasked with reinstalling Windows on random personal PCs with different hardware. I'm referring to friends, family, personal PCs and not organized corporate PCs. I did not ...
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Install two sets of different graphic card drivers

So this is temporary but I need to use both on-board and dedicated GPU but the latest AMD Omega Drivers don't work with my on-board GPU since it's older. It is possible to install two different sets ...
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Install two incomptaible nvidia drivers at the same time in windows

I have a new compunter with a GTX 970 wich use NVIDIA driver 353.06 and I want to use my old GTX 280 wich use 341.44 and the problem I've seen is that the drivers overwrite the other so I can only ...
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AHCI Mode for Windows XP

Sorry for making questions about Windows XP, but I have a client that still uses it and he insists not to go towards Seven, 8 or 10. I read some articles about AHCI drivers to load during ...
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Recovering a driver from a dying Windows Server 2008 drive?

We have an extremely specialized PCI-E card that does some really specific for us. We only use it really once in a bluemoon. The machine that had the card installed had a hard drive failure. I can ...
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Bluetooth adapter disappearing

I have a Dell XPS 13. I was using my Bluetooth mouse last night when it suddenly stopped working. Checked the device manager and the Bluetooth adapter is completely gone. I have tried numerous driver ...
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Disable hosted network support in a Windows WiFi driver

What How can I alter my Surface Pro's WiFi adapter to remove its support for the Hosted Network feature in Windows? I don't want to disable the hosted network feature for ALL adapters, just for one. ...
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What is the recent solution to deal with screen tearing on Ubuntu 14.10

I'm using the latest version of AMD proprietary driver. When I move any window, it is tearing. There are lots of thread and solutions about this issue. Some of them is out of date. As you know, ...
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Change a value in the driver INF file

Driver: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter OS: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - x64 Purpose: Changing the Channel of wifi For knowing which files are being used by the above mentioned driver, ...