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Virtual Display Device for all platforms

I am looking for a video hook driver for all(tm) platforms (namely windows 7/8, Linux, OSX). The operating system should think that there is a VGA/HDMI/... device that can be used as a second ...
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76 views

How to hide a HDD from device manager?

I somehow managed to "hide" one of my SATA HDDs from XP's device manager. No yellow signs, nothing and it does not work. But BIOS can still see it. On Linux, its partitions still work as expected, ...
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2answers
955 views

Enter E-GPV gamepad not recognising all button presses

I am using Enter E-GPV gamepad on Windows 7. I opted to buy this as I did not have any previous experience of using gamepads and this had the highest available user rating and the cheapest best ...
0
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1answer
96 views

WD My Book (10EAVS) doesn't show files

I have an external data device with many importat files on it (about 500 GB). when i try to show the files on my PC, it shows that the capacity is actually taken (500GB) but i see no files in it. ...
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0answers
25 views

How to change default devices and drivers in windows?

I am trying to figure out how to change the default display adapter(gfx device) that is being used without having to go in and disable the others. What I am trying to accomplish is to be able to ...
2
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2answers
67 views

Determine my network card? [duplicate]

I've got a fresh install of Windows, but I just noticed that my ethernet card will not work. Checking the device manager, it appears as "Ethernet Controller" and is missing a driver. Is there any way ...
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2answers
393 views

How does Windows categorize devices in “Device Manager”?

How does Windows determine device categorization in "Device Manager"? For instance, Device Manager lists such categories as "Imaging devices", "Keyboards", "Sound, video, and game controllers", etc. ...
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1answer
215 views

What are the possible causes of a ghost USB device appearing then disappearing?

About half an hour ago Windows informed me it was trying to install software for an "Unknown Device". However, it failed. Using the Control Panel I checked the device's properties, and discovered that ...
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0answers
240 views

Hardware device not detecting on Windows 7 - detects only on reboot

I am trying to connect a data connector (USB like hardware device to connect internet), but it not detecting the device, I have installed the device driver software came with the device. Issues is ...
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1answer
75 views

USB Driver for Windows [closed]

I want to make a usb driver in c for windows. I have good background in c and c++. Can anybody suggest me how should i start my development?any suggestion?
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0answers
76 views

I have seen some tutorials that lead you to add a device ID into the valid IDs in the drivers of another device. How does this work?

Let's say I have a generic bluetooth adapter, and the default drivers don't support A2DP. So I download some drivers for another bluetooth adapter that do support A2DP. First, when I try to install ...
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1answer
462 views

Windows XP Service Pack 3 installs unknown devices

The other day I decided to rebuild the software on my PC. starting with Windows XP, I did a fresh install, and proceeded to install all of the drivers until there were no "Unknown Devices" in the ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Multiple USB devices failing to install

I recently bought an audio interface (Presonus Audiobox USB) and had trouble installing it on my computer. At first, I thought the problem came from the sound card itself because the drivers didn't ...
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2answers
193 views

Windows does not install any drivers for storage devices

I have Acer Aspire 4253 laptop with windows 7 and fedora 17 installed. Recently Windows encounters errors while installing device drivers for storage devices. It fails to install drivers for pen ...
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41 views

Installing driver from custom file

I recently began reading about the autorun.inf entries on Microsoft's website. I read the section about [DeviceInstall]. It seems to give the 'device' being inserted the capability to install its own ...
2
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3answers
1k views

USB pen drive not detected

I have an HP Pro 3130MT running Windows 7. My USB pen drives work fine on any other computer except this one. Sometimes is says something like "..device driver installation failed" and sometimes it ...
2
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1answer
184 views

What exactly are device drivers and INFfiles?

I know that a device driver is a piece of software that enables the OS to communicate with a piece of hardware, but recently I've heard about INF files and have gotten quite confused. Some sources say ...
1
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1answer
144 views

nVidia Device missing in my Vaio

I own a Vaio VGN-SZ38GP which came with two gfx cards, nVidia and Intel. Display is regulated through the stamina-speed switch present on the laptop. Stamina switch is for Intel gfx and speed switch ...
1
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1answer
210 views

Show unused device driver

When we plug in the usb game pad, it installs the device driver and starts to show up in the device manager. Can we somehow extract the driver from the device and install it such that it shows in ...
1
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1answer
713 views

How to disable “Automatically search for drivers and install” in Windows 7

I connected my TI-89 to my Windows 7 system, and apparently it is not plug-and-play. There was a link to a Windows configuration setting made available that gave the option to automatically search ...
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1answer
188 views

How to fix Windows 7 device removal notification loop

Bit of an odd one this. One of our PCs is getting caught in a loop some time after being turned on, usually after a USB storage device has been attached - sometimes an iPod, sometimes a GPS. ...
2
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0answers
125 views

Linux USB to work as CD ROM in OS X

I am working in driver development in Linux USB modules. I have written a driver for USB and it is working as CD ROM in a Windows machine. I made the first partiton as fat32 modprobe g_hidmass ...
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0answers
51 views

Where to look for devices for writing devices drivers in linux?

I am thinking of getting my hands dirty with Linux kernel by writing drivers for some real devices for which there are no drivers available currently. The device specification should also be freely ...
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2answers
741 views

Monitor hardware change events

I have a laptop that periodically notifies me that some piece of hardware was installed/removed by playing the little ba-dum sound. I have no idea what hardware is changing - I am not adding or ...
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0answers
1k views

Cannot uninstall device

Using Win 7 x64 and I have a device in my device manager what we are actually not using. Actually the "hardware" is not there ^^ so its nonsense to have it in the device manager. I can disable it, but ...
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1answer
93 views

Windows 7 network, deploy portable devices

We are planning to roll out Windows 7 in a school and are wondering if this can solve some ongoing issues that we have always experienced with XP. Server 2008 R2 Clients Windows 7 32-bit The school ...
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0answers
183 views

Create bluetooth device

Can I use my bluetooth enabled laptop to create bluetooth keyboards or other devices? ps: I would like to use my laptop keyboard on my PS3
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3answers
428 views

Why does simple plug and play hardware sometimes include drivers?

I have about 7 devices (speakers, mouse, etc.) that are all USB. They all came with CD's containing drivers for it. My question is, why do they? All 7 of these devices have run just fine on every ...
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2answers
96 views

Computer sound/audio not working since switched to Vista

I got Vista for my HP laptop Pavilion DV1000. Before it had Windows XP and Linux but the laptop says "Vista Capable". My computer's sound worked before. Since getting Windows Vista roughly a year ...
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2answers
57 views

Is it good to uninstall previous driver always before to install new version on Windows PC?

Is it good to uninstall previous driver always before to install new version on Windows PC? I'm talking about any type of Driver.