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44 views

How can I install PaperPort 8 (and PaperPort color) as a printer on Windows Vista 64-bit?

A friend has a PaperPort 8 license that he got from his dad and he's installed it. The problem is that PaperPort isn't appearing in the printer menu. Is there some other driver that needs to be ...
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1answer
42 views

How to create a WIndows Vista Installer including my own drivers

I try to add a Syba SD-PEX40054 with Marvell 88SE9230 RAID Sata 3.0 PCIe card to my Workstation Intel s5000psl to pass from SATA 2.0 to SATA 3.0 and add HDD with SATA 3.0 specs. Now I have an issue, ...
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1answer
806 views

How to install Windows Vista mouse drivers without mouse or keyboard working

I can boot into Vista just fine, but the mouse and keyboard (both USB) are not working. However, they are both working fine up until Vista boots. Immediately after boot, the found new hardware dialog ...
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1answer
36 views

How to attach a wireless remote without hardware

A long time ago I had bought an hp all in one system and it came with a remote an receiver to control windows media. The other thing is it had windows vista. I wanted to move this remote and receiver ...
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2answers
2k views

Why is there “Load Driver” during Windows installation?

When installing windows, there's a link to "Load Driver" as shown: From what I know, drivers can always be installed after the OS is installed, so it seems odd that there's a "Load Driver" link ...
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0answers
208 views

How can I configure Windows to use the correct resolution for a standard definition TV (SDTV)?

Introduction I know someone who has a laptop and wants it to output video to a TV. I bought a cheap cable to connect its VGA output to one of the TV's composite video inputs. The seller of the cable ...
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1answer
55 views

Windows vista/7/8 “automatically” installed drivers questions

Where do the automatically installed drivers get installed in windows? Where do they get installed from (I can install them without the internet). Why do they need to be installed if they already ...
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0answers
272 views

Driver win32k.sys marked pagable instead of nonpagable

A friend has the following BSOD on Vista, about each 45 minutes: A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. win32k.sys The ...
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1answer
912 views

Are WDDM 1.2 drivers backward compatible with WDDM 1.0?

WDDM 1.1 drivers are backward compatible with WDDM 1.0 specification; both 1.0 and 1.1 drivers can be used in Windows Vista. Can WDDM 1.2 also be used in Windows Vista?
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0answers
565 views

Sony VAIO laptop Realtek High Definition Audio driver making buzzing sound

When I Skype or voice chat with anyone, using any voice chat program, they say they can a hear a ring or buzzing coming from my microphone. I sometimes can fix the ring by changing the settings in my ...
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0answers
344 views

Keyboard/Mouse not working when windows vista has reached login screen

I currently have a problem with a system (vista home premium, 64bit). USB kbd/mouse will not work when windows has booted/loaded their drivers and Im stuck at the login screen with no working input ...
1
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0answers
114 views

How to change the language of driver interface for Canon Pixma printers?

Is there a way to change the language of the driver interface for Canon Pixma printers? Which language is used seems to be determined by the language of the OS or the Windows localization settings. I ...
4
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3answers
846 views

How to update Intel graphics for a laptop whose manufacturer has stopped updating

I have seen a lot of questions on this site asking about updating ATI and Nvidia graphics for laptops, with some very good solutions for them, however I have not seen any questions/answers for people ...
0
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0answers
264 views

Turn off video driver in recovery command prompt

I have a hp dv2000 and my video card has stopped working. I disabled it in safe mode so I can use my laptop. I am going to reimage it again and when I reimage it will enable the video card again. If ...
1
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2answers
483 views

No printer driver for Windows 7 - is there a way to use Vista's?

I have an Olivetti d-copia 150d multifunctional printer and I recently updated to Windows 7 on my computer, but I can't seem to find the printer's drivers for Win7. Their webpage does have Windows ...
1
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0answers
139 views

computer takes hours to shutdown after video card upgrade

My computer had a nVidia GeForce 8500GT based graphics card, the fan on that card stopped working during the weekend (so I couldn't just replace the fan) I pulled an nVidia 9500GT from a less ...
0
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0answers
96 views

How do I get a Print Driver to load to my computer that will not load?

I have a Kodak ESP C310 printer that I just purchased. I have tried to use the CD, I have used the Kodak and I have tried to use a independent web site for loading my print driver but is fails. It ...
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1answer
141 views

CD Drives have disappeared in Vista

One day, out of the blue, my wife's CD Drives disappeared from Windows Explorer without warning and little trace. Device Manager shows them both with Code 39 warnings. One is an LG GGW-H20L BD Burner ...
1
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1answer
793 views

Trying to switch from IDE to SATA with Win 7-64 already installed

I have been reading some very informative articles on changing over to ACHI from SATA drivers after Windows 7 been installed. Well, I am trying to switch an Asus M487TD/USB3 board Dual booted with ...
1
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0answers
65 views

Vista professional 64 bit after complete the update there is no network connection

I have Vista Professional x64. I have installed it on a PC and a lot of updates have been applied and till yesterday morning everything were working fine. So I tried to install Internet explorer 9. I ...
1
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2answers
238 views

nVidia nForce and GeForce drivers colliding

My system has 2 nVidia graphics cards. A PCIe 9400GT, and an 8200 built-in (nForce 730a). I decided to upgrade my drivers to 285.62, as it says it supports both the 8 and 9 series GPUs. After it ...
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2answers
92 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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4answers
1k views

NVIDIA GeForce 7300LE graphics card not showing up in Device Manager

I just got a non-working Vista box from a friend, so I re-imaged the HD with a new version of Vista and the first time I booted it a 'Found New Hardware' dialog box came up with a prompt to install ...
1
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2answers
299 views

Can't uninstall a driver program

I downloaded a driver for a camcorder (Sony USB Driver) so that it could connect to my computer (Windows Vista - 32 bit). The driver was incompatible with Vista, so to install it I used the process ...
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1answer
75 views

Graphic Performance lagging

System specs: System: Manufacturer Dell Inc. Model XPS M1530 Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM System type 32-bit operating system Number of processor cores 2 64-bit capable Yes ...
2
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3answers
9k views

Unable to uninstall virtualbox network drivers

Last time I tried to uninstall virtualbox, it failed with a BSOD. Since then, I am unable to install any version of virtualbox. The uninstaller seem's to fail to. When i look in my network drivers ...
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2answers
435 views

Remove all drivers in Vista

I have a PC with Windows Vista that crashed probably due to installing bad drivers. It won't boot even in safe mode (restarts). There is no restore point created. How can I remove all drivers ...
0
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1answer
224 views

Is there a safe vga video driver that supports high resolutions?

My laptop is affected by the famous "defective nVidia card" problem. It used to work fine, but since yesterday any attempt to use 3d features causes the system to BSOD (Windows) or freeze (Linux). ...
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2answers
59 views

Is the Unsigned Drivers Issue in Vista 64 Bit Serious?

I'm going to install Vista Business 64 Bit on a system I will be building. I read a Wikipedia article cocerning the faults of Vista, and while things like UAC is completely acceptable, the driver ...
4
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2answers
225 views

How are device drivers installed when you attach a new piece of hardware?

What exactly is the OS doing when I plug in for example, a new pen drive to my machine? The driver should be hardware specific, where does my OS (Windows Vista) get it from? Does it have a ...
1
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2answers
2k views

video controller and Standard VGA graphics adapter

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista Home Edition. I recently reinstalled my OS and lost the video controller and Standard VGA graphics adapter. How can I reinstall it on my system?
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3answers
2k views

I can not install com0com, a digitally signed driver is required

I tried to install com0com - a null modem emulator - on Windows Vista, but failed because Windows Vista doesn't let me install a driver that is not digitally signed. I followed these instructions ...
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4answers
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How to reset video/display drivers in Vista without restarting OS?

Currently I have to reboot my system if an external monitor is hooked up for it to be correctly detected and used. I think it would be faster to restart/reset the video or display drivers instead. ...
1
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1answer
231 views

Safemode Startup Issues on Vista 64 Bit

Before i ask the question, let me point out that this is not a hardware issue. I have a clean install of vista on another hd that runs on same hardware, i am pretty sure its a corruption of a drive or ...
1
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2answers
207 views

ATI Radeon Display Driver

I have a dell laptop running vista. i recently tried to upgrade the display driver downloaded from dell and installed via ATI catalyst. After the installation and reboot I receive the message: ...
5
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2answers
7k views

Where can I find Vista/Win7 Virtual Display Drivers?

I'm looking for a virtual display driver similar to the one included in ZoneOS ZoneScreen that does not have the limitations of WDDM so that it can be used in Windows 7 of Windows Vista. All I need ...
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2answers
1k views

Installing unsigned drivers in Windows Vista automatically

I'm trying to install some unsigned drivers to a lot of computers while deploying them with Windows Vista Home Premium. I use devcon.exe to force Vista to use the correct drivers and that works, the ...
2
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5answers
322 views

Unattended Vista without Monitor

I have a laptop with a busted monitor (I can only see the leftmost inch of the screen). I need to reinstall Vista on this computer. However, the external monitor is a function of the video card ...
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4answers
1k views

Dell Inspirion 1525 64bit driver compatibility

Can anyone tell me what the compatibility of drivers on 64bit vista are like on the Dell Inspiron 1525. Mine is just a year old now and I want to upgrade to 64bit vista. I wondered if there's known ...
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2answers
162 views

How to find offending driver on Vista?

After unsuccessfull installation/uninstallation of the VPN software on Vista x64, I now have some broken drivers that prevent me from booting up with disabled digital signature check for drivers - ...
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2answers
120 views

Where can I find an updated driver for my display (NVIDIA Geforce 7150M)

Where can I find an updated driver for my display that is a NVIDIA Geforce 7150M for Windows Vista 32-bit?
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3answers
253 views

Unsupported 64 bit video drivers for windows

I've heard that generally one can find vista 64 bit drivers for video cards that don't have drivers from the manufacturers, but I haven't been able to find them myself. Does anyone know where a good ...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

RS232 to USB conversion

I want to connect some old device (with a RS232 port) to my laptop which doesn't have serial ports. I bought an adapter which is made in China and comes with no drivers CD. After searching I ...
0
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2answers
743 views

Downgraded HP Pavilion DV9205 from Vista to XP - No network driver

I was recently forced to do a complete new install on this machine, and having only XP, forced to downgrade to XP SP2. Now XP doesn't see my network adaptor, only sees the 1394 adaptor, which is ...
0
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2answers
2k views

Is there a way to show currently loaded drivers in Vista 64 bit?

Is there a way to show currently loaded drivers in Vista 64 bit without having to reboot and do a logged boot?
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4answers
31k views

Install Additional Printer Drivers (x86) on Vista (x64) - Can't find suitable (x86) ntprint.inf

I have a printer connected to my computer that I'd like to share on my home network - shouldn't be a problem. The computer the printer is connected to is running Vista Ultimate x64. The computers I'm ...
0
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1answer
872 views

Vista PS2 Mouse Does not work

I am trying to use a PS2 mouse with my Vista Home Ultimate (32-bit) machine. Vista installs the driver but says cannot load driver error code 10 in device manager. Driver is Microsoft 6.0.6001.18000 ...
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5answers
4k views

Using the Xbox 360 wireless adapter on vista

I am in a position where i will no longer have wired access for my desktop PC and so i will need to go wireless, Is it possible to use the Xbox 360 wireless adapter on my computer instead of spending ...
2
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3answers
3k views

Nt4.0 Printer Driver not compatible with Vista?

I've got a Brother Fax-8360P printer that has a standard printer port so it can be connected to my WindowsXP machine. I've found some drivers on the net that work and it is a pretty decent laser ...
6
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8answers
5k views

Force Vista to “forget” a USB device

I have a device (HTC Dream / G1 Android phone) that I want to set up with a specific driver. Unfortunately I have already previously installed the device with the default driver. Even after ...