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

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How to update all your drivers without paying

Recently Blue Screen Of Death ( BSOD ) has been occurring on my computer and its because i have some drivers which needs updating.Each time my computer recover from it , I would get the message from ...
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Force a custom resolution

I have a no-name graphic card that Windows can't recognize, so it just shows standard VGA in the device manager list. Now it just shows 800x600 and 1024x768, but I want to force that to other ...
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Can wrong drivers in Windows cause hardware failure?

If I install wrong drivers manually or via a driver update software for my GPU, BIOS or anything else in my PC - can it cause the part to fail? I have already lost two laptops from onboard GPU failure ...
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“reload” mac audio drivers without rebooting

I have an external audio interface (M-audio fast track c400). In order to get my macbook to recognize it (display in audio/midi setup), I have to reboot, which is a hassle. I have had other m-audio ...
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Why is Laserjet P2035 driver for Windows 7 failing to install?

I have been trying to install the printer drivers for a Laserjet P2035 on a Windows 7 64 bit system. I am trying to use the website available install packages since I don't have the CD. This is a ...
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Windows 8.1 Black Screen

I have a brand new desktop with a new SSD. So I installed my copy of Windows 8.1 on it and got it all done fine. When I first went to the desktop I thought to install a graphics card driver first. So ...
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Windows keeps alerting USB driver not installed even though it is

I'm running Windows 7 and in the taskbar under the flag icon, it always says "Installer your USB controller driver". I followed the steps to install it and have not experienced any issues with USB ...
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WD Elements 1042 usb 3.0 not recognized by Windows 7

I have a WD Elements 1042 with usb 3.0, Windows 7, Lenovo notebook and My Computer can't see it. Anyway, it's visible in Hardware and Sound -> Devices and Printers -> Elements 1042 Properties -> WD ...
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Intel Wireless-N 7260 slow on linux

I just bought a new Acer Aspire V7-582PG which has an Intel Corporation Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 (rev 73) Wifi card. In windows, everything works fine, but using linux, the internet speed is quite ...
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How to get nvidia drivers for GeForce GT635?

I'm trying to download drivers for my GeForce GT635 2GB, but when I go to http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us it doesn't list any GT635. It lists the GT630 and GT640, though. I tried ...
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A service installation section in this inf is invalid

When I connect a Samsung phone to my Windows XP SP3, it gives the error A service installation section in this inf is invalid I browsed lot of blogs, every post says to try the ...
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Need help troubleshooting TPCIP.sys BSOD

I had a couple of BSOD on win 7 x64, I ran the software WhoCrashed on the minidumps and it shows something like this: Your computer crashed crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\032814-19921-01.dmp ...
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Does leaving “Unknown Devices” uninstalled slow down my computer?

I have several unknown devices within the Device Manager. These appear to be devices that install their own programs and services to operate, however I have no use for them. Does leaving these ...
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Trying to install Realtek Audio97 drivers but can't because they aren't signed

I'm trying to install the Realtek Audio97 sound driver from the Realtek driver download page for Windows 7 and every time I try to run the installer I get the "Windows Can't verify the publisher of ...
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Synaptics - Windows 8.1, updating Synaptics failed

On Windows 8.1, I tried to install the latest Synaptics Touchpad Driver v17.0.19 and it failed for some unknown reasons. Turns out it's problem with Synaptics, not Windows. Synaptics did not "Sign" ...
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Windows 7 doesn't recognize DVD drive

I reinstalled Windows 7 (x64) because DVD drive stoped being recognized. At first it worked, I even got to burn a dvd. Some time later it misteriously dissapeared again. This question has been asked ...
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How to connect Windows 7 64-bit to shared HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP?

I've got HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP. I successfully connected to the printer on Windows 7 x86. I tried the same with Windows 7 x64 but failed. I did steps from HP forums and ...
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Virtual Microphone and skype

I need to have at least one microphone on Windows to make Skype calls, but i have a VPS with Windows 2003 server with no audio device. I googled a lot and finally i found something called "Virtual ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 ATI Drivers vesa park

This is probably not an issue, from all I can get it seems my hardware and drivers are properly installed. However when I go to system settings -> system info -> graphics. I get Driver: VESA:PARK. ...
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Dell V105 printer and OS X 10.6

I am trying to get a Dell V105 printer to work with my iMac. It is running 10.6 and I have installed all the drivers on the Snow Leopard disk. I believe there is no official Dell driver but I have ...
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Upgrading from OpenGL 3.0 to 3.3+ on Ubuntu Linux

I recently made the switch from Windows to Ubuntu (because I am becoming more of a game developer than a game player), but quickly found out that my OpenGL version was downgraded because of the ...
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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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Is there a windows 7 driver for ICH10R that supports >2TB drives?

The ICH10R controller on my ASUS P6T SE board does support drives larger than 2 TB, however, the windows driver I can find doesn't. I am trying to use a 4 TB HDD, I am not trying to boot from that ...
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“Scan for hardware changes” leads to blue screen: video_dxgkrnl fatal_error

Using Windows 8.1 on ASUS N550JV. When I try to scan for hardware changes in device manager, I get VIDEO_DXGKRNL_FATAL_ERROR blue screen. Here's the crash analysis of the dump file: I could not ...
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Is it a hardware error for the audio device

Last night, after I restart my laptop ( DELL Inspiron 14 N5010 ) the audio device is gone and it says no speakers or head phones are plugged in . I've tried uninstall the audio device in the ...
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How to modify an XP driver to work with Windows 7

I have a simple controller adapter that allows me to use my PS2 controller in Windows XP. I upgraded to Windows 7 and it doesn't detect the adapter, even though Windows XP did. Is there a way to get ...
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Problems with Broadcom WLAN and Windows 8.1

I have read : Windows 8.1 killed notebook's wifi It didn't help. I have just recently bought a Lenovo M5400 laptop and installed Windows 8.1 x64. According to the support website, the wireless ...
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TAM/Data/Fax Modem working except for playback

I have a PCIe Data/Fax/TAM Modem (HiRO H50198). The fax and data capabilites work fine. Also, it can record messages. But it cannot playback any sound. I have called HiRo technical support, to no ...
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Realtek audio AC 97 5.1 on Windows 7: Terrible subwoofer quality

I have a media center PC with on-board Realtek AC97 Audio. I have been using Windows XP for a couple of years with great audio quality. I just upgraded this PC with Windows 7 and installed the latest ...
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Installing python on windows 7 causes android driver to stop working

When I install python on Windows 7, and android driver stop functioning with error code 31. The only way to make it work again is restoring the system to the time before installing python.
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USB devices are only recognized if connected at boot (Win 8.1 x64)

I have a Clevo P170HM laptop running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 edition with Media Center. I have observed peculiar behavior in the form of USB devices usually not being recognized unless they are plugged in ...
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uninstalling touchpad driver to use a mouse instead

I have a Synaptics touchpad on a Toshiba laptop but want to use a Logitech mouse instead. Is is safe to uninstall the Synaptic driver(s) for the touchpad, or will that make it permanently unusable if ...
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How can I use the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard on Windows 7?

I just bought the Apple Aluminium Bluetooth Keyboard, and obviously it doesn't work on my Windows machine. I'm guessing the drivers aren't installed. It says it has successfully paired with the ...
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How to Delete Old Audio Drivers

I have installed many inf-modified audio drivers for Conexant 20585 to make the stereo mix appear. (Failed though..) And now there are so many installed audio drivers in the system driver store. So, ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad y510p, MATSHITA DVD-RAM results CRC error while coping 7GB file from Double Layer DVD

I Have Ideapad y510p with MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8DB. While I tring to copy 7GB file do HDD almost in the middle (after 42%) it stucks and after a while it prompt that file can't be copied due to error. ...
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Canon CanoScan N640P ex driver for Windows 8.1

I would like to use my old CanoScan N640P ex scanner on my new OS. I have searched for drivers, but I have not found anything. Can you please offer me a solution for this problem?
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Windows 8.1 - System process uses 1 core up to ~90% constantly

Asus N550JV comes with Windows 8 installed. I prefer 8.1 so I installed Windows 8.1 on my machine. Downloaded all the specified drivers on Asus Support Page, not to mention my whole system is up to ...
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DVD ROM not working only in windows?

I have an Asus N53SV laptop, and my DVD ROM doesn't read any type of DVD in Windows. I just installed Windows 7 from a bootable DVD, I think this problem occurred after I tried to change my ...
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How do I find drivers for Sony Vaio after fresh Windows install?

Hoping someone can help - apologies if this is the wrong community to ask this in! My Vaio VPCEE2E1E(1W) (Windows 7) has been fine but started displaying a message saying the hard drive had developed ...
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Why is the System process using 40-60% of CPU power all the time?

TL;DR: ACPI.sys is constantly using lots of CPU power. Virus and malware scans all come back clean Drivers are up to date (GPU, Chipset, USB devices) Possibly important info: This install of ...
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Using a Script to control Audio driver functions

I have Asus Essence STX sound card. When I want to change the sound card's output device (eg: from Speakers to Headphones) I have to launch the driver GUI and change it there. However, I would much ...
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Chrome Developer Tools throwing errors with Xperia inspector

We have a number of android devices which we develop web apps for. When we are developing for Chrome mobile, we fire up the Developer Mode and start inspecting the webpages for the devices. Once all ...
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How to get wireless working (properly) with Sitecom Wireless USB micro adapter 300N on Windows 7?

The question says it all, but more detail follows ;) I've got a new computer that runs Windows 7 64-bits (Home Edition) and I'd like to connect it to my wireless home network (Sitecom wireless ...
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Why does “Driver Software Installation” take so long Win7

When I plug some devices into my computer they go through the Windows "Driver Software Installation" phase. These devices were previously plugged into my computer and drivers installed. Why does ...
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Nix based OSes and drivers

I have a simple question about certain drivers and *nix based OSes such as MAC OS X and Debian . . .. Is the reason why some devices like mice, keyboards, wireless adapter are able to plug and play is ...
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Difference between AMD Catalyst™ Drivers for Radeon™ and AMD Mobility Radeon™ Notebook Drivers

I have a Sony VAIO SVE1513BYNB Laptop. I have installed Windows 8 Enterprise x64. I recently read across the web that outdated drivers will cause PCs to lag. I had downloaded and installed all the ...
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Dolby Home Theater Error Message

Every time I start up my computer, I get this error message: The current Dolby audio driver is 7.2.8000.17 and the software application expects driver version 7.2.700.7. Please install a valid ...
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Unable to change resolution on multiple monitors

My Dell Latitude 5420 supports multiple resolutions when it is not connected to any additional displays (As someone would normally expect). But when it is connected to other displays (Note: Only when ...
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Make USB virtual COM device persistent through reboots

EDIT: Having rethought the issue, perhaps my question can be summarized like this: Is there an existing COM terminal type program that will automatically detect when a COM port becomes unavailable and ...
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Windows 7 USB drivers corrupted, can't use mouse or keyboard

I recently rearranged the connections of the USB hubs on my motherboard and when I next booted Windows 7 it seemed to corrupt my USB driver store. When the computer starts the keyboard and mouse are ...