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

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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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Front USB 3.0 does not work with USB 3.0 devices

I've recently build a new PC with a Thermaltake Versa H23 case and a Gigabyte B85M-HD3 Motherboard. The rear USB ports seem to work well when connected to a USB 3.0 external hdd (about 120MB/s ...
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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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Installing drivers for switchable graphics

I recently bought a laptop that came with Windows 7 64-bit installed. I have some older (16-bit and 32-bit) software that doesn't work with 64-bit Windows, but works just fine with 32-bit. Since I ...
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Intel graphics drivers on Windows 10

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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After plugging in a USB device, Win7 severely slows. What causes this and how could it be fixed?

This is the second PC undergoing this condition, both running Win7. On PC1 a Logitech device was connected through USB before installing it's branded driver (allowing windows to auto-install it), and ...
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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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Windows 7 x64 is not installing driver for Das Keyboard

This is the Professional Model S. No need for drivers as it's plug and play, according to company. Here is what I have done up to now: Windows 7 x64 tries to install drivers but fails. ...
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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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Why does Windows 7 ask for additional drivers when installing from a USB 3.0 drive?

I just bought a new config ( ASUS p8z68-v lx, i5-2500k + ram and new graphic card ). Coming back and installing it in my old computer, I just saw that my DVD player was on IDE (yup…). So, I needed to ...
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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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Problems with Broadcom WLAN and Windows 8.1

I have read : Windows 8.1 update effectively disabled wireless networking It didn't help. I have just recently bought a Lenovo M5400 laptop and installed Windows 8.1 x64. According to the support ...
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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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How can I stop Windows 8 from installing nVidia software?

Windows 8 is installing NVIDIA's bloated driver software packages on start-up. A number of negative responses to this question have shown misunderstands about the differences between the core drivers ...
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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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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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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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nVidia nvlddmkm.sys BSOD as well as chronic driver crashing

I get the nvlddmkm.sys BSOD whenever I play any game, and sometimes even when I'm not doing anything GPU intensive. It gets so bad that after that happens I often cannot reboot without rebooting into ...
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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 ...
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How to Convert additional Keyboard as PC Joystick / gamepad

I am playing EA sports Cricket game. 2 Player is identified/enabled in game only if I plug in the Joystick in to my laptop. Now my joystick is not working , I want to plug in my additional keyboard ...
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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 to tell if my sound card is listed in Device Manager?

The sound on my computer suddenly stopped working. When I check Sounds and Audio Devices in the Control Panel, I get "No Audio Device" with everything grayed out. When I check the Device Manager under ...
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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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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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Which video drivers should I install. X.Org X Server or Nvidia Binary Drivers

So i just installed ubuntu and now I'm updating my video drivers. I am present with the following choices. Which one should i pick. And if possible, why? Are there some advantages over the other?
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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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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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Is it possible to amplify 3w 4ohm speaker using any software?

My PC has integrated sound card. The interface of Audio output is "Realtek". my speaker is "DAIN 4ohm 3watt" https://www.adafruit.com/product/1314 and it has a controller with few capacitors, few ...
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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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MySQL ODBC driver 5.1 and Windows 7

I successfully installed the MySQL ODBC 5.1 driver for Windows: But unfortunaly it doesn't appear in the ODBC Data Source Administrator of Windows (yes, I even did a log off + log on): Why?
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How do I find which touchpad driver I need for my Acer Aspire 5720?

I had to reinstall Windows XP on my Acer Aspire 5720 and now I'm reinstalling all the drivers. There are two touchpad drivers -- Alps and Synaptics. I ran the program Acer provides to detect your ...
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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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Limited volume when using Bluetooth headset with computer

So I've got this pretty cool Bluetooth headset that sounds amazing on both my Phone and Computer. I'm using the Broadcom Driver to allow me to stream the audio in high quality (not in standard phone ...
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Installing Generic USB Wifi Dongle to OSX

I purchased an old Mac Pro to use as a home server. It has no WiFi card. I have a generic Wireless N USB dongle. I got it a long time ago and it's not branded. Windows installs the drivers ...
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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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Widescreen resolution on old VIA UniChrome IGP?

I hooked an old Compaq Presario running Windows XP to an Acer 20" monitor capable of 1680x1050 resolution, because I need Windows to get into work from home and I want the screen real estate. But ...
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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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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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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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How to connect HDMI camera to Linux?

In fedora or centos linux is it possible to connect HDMI camera to HDMI capture device ( http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/ ). And get the video for playback from Linux? Or still ...
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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 ...
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How to stop windows from Installing a driver

I have an Ethernet hardware on the mother board ( Boardcon family ethernet ) for some reason whenever the windows runs for 30+ mins the internet will disconnect itself. so i thought it was because of ...
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How to detect FireWire interface and Connected device on it, in Ubuntu 11.04?

I have a FireWire camera LifeSize connected to my PC in the FireWire interface. My PC has miniPCI slot and with external converter its having a FireWire interface. Now its Ubuntu who is not showing me ...
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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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Drivers for headphones with in-line mic and remote control

Is there a way to get the in-line microphone and remote controller on headphones to work on Windows? I've got Koss iSpark designed to work with iPhone, but also other smartphones. It has in-line ...
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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 ...