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

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Adding touchscreen to laptop and need to use USB extension cable

I have a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Dell/Alienware laptop and bought a Faytech 15" touchscreen to add to it, the laptop runs 3D marine charting software (thus the need for the Alienware model), the second ...
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Windows 10 black screen - no cursor - no safe mode - can't get in to change video driver

Windows 10 upgrade from Win 7 Ultimate finished & rebooted into low res. But it did work. Tried to upgrade video drivers to latest 2 versions of Win 10 Nvidia drivers. Both failed. EVGA GTX 970 ...
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Nvidia Graphics Driver for system with Dual GPU, GTX670MX and Intel Onchip Graphics Installation for Linux Mint

I appear to have broken my system by following various instructions on the web on what graphics driver I should or should not be installing on my system. I recently installed (or thought I had ...
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Correct radeon driver on a notebook with two AMD GPUs

I'm using Gentoo on a notebook with two AMD GPUs: an integrated and a discrete card. Here's what lspci is returning: 00:01.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] ...
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Set up rtl8723bs SDIO card

I am trying to set up rtl8723bs SDIO wi-Fi card on 3.17.2 kernel. I've compile and install driver like here. grep -i cfg8 .config CONFIG_CFG80211=y # CONFIG_CFG80211_DEVELOPER_WARNINGS is ...
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USB 3.0 ports on newly built PC don’t recognize USB 3.0 devices

I have recently bought and built a new PC: Windows 8 Enterprise x64, and Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 motherboard. Now that everything is put together and installed I am facing only one problem. I own an ...
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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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fedora 22 synaptics touchpad not working

I just received a new Dell Vostro notebook. The touchpad works fine when I boot into setup, or a Windows install DVD, but with Fedora 22 workstation (live and installed), the mouse pointer appears but ...
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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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Windows 7 display is blurry/distorted after each reboot until the resolution is toggled

Dell Optiplex 3020 / Windows 7 64-bit / Intel HD 4400 Graphics / Dell 2405FPW Monitor Running at native 1920x1200 60Hz resolution using a VGA cable After starting up the display is blurry and the ...
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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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A *lot* of base system devices missing drivers, along with a few others

A few months back, my Windows files got corrupted, and I had to wipe my C: drive (all of my data besides my OS is on another drive) and re-download Windows. However, since re-downloading it I've had ...
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Windows 7 doesn't “see” my graphics card

Alright, this is all very peculiar but I'll try to include everything. But first, my machine configuration. I'm running on an HP G62-B75EV Notebook with a switchable graphics configuration and the ...
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No network configuration after clean install of Windows 7 Professional 32 bit on Dell Inspiron 6410

An interesting problem. I just installed a new hard drive and used the Dell provided Win7 media to clean install Windows 7 professional 32 bit on my Dell 6410 Inspiron. When it installed there is no ...
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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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Beats Audio equalizer does not work in HP laptop

I have an HP Envy Ultrabook 4 laptop (Model# 4-1161er) equipped with the Beats Audio system. Several days ago I detected that its equalizer does not work. After crawling the specialized HP support ...
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Bluetooth not working on Lenovo G Series

My Lenovo laptop has suddenly stopped letting me use Bluetooth to transfer data from my phone. Every time I have to reinstall the device drivers of Bluetooth from devmgmt to be able to use it again. ...
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I paralyzed my synaptics touchpad in Windows 10

I successfully upgraded yesterday from 8.1 and this morning I was looking at the new "desktop switcher." I was looking for an OSX style touchpad gesture to switch between them. I followed the ...
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Fedora 22 - touchpad detected but not working

I am using fedora 22 (gnome) on a Dell Vostro 3558 - the touchpad is not working and I cannot figure out why. It seems to be detected: $ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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Errors while building my broadcom drivers in Kali Linux

So I started doing whats given in this answer Kali Linux not detecting wireless network in dual boot but then at the "make" step I get this! root@kali:~/Desktop/holy# make KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make ...
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Which registry keys are impacted with Xerox Printer driver installation?

I am implementing a driver deployment with Samba. Every possible model of printer found an easy solution, except for Xerox Workcenter. After browsing the Internet, I found that Xerox printer ...
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External sound card not working with Windows 10

I appreciate Windows 10 is a preview edition of the software, so I can have no quarrels if some of it doesn't work. However, my UA-25 external audio interface will not function with the January build ...
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Asus ATK driver for Windows 10

I'm trying to search the ATK Package driver for Asus Notebooks suitable for Windows 10 but I can find only versions for previous Windows version (8, 8.1, 7). Have Asus already released their ATK ...
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Problems with eMMC and Windows 8.1

So, I bought Asus EeeBook E402MA (Intel N2840, 2GB RAM) which comes with Windows 8.1 x64 pre-installed on 32GB eMMC. First I tried upgrade it to Windows 10, but upgrade tool said that I need more ...
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Multiple monitors broken with Windows 10 upgrade

I have a HP ENVY 17-3200 (switchable graphics: Intel HD 4000 + AMD Radeon HD 7800M) with a triple monitor setup: Laptop's builtin LVDS 1080p display DisplayPort WQXGA display DisplayPort 1080p ...
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Howto increase the maximum resolution of the Standard VGA Graphics Adapter of Windows 7

This driver comes with Windows 7, but it allows a maximium of 1024x768 resolution. How could I increase this value to 1280x800? Is it posible to modify - hack - tweak - recompile this driver? The ...
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Laptop doesn't detect specific wifi network

I was using Windows 8 when I encountered this problem. My laptop's WiFi detects all WiFi networks but does not detect my office's WiFi. I am in range and my phone and colleague's laptops are ...
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Where can I get Windows XP drivers for MacBook Pro hardware without using Boot Camp?

I have an Intel-based MacBook Pro whose hard disk was formatted before I received it. It had no OS installed, and I have no Mac OS X installation disks. I’m trying to get the machine to run some ...
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Windows 7 install “Load Driver” error, Lenovo laptop

Can anyone help me to figure out why I cannot get Windows 7 x64 to install on my Lenovo Flex 2-15. I have turned secure boot off, enabled legacy mode so that UEIF don't get in the way. It boots up to ...
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SQL error: [unixODBC][Driver Manager]Data source name not found, and no default driver specified

I am running a PHP script on a RedHat server using Teradatas ODBC drivers. <?php $conn = odbc_connect("Teradata", "username", "password"); $result = odbc_exec($conn, 'SELECT count(*) FROM ...
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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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High CPU from ntoskrnl.exe during idle on GetStackLimits

I'm having a weird bug in Windows 10. After 5 minutes of idle, my cpu goes high. I used Win Performance Analyzer and found that it happens inside the ntoskrnl.exe on the thread GetStackLimits. I ...
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Touchpad driver corrupted, no Windows 10 version

So I have a Lenovo G50-70, and my touchpad stopped working, and when I went to the solution center it said that a driver is missing (it doesn't know which one though, go figure), so I'm pretty sure ...
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VirtualBox Network Adapter fails to install

The Host-Only Adapter fails to install in Windows 8.1 x64 with VirtualBox-4.3.20-96997. When VirtualBox is installed, Host-Only appears in the Device Manager as a failed device. Therefore ...
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System restore with no mouse or keyboard

I accidentally installed some USB drivers to my Windows 7 system, they were the wrong ones and now my keyboard and mouse won't work. A system restore would get rid of them, but obviously I can't ...
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Disable right-click region on Synaptics Touchpad with V19.0.19 driver

The latest version (V19.0.19.1) of the Synaptics Touchpad drivers (SMBus, Windows 10) does not appear to have the option to disable right click functionality when clicking in the lower right portion ...
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Getting HDMI working on Inspiron 15R N5110?

I installed Windows 8.1 on my Laptop which had Windows 7 when I bought it. After installing Windows 8.1 and installing the drivers Drivers & Downloads page I still haven't got the HDMI to work. If ...
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XP unable to hibernate with system installed on LSI controller?

I'm trying to build a workbench machine that will multi-boot all sorts of OSes, one of which will be XP32, SP3. So first up, please don't tell me how silly it is to be installing this nowadays, ...
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Installing Linux on OS-less laptop: headache?

Clearly I will do my homework when it comes to installing an OS (I've never done this) but I was just looking for a heads up on whether this has the potential to be a headache with regards to things ...
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Windows driver for new image format?

I have designed a new image compression algorithm in my free time that sometimes even manages to reduce the file size of jpeg images! I have written it in c++, is there any way that I can install it ...
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X-Fi XtremeGamer under Windows 10

So, I have a Soundblaster X-Fi XtremeGamer, and I've installed Windows 10 on my machine. Everything seems to work ok, except that I have no sound. I noticed on the Creative website that they expect to ...
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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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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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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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TV screen black after deleting my graphics card driver

I connected my new desktop via an HDMI cable to my HD TV and the output wasn't great: some icons on the screen were cut off. I tried changing the settings of the screen resolution but it wouldn't ...
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How to stop a driver from running in Windows PE

My computer has unfortunately succumb to an error caused by AVG Anti-virus and upon boot of my computer it tells me that certain .sys files are either corrupted or missing. Upon searching the ...
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How do I use my Samsung Gear Circle bluetooth headset with Windows 7?

I recently purchased the Samsung Gear Circle with the intention of using it both with my Android phone and my PC. It works wonderfully with my phone. I like the sound, fit, look, and features. ...
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My headphones are working properly but my speakers are not

Im using Windows 7 Ultimate now and i have a problem with audio. My speakers are working but they don't make any sound on movies/songs/browser/game audio. I tried: Reinstalling driver Disabled ...
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Ctrl, shift and alt keys stopped working

The Ctrl, Shift and Alt keys on my laptop—an Acer Aspire 7736ZG laptop running Windows 7— have stopped working; both the left and right sets of keys. I have searched for solutions to this problem but ...
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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 ...