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

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Win 10 Not Detecting DVD Drivers

I am trying to connect my Memorex 3202-3223 Multi Format Dvd Recorder to my Windows 10 desktop, but drivers are not automatically installed. If I go to device manager and attempt to auto-download the ...
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Windows 7 Installation does not detect Hard Disks

I started a clean install of Windows 7 on my new laptop. But it neither detect the touch-pad nor the Hard Drives so I cannot install the Windows on them. Is there a way to get Windows 7 detect the ...
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Which folder does Windows 10 store the wi-fi drivers?

Yesterday my Wi-Fi Adapter suddenly disappeared from the taskbar icon. I was unable to connect my laptop even after several restarts and various attempts. I then opened Settings to find that the "Wi-...
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Cannot install graphics card drivers for Dell Latitude E5500

Hi I have Dell Latitude E5500 (XP era) laptop on which I installed Windows 8.1 Pro. When I installed windows it installed graphics a driver via windows update called Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express ...
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Mapping a smaller area of the pen tablet to the screen in Linux

I own a Huion 420 and use it to play osu! on my Windows desktop. The drivers provided by Huion for Windows work great. I use them to adjust the active area on the tablet to a 1.6"x1" instead of the ...
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NVIDIA driver stops responding

Every now and then my screen goes black and then recovers. On recovery I see the following message on screen. It used to happen about once per hour or two but right now is happening every five ...
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server 2012 R9 390 driver

I've tried install Graphics card driver for my OS but gives Your operating system is not supported error. My drivers: Windows 8.1 64 bit AMD Crimson 16.xx MY OS: Server 2012 Standart 64 bit I need ...
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Dell Wireless 1705 issues on Inspiron 3537

Recently (2-3 days ago my Inspiron 3537 started BSOD-ing with MEMORY_MANAGEMENT and some error with my wireless driver bcmwl63a.sys). I removed the driver provided with Windows (tried installing ...
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What are uefi drivers? [duplicate]

What are uefi drivers? I was searching on Google for some information on uefi. Some sites brought up uefi drivers but never explained what they were. Are they hard-line code built-in to the ...
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format a pc with windows xp without losing drivers?

I don't know if this question is duplicate or not, but I only find the answer for win7 and I don't know if the same apply to this. My problem is this: I want to format a old with windows XP because ...
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How to know the device driver which is causing the computer to be sluggish (Windows)?

My computer suddenly became sluggish. Task manager didn't help. I had lots of memory (computer has 16GB), SSD and lots of free space. CPU% was less than 5%. The last change that happened before the ...
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Telephony and modem dialog different on two computers

We have multiple computers, and some of them have a different telephony and modem dialog, even if they are all on Windows 10 Professional. I need the "Advanced" dialog in order to configure some tapi ...
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How to use setpci to set link speed?

I have an 660TI plugged into my notebook via expresscard. I know the expresscard slot is capable of PCIe-2.0 speeds; When I plug my graphics card in before I have installed the drivers, it shows up ...
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Promiscuous Mode On Surface Dock Ethernet NIC

I'm trying to use Wireshark promiscuous mode with a Surface Pro 4 and Surface Dock Ethernet interface, but it doesn't seem to work. How can I enable promiscuous mode using the Surface Dock? Is it ...
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How to install AMD drivers in a offline installation

I am trying to find the drivers for the Sapphire HD 5550 1G D2 from a reliable source (preferably from the official site) so I can install them on a computer that cannot connect to the internet. How ...
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Stuck on “plug the usb cable” while printer driver installation

I tried to install Full Driver & Software Package from brother website. But when "plug the usb cable" appears - I hear the windows usb connected sound and windows start to install its own driver. ...
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Disable automatic driver update for only one device in Windows 10

Is there a way we can disable automatic driver update for a specific device in Windows 10? The updated driver for that device (Intel Management Engine Interface 11.x in particular) causes problems on ...
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Intel Wireless-AC 8260 not exposed as network interface on Debian 8

I have been unable to get Debian 8 (Jessie) to install my Wifi Card (GigaByte GC-WB867D-I REV 4.2) as a network adapter. The card is reported as "Supported" by The latest release of Intel's Linux ...
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Wi-Fi & Bluetooth drivers for Dell Inspiron 1564 for Fedora 23

I recently installed Fedora 23 on my Dell Inspiron 1564 but even after updating whole system (sudo -y install update) Wi-Fi is not working. How to install Wi-Fi & Bluetooth drivers for Fedora 23 ...
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Driver updates stuck loading

I am reinstalling windows 7 pro on many laptops right now and recently had some struggles with updating drivers. After the installation of windows 7 I install the ethernet driver via USB so that I ...
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How to configure NixOS with nvidia on an Optimus laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire E15 laptop model E5-572G-38HC with integrated intel graphics card and a nvidia GeForce 840M card. I enabled bumblebee in my configuration.nix but only the intel card is working ...
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Which Linux driver should I download for my AMD Radeon R6?

I have a Dell laptop with a AMD Radeon R6 graphics card. The download's site for AMD drivers (http://support.amd.com/en-us/download) let's you either automatically detect and download the correct ...
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Combo port microphone not detected on headset

Sorry for the bad title. I'm not sure if this belongs in this area of Stack Exchange, but I wasn't sure where else to put it. I just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7559. At first when I bought it, it came ...
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Lenovo Y560 black screen on normal boot. Boots if I disable AMD Radeon drivers via Safe mode. How to enable display drivers without reboot?

I have a Lenovo Y560 (Win 7 x64). When I restart my laptop I get to the Windows boot logo and then the screen goes black. I am able to boot into Safe mode but if I then try and restart I get the same ...
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Graphic adapter seems installed correctly but windows is using basic driver

I have Windows 10 x64 Pro build 1511 with all latest updates. My graphic adapter ( discrete ) is an ATI radeon HD 5450. I have installed the latest drivers downloaded from AMD site. But now under ...
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Can anyone explain these poolmon numbers?

This screenshot is from a machine which I believe might have a driver memory leak so I've been monitoring poolmon.exe. This is not the issue I am chasing but the numbers for LS2i are so absurd I was ...
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Is a DVD drive needed when building a PC

I want to build myself a computer for the first time. And after watching some videos on how to assemble a computer I am a little bit confused. With the Mainboard, GPU, ... often comes some sort of ...
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Modify NIC drivers to support newer operating system

I inherited what I think is an older Intel® 82575EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller 4-port adapter from a Dell Power Edge R200. The hardware ID in device manager shows Pci\ven_8086&dev_10d6&...
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Dell Optiplex 780 sound driver windows 10 low volume

I upgraded my Dell Optiplex 780 from Win 7 to Win 10. Everything works fine except even with audio volume at 100% the sound is ...
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Reset/purge OC profile without opening AMD crimson / radeon settings

Today I was reckless and applied some overclock settings on my radeon card that were way too high, and now when windows loads up the whole screen fills with visual artifacts and shortly reboots. ...
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My audio and video drivers are not working, planning on factory reset, is this the appropriate solution? [duplicate]

I recently downloaded a packaged application, accidentally installing a dozen unwanted programs. They are literally causing pop ups to randomly happen and it seems that over half of the unwanted ...
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Windows 7 not picking up 8th GPU

Adding on to a previous question I asked. How many GPUs Does Windows 7 Support? I have managed to stick 8 Nvidia GTX 980Tis into a Tyan Supermicro Box. It's running Windows 7 Professional 64bit It ...
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Making a USB2 GPS dongle work on USB3

I have bought a Gigabyte Brix BACE 3150 to use as a computer on a yacht. It will not run my USB2 GPS, which is a U-blox 7 device. The Gigabyte quick start guide says that due to lack of legacy EHCI ...
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Hyper-V: guest OS requires internet driver

I'm using windows 10 64-bit on my Asus gl552jx-xo093d (i5-4200H). I just installed Windows 7 Starter (32-bit) as VM on Hyper-V. When I start the VM, I can't access the internet. The problem is I can'...
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Windows 10 drivers on MacBook Pro without bootcamp

I deleted all partitions from a MacBook Pro and installed Windows 8 on it from a disk, then upgraded to Windows 10. However, after running Windows Update, it still lacks drivers for WiFi, audio, the ...
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I'm getting a BSOD on Start-Up in Windows 10 but when I restart my computer, everything's okay?

I've been delaying this because I haven't been altogether too fussed about it but it's becoming increasingly frustrating because my PC should (and does) boot up quickly. The problem is that every ...
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Who generally provides a device driver?

I am curious as to who provides a device driver, Is it the hardware manufacturer, operating system distribution or ? I am looking in FPGA design and curious as to who actually provides a driver for ...
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Installing Windows 7 on notebook with Ubuntu installed

Does it possible install Windows 7 on Dell Inspiron 3543 Pentium 3805U? From Dell support page its not clear does it offer drivers for Win 7 or not.
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Issue updating GeForce 310M on Asus K52jc

This is the first time I am having an issue installing an update to the NVIDIA 310M driver on my Asus K52JC laptop. It threw an error that it failed to install the driver. I have ran the suggested ...
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How do I get my PS4 controller driver to work on a PC?

When I use my PS4 controller with my computer it doesn't work and in device manager there is no HID compliant game controller driver. It worked before I upgraded to Windows 10 but now DS4 doesn't ...
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Is my computer using too much RAM, possible faulty drivers?? My results using PoolMon

Lately I have been getting Memory Management BSODs. I have 16GB of RAM, so i am unsure as to why this is happening. My SWAP usage would sometimes get high, but i am not sure if that is a related ...
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wireless adapter drivers and utility software

I just purchased a realtec wireless adapter that came with drivers and utility software---When installing drivers, It also installed the utility software which aparintly takes control of the adapter ...
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Two Very Different nVidia Cards, One as Graphics, The bigger one as Physics. How?

This is similar to a previous question: Two Different nVidia Cards, One as Graphics, One as Physics - Possible? But I need addition information. I have an unusually heterogeneous Windows 10 system ...
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Installing Pioneer BD-ROM BDC-TD01 Firmware Updater: Target is not found?

As you see in the device manager list of my SONY VPCCW1NFX/B laptop, there's only the Optiarc BD-ROM BC-5500S4 device available under the DVD/CD-ROM drivers subcategory. where their should be another ...
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Can a scanner exist on a PC using both ISIS and TWAIN drivers?

Can TWAIN and ISIS drivers co-exist on a PC and cause no issues?
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Windows 7 freezes at Windows Logo on Startup and then boots up completely after roughly 20 seconds

I have recently noticed that Windows 7 will freeze during startup, specifically while the Windows Logo is midway from forming. After this occurs, I will usually just have to turn my computer off and ...
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DVD writer on Sony laptop fails to recognize blank discs as writable

I have a problem with my DVD-Writer: When I insert a CD or DVD in it to play or to browse my data, it is recognized without any problem. But when I insert a blank DVD or CD to write, it ...
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NVIDIA Driver Install Fails

The NVIDIA graphics driver on this PC is several versions out of date, so I went to upgrade it due to an unrelated issue. I went to the NVIDIA website, downloaded the 64-bit Windows 10 driver for the ...
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High System CPU and interrupts when network I/O

When there is network activity on my computer (HP ZBook 15 G2) on Windows 10, it gets very hard to use due to interrupts/high CPU usage of the System process. The mouse is laggy, music gets crackly ...
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Better driver for Intel graphics card, Ubuntu 64bit

I just installed 16.04 LTS [64bit] version of Linux Ubuntu, but it says that my Graphics are: Intel Sandybridge Mobile, and the problem with that is that I cant open more than 2 windows of youtube ...