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

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Cannot connect to the internet, “ipconfig” is blank

I have a HP Pavilion computer running Windows 8.1, and the other day it stopped connecting to the internet, although it would still list WiFi routers. I tried three sources, and none worked, although ...
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force using Basic display driver?

How can I prevent Windows 8.1 from automaticaly instaling Intel HD graphics driver? Or rather to force using Basic display driver? My graphics card is deffective (display blinks frequently when ...
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HP CQ42 laptop send to bluetooth not working

I have a HP CQ42 laptop. I recently re-installed new Windows 7 OS in my PC. Since then it is not detecting any Bluetooth devices and also "right click > Send to Bluetooth" option is also gone. I tried ...
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BSOD When Loading Windows 7 From USB 3.0 External HDD

I have been installing an instance of Windows 7 on an external USB 3.0 hard drive for me to boot using USB. I was successfully able to make it bootable, and get Windows 7 working on it. I'm currently ...
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HID Gamepad Gone after paired

I'm having an issue using a DualShock 4 with Windows 7. When the device is paired using bluetooth, it works fine and then the device appears under the devices in the "Devices and Printers" window. But ...
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Why shouldn't you update to the latest drivers on your OEM computer?

I am in a bit of a debate with someone concerning the updating of OEM drivers. Let's say you buy an Acer notebook which comes with pre-installed graphics drivers. One would argue that it's better to ...
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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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Hp pavilion g6 2053ef - USB drivers Windows 7 64 bit

I just recently formatted my hp pavilion g6 to dual boot ubuntu and windows 7 64 bit. In ubuntu all 3 usb ports work fine, but in windows the 2 usb ports on the left dont work. When i try to update ...
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How do I add a Boot Services Driver (BSD) to UEFI?

I have a UEFI system with a third-party PCIe SAS adapter. I also have the UEFI Boot Services Driver (BSD) for the third-party PCIe SAS adapter (EBC, platform agnostic). How do I add the Boot ...
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Synaptics Touchpad driver will not install on a HP Win8.1 machine

I'm not exactly sure how this happened, but I think something uninstalled my computer's touchpad driver, as enhancements like momentum and gestures stopped working. I downloaded and installed an ...
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Randomly printing gets very slow - Windows Update suspect n° 1

In our small office LAN, we use a Kiocera Mita KM-165FX for printing, configured as a network printer. Every now and again (may happen every couple months) ALL the computers (Windows 7 e Windows 8) ...
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Recent RAM Issue with Windows 7 - Memory Slowly Fills Up

Before I say anything at all, I want you all to know where I've been with this issue: I have run multiple AV scans, including: Malwarebytes, Sophos Virus Removal, ADWCleaner, ESET Smart Security 4 ...
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How does one determine the maximum resolution supported by a graphics card or integrated chipset?

How does one determine the maximum resolution supported by a discrete graphics card or integrated graphics chipset within Windows? The within Windows part is key. It appears that Windows 7 will ...
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Crackling sounds and video framming when playing games

I recently brought an Asus X550L laptop.It came preinstalled with Windows 8.1.From the start its been a bit slow.( 'This PC' takes a while to display the harddrives). But the real problem occurs when ...
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Are AMD Drivers Required?

I just bought a graphics card, specifically this one. It's AMD-made. I've never done much on the hardware side of my PC. I would like to know: Do I really need AMD Catalyst (or whatever) drivers? ...
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I'm getting game crashes on windows 10, someone can look at the debugger output (dump)? [closed]

I have reproducable crashing on software that has compatibility across all previous versions, but now on the Windows 10 preview it continuously crashes, as for the game's part, it's not caused by the ...
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Bypass Bootcamp USB Driver Issue with Hog4 PC

First, I know that the software Hog4 PC and the DMX Super Widget are not supported with Bootcamp on a Mac and so, the exact driver issues are not relevant. The widget plugs into the Mactop via a USB ...
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Why does sigverif find a non-signed driver which does not exist on disk?

I noticed my windows 8.1 were suddenly in test mode and I can't find the offending driver. I tried sigverif.exe which found one file: setup.msi in folder c:\ibtwu the folder does not exist on my ...
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Installing Moto X 2nd Gen Debug Driver

I have a Windows 7 x64 Ultimate computer and I want to connect my Moto X 2nd Gen (XT1097) in debug mode so I can develop some apps. The problem is, Windows can't find the drivers for my Moto X. I ...
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Find Windows 7 driver for Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express

We have a desktop computer here which has Ubuntu installed. We want to install Windows 7 on an identical computer, but now have no network connection. Windows doesn't recognize the network card. On ...
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Flash Drive/External Drive driver not recognized - Windows 8.1

I can't find a solution to my problem. I'm connecting a flash drive to my laptop and Windows doesn't recognize it... The same drive was used to be recognized and all of a sudden it doesnt work ...
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Graphic Drivers issue with Dell Inspiron 15R n5010 Windows 7 32bit [on hold]

I am facing distortion issue with my laptop Dell inspiron 15r n5010, Windows 7 32 bit I can see only two resolutions on my laptop 800*600 and 1024*768. Could you please help me which display driver I ...
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Sony Vaio Laptop HDD Replacement/Install windows 7

Working on friends laptop PC. His Sony Vaio Laptop model VPCCA22FX displays a message on boot-up that says the drive in about to fail. He has no Recovery disks. I tried to create but was unable to get ...
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Windows 8.1 Installer goes to black screen after logo

Well, as anyone that can see my previous questions knows, I am currently in the quest of putting windows 8.1 or 10 TP on my chromebook C710-2856. I finally managed to create a bootable windows 8.1 ...
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From windows 8.1, how can I allow an already existent debian installation to be dual-booted?

I have a chromebook c710-2856, and have been in the process on installing windows and debian on it in the past few days. Right now, I have a 250 GB hard drive instead of the default 16 GB SSD, and I ...
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Installing an HP Laserjet 4050 on Windows 7

In the past, I've installed the drivers for my networked Laserjet 4050 in one of two ways: Downloading the "Install Network Printer Wizard" from HP's web site and running it Downloading the driver ...
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Windows 7 guest on Mac 10.10 host VMwareFusion USB Drivers not installing

I have a MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 model running OSX 10.10 yosemite which has two USB 3.0 ports on it. I have VMwareFusion installed, and have windows 7 as a guest operating system. The driver for the ...
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Intel Mobile Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller (iastora.sys) corrupt on boot

Running a Dell Latitude E7440 on EFI + SecureBoot + Windows 8.1 + BitLocker and I randomly get start-up issues where the OS is flagging iastora.sys as corrupt. With no action taken I can choose to ...
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How to completely remove a game controller driver?

Ages ago I plugged a fake PS3 controller which installed a Plug-And-Play driver labeled as "PLAYSTATION(R)3Conteroller", yup, including the typo. Now whenever I connect an original controller this ...
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No drivers for PCI-to-Parallel card due to invalid PID

I have a Moschip-based PCI to dual Parallel card, based on the Moschip MCS9815CV chip. This card looks exactly like this one and also same chip as the Rosewill RC-304. The back of the card has a ...
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Win 8.1 Pro hangs on any driver update

My Win 8.1 Pro pc runs fine but I need to install some drivers and each time I try, it hangs. It does not blue screen. It freezes and hangs indefinitely about 20 seconds into the install. I'm using ...
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Drivers and core clock

I just got a new video card it works and everything plays great. It does not show up on my details in device manager or any of my overclocking utilities. It's an MSI 780 GTX ti. but it shows in all ...
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Bluetooth is not working

Bluetooth is not at all working on my dell inspiron 15 3000 series 3542 after i installed win 8. I downloaded several Bluetooth drivers from dell, but nothing seems to work. I Have a Bluetooth icon on ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad N580 - Windows 7 - Optiarc DVD RW AD-7740H

I recently formatted my IdeaPad N580 laptop, it came with Windows 8 installed and i downgraded to Windows 7, the Optiarc DVD RW device stopped working, more specifically it "works" but the drivers are ...
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Intel MEI 10.0.x Drivers (5M)

I have an H97 motherboard which uses Intel's ME 10.0 drivers. However, the only one I can find is an exe on the motherboards website. I need to use these for deployment, but they are unsigned 64bit ...
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AMD Radeon 8670m drivers wont work on kali linux

Hello i have a problem with my drivers i have a laptop dell inspiron 3537 with AMD Radeon HD 8670M and intel 4400 when i start kali sometimes i get blackscreen and after restart most of time ...
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Acer Travelmate P645-MG Windows 8.1 display sleep issues

I have an Acer Travelmate P645-MG, it comes with Windows 8 that I downgraded to Windows 7 64bit and all is well there. I would love to run Windows 8.1 64 bit as it addresses a lot of my gripes over ...
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Installing USB Printer - Error 10, no virtual port

Trying to install USB printer (Brother MFC7460DN) on Windows 8.1. Printer works fine on another machine. All USB ports on Win8 machine work fine with other devices. I tried Win8 installation software ...
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Can't find touchpad settings

I bought recently a Lenovo Miix 2 (11in, i5, 4Go version). Good skin and perfs, but I have a problem accessing the touchpad settings. I don't know if there's multitouch, but first, I can't scroll, ...
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Airport Extreme BCM43224 not recognised on FreeBSD

So I have recently installed FreeBSD 10.1 (now UEFI native!) on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The install went fine, except for one problem: my wireless card wasn't recognised. I looked into bwi and bwn as ...
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Graphics card VGA dead HDMI can't see bios or windows

Few days ago I had a problem where my screen went black, I restarted my computer I couldnt see the BIOS, Startup Screen or windows loading screen or anything at all just a black screen I could still ...
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After Nvidia update my GTX760 hdmi port stopped working

After an Nvidia Update my hdmi stopped sending signal AFTER the windows logo. During the boot it's fine, using other OS (Linux, Mac os X) no problems at all: just windows stops working. If I use the ...
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How can I prevent a device from being installed

I have a wireless card that is causing me some serious trouble. I need the device to stop installing the driver it is currently using. I went into the hardware settings and set it to ask me what to ...
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Windows 8 laptop making repetitive “USB disconnect sound” and mouse/keyboard won't work

I have a tablet PC with a wireless mouse that I keep plugged into the USB port. The mouse and keyboard are only working intermittently and it keeps making the "USB Disconnect" ding-duh-ding sound. If ...
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Wireless adapter keeps losing connection in windows 7

I have a RNX-N150UBE wireless adapter that keeps losing connection on my Desktop machine whenever I boot into windows 7. The wireless adapter works fine when I boot into my Linux Ubuntu system. ...
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Dell Touchpad not working + cursor invisable

I just brought dell inspiron 15 3000 series laptop with Ubuntu and installed windows 8. For some reasons it does not show mouse cursor. during installation it doesn't show cursor and after ...
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Connecting to projector in win 8.1 64 bit

I have Asus X451MA notebook. When I had win 8 projection with my projector worked fine. When I updated to 8.1 (64 bit) I get the message "Your PC Cannot Project to Another screen" when I click win+P. ...
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NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver Stopped Responding and has Successfully Recovered

Driver 340.52, NVidia GeForce 8600M GS Windows 7 ultimate , 3GB RAM, Some times it gives me pop-up message (NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver Stopped Responding and has Successfully Recovered), and ...
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Where can I find the origin of specific modprobe conf option to erase it?

When I do modprobe -c |less The configuration files contains: options nouveau modeset=1 options bbswitch load_state=0 unload_state=1 options b43 nohwcrypt=1 qos=0 options rd md=0 options rd dm=0 ...
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Desktop size larger than display area winxp

I have an Acer Aspire SA85 with SIS661 on board VGA graphics with a Viewsonic VX2235wm monitor. The natural resolution of the monitor is 1680 by 1050. However, when set to this the monitor only ...