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

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Re-installing Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Driver

I just updated my bios on my MSI motherboard to the latest version without really thinking about the repercussions. I had the BIOS version of Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Driver installed on my ...
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Horizontal lines at boot, then blackness/blueness (in Win7)

A few days ago I was gaming as usual, then a few minutes after exiting the game, my screen suddenly got random noise-coloured horizontal lines on it, and all the screen elements were kinda half-...
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xhci driver completely disables all USB Ports

So this is kind of a tricky issue. I already asked in the official MSI Forums and even wrote a Support ticket. The only help I got was to reinstall Windows 7. Which isn't ideal to be honest. The ...
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Busted nVidia graphic card on laptop

I've got Inspiron 3442 (i5,500GB,8GB,Intel HD4400/nVidia 820M). Few weeks back the display went black. So I tried a fresh installation of Windows. It was working fine, until I installed the Intel ...
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NVIDIA card not shown as device by `lspci | grep -i vga`

I had installed NVIDIA drivers along with nvidia prime on Ubuntu 12.04, to run CUDA-based applications in a first time. Then, I created a mess on the system because I installed Bumblebee as well, but ...
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Black screen and losing video signal when running demanding games

I have recently upgraded my system with an Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card My build (+ 16GB memory, 1 SSD, 1 HDD) Now whenever I run something more demanding the monitor loses the signal ...
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computer has successfully isolated itself

ok so i was helping my friend install a new os on their computer and so i installed ubuntu and windows. i made the mistake of doing that in the wrong order so windows took over the boot sector and ...
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PC crashes due to GPU or GPU drivers (Nvidia)

I have a notebook (Acer Aspire E1-772G) with the following Hardware (all stock items, no modifications): CPU: Intel i5-4200M 2.5GHz GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4600 + Nvidia GeForce 820M The only ...
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How could one increase the USB keyboard refresh rate from default 125Hz to, say, 1000Hz?

I have asked this question before and here what I came up with: How could one increase the USB keyboard refresh rate? I need it for my keyboard to stop swapping quickly pressed keys. I'm running ...
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Windows 10 Professional goes blank while installing update (Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics.)

When windows 10 tries to update itself with Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics goes blank with black screen for hours and hours. Need to forcefully restart every time when it ...
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Should you install GPU drivers on HDD or SSD?

I have always been wondering the following questions: Where should the GPU drivers be installed? HDD or SSD? How often are they read? Does it need to be fast? Is there any performance gain when they ...
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Brother MFC Network Scanner Driver Installation

I am not sure on which site to ask this question, so I would be glad if you were to point me in the right direction, in case this is the entirely wrong place. I am trying to install a Brother MFC-...
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Wifi driver crashes every 1 minute Windows 10

My mothers laptop is experiencing issues when connecting to the Internet provided by Mediacom. After exactly 1 minute (according to her) of being connected, the wifi driver (Intel® Dual Band Wireless-...
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Updated AMD drivers and monitors hooked up to on-board card no longer display

I was having issues in some newer games like Fallout 4 and Everspace where seemingly randomly I'd get a "Graphics driver has recovered" message and the game would crash. I was told the issue was ...
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Windows 10 not booting: AswVmm.sys digital signature check failed

After freshly installing Avast Premier on a brand new HP ProBook 470 G2 with Windows 10 Home, I keep on getting the following message that prevents Windows from booting normally: The operating ...
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How to see detailed log of nVidia driver crash on Windows?

While doing GPU-intensive parallel processing, nVidia driver apparently crashed. Only information in Windows Event log is the following: The description for Event ID 1 from source NVIDIA OpenGL ...
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Setting Windows drivers for CUPS printer a.k.a Point'n'Print

I have Samba 4.2.10 and CUPS 1.7.5 running on Debian 8. The server is domain member. In CUPS I have several printers, and I shared them with Samba. Printing test page from CUPS works fine, printing ...
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I can't play movies on windows 10 after an upgrade from win7

Youtube is working and Streaming software like stremio or PopcornTime also works. But when I try to play video files it doesn't work. The computer freezes I get strange colorful squares on the screen. ...
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Webcam not found, but device manager says 'working properly'

I've got a Dell Latitude 12 7275 with Windows 10. My webcam doesn't work, but I can't find out why. In Windows' Device Manager, a ISP Camera Device shows up. It says 'This device is working properly',...
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How can I find Windows 7 drivers for this laptop?

I recently bought a laptop, Asus ux303ub. https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/ASUS-ZenBook-UX303UB/ I installed Windows 7 on it, however almost nothing works, including usb ports, wifi chip etc.. ...
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Reloading configuration from ROCCAT device

Having changed computers, I would like to edit my ROCCAT ISKU keyboard and KONE mouse's keybindings and macros. However, loading up the driver software I only see the default configuration. Is it ...
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Windows 10 keeps uninstalling my Creative X-fi drivers

Every day, or after 2 or 3 days my sound card stops working. If I look to Device manager the sound card is listed with a yellow question mark. The drivers are gone. I have installed the drivers a few ...
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Driver needed during windows installation

I just lately bought an Lenovo T560 and replaced the ssd with an samsung 850 pro ssd 512gb. Now I am trying to install windows 7 on it via usb and it works until I come to the partition part. My ...
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Ubuntu install Amazon Redshift driver: Data source not found

I'm having problems installing the Amazon Redshift ODBC driver on Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. These are the steps I took: $ sudo apt-get install unixodbc $ sudo apt-get install php5-odbc $ sudo dpkg -i ...
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The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) did not load: dam fphlx

I've noticed this in my event viewer. Is there any way to figure out what is that fphlx driver? I've tried looking it up but didn't find anything.
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Windows 10 Audio Headset Detection Issues

I'm not sure if the title fully explains the situation. Basically sound refused to play through my headset once I connected them I've re-installed most of the drivers on my (new) machine about what ...
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Lenovo W541, display issues after windows 10 update

I think I have a problem wit my graphics driver, the intel one, sometimes when I wake up my laptop from hibernate I either have very dim display or very high brightness and in both cases I can't ...
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Razer Synapse Not Recognizing Chroma Devices

I recently purchased a Razer BlackWidow Chroma RGB keyboard. It worked fine for a while using the Razer Synapse software to change the lighting effects and macros, but now whenever I launch Synapse ...
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Potential Driver issue: AMD 7970GHz (Sapphire) low FPS + sudden FPS drops

I've got my rig since 2013, and there's never been any problems with it, but a couple weeks ago it started to have those weird performance issues while playing Battlefield 3/4. As I'm playing, I have ...
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Windows Bluescreen when disabling second wifi card

I have freshly installed windows 7 on my laptop. I have two WiFi cards inside (Intel Centrino Advanced N-6200 AGN). Originally the laptop had only one, however I had one additional card on shelf and I ...
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Mic is only picking up vibrations

Literally vibrations, when on the recording devices pane, the only way i can get the mic to show it is picking up audio is by tapping the headphones on my desk. I have uninstalled and reinstalled ...
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How to fix ASUS notebook freezing & brightness issues after Windows 10 Upgrade?

My ASUS G73JH gaming notebook was working properly with the original Windows 7. I upgraded it to Windows 10 and started experiencing a collection of problems: Inability to adjust screen brightness ...
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Creative sound blaster Z windows 10 5.1 volume control

So I just bought this sound card Creative Sound Blaster Z. Connected it via optical cable to Logitech Z906. Installed latest drivers from their web page, enabled encoding to dts and it works, my ...
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Creative Recon3D Fatal1ty no longer working on Windows 7

When building my Digital Audio Workstation three years ago, I chose a Creative Recon3D Fatal1ty sound card. It's worked just fine until the past few months, during which time it has begun having ...
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Windows only have 'speakers' as audio devices

I am currently using Lenovo which runs a Windows 7. The main problem is, when I am to change my audio device, since the sound goes through the speaker as well when earphone is plugged in, I couldn't ...
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Windows 7 is stuck at “Starting Windows”

I have a problem that is very similar to this. I run a dualboot win7+Ubuntu on a Lenovo G770. Unfortunately, my Win 7 does not start anymore and it gets stuck on the Starting Windows Screen. However, ...
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VN7 792G Black Edition with windows 7

I have managed to install windows 7 on VN7 792G Black Edition. The last thing what's left is sound. Realtek ALC255 sound card is not recognized, but It is detected on PCI bus. I have been trying to ...
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AMD Radeon R7 Issues

I purchased a Dell Inspiron 7548 about a year ago. I have no idea if my graphics card has yet to work, and I am very frustrated. I've spent many many hours looking for a solution and am yet to find ...
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HP Probook 450 G3 Screen Flashing on Low Brightness

I just bought a new HP Probook 450 G3 few days back. After using it for a couple of days, I started noticing screen flashing/flickering when lowering the brightness. This happened both on Windows 7 ...
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Windows 7 login screen displays CTRL+ALT+DEL then goes black, cursor visible

I have a Dell Precision 450 (Win7 Ultimate x64). We were moving house, so it spend a good bit of time in a storage unit, just set it up a few days ago (hasn't worked since I got it back). When I ...
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Unsure of outcome of nvidia driver update

I wanted to update my graphics card driver, so I downloaded the latest version from nvidia and installed it (didn't uninstall or do anything to the driver already on my computer). However, when I go ...
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Same Bluetooth Dongle - Different OS - Different Range

Background: My laptop has undergone a serious upgrading and turned into a project for me - part of this upgrade was to Take the optical drive bay out, install a second HDD and make it a hackintosh ...
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How to explain KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED in ntoskrnl.exe +70380?

I have very hard puzzle with blue screens on windows 7. Few weeks ago a computer started to have some blu screens during smartcard computation. This is a POS machine with a smartcard, for every ...
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Is there a way to release the integrated webcam service held by an .exe application?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3542 laptop with Windows 8.1. Recently, I installed the Zbar application for scanning QR code. It does decode the QR code using integrated webcam. But the problem is, i am ...
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Determining driver by nothing

I have got this desktop computer with a built-in LAN port. I suspect the OS has been re-installed with a supposedly different OS. Gigabytes's main support page provides ethernet drivers (Nvidia) only ...
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How to create a specific folder structure inside multiple subfolders

I have a folder structure that looks like this drwxrwxr-x+ 9 root admin 306 May 3 10:19 . drwxrwxrwx 15 root admin 510 May 5 16:14 .. drwxr-xr-x+ 3 root ...
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Win7 PC Shutdown during Update - Driver/Chipset Issues?

--UPDATE 1-- Purchased a brand new USB Wifi Adapter, installed its driver and has exact same problem error code 31. Obviously it's a Windows 7 issue. Is it possible to repair this without a complete ...
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Cannot start (code 10) error with HIDClass device

I am getting "Cannot start device (Code 10)" error while installing the device driver for a HID device with uses PIC 18F4550 microcontroller. However I am getting the Vendor and Product IDs properly. ...
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Kali Linux BCM4360 driver

I've recently made a Live USB bootable Kali Linux version to run on my Late 14 Macbook Pro. I was having trouble getting it to identify my network card, and found that it was because the BCM4360 ...