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

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Realtek HD Audio and continuous “You just unplugged a device” message woes

I'm running a Gigabyte X58 board with integrated Realtek HD Audio under Windows 7 64bit and I'm wanting to pass surround audio to my AV receiver via the onboard coaxial S/PDIF output. When using ...
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Why does wireless adapter work (though slowly) even if the driver is not working properly

I have set of follow up question from my previous question: Wi-Fi is slow only on Acer laptop but works great on Android mobile and iPad. So my questions are: Why does the wireless adapter work at ...
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Firefox becomes unkillable, waiting on AFD driver, any suggestions?

Is anyone else having this problem? Both Skype and Firefox are freezing and becoming unkillable due to "\Driver\AFD". I'll open Firefox and it won't work, it just sits there, "Connecting...", then I'...
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Black screen after installing Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355)

This is quite similar to this question, which I see has no answers (so I may just be out of luck). That said, my scenario is slightly different. This morning, I manually updated to Update 1 using ...
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Install noveau driver but keeps nvidia driver installed in Arch Linux

I've read this manual to do this. It said I have to comment out blacklist nouveau in /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau_blacklist.conf file. But, there's no such a file there. So how can I do this?
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Location of unidrv.dll in Windows 7

I am trying to install some fairly old printer software onto a Windows 7 machine and I keep getting prompted for the location of "Unidrv.dll". All the sites I googled try to tell me how to fix some ...
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How do I disable windows 8.1 gestures via regedit? (details)

I've followed others instructions. For what I'd like to do, all I can find is the suggestion that updating the Synaptics driver will create the option in control panel>mouse>*. I was successful in ...
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Multiple monitors on Intel HD graphics both duplicate and extended displays

I have a Lenovo W540 running Windows 7, which has both the Intel HD 4600 graphics (primary) and an Nvidia Quadro K1100M card using Nvidia's Optimus driver. The displays are run through the HD driver. ...
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Install Windows 8.1 on a tablet with only a touchscreen, no keyboard or mouse

Trying to re-install Windows 8.1 on Acer Iconia W4-820 Tablet. When I boot from a USB and get to the setup screen I notice that I can't use the touchscreen. I'm guessing it's probably because ...
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Trying to install new graphics card and get beeping on start up

I am trying to install an EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Super Clocked The card does not require external PCIe power. It requires a 300 watt minimum power supply, which is what I have. I'm running Ubuntu ...
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AMD graphic card not working after upgrading to Windows 8.1 on a Dell 3521

My Dell 3521 came with Windows 8. I recently upgraded it to Windows 8.1, but since then it is using Intel HD onBoard graphics. I installed the latest drivers for amd but still it picks onboard ...
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Windows WLAN AutoConfig Service and Wirelss Configuration Utility stopped working

I bought and HP15 laptop in November and it came loaded with Win8, which I did not want so I partitioned the drive and installed Win7 64bit, found the appropriate drivers and have been using the ...
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Win 7 black screen and mouse cursor after boot

After booting my custom PC the screen stays black. It starts with a "beep- tone", then everything runs as usual until the blue welcome-screen appears. After that the screen turns black and only the ...
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Laptop keyboard doesn't work after installing vista driver on windows 7

I just accidentally installed a vista driver for a touchpen tablet on the lenovo computer of my mum which runs windows 7. After rebooting, her keyboard wouldn't work any more. I personally doubt that ...
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Windows 8.1 hangs when entering “Startup options”

I'm trying to install an unsigned driver (Libusb for an AVR MKII programmer), but Windows 8.1 blocks this. I've found out that this is disabled by default, and I should enable it in the "Startup ...
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Can't detect touchpad ubuntu 14.04

I think I may have uninstalled my touchpad driver by mistake. It won't work and when I type in xinput into the terminal I don't see it there. I have a HP Pavilion g6 notebook, and when I go to the ...
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how to transfer PC audio to bluetooth

I got Jabra Bluetooth and I paired with my Bluetooth Device which is inbuilt in the System: Dell Inspiron 7520 SE. When i view the Volume Mixer Properties, I see the following I checked my Device ...
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How can I manually/force install a specific driver in Ubuntu?

I have recently downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 32-bit and I created a virtual machine using Microsoft Virtual PC (the old one, not the Windows Virtual PC) in order to test it. I did that since my host ...
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Installing Windows 7 x64 on Asus M5A78-M LX V2, SATA Driver

I'm trying to install a fresh Windows 7 64bit on a computer with a M5A78L-M LX V2 motherboard and two SATA disks. The setup process shows the error "No device drivers were found. Make sure...". I've ...
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Diagnosing a seemingly functioning WiFi Adapter

I recently bought a computer that came with an AsRock Extreme 9/ac motherboard - which I am adoring and love in every way. Everything about it works just fine. I install Windows (8.1 x64) and go ...
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Way of touchpad shielding

I have a touchpad in my computer which is a little bit too wide and I constantly touch it with part of my left hand during writing, as a result cursor move to the random location in text editor. There ...
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Killer LAN e2200/Atheros AR8161 not running at Gigabit

I have ASRock Fatal1ty 990fx Killer that has the Atheros AR8161 NIC (branded as Killer LAN). I'm direct connecting to a Motorola SurfBoard 6141 with Cat5e cabling. My Windows 7 Professional is set to ...
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Driver installation on Lenovo laptop

I recently installed Windows 8.1 (32 bit) on my Lenovo G580 laptop. I downloaded all the drivers from http://support.lenovo.com/us but some of the drivers are not getting installed, such as Intel ...
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Can't install wireless drivers to Windows 7 on an external drive

Today I installed Windows 7 to a 1TB external USB hard drive. Everything worked fine, set up Windows and went to install drivers so I could connect to my LAN. My primary OS is Ubuntu, so I booted into ...
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I accidentally update my bluetooth driver, now it won't work

Okay, because some reason I update my bluetooth driver with the suggestion of driverIdentifier, and I choose Bluetooth_Atheros_8.0.1.322_W81x64_A, at the end of installation it says bluetooth suite is ...
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wireless driver crashes windows 8.1 randomly

I have a toshiba satellite laptop which came with windows 7, I installed windows 8.1 onto it successfully. Then one day I get a pop up from some inbuilt toshiba software saying that it wants to update ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Cannot install AMD Proprietary Driver (Cannot find Kernel Headers)

I installed Linux Mint on a relatively old computer setup that I have to use as a media centre on my TV. Since I am using a dedicated ATI graphics chip I need the drivers because the desktop extends ...
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Is there anyway to get driver commands from a windows driver .sys

Is there anyway to Sniff out driver commands for a (.sys)system file driver?
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Windows 8.1 doesn't allow me to update device drivers manually

I'm trying to unlock my htc's bootloader and my computer is being a jackass about it. I'm doing my best to fix the ''waiting for device'' error - so basically I have a problem with the driver of my ...
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USB host controllers broken on every reboot

Something happened (including Windows Updates?) and now every time I reboot, most of my USB host controllers/root hubs are not working: The broken ones say: This device cannot start. (Code 10) ...
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Windows 8 audio driver not installed automatically issue

I have a desktop. Once I had a problem with my sound card (Internal), so I replaced it with a new one. Then I installed ubuntu and the sound drivers installed automatically. Now I've just installed ...
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midi timeout unpack folders

While running Logic Pro X, my computer suddenly pops up with: "Deep Architecture! Please unpack some folders!" and "MIDI timeout Logic Pro has detected a MIDI timeout. Please restart your ...
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Will installing NTFS Driver for Mac OS delete my existing files?

I have been saving all my PC files onto a Seagate GoFlex external hard-drive. I am now using a Mac. Although I can read my files, I cannot save changes. I have been advised to install NTFS Driver ...
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Copy ODBC Driver to another computer

I am trying to copy multiple installed ODBC drivers from one computer to another. I can see the driver name, version, company, file name, and date but no way to export it. Both computers run the ...
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Kali Linux 1.0.9 wireless not detected, even after drivers installed

I'm using Kali Linux 1.0.9 64 bits in VM. My laptop : ASUS N76V. Lan device : Atheros AR8161/8165 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) [Working] ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet ...
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Linux driver for Broadcom BCM943228HMB

How do I install broadcom BCM943228HMB 802.11abgn 2x2 WiFi Adapter driver in Linux? My OS is Ubuntu 14.04. My previous laptop had a Qaulcomm Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter and Ubuntu could ...
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Is there a universal network driver for all motherboard?

I have an ECS GeForce6100PM-M2 v.30 motherboard which I bought 2nd hand. The vendor did not provide any drivers as he said it was plug and play. I downloaded the drivers on the main website of ECS and ...
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HP Desktop driver for windows 7

I have an HP desktop computer, and I'm trying to install Windows 7, but it requires some drivers that I dont have. I've talked to some people that have installing windows on similar HP desktops, and ...
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Windows 7 Setup BSOD BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO

I am trying to install Windows 7 32bit on a rather old HP Pavilion t3225.at But after loading files setup ends with a BSOD BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO stop 0x00000074. After some research I checked the CD ...
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Black screen half way through Windows 7 Repair Install, laptop recoverable?

Half way through the Windows 7 Repair install the monitor drivers seem to have corrupted. The screen works fine up to the Windows logo on a black background, then the screen goes dead. Everything is ...
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NVIDIA Driver Update on Retina Macbook in Windows 8 on Parallels 9

Is it possible to upgrade to the latest nvidia drivers for the retina macbook (nvidia gt 650m, 750m)? When I try this, the driver software indicates that there are no nvidia drivers on board...
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Headset – sound, but no microphone – sound & microphone good on other computer

Headset – sound, but no microphone – sound & microphone good on other computer I plugged in a Logitech G230, and I got sound. I could not get my microphone to work. I tested the headset on ...
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Speakers stops working when volume is turned up to 50% or more

I have a Lenovo G400s laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. Everything's perfect except my sound. The speakers work fine when I play any song and set the volume to 40%, but it ceases to work as soon as I ...
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no audio windows 8.1

I screwed the sound on my laptop (Windows 8.1); I installed the (I assume) wrong version of the realtek HDA drivers and now I have two copies of the audio device. I have tryed uninstalling the ...
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Wifi driver not working

I reinstalled my laptop from windows 8 to windows 7. All the drivers were installed correctly but when I try to install wifi driver it says: "The device may not be present or could have been ejected/...