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

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After removing custom driver, Windows no longer detects USB dongle

I have a DVB-T dongle, which I want to use to capture air traffic and to feed data to Flightradar24 (details). For this purpose, I have to stop Windows from trying to install default drivers and use a ...
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Bluetooth headphones no longer pairing in Windows 7

My Bluetooth headphones used to pair with no issues on my Windows 7 x64 installation until yesterday. Whenever I turn on my headphones, it shows up as “Standard Serial over Bluetooth Link (COM21)” in ...
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What exactly is a laptop “display audio” driver?

I've downloaded an Intel HD Graphics driver for my Dell laptop and the installer's welcome screen says it will install the following components: Intel Graphics Driver Intel Display Audio Driver ...
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How Can i Remotely Install .inf file for FLT Driver

I am using power shell to execute the install.bat on remote machine that install the filter driver. Prob: Script operations such as set registry key executes remotely but .inf file for driver ...
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Windows 7 is not detecting logitech USB mouse

Yesterday, my old Microsoft IntelliMouse died. I bought a new Logitech USB mouse with a cable (no wireless) and connected it to my PC. Unfortunately, Windows 7 does not detect it. I have tried to ...
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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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What controls a device controller?

My theory is that a device driver is the one that controls a device controller which in turn controls a hardware device. Is this reasoning correct? Please excuse my lack of knowledge. Just reading ...
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NVidia performance tab under control panel on windows 8.1

I see that I have usual problem with performance tab, but I don't find solution with windows 8.1. The problem is that after I install all NVidia drivers on "clean setup" mode I have NVidia control ...
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Unable to boot windows after installing drivers for graphics card

I have a laptop Samsung Chronos 700z (i dont remember exact model number, and i don't have laptot in front of me to check, i can update it later if required) Recently, while i was browsing internet, ...
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How do I fix crackling in my audio seemingly caused by my USB Logitech trackball mouse?

My USB mouse—an unknown trackball model made by Logitech—has, as of a recent system rebuild (I used Windows 8’s “refresh your computer” feature), begun making my audio crackle. I did some research and ...
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Installed drivers and Windows 7 still cannot detect HP 2011x monitor

I have 2 monitors and each are plugged into a dvi port on my videocard. HP 2011x HP 20xi I downloaded and installed each driver from the HP website, restarted, same issue. Then I downloaded the HP ...
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realtek PCIe GBE network adapter slow on windows vista

I'm getting 69mbps down and 500 mbps up on a 1gbps link using onboard realtek PCIe network adapter and Windows Vista 64-bit. I suspect it's a driver problem, because: snooping the connection with ...
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hp envy 15 installed windows 7 .no drivers

I had windows 8 by default which i get rid of by installing windows 7.at the moment it didnt pick up any drivers,cant access usb,network to communicate with any external source to download install ...
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BSOD when installing AMD graphics drivers

Please do not down-vote without leaving a comment why. If you down-vote without giving feedback, it doesn't help me fix the problem. This problem is a recurring one. I've had it happen before, but ...
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Intel Wireless WiFi driver for Linux on Dell Inspiron 17 (7746, Early 2015) CentOS 7 Laptop

So I recently got a new laptop from work, and I'm unable to get the wireless drivers to work in CentOS 7. ########## wireless info START ########## Report from: 13 Mar 2015 13:47 EDT -0400 Booted ...
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Headphone Jack Has Fallen Silent

I have an odd problem, and I'm stumped--which doesn't happen often :P The short version is that the headphone jack on my laptop (Dell Precision M4500, running Win8.1) is not outputting any sound. ...
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Installing Windows 7, But don't know wifi driver [duplicate]

I'm looking to reinstall Windows 7, because I have a older computer which will run Ubuntu instead of this one. However, when reinstalling I haven't got wifi, because I need the adapter/driver. so I've ...
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My system is able to read CDs but not DVDs [duplicate]

My laptop(running on windows 7) is able to read CDs but not DVDs. When I insert a DVD it tries it's best to read it i.e.. it makes lot of noise, shows a CD icon near the cursor and shows progress bar ...
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Logitech G35 headset intermittently causes all media to freeze or crash

There is some kind of driver or software problem with the Logitech G35 headset, which causes an intermittent situation where any media - music, video, games, etc - to either freeze or crash ...
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Connect an RGB LED strip over USB [closed]

I am building a PC and wanted to do custom lighting with an RGB LED strip. I could connect an Arduino to one of the internal USB headers but decided that I wanted to try and connect the power to molex ...
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How to upload Lexmark network driver into Samba?

I have a Lexmark C950DE, i go to the Lexmark official website and get an huuuge executable (98Mo) then I run it. I set a CUPS printer with a raw queue, then share it with samba 3.6.6. It share ...
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Can’t connect to a Sony SmartWatch 3 via USB in Windows 7

My Sony SmartWatch3 is shown in device manager (Windows 7, 64bit) as device without driver and the system can’t find driver for it. Here are steps I have attempted to solve the problem that have not ...
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Fedora supports the intel power clamp driver?

I come from a Linux Mint OS distribution which had support for PowerClamp driver (it’s listed under /sys/class/thermal as a “cooling device”) but in Fedora 21 I can’t find the cooling device under ...
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How to install monitor drivers manually?

I'm running Windows 7 64bits, and I need to install Dell 2407wfp drivers. The only issue is, the drivers from the website does not execute right after I download them, like they are supposed to. If I ...
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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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Gigaset QV830 ADB driver searching

I have a Gigaset QV830 tablet and try to install its ADB driver to use it for development. I have also tried it with universal installer, but it says isn't compatible. I visited manufacturer's site, ...
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Nvidia Display Dirver crashing with BSOD at higher temperatures

Ever since I installed “Company of Heroes 2” and associated DirectX files from Steam as well as upgrading my GPU dirvers, I keep getting the following blue screen of death (BSOD) message: ...
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nVidia CUDA installation does not detect GTX 970

I put a brand new GTX 970 from Gigabyte in my system and it basically works so far. But i need CUDA and when i ran the CUDA 6.5 driver installation, it said that "This graphics driver could not find ...
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How to force Windows 8.1 to use only part of the screen? [duplicate]

A white vertical stripe appeared on my laptop's screen today. Luckily it is on the side of the screen. My screen is 1366 x 768 I would like to force system to use only 1300 x 768(don't use 66 vertical ...
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HP ENVY 17-1050ea Notebook PC screen flickering when I connect charger to my notebook

I am looking for solution of my problem. I own HP ENVY 17-1050ea Notebook PC, it works perfectly fine but the only issue I am facing is SCREEN FLICKERING. I only happens when I connect my charger to ...
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How to use Umax Astra 5600 in Windows 7 64 bit?

I have a Umax Astra 5600 Scanner. I lost my PC in an accident while moving. Now I have a HP Pavilion g4 with Windows 7 (64 bit). I tried using my scanner on it but the scanner is not even recognised ...
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Keyboard and mice aren't working and I can't logon because system user profile cannot be loaded. What can I do?

I created a system repair disc to logon my computer, but my problem now is how to run it since my keyboard nor mouse works. How can I run it without them?
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Windows 8.1 Does not Detect Bluetooth Headset

I have the Motorola S11 Flex HD wireless Bluetooth headset which I have had connected to a Windows 8.1 Pro x64 machine with an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 + Bluetooth for Desktop card. This ...
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Wireless adapter missing

I have a HP ProBook 4520s laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and a Ralink RT3090 802.11b/g/n wireless. The last few days, I started noticing that I was getting weaker Wi-Fi connections, but this ...
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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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ASUS ATK package not working properly

I have installed latest version of ASUS ATK package, but altough at startup I still get pop up windows saying: P4G: this program can only be executed on the asus computer atk installed Also my ...
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Does Operating System modify BIOS in any way?

I am reading the book: How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology and in Chapter 4 the author says: The operating system does not work alone. It depends not only on the cooperation of other ...
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Workaround for unsupported printers in Windows 8

My mother's old beloved printer is not supported in Windows 8 so it no longer works. Now what to do? (using Linux, OSX or any other OS is not an option - buying a new printer is the last) I was ...
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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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How to block certain driver in Windows 8.1

So I have an UART to USB chip that I use to interface Arduino board with my PC. It's a Prolific PC2303HA device. The problem is, that Prolific dropped support for this device. Their current drivers ...
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How can I print without color with an HP Deskjet 990cse and Windows 7?

I'm Using Windows 7 (32 bit) and an HP Deskjet 990cse Printer. I am using the standard HP 990c driver and the printer works fine with the exception of being able to print with only the black ink ...
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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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Fresh Win7 installed with SSD. All known drivers updated - high hard pagefaults

I previously had a thread with nasty pagefaults where the main culprit was my HDD was actually failing. I received a new SSD this week and reinstalled Windows 7, since then things have been insanely ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't see the second monitor

I've got vanilla Ubuntu 12.04 lts, GeForce GTX560 and Core -i7 2600's integrated card (on desktop based on ASUS P8H61-MX). The system seems to detect NVidia videocard (lspci shows that there is ...
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Scanner is only detected and not the printer

OK. I have a new Epson L210 printer, a multi-function printer. But whenever I connect it to my Windows 7 64-bit computer, the only detected function of the printer is the scanner. There is no ...
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Strange entry in the Services list

(Please forgive me if I've posted this in the wrong exchange). We had an issue with one of our servers this morning, due to a generator test. On examining the services more closely we found that one ...
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Sometimes slow/choppy performance, driver related I believe (Newly formatted machine)

EDIT: Since we have identified that at least my HDD is failing, I've went ahead and used this as an excuse to finally get an SSD. It will arrive tomorrow morning and I will format back to my current ...
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Windows 8.1 and the phantom Canon PCL6 Driver - Print spooler crashing and no removal

Situation: trying to install a Canon IR1133A printer on Windows 8.1 (64bit). Having tried most every driver under the sun, I'm now presented with two printers - Canon Generic PCL6 Driver and Canon ...
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Win7 install keeps saying it needs drivers for the SATA controller, even after it finds the drives

I'm trying to reinstall Windows 7x64 Pro on an HP z620 workstation. I have a USB drive created for it, and when booted to it, the Win installer tells me that I need to install drivers for the SATA ...