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

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Reinstall Windows 7 Embedded

I have a Lenovo Thin Client (ThinkCenter M32). Yesterday when I started the thin client I got following message. File:\Windows\System32\drivers\WRkrn.sys Status: Ox0000225 Info: Windows ...
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After fresh installing Win7, what is the first thing to do? Install drivers (Sony) or just install Windows Updates?

I am about to replace my old dead HDD in my Sony Vaio (VPCSA35GG) laptop. After installing Windows 7 pro 64 using a retail disk, what is the first thing I should do? Install EACH OF THE drivers (in ...
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How can I tell if my graphics card is dying or if my drivers are incorrect?

I have a Sapphire Radeon 6870HD GPU. When I was doing some non-intensive stuff on my PC earlier today it crashed, and whenever it boots it: Goes through the windows spash screen Displays the '...
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Windows 7 driver installation on new hard drive not going well

I had to do a reinstall of windows 7 on a new hard drive. Device Manager told me I needed to download Standard VGA Graphics adapter, Ethernet Controller, Network Controller, PCI Simple Communications ...
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Looking for USB 3.0 motherboard drivers for a Compaq 15-s108na laptop

Looking for USB 3.0 motherboard drivers for a Compaq 15-s108na laptop so that I can put them in a bootable Windows 7 USB ISO and install. Apparently Compaq is a subsidiary of, was acquired by, or is ...
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Installing iMac drivers on Windows

I have installed Windows ony m iMac, and do not have OS X installed on it. Is it possible to get drivers for Mac to be installed on Windows, without going into OS X?
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My z x c v and n m , . / keys in and external USB mechanical keyboard randomly stops working

My z,x,c,v and n, m, ,, . and / keys randomly stop working and they also randomly start working for an indefinite period of time. The external USB keyboard in question is TVS bharat gold keyboard and ...
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No Drivers were found, make sure your installation media has the correct drivers

I have previously installed windows7 from a bootable USB stick I have created, but I recently bought a new machine with a Z170N-GAMING 5 motherboard, so I needed to reinstall the operating system. ...
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USB driver missing in Win 10

I accidentally uninstalled the USB driver " Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1C26 " Now on post I can use keyboard , but as soon as Windows logo appear I ...
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How are PCI devices accessed?

I have 2 questions related to PCI bus: How device drivers access devices on PCI bus? Is it enough to write to memory region allocated for device (mov memory_space_allocated_for_dev, something, if ...
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Driver fails on every restart. (Code 37)

I have encountered the following problem: Every time I restart the machine built-in smartcard reader becomes inaccessible with the following error: Windows cannot initialize the device driver for ...
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Ridiculous DISM errors trying to install drivers

I'm trying to install some USB 3.0 drivers which I think are right for my motherboard (the computer is a Compaq laptop with "15-s108na" on the label on the back and I got the driver at https://...
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Stupid CD/DVD driver error trying to install windows 7

I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (Win7_Ult_SP1_English_x32.iso) on a newly wiped laptop using a bootable USB key I made with Rufus. However it's going straight from "Setup is starting.....
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Asus P8H67-V AHCI Driver issues when installing Windows [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Windows as a dual-boot on an Asus P8H67-V (Socket 1155) PC running Elementary OS (Debian).  Here's my configuration: Intel Core I5-2500K Samsung 840 Pro SSD This previously ...
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ASUS ROG laptops with AudioWizard MAXX not working - Is there a solution?

This is a long question, but I tried to explain everything in details. On the internet there are plenty of threads about this issue, but there is no clear solution. What is AudioWizard MAXX? It's ...
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Driver for ZEON2 94V-0 PCI card?

I need to use a PCI card with a parallel port on it with my PC but I am not able to find a driver for it, so, how can I use this card? The only information I can read from the card is ZEON2 94V-0 on ...
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Ubuntu running on a computer with NVIDIA GPU

I have been looking for a new computer for a while now. One of the options I have considered is Lenovo Thinkpad T460p with a NVIDIA GeForce 960MX graphics card. Some years ago I came across someone ...
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I'm confused about what a driver exactly is

Alright, so from what I know so far a disk drive is a common type of secondary storage memory. In my book, it says a disk drive stores data by magnetically encoding it onto a circular disk. There are ...
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Wifi drops periodically on Linux 4.1

For some reason, wifi connection drops every now and then ( ~ 20 min ), and this happens to all distros I've used on my device (I'm currently running OpenSUSE) so it's not distro-specific. The model ...
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My WD Passport Ultra 1TB is registering the CORRECT password as invalid

I really need help from someone who has more knowledge about WD external hard disks. The story goes like this: Everything was fine until 2 days ago when my WD Passport Ultra 1TB suddenly refused to ...
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PC stutter / freeze when downloading at over 200mpbs, safe mode works fine @ 700mpbs+

I have been looking for a solution on both the internet, official support sites and whatnot and can't find a solution for my problem. Maybe someone here can help me troubleshoot further. So, the ...
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Dell XPS 9550 installing wifi adapter driver

I installed CentOS 7 On Dell XPS 15 9550 but WiFi adapter doesn't work. How can I install the drivers? I read that the solution is upgrade kernel to 4.2. How can I upgrade it without Internet ...
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lenovo b50-50 win. 8.1 drivers

I wanna install win 8.1 64 bit for lenovo b50-50(i5 core) with 920m nvidia graphic card. There's no drivers for this model and win 8.1(both 32 and 64 bits) at lenovo web-site, only for win. 10 and win ...
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intel drivers - Tearing all over the place on Windows 7

getting horrible video tearing on WIN7 64 bit using Intel Iris Graphics 6100. Tearing occues in Youtube, VLC, Smplayer) I have the Intel Graphics Control Panel application and have tried adjusting: ...
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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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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 ...