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

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Nexus 4 not recognized on Windows 10

I have Nexus 4 with Lollipop and enabled MTP in settings. My Windows 10 N PC won't recognize it. I tried to install Google USB driver, but when I choose path to driver folder ...\usb_driver -> check ...
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Configure graphics driver for Arch Linux on Lenovo Z710

I want to configure my graphics card driver on Lenovo Z710, because my laptop is overheating. On Ubuntu I installed bumblebee and other stuff, but my system crashed; this time I want to avoid this. ...
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Windows 10 is lagging

My Windows 10 sometimes gets lags. It's most annoying when I'm watching videos (YT/flash/disk - doesn't matter). It's look like a 0,5s screen pause and superfast foward to actual play state. I can ...
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Difference between “Realtek Digital Input” and “Stereo Mix”

When trying to record sound through CamStudio on Windows Vista, I found that I had to change the recording device to from "Realtek Digital Input" to "Stereo Mix". (Control Panel>sound>Recording>Show ...
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Windows 7 installer asks for CD DVD drivers, but need SATA driver and doesn't accept them

During the installation of Windows 7 via USB-Stick on a new PC, windows asks for driver: German text from windows. I have only german as installation language. Ein erforderlicher ...
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Installing touchpad drivers

I want to install a different driver for my touchpad (synaptics driver) so that I would be able to use three fingers tap to middle click. I have no idea what kind of driver I have (my computer is an ...
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“This operation requires an interactive window station” - Update/Driver install error

I have recently been getting errors when windows update tries to install/update drivers. Windows update simply says that there was an error while installing updates and asks to try again, to no avail. ...
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How do I prevent my Intel graphics driver from pushing windows inside the screen boundaries after sleep?

I recently got a new Lenovo Yoga 900 which came with Windows 10 insider preview out of the factory. After installing hours of Windows Updates, updating drivers, and registry edits, I am finally able ...
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Screen black when using display driver - Windows 7

Just today I ran across rather unpleasant and strange issue with my machine. I'm running Dell Studio 1749 with Intel i5 M430/8GB/SSD240GB and Ati Mobility Radeon HD5650, running OEM Windows 7 Home ...
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DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE with a new Toshiba Satellite Laptop?

I just got my new Windows 10 Laptop from Toshiba. It is 15 inches, has an i76700HQ processor quad core, 4k screen, 16 GB Ram, 512 GB SSD and a 4GB NVidia 950 GTX Card. Literally since I got it 5 days ...
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Mouse not listed in pointing device list in the device manager

I'm trying to debug the laptop of one of my friend. It's running Windows 8.1. The model is an ASUS X751DL The external (usb plugged) mouse is not working anymore. It is a wireless (usb dungle) Trust ...
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Microsoft Virtual WiFi Adapter Missing from Device Manager/Network Connections

I have Windows 8.1 with Realtek RTL8187SE and I wanted to start a WiFi access point from my laptop but I checked on the Device Manager and "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Adapter" was missing. I clicked "Show ...
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Broken laptop external monitor not working after uninstalling graphics driver

Okay, my laptop screen had broke and I had been using an external monitor for a while. One day I foolishly uninstalled the graphics drivers because one of my games wasn't working properly. When I went ...
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Certain applications' graphics are painfully slow in lubuntu 15

I have an oldish GeForce 6200 EVGA PCI card 512Mb DDR2, with the (updated) Nvidia driver 304.128 installed on Lubuntu 15.1. CSS and LXDE transitions are painfully slow, making me think they're not ...
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Window 10 wifi issue media disconnected

I have a Dell Laptop Vostro 3555 with a Dell wireless 1701 802.11b/g/n network adapter made by Broadcom. The Device status: this device is working properly. This was a window 7 moved to a window 10. ...
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How to install SQL Server ODBC driver on OSX?

I'm using MySQL Workbench on a Macbook to migrate a SQL Server database to MySQL. When I try to connect to SQL Server I get the error: The ODBC driver that was selected for the source connection ...
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Windows 8 OEM clean install error - Media driver is missing

I'm trying to make a clean install of windows 8 on my new ASUS S46CB laptop. It uses an OEM key. So, in order to make it, I created an bootable USB, using the microsoft media tools program (link) I ...
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Error at driver install: File not found

I have manually chosen an INF-file to use to install drivers in Windows 7 professional. In the middle of the installation process, I get an error message that a certain file could not be found, with ...
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“Item Not Found; Could not find this item” external HDD, random occurance

Western Digital My Book 1230 4TB external HDD, bought recently, had the issue since I first plugged it in. When transferring files from the HDD as well as when renaming or deleting them, I get the ...
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Setting up an ad hoc network between multiple Rasberry Pis with RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapters

I have spent a number of hours trying to set up an ad hoc network between 2 rasberry pis (Debian 7.8 wheezy, kernel version 4.1.6-v7+). I would eventually like to have 11 pis on a single ad-hoc ...
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Turbo boost technology drives gives error code 10

I have system with : Core i5 670 3.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, Windows 7 Ultimate My device manager shows turbo boost technology driver unhealthy and in property it gives message : this driver cannot start ...
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Controller (or driver) causing Windows 10 to always stay awake

Ever since upgrading to Windows 10, my machine would not allow the screen or machine to timeout and sleep or hibernate. Before upgrading from Windows 7 the machine slept normally. After some searching ...
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Linux on Lenovo W541, problems with Nvidia driver

Trying to get Linux Mint 17.2 installed on my new Lenovo W541 refresh. The installation works fine with the Nouveau graphics. But Nouveau doesn't do well with additional displays attached to the dock. ...
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Custom built computer with ASUS R9 290 GPU will not install video drivers without crashing

I have a custom built computer with an ASUS R9 290, an ASUS Maximus VI Hero motherboard, and an an Intel Core i7 4770K running Windows 8.1 64-bit. Recently I decided to wipe all my data to “start ...
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How can I rebind a pci device to a loaded linux kernel driver?

I have two video cards, both from the same manufacturer (nvidia). I'm using pci_stub to avoid binding of my secondary card to the nvidia kernel driver (in order to use it for pci-passthrough with ...
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An extra keyboard in my system

I've got 2 devices labeled "HID Keyboard Device" in my system, though I have only one keyboard. How can I figure out what the second device is?
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XP unable to hibernate with system installed on LSI controller?

I'm trying to build a workbench machine that will multi-boot all sorts of OSes, one of which will be XP32, SP3. So first up, please don't tell me how silly it is to be installing this nowadays, ...
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Display Drivers in Fedora

I am using Fedora 22 and having problems with my Nvidia GeForce GTX765M driver. I cannot adjust my laptop screen brightness and cannot output video from hdmi. I did a little research here and on ...
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Fedora 22 - touchpad detected but not working

I am using fedora 22 (gnome) on a Dell Vostro 3558 - the touchpad is not working and I cannot figure out why. It seems to be detected: $ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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USB device not recognized w/ extension on one computer, not another

fairly odd problem: We upgraded computers at our site, from computers with USB2.0 WIN7, to USB3.0 WIN8.1. One particular USB device will not function with an extension cable, but will without it, ...
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Questions about KMS/DRM and linux /dev/fb* devices

Basically, what I want to do is to allow most standard framebuffer graphics apps (At least, any that support being told which /dev/fb* device to use, or can deduce that from the framebuffer the VT ...
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How to identify and remove unnecessary files from Windows Driverstore?

My Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository is 48 Gigabytes in size. That is way bigger than I have ever seen anywhere else, and is way out of proportion for a 128GB SSD. I know how to list the ...
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What is an intel wifi “inbox driver”?

Intel list the driver for my wireless card (Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG) as an inbox driver. I have no idea what this means or how I am supposed to get hold of it. The intel website specifically ...
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Windows 10 wifi adapter will not start

So I have upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10, all seem fine except I got no wifi, it does not even show up under network options. I went to device manger and it show me this worked fine in windows ...
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Some processes high CPU usage in Windows 10

I installed Windows 10 and all the driver (BIOS included) from Dell site; luckily my laptop is Windows 10 compatible. 2 processes use a little too CPU, I'm talking about "System" and "Windows desktop ...
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Installing 56k USB modem in Windows XP mode

I have a US Robotics 56k USB faxmodem which I need installing on my machine. I am running Windows 7 and also have Windows XP mode installed. I have searched a lot and it would seem it is not ...
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wifi driver issue during Windows 10 installation

In my laptop there are two wifi drivers are installed one is broadcom virtual wireless driver & the other is dell wireless 1704 (802.11b/g/n) As I checked my pc for Windows 10 update the first ...
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How to change if a drive can be used with the safely remove feature from Windows or not? [iaStorA controller]

I have Windows 8.1 Pro x64 and a motherboard with an Intel controller. I got Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver installed, resulting in the iaStorA service. I got two ports that I wish to be ...
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Installing win 7 on new laptop with emmc

I am trying to install 32-bit win 7 on a HP Stream c004tu that comes with a Samsung MBG4C eMmc harddrive, on win 8.1. I can get up to booting the installation usb by changing bios settings, but after ...
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AMD Radeon GPU driver installation cause black screen

My laptop worked just fine until 2 days ago. After exiting some program windows crashed and I had to restart my laptop. After restart (windows booted) I got black screen with cursor. I googled it and ...
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Network adapter not recognised

I've had to re-format my PC and installed Win 7 Pro. Got everything installed but Network Adapter not being recognised so I've got no internet. I don't have the motherboard driver CD so I attempted ...
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How to install AMD Radeon HD7450M Graphics Driver correctly on windows 8.1?

I have recently installed windows 8.1. And i have installed all drivers successfully except AMD Radeon HD7450M Graphics Driver. I have downloaded the latest driver using catalyst auto-detect. At the ...
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How to get bluetooth headphones working in Windows 7 PC?

I spent several days on this but still no luck. Basically I have Plantronics BackBeat Pro and I also have CSR8510 A10 bluetooth dongle. When I put the dongle into a USB port, Windows installed some ...
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Disable Buttons Area - Asus Elan Touchpad

The problem is that the left-button and right-button are also included in the touch surface. I found out that this question is common, but i didn't find a solution for Windows(8.1) and Elan(touchpad ...
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Keyboard shortcuts of intel driver are not working

Keyboard shortcuts of the Intel Graphics Driver are not working - NONE! In the dialog where you can define them by directly typing them, they are recognized properly. And of course the option is set ...
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Set printer preferences

I am writing a script setting up printers and drivers. One of the driver I install, contains a bug for old printers used with platforms further than Windows Vista. I need to update the preferences of ...
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Installing driver for CanoScan 9000F Mark II fails

The scanner worked previously, but it doesn't anymore. So I deinstalled all Canon software, incl. drivers using USBDeview. After restarting the laptop, I started the Canon driver installer ...
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Bluetooth file transfer failure

I wanted to send a file with bluetooth from my PC to my smartphone. The smartphone is already paired to the PC. When I got into the send file wizard, selected the file I wanted to send and clicked ...
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Windows not detecting Bluetooth device; but device detecting Windows

I am trying to pair my Windows 8.1 machine to my Moto G. Both devices have Bluetooth switched on and the Moto G is able to see my Windows machine in the Bluetooth settings, but upon trying to connect ...
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Windows 8 - Windows lag, fullscreen doesn't + Weird window transparency issue

So this has been bugging me since I got this new laptop, basically because of Windows 8 things are going much slower than it needs to be. Chrome lags with youtube and certain html5 elements lag and ...