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

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Realtek HD Audio is not getting sound to audio jack after windows 8.1 August 12th update

I'm working on a toshiba A665-S6050 with Realtek High Definition audio. I have a High Definition Audio Device Driver From windows and a realtek high definition audio driver. I installed the R2.75 ...
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Mouse and keyboard are not responseive after Windows 8.1 Upgrade

I recently upgraded my Windows 8 installation to 8.1. Now when I boot my laptop, I get to the screen before the login screen (the one where you must click they touchpad or press a key to progress to ...
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How fix my mouse and keyboard from disconnecting. is it the driver or the usb?

I am using a HID-compliant mouse and HID keyboard and they keep disconnecting. I tried every thing like reinstalling them, using msconfig and making a new INFCACHE.1 folder. But nothing works. Do I ...
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How can I set CPU affinity for a device driver in Windows 7?

Does anybody know how to set on which core a device driver will run and process its interrupt requests? Situation: I'm having iusb3hcs.sys and acpi.sys causing lags when my soundcard processes ...
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Why do PS3 controller bluetooth drivers override the OS's bluetooth stack?

I hope this question is on-topic for this site since it might be a bit too technical and may be too gaming related as well. The PS3 controller can be used on Windows via programs like MotionInJoy and ...
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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro touch screen not working anymore

I ran a bunch installers today trying to fix the Bluetooth, and now the screen touch gestures does not work anymore. Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro drivers are here: ...
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virtual box installation aborted in window 7 guest

i tried to install a guest addition in window 7 guest but it can not be succeed with unknown errors, below is the log file of the installation. Stopped logging into separate file Output folder: ...
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How to disable USB Mouse only

I was developing a device driver for a USB mouse which uses the USB HID driver. The problem is that I cannot test out my module as Linux takes over the mouse directly. So how do I find out which ...
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Offload dri to a render node in xorg

There is new feature in mesa DRI_PRIME emerged to keep up with modern hybrid graphics on laptops. I'd like to use it for desktop too. Powersaving is always good. So I make xorg to use only intel ...
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Need Windows XP VGA driver for i3 Haswell

Background: I have recently upgraded my hardware because the previous Pentium system started failing to the point that it would not run long enough to boot. It was obviously a hardware fault, but I ...
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Slow/restricted internet speed on Ubuntu 14 (driver/hardare issue?)?

I recently built my own desktop and I have noticed that it consistently gets ~ .8 mbps download speed when on the ethernet and slightly better when using wifi. I have run several tests that can ...
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology (pre-OS) driver installation

My desktop machine is built on Gigabyte GA-Z87-UD3H and Gigabyte provides the latest driver for Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST), which I installed after installing the OS. Same goes for my ...
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Can a driver be called/make calls if its device is disabled?

I have a question that I've been wondering the answer to for some time. For example, let's say a user has a Bluetooth driver present on their system with the name 12345.sys for example purposes, and ...
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Windows 7 64Bit USB 2 Drivers/Devices install Fails

Every USB2 device on Windows 7 64Bit system can't install drivers. My keyboard, Mouse, Soundcard(External) are all under Unknown Devices in the Device Manger. (Code 28). USB3 is working fine except ...
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Minecraft EXCEPTION ACCESS VIOLATION

When I run any version of Minecraft, I receive an error EXCEPTION ACCESS VIOLATION. It occurs usually on the mojang screen but it also happens in game if I get past this point. Interestingly, I can ...
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Hearing disturbing murmer when headphones are plugged in

This question has been here for a few times already, still no reasonable answer has been given yet. I have bought a brand new notebook and installed audio drivers and codecs, everything works just ...
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Editing the Synaptics touchpad driver registry settings

Running the latest version of the Synaptics touchpad driver (17.0.19) I'm also running mDesktop, which gives virtual desktop functionality. At the moment I have it set up so that "Ctrl + Left_arrow" ...
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USB ports stopped working (code 19)

Last week all usb ports of my laptop Lenovo B575 with Windows 7 stopped working but on Linux everything is all right. I've figured out in Device Manager that the problem lies somewhere in the registry ...
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Driver problems with HP Beats Audio Laptop and Headphones Plugged In

Having some audio driver issues with my HP laptop, it comes with beats audio. None of the effects in the manufacturer's control panel work, and I can't find music listenable on my headphones without a ...
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One computer on network slow - but it wasn't always?

Let me start by saying that I have a pretty good understanding of my computer and OS so I've covered the basics here. I'll give you all the details and hopefully I can get some good feedback. I'm ...
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Not properly functioning virtual 7.1

I recently bought a F.R.E.Q. 7 headset by Mad Catz, and I have quite a problem with its virtual 7.1. I found out about it after I installed the drivers and tried to use the 7.1. It worked, however it ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad y510p, MATSHITA DVD-RAM results CRC error while coping 7GB file from Double Layer DVD

I Have Ideapad y510p with MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8DB. While I tring to copy 7GB file do HDD almost in the middle (after 42%) it stucks and after a while it prompt that file can't be copied due to error. ...
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Computer failing to boot using a graphic card with the driver installed

I'm having some troubles with my computer. Yesterday I had a bluescreen about some graphic driver dll and couldn't boot the computer back. I swapped my graphic card for a backup and could boot the ...
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Fedora 20, tried akmod, kmod, nvidia proprietry installer still can not install on msi ge60/gtx660m

I have fedora20, tried to install bumblebee,primus,nvidia 304xx drivers to my fedora installation. I tried akmod it froze at the prefdm process as i know it correct. Fedora logo comes up and it goes ...
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Netgear drivers silent install

does anyone know how to do a silent none reboot of netgear drivers Netgear wna3100 v2 drivers to be exact on windows 8, my batch file is working perfect for my custom install programs but i can not ...
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Glitches after closing/opening laptop lid. T410p, NVIDIA

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo T440p. I have an integrated Intel GPU, which works fine (until now), and another gpu (NVIDIA GeForce 730M) which I wanted to use instead. I installed the ...
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Linux - How to list all device nodes using a specific device driver

I know I can see what driver is being used for a device node if I know the major and minor number of the device(see this link). But I want to know if there's a way to list all device nodes that are ...
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Touchpad drivers get uninstalled after every restart

I have a 900x3c (a01) Samsung laptop. I recently updated it to Windws 8.1. Now every time I reboot the machine, the system seems to fall back to default drivers for my touchpad and I have to install ...
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Games in windowed mode lag (with AMD GPU)

Before I start, I tested the latest beta and the latest stable (as of now) drivers, both had this problem. The problem is also not specific to any game, like it happens in Battlefield 4 and Trine 2. ...
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Touchpad stops responding/lags up, but I can still move mouse cursor with graphics tablet?

I have a Toshiba C855-2GX. The problem is with the touchpad, it lags for around 15 seconds (up to 2 minutes in worst case). The mouse button doesn't even work. When the touchpad lags, I can still ...
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Windows 8 won't output stereo sound

I have two sets of stereo speakers. Speakers on my desk and a pair of headphones. The speakers are connected to a port on the back and the headphones are connected to a USB port on the front. ...
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Forcely Turn on laptop screen backlight

I have a laptop with hybrid graphic card. As it is a bit old (2010) the support for it totally stopped, and i can't install the official AMD graphic card drivers as it complains that for notebook they ...
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DVD drive: disks are not visible to Windows

I have an issue with my DVD drive. Every time I insert a CD, either Windows thinks there's no CD while there is, or it shows no files as if the CD is empty. Other programs, such as IsoBuster, show ...
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How to enable “Stereo mix” on windows 7

My current setup allowed me to have a "stereo mix" recording device back when i used windows XP, so I know its not a hardware issue. But it doesn't show up in the list of recording devices anymore. ...
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Windows 8.1 not allowing me to install ISP's (Tata Photon) client software for Huawei EC315 USB modem. Need to Auto run the setup file

Well, as it says in the question above, I need to install my service provider's client software to connect to the internet. According to the instructions the ISP (Tata photon) gave me, I'm to find ...
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Are there plans for Intel HD Graphics 4000 to support OpenGL 4.4?

I am coding a graphics application and decided to to support Intel HD Graphics 4000, which is widely spread among notebooks. According to the Wikipedia article, it currently supports OpenGL 4.0 only. ...
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Printer only working when Windows has -two- drivers installed

I have a Zebra GC420d thermal printer connected via USB to my Windows 7 Pro workstation, which I recently upgraded from XP. On first connection, Windows automatically installed a ZDesigner driver ...
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Mount UMSDOS in Windows

I have a directory that has --LINUX-.--- files in it, from when it used to be mounted in a Linux system as UMSDOS. Is there a driver that allows for mounting this directory in Windows so I can see ...
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Windows 7 hangs at CLASSPNP.sys after installing a second Xeon processor

I have a server in a secure location and do not have installation media or procedures. I'm using this server to play video and audio over the network. The video was pretty choppy and the processor was ...
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Dual Booting Kali Linux with Windows 7. Atheros Killer E2200 not found + 2 different HDD

I'm having trouble installing Kali on a MSI GE70 2OE with a SSD HD and a standard SATA HD. I've installed W7 on the SSD, and then partitioned my SATA in two parts: One 800Gb for W7 and another 200Gb ...
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Installed wrong graphics driver, says Shader Model not supported, use OpenGL

After I installed the wrong graphics driver, things are laggy/freezy, and any games I open give me this error: Video card error. Your graphics card does not seem support Shader Model 1.1+. Would ...
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New Laptop Win XP Audio driver and alternatives

I'm looking for an alternative on how to make audio work on a laptop with XP that probably has no audio driver available: I installed Win XP on a new Packard Bell Easy Note TE11BZ laptop for a ...
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Asus P8P67 PRO usb copy corruption and updating USB Drivers and chipset drivers

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit (updated all important updates yesterday) and have several external usb hard drives (self powered 3.5 inch). I recently noticed while copying files to the external drive ...
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Update for Mobile Intel 4 series chipset family won't work for my VAIO CS (can't get OpenGL 2.0 to work)

I've installed a program that requires me to run OpenGL 2.0. I've bough my laptop in 2009 and OpenGL 2.0 was released in 2004 so I figure there has to be a way to get OpenGL 2.0 to work. (Current ...
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Wireless connection behaves strangely after windows 7 fresh installation

Since I installed a fresh installation of Windows 7 Home Premium, my Internet connection behaves very strange when on wireless. It disconnects and reconnect by it self without any notice. It slows ...
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Make virtual box run with better rendering options (preformance should not be an issue)

I have virtual box running on my gaming laptop ASUS G75vw (Intel i7 3630QM, Nvidia GTX670M). I'm using Ubuntu now a days. But I need photoshop, thus I have windows 7 on my virtual box. Everything ...
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Change default NTFS drivers ntfs-3g to paragon NTFS drivers(set as default)

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS-32 BIT, kernel 3.2.0.52 Default NTFS-3G drivers are slow in R/W mode and i installed Paragon NTFS drivers for Linux. They worked like charm and i got read write speed = ...
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How to set the primary video card in Windows 8.1?

I have a laptop running bare Windows 8.1 installed from scratch, no OEM crapware. The laptop has to video cards: AMD Radeon HD 8500M Series Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 Both cards use the stock ...
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Default Webcam Driver Issues

I'm having troubles getting my monitor-attached webcam (ASUS VK248H) to install on my new computer. On the old computer, it was a matter of not using a USB 3.0 port, but I can't get anything to work ...
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AMD Catalyst 13.9 installation failure

Earlier today I installed Windows 8.1, and when I wanted to go into Catalyst Control Center, I noticed some odd error of CCC not being able to display options. I then figured I needed a driver update, ...