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

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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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USB keyboard is recognized as mouse, thus not working

I attached a USB keyboard to my laptop today. I'm running Windows 7 64 bit. The keyboard isn't working. I looked in Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers, and it turns out Windows ...
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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, ...
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AMD switchable graphics are not working OR I don't know how to make them work

I don't know if this is the right place for this question, but I'll give it a shot. I have a Dell Inspiron 17R 5721. It's supposed to be using switchable graphics. It has an Intel HD 4000 and a Radeon ...
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screen flickering intel 4000 HD on ubuntu 12.04 on full screen

Specs: Ubuntu 12.04 - 64 bit intel 4000 HD 8GB RAM I've installed the latest intel drivers from ppa packages: ubuntu-x-swat The problem is that when I play a game in full screen mode, the screen ...
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No sound on boot w/ speakers & headphones plugged in

When I boot my pc with speakers + headphones plugged in, they're detected but don't play sound. When I test them, they show that they're playing sound, but I don't hear anything. The strange thing ...
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Princeton PTB-MT2BN, “Mousepad Tablet”: none of the paint programs seems to register pressure sensitivity

I have this pen graphics tablet: Princeton PTB-MT2BN, "Mousepad Tablet" (http://www.princeton.co.jp/product/tablet/ptbmt2b.html). I have tried it with two different drivers: (A) the driver that ...
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my windows 8 doesn't reconize any new device via usb, is there a way to remove all drivers on windows 8?

Anytime that i plug in any USB device (mobile phone, printer, usb wifi stick, headphones..) on my pc, Win8 Pro x64 not reconized, is installed as "Unknow Device", going to Manage-> Device Manager, ...
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How are the terminal services drivers loaded?

I have been searching all over the internet for an answer although I have not been able to figure it out. I am trying to figure out exactly how Terminal Services loads their own drivers instead of the ...
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Why do some drivers show up in device manager and others don't?

Can anyone tell me why some installed drivers (ones that are usually installed with software that they use) show up in the device manager and others do not? Does this have to do with kernel mode ...
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Windows 7 Netgear WNDR4000, Adapter issues

I can not seem to connect to the internet, when I troubleshoot it, I get a "There might be a problem with the Driver for Local Area Connection Adapter, try running in admin mode to fix it." So I do, ...
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AMD Catalyst keeps crashing

I have Windows Server 2012 running with 3 screens and a Radeon HD 5xxx series video card. I've installed all the versions of the Catalyst software including the betas. Every now and again randomly, ...
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Driver priority during boot in Windows 8

I've Windows 8 installed on my laptop. It's pretty old, so old that it's touch-pad is not natively supported in Windows 8. Whenever I boot/restart it, all the applications and other less needed ...
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Kinivo BTD-300 Bluetooth 3.0 dongle driver driver NOT on Kinivo site

Relevant Specs: OS: Win7 Home Premium Machine: Acer Aspire 6676-7739g w/RAM upgraded to 8GB Preamble: I purchased a few months ago a Kinivo BTD-300 Bluetooth 3.0 USB dongle, and thus far have had ...
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Possible to add “conflicting” Drivers to Windows 7 Installer?

Is it possible (and smart) to include all bunch of diffrent drivers to a Windows 7 installer so Windows could theoretically install all needed drivers during the Windows installation? Meaning can I ...
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Triple monitor with two different cards

My primary card is a GT 440, and my other card is a 9500 GT. I have two 9500 GT's, so I could run SLI if I had a bridge and theoretically get close to the same performance as one GT 440. The issue is ...
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ThinkPad T530 TouchPad stops responding

I have a ThinkPad T530 running Windows 8 Pro X64. I use two finger scrolling with my touchpad, and often scrolling will stop working for a few seconds, causing the cursor to just move erratically ...
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Generic text printer / print job status

I've a serial text only printer attached to a machine with Win XP and am using Generic text only printer driver to print jobs. The printer prints jobs properly when it's ON. When it is OFF, the ...