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

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How do I use my Samsung Gear Circle bluetooth headset with Windows 7?

I recently purchased the Samsung Gear Circle with the intention of using it both with my Android phone and my PC. It works wonderfully with my phone. I like the sound, fit, look, and features. ...
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Wireless dongle driver don't work(Debian)

I have a WiFi dongle that said to support GNU/Linux, however no drivers were found on the CD, after hours of research i found this https://wiki.debian.org/rt2800usb and installed the driver, I'm ...
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Network Adapter occasionally not able to connect

Sometimes my network adapter will require that I disable it and then reenable in order for it to work again. The problem is that it gives no indication that there is a problem with the network until ...
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How to manage a Radeon GPU along with FirePRO

I will be getting an AMD FirePRO very soon and I want to use it in my personal computer. My motherboard and PSU can power both my Radeon and FirePRO, but I need to make sure they don't interfere with ...
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Wifi keeps disconnecting and disappearing from device manager

I have an HP laptop (model number c6s45ea#abu) and the wifi keeps disconnecting. It seems to be semi random as sometimes it can work fine for hours at a time. Here is the wifi network adaptor in ...
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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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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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Text-to-Speech Fadeout (BUG) — RE:sound card hardware, windows TTS engine or controlling apps

Problem: Applications that use Text-To-Speech (TTS) engine cause the speech to fadeout mid sentence. Reads current sentence of text then fades out after about 1-2 seconds only to return at the ...
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How to understand and debug USB issues with Linux

I’m having an odd problem with a cheap "reverse USB hub" —not sure what the technical name might be— named a Tek Republic TUS-200 USB Sharing Switch. it has one USB port for devices, and ...
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Asus FlipLock don't work

After a format of my TP300LA, my bios key doesn't open it anymore and Asus FlipLock doesn't work. I installed it, tried reformat, tried different versions of drivers.. nothing.. Original OS: Windows ...
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Touchpad not detected in Aspire VN7-591G

I have Acer Aspire VN7-591G and my touchpad is not working. I installed Windows 8.1 Professional N. I installed all updates. Then I install drivers from Acer site and nothing happened. Next, I use ...
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SymELAM.sys missing or corrupt Windows 8.1

I have a Toshiba Satellite e45t with Windows 8.1, and whenever I boot up, it says that SymELAM.sys is missing or corrupt. I read that it was related to Norton Anti-Virus, which I have. I've ran chkdsk ...
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Install Two Network Adapter Drivers Side by Side

I need to install CommView for WiFi on my computer, but the problem is that the replacement driver for my network adapter card that allows it to work with CommView for WiFi overwrites the original ...
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Windows HID-compliant gamepad confusion

I'm having an issue getting a gamepad to work properly. Windows' input-devices system has always confused me, but after some research I've gathered the following: XInput is the latest/most widely ...
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How to isolate bluetooth device mfg and model when not listed in specs?

I am working on an HP Pavilion DV7-6166NR that has various potential matches from HP's driver section. I have not been able to find any actual enumeration or specification of what Bluetooth device ...
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Replace kernel extnesion module (driver) in max osx using udev rule

I'm doing development on an embedded device using an FTDI Single RS232 chip for usb communications. I can communicate with the device just fine using the pylibftdi and libftdi libraries over libusb, ...
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force using Basic display driver?

How can I prevent Windows 8.1 from automaticaly instaling Intel HD graphics driver? Or rather to force using Basic display driver? My graphics card is deffective (display blinks frequently when ...
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How to completely remove a game controller driver?

Ages ago I plugged a fake PS3 controller which installed a Plug-And-Play driver labeled as "PLAYSTATION(R)3Conteroller", yup, including the typo. Now whenever I connect an original controller this ...
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Can't find touchpad settings

I bought recently a Lenovo Miix 2 (11in, i5, 4Go version). Good skin and perfs, but I have a problem accessing the touchpad settings. I don't know if there's multitouch, but first, I can't scroll, ...
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NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver Stopped Responding and has Successfully Recovered

Driver 340.52, NVidia GeForce 8600M GS Windows 7 ultimate , 3GB RAM, Some times it gives me pop-up message (NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver Stopped Responding and has Successfully Recovered), and ...
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How to drive this smartkey?

Feel free to migrate this question if it does not suit SuperUser SE aim. It might be a topic for StackOverflow or Unix & Linux SE. Anyway, here I am... I would like to interface a smartkey, lets ...
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Asus Tablet Model K01A Device Driver Not Found

I am trying to connect my Asus K01A tablet device to eclipse for Android development - Device's not visible for eclipse. In my computer's devices manager I see the driver is missing for the device ...
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Installing Nvidia drivers on Red Hat

I wanted to install Nvidia drivers. Can you tell me why the following is not working : [root@INEICP-EPM-W134 Downloads]# rpm -Uvh XFree86-4.3.0-35.EL.src.rpm warning: XFree86-4.3.0-35.EL.src.rpm: ...
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How to control the PFE Mailprinter?

i have here a PFE Mailprinter. It is a device that takes printed documents from a printer (in this case the Koycera Ecosys FS-3750), folds it the letter-way and puts it in an envelope. The problem: ...
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Windows 8 Installation on VirtualBox Driver Issue

I am trying to install Windows 8 from an ISO on VirtualBox 4.2.13 (on Win 7). After I click install, It starts processing before showing a message that it can't find some drivers. What drivers could ...
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Windows 8 AMD catalyst 14.4 display adapter

I have AMD radeon r7 260x graphics card and a Asrock H61M-GS motherboard. The problem at the moment is that in device manager only display adapter drivers that appear are: Intel(R) HD graphics ...
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AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04) does not work on ubuntu 14.04

i have intalled ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer Aspire 1690 wich has sound driver Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04) ...
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Automatic brightness adjustment in windows 8.1

I'm having some issues turning off the automatic dim settings in windows 8.1. Whenever I switch to my desktop the screen darkens, if I drag a window into view it brightens again. I've tried setting ...
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Disable only one of two connected iSight cameras?

I have two Apple TB displays connected to my laptop, ant I'm running into all kinds of problems having both iSight cameras detected. Is there any way to selectively disable just one of the cameras? ...
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Computer froze with black screen when viewing (not editing) video card's memory in Cheat Engine

I was looking at my computer's physical memory in Cheat Engine (a memory editor/debugger application) and I decided to look at the addresses that Device Manager says are used by my video card. When I ...
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Windows drivers/app for apple/android headphones with remote

I just got a pair of Bose QC15 that have an apple-compatible mic and remote. The remote has 2 volume buttons and a play/pause button I'd like to use them on my laptop (Dell Win8.1) which has a ...
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Integrated graphics card being used over NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M in Toshiba laptop?

On my Toshiba laptop with a discrete GeForce GT 540M graphics card, as well an integrated Intel HD 3000, it seems like the discrete graphics card is never used. Games run like the Intel HD 3000 is ...
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Intel USB3 driver install fails

I've been trying to install the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver (version 3.0.0.16 as supplied by the Asus web site) but it balks when it gets to the PCI bus. At this point the entire ...
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Updating Intel Centrino Wireless-N1030 wifi driver

I have a dell laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. I have an Intel Wireless-N 1030 WiFi driver. The wifi works fine on Ubuntu, but it doesn't work at all on Windows. I think the driver may be ...
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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 ...