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

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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 tell which Bluetooth stack my Windows computer is using?

I am a developer and need to support a broad a range of Bluetooth stacks as possible for an application. I need to support Microsoft Broadcom Toshiba Any others I don't know about however finding ...
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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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Is it possible to install TAP-Windows virtual OpenVPN network driver in a completely unattended manner?

The TAP-Windows is a network driver used by OpenVPN to establish remote connections. It is included on its main GUI installer, but it prompts to the user to accept unsigned driver. OpenVPN ...
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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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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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What is the recent solution to deal with screen tearing on Ubuntu 14.10

I'm using the latest version of AMD proprietary driver. When I move any window, it is tearing. There are lots of thread and solutions about this issue. Some of them is out of date. As you know, ...
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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 ...
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Linux and Nvidia Hybrid Graphics card

My specs: Intel i7 (along with Intel in-built graphics card) Nvidia 840M 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD It's a laptop with hybrid Nvidia and Intel Graphics. It's a HP laptop and there is no option in the BIOS ...
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Reset Bios now onboard ethernet is detected but can't connect

The other day I reset the bios on my Dell Dimension e310 and installed windows 7 on it right after. This computer is mainly just for me to play around on so I've been installing a lot of OSs on it ...
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Alternate audio driver (replace Realtek)

Is there any alternative to Realtek HD Audio driver? The reason I ask is because Realtek's audio driver makes my microphone sound really bad (friends tell me they can barely hear me). However, if I ...
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Possible to Load/Unload DiskDrive Filter Driver On-The-Fly Without Restarting?

As the title implies, I want to know if I can load or unload a diskdrive filter driver without restarting the machine and have the change take effect immediately. I'm doing this in a WinPE ...
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Removed Network card from Device Manager (without Driver uninstall) now Windows wants driver Reinstal

I wonder if someone can help me. I have an (Dell) Alienware R4 ALX Desktop PC, purchased with Windows 8, but since updated to Windows 8.1. On Sunday, in effort to resolve another issue (which I ...
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Which PCL 6/PCL XL driver?

I'm trying to setup a print server via CUPS. I've been told that a generic PCL6/PCL XL driver will work fine, but in CUPS there are a million versions listed: Generic PCL 6/PCL XL LF Printer - ...
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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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Accessing more than one identical TWAIN or WIA device at the same time

I have an application that I am building that requires me to use four Epson V33/V37 scanners. The application is being detrimente by the fact that all four will access the same drivers to work and so ...
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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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How to use Umax Astra 5600 in Windows 7 64 bit?

I have a Umax Astra 5600 Scanner. I lost my PC in an accident while moving. Now I have a HP Pavilion g4 with Windows 7 (64 bit). I tried using my scanner on it but the scanner is not even recognised ...
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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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How does windows 8.1 route the HDMI 5.1 audio data routed to nvidia display card

I would like to understand the whole data flow of 5.1 sound data from a software application to the final output HDMI port. Let's make a very simple scenario. A simple windows 8.1 program, uses some ...
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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 ...