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

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Windows Audio stopping intermittently

Every 35 minutes approx. my audio ceases working and I must restart the audio service (net stop audiosrv) in order to get it working again for a while, it's driving me nuts, especially because all the ...
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lost wireless conection, no signal meter,can not find the wireless driver in network adapters

i have a new acer es1 711 model zyl windows 8.1. i tried to load windows 7 but failed. i had cleared the memory of all contents while trying to load win 7. i then decided that 8.1 was better than ...
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Can't get gamma right in Windows. In Ubuntu it's very good by default

I'm having a hard time adjusting my monitor's gamma to my liking in Windows. I'm not a photographer/video editor or anything like that, I don't need precise calibration, but the default settings in ...
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wireless network not working, interface (wlan0) missing

I am a total linux beginner and running Linux Mint 17 Qiana on a Dell Latitude D520. Because I can't connect to any wireless notwork, I tried to configure some hardware stuff I barely understand: ...
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Editing xpad.c of the 3.18 kernel for xbone pad support

OK, so xpad.c now has XBOXONE controller support. I purchase a PowerA Spectra XBOXONE controller. All it seems to do is connect and disconnect. So thats when I noticed xpad wasn't recognizing the ...
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Windows WLAN AutoConfig Service and Wirelss Configuration Utility stopped working

I bought and HP15 laptop in November and it came loaded with Win8, which I did not want so I partitioned the drive and installed Win7 64bit, found the appropriate drivers and have been using the ...
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Canon Maxify MB5020 scan above 600dpi

My Canon Maxify MB5020 specification indicates max optical scan as 1200 dpi or up to 19,200 interpolated: However, with drivers installed I cannot select above 600 dpi: 1200 x 1200 dpi ...
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What ethernet driver do I need?

I was originally using wifi, and I installed Hamachi to allow for a more direct hosting option for my game servers, but now I no longer needed it, and uninstalled it. However now, I have no Ethernet ...
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Where to find drivers for built-in webcam

I have an ASUS A550CA laptop and my HDD broke down some time ago. I got a new HDD and installed Windows from scratch. I also installed all drivers present on the ASUS support page for this model but ...
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Frequent BSOD 0x9F driver_power_state_failure

I have been experiencing lots of BSODs in the past few weeks. The stop code is always 0x9F (driver_power_state_failure). I have saved four memory dumps from the past three days, and used WinDbg from ...
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How to reverse the direction of scroll with Wacom Touch on Linux?

I have a Wacom Touch and using it with Debian. It works fine except the the double finger scrolling is the reverse of what I prefer. Is there a way to change the direction of the Wacom Touch two ...
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Getting a “The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk4\DR4”. Why?

I'm getting errors like this showing up in my event log: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk4\DR4. It's for drives DR1 to DR4. On my PC that's things like MicroSD drives ...
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USB 3.0 Port is not detecting usb 3.0 pendrive?

I am using dell notebook 3546/windows 7 64bit. There is one usb 3.0 port which is working fine for usb 2.0 pendrive but when i connect usb 3.0 pendrive it does't detect it. Is there any specific ...
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Emulating an older OS to use printer on windows 7

I've searched the internet inside out for windows 7 compatible drivers for my printer HP Color LaserJet 3550. I've also tried using a version lower and higher drivers to no avail. Windows 7 still ...
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How do I remove multiple Smart Card entries in the “run as different user” dialog?

I was setting up a new Windows 8.1 install on a Dell laptop our org owns. As we like to put our own software on the machines, we will wipe and reinstall from scratch. After the initial install, as I ...
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Wi fi issues with Lenovo desktop H520

Much to my dismay I recently made the so-called upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. The result was that windows 8.1 totally disabled the WiFi functionality on my desktop, a Lenovo H520. So far ...
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Could not load the file or assembly 'MOM.Implementation…' after Windows 8 login

I have a HP Pavilion HDX9000 with these characteristics: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7500 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT I want to install Windows 8 (32-bit) but I did not found drivers ATI for W8, ...
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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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Error message when installing printer driver

First let me say that I have been searching and trying solutions for about 10 days but cannot resolve the problem. My HP P1102w printer is three years old and connected to my PC via USB cable. It ...
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Display automatically switches between “PC Screen Only” & “Duplicate” projection options

The display switches automatically (with no pattern) between "PC Screen Only" & "Duplicate" projection options, which is resolved temporarily then by using Windows+P >> PC Screen Only. But, ...
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Why can't the best resolution of graphics cards be used?

OS: Windows 7 Graphics Cards: 2x Radeon R9 290, Crossfire Enabled. Manufacturer: Diamond Monitors: 2x Asus VN247 All drivers up to date as of 2/15/2015 The issue I'm having is that the max resolution ...
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How do I make my Asus touchpad behave in a reasonable way?

I recently purchased an Asus X550L computer. It came pre-bundled with an ASUS Windows 8.1 that I immediately wiped, to ensure I get a "clean" install without any superfluous junk that the OEM decided ...
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Computer screen goes black after updating graphic driver

Recently I had updated my AMD graphic card.Catalyst Control Center says there is no update available but AMD Gaming Evolved notify me an update is available. They direct me to this website. I ...
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Why does system32 have so many different folder names called Driver?

When booting in safe mode the computer will list a bunch of system files it is running, yet the system files are located in differently named Driver folders in System32. So names of these I saw were: ...
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How to find which chipset my scanner is using in Ubuntu/Linux?

My laptop is running Unbuntu 14.04. I have a Genius Vivid-1200TA scanner which is not supported by SANE and I want to find or develop a driver for it to be supported! How to find which chip-set is ...
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Win 7 black screen and mouse cursor after boot

After booting my custom PC the screen stays black. It starts with a "beep- tone", then everything runs as usual until the blue welcome-screen appears. After that the screen turns black and only the ...
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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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Use Toshiba Function Keys without Toshiba Driver

How can I use the Toshiba Function Keys on my Satellite C655D-S5226 without being required to install the huge (40 Mb!) Toshiba Function Key Driver?
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Turn HP 8620 pro paper sensor off

I bought a HP Officejet 8620 Pro and installed it. Everything works great, until I wanted to print on our companys branded paper. This A4 sheets have an edge cut off in the top left corner. The paper ...
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Windows 7 SVCHOST consumes copius RAM when searching for drivers

After much trial and error and frustration, I have discovered that svchost can consume several imperial tons of RAM if given the chance when you plug in a new piece of hardware. I find this mind ...
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Laptop keyboard doesn't work after installing vista driver on windows 7

I just accidentally installed a vista driver for a touchpen tablet on the lenovo computer of my mum which runs windows 7. After rebooting, her keyboard wouldn't work any more. I personally doubt that ...
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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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Reinstalling Windows 8 on a Toshiba Laptop C50D after wiping with DBAN - what do I need to keep to reinstall ?

I need to use DBAN on my laptop to completely wipe it before selling it After the DBAN process, I want to reinstall Win8 which it came with and put it back to a blank but user friendly state for a ...
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Windows 8.1 hangs when entering “Startup options”

I'm trying to install an unsigned driver (Libusb for an AVR MKII programmer), but Windows 8.1 blocks this. I've found out that this is disabled by default, and I should enable it in the "Startup ...
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Graphics Card won't display image

I was building a pc last night and installed an asus gtx 690. All was well booted up installed windows steam etc. went to play game on high settings worked for 5mins then pc turned off. So I turned PC ...
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Deskjet 720C driver crash during print

My Deskjet 720C prints fine from my XP machine, but I recently got a Windows 7 machine and where the driver crashes. I get the following error in the event log: Naam van toepassing met fout: ...
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Connecting a Kinect to Windows 8 computer with Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0

Eventually, I want to set up the Kinect sensor with Processing using Simple OpenNI I'm following these instructions at Microsoft Developer Network. I installed the KinectSDK V2.0-1409. The Kinect ...
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Sound Issues on window 8.1

I have problem with my sound. I have installed Windows 8.1 on a Hp Compaq Dc 7800 but there is no sound from Computer Speakers... It asks to attach headphone or speakers, without headphones and ...
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Is it okay that I upgraded my laptop to Windows 8.1 without drivers for Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I bought a laptop last year, it had Window 7 Home Basic installed on it, and I've decided to upgrade it to Windows 8.1. I did a clean install, but when I search for drivers that are compatible with ...
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Amd catalyst thinks that I have tv instead of monitor; cant use proper gpu upscale (dispalyport)

I have monitor, 144hz, not tv (important note). With dvi I had no problem; a game running in 1280x720 (720p) was upscaled just fine in native 1920x1080 (120hz), as much as every other ...
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Windows 7 install “Load Driver” error, Lenovo laptop

Can anyone help me to figure out why I cannot get Windows 7 x64 to install on my Lenovo Flex 2-15. I have turned secure boot off, enabled legacy mode so that UEIF don't get in the way. It boots up to ...
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Kernel security check failure when plugging in USB

Im getting an error and the laptop restarts when Im plugging in any kind of hardware in my usb ports. It doesn't matter which of the 3, I get the error regardless. I hear the sound that it connects ...
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Why do I get a network connection with one driver and no connection with another?

Recently I switched from Wi-Fi to Ethernet on my desktop computer. But I have some trouble with the wired connection, too. The LAN chip is Realtek RTL8111E and it sits on top of this mainboard. I am ...
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Choose “Install this Driver Anyway” By default In Installing New Devices

When you try to install an unsigned driver, maybe you see a Warning dialog: I need to skip this dialog and always do the installation (Install this driver software anyway) I tried so many ways like ...
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Black screen on Intel graphics after screen replacement

Recently my laptop screen had to be replaced due to a cracked screen. Original screen was a Samsung and the new screen is LG. After this, whenever I install Intel HD graphics, windows boots up till ...
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Can't detect touchpad ubuntu 14.04

I think I may have uninstalled my touchpad driver by mistake. It won't work and when I type in xinput into the terminal I don't see it there. I have a HP Pavilion g6 notebook, and when I go to the ...
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Windows XP - wifi driver randomly breaking

I have a Dell D430 running a fresh Windows XP install. The problem is that in random intervals the wifi connection breaks. Not only it disconnects, but it refuses to detect any wifi network. Disabling ...
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Linux drivers for Richland Radeon HD 8550G graphics?

I am attempting to configure the graphics drivers in Debian for my HP Envy 15z-j100 laptop, which has a Richland [Radeon HD 8550G] graphics card. The graphics work with the default installation, but ...
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Where can I find the Windows 7 (x64) graphics card driver for an ASUS K30BD desktop PC? [closed]

We just bought some ASUS K30BD desktop PCs for the office, which came pre-loaded with Windows 8 (x64). After downgrading to Windows 7 (x64), I realized the ASUS website does not offer Windows 7 ...
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Why does my laptop screen goes black for about a 0.5-1 second spuriously?

I have a ASUS ROG G750JS-DS71 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop, GeForce GTX 870M Graphics. Drivers are up-to-date. It is about 6 months old and has been doing this for a while. I'm accustomed to seeing ...