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

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copy root.disk to new laptop and update graphics

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on a new acer laptop and copied the old root.disk of ubuntu 12.04 from old toshiba laptop to this new laptop, and booted it so I had to make changes to the grub menu using ...
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how to get amd chipset series and driver

I m having an asus motherboard the model being M4A8-EM-1394. It has a AMD chipset for which I downloaded the chipset drivers from the ASUS driver website. The driver is an outdated one released in ...
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Win 7 reinstall on Inspiron N5040 no drivers

I reinstalled windows 7 Home Premium on a Dell Inspiron N5040 and now have no drivers. Naturally, I went to dell's site to get them. I installed the chipset, rebooted, and tried installing the ...
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Unable to install legacy AMD display drivers for Ati HD 3600 in Windows 8.1 x64

So, here is my problem. I have an AMD HD 3600 card in my desktop and I wanted to install the official display driver from AMD (version 13.1 stable, or 13.4 beta, both had the same results). The ...
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Printing non-built-in font in dot-matrix printer

I have a problem with reporting software unable to print with specific font FIXEDSYS on dot-matrix printer Epson LQ2180. I also tried other fonts as well but there is no effect (the same font is ...
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Control Panel Probelms in Windows XP [on hold]

When I go to the Control Panel, it says C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe. When I am on any user account I get the same error code.
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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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Windows 8 Audio Changes Default Playback Device or Stops Playing Audio

I have a Sony Vaio SVT15115CXS laptop running Windows 8 64-bit. I've recently noticed a strange audio issue. At seemingly random times, the audio may switch from the default playback device (laptop ...
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Lenovo drivers do not send auto adjust information to a monitor

Lenovo drivers do not seem to provide any external monitor with how it should auto adjust. Is this correct behavior? I've noticed with a few Lenovo branded monitors (thinkvision L1711pC and below), ...
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Windows 7 Two Printers One Driver

I have 2 identical printers which have one driver that connects via USB. I need to share them like so: \\compname\\printer1 and \\compname\\printer2 because my application connects to printers via smb ...
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Strange keyboard behavior after pressing a key for ~6 seconds [duplicate]

When I press a random key on the keyboard for around 6 seconds, the LED's turn off and a beep follows, then I cannot type anything until a couple of keys are pressed (and sometimes, when pressing ...
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Whitelist USB drivers(kernel modules)

I am looking for a way to configure a whitelist of allowed usb drivers on Fedora. All other USB drivers should not be loaded. What's the simplest way to do so? I know how to blacklist drivers using a ...
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NVIDIA driver not launching X up

I have Debian Wheezy 7.6.0 installed, it's a fresh installation. I was trying to install NVIDIA drivers for my graphics card GeForce GT 540M. I successfully installed version 304.117, that has my ...
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Why is my HP Deskjet 1050 J410 being recognised as a HP Deskjet 2050 J510 for scanning purposes?

Windows 7 recognises my HP deskjet 1050 for printing, but if I want to scan anything it seems to believe that the machine is a 2050 J510. This is causing what I think is device driver confusion ...
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Windows install (media drivers)

I have been trying to install windows 7 64bit onto my Ubuntu 12.04 machine for quite awhile. I succeeded in installing the win7 64bit iso onto my usb via unetbootin-linux-494 and formating the usb ...
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Is There any Driver/Software to use sony handy cam Projector to project pc screen?

My Camera Is Sony Handy Cam HDR-PJ600E http://www.sony-mea.com/product/hdr-pj600ve Native Driver Not Supports it. My Laptop OS : Windows 8 - 64 bit Thanks everybody in Superuser !!! (And sorry for ...
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Unable to change display brightness in Win 8.1

I upgraded my Sony SVF15A13SN -- which came with Windows 8 out of the box -- to Windows 8.1 yesterday, and have been unable to change my screen's brightness since; it's stuck on maximum. I could ...
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pci simple communication controller driver for windows 7

I have a HP laserJet P1102. When I want to install its driver it seems that it need to pci simple communication controller be installed. How to install that pci simple communication controller for my ...
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windows 7 suddenly not recognizing USB display adapter - display settings messed up

I have been using two USB display adapters (USB video cards) to connect windows 7 laptop to multiple monitors. All worked well, then after I tried to connect it to different monitor, windows 7 no ...
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Will Nvidia and Catalyst drivers conflict with each other?

I currently have a Sapphire R9-280x in my computer and was thinking about putting my EVGA Gtx 670 back in to see if it would work better (long story). I want to know if the Nvidia and Catalyst drivers ...
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determining if my video card has gone bad

Recently I re-installed Windows 7 home premium on my Dell Inspiron N5010 Laptop. After booting in, I installed the AMD ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 driver. When I rebooted my computer I got BSOD with code ...
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Audio icon isn't working, but keyboard buttons are

Problem My speakers work fine and they are able to play any sounds, from music to anything, like normal. Except, the taskbar icon shows that it is unusable (see below)... Yet, the volume (or whether ...
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How do I tell Windows Update to not check for updates for my GPU drivers?

Windows 8.1 at work (no group policies) wants me to update my GPU drivers through Windows Update (it appears in my optional updates list). I'd rather do this manually since it gives me more control ...
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Windows USB keyboard and mouse won't work, PS/2 keyboard does

Everything was functioning properly. I turned my computer off and came back to it a couple of days later to find that the keyboard and mouse are not working in Windows. I am running Windows 7, 64 ...
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AMD ATI video driver causing BSOD after installation

I recently re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium on my Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. Initially without the video driver, everything was fine except that the screen icons and applications windows were of ...
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Strange Wacom Graphire 4 issue

I have a Wacom Graphire 4 and Windows 7 (see specs at bottom in needed). My tablet has started doing strange and very annoying things. all of a sudden I won't be able to control the cursor, if I'm on ...
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Seagate ext hdd breaks USB connectivity in Windows 8 x64

A friend has a Seagate 1TB ext hdd (model: srd 00 f1). When connecting it to his Sony Vaio (VPCSB1S1E - Windows 8) it shows up in the Device Manager with a driver error. When trying to uninstall the ...
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Install / uninstall GPU drivers in Win7 via file explorer?

Situation: (See also for context: a previous question) Cannot access Win7 (bootcamp) system via screen, as AMD GPU is bust Win7 Safe Mode does not help Can run OSX partition as managed to manually ...
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ubuntu installer run on debian wheeze

I have found some intel video drivers for my asus laptop "Integrated Intel® HD Graphics" but intel provided installers which are dedicated for fedora and ubuntu only; so my question is... can I ...
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New driver causes my nVidia GeForce 630 to freeze right 1/4th of the screen

I've not had issues like this in the past, but in the last 3-4 weeks, GeForce Experience constantly installs the latest driver (currently 337.88), which causes the right 4th of the screen to be ...
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Driver manager for Debian Wheezy

Today I installed Debian Wheezy 7.6.0 amd64 to my laptop Asus but now I can see that the screen resolution is not as it should be the icons are too big and mouse works not exactly as expected etc I ...
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USB isn't recognized

I've been having this problem with a specific USB of mine. Once I plug the USB device in a USB port, the device is recognized and comes up in my device manager but shows up transparent in my ...
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USB Touchscreens - Unknown Device after PC has been off overnight

I'm out of leads on this problem, and I'm hoping someone will read this and know what to look for. The Problem I have two machines. Both machines are identical in terms of software, hardware, and ...
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Linux printer setup opensuse no drivers

I am trying to setup a canon pixma mx459 on my opensuse 13.1 machine To set up a printer I opened yast>hardware>printers, however there were no drivers detected. I do have cups installed/up to date. ...
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Would a Nvidia Geforce GT 730 video card be compatible with my computer? [closed]

Im trying to get a video card to run highly demanding video games such as DayZ standalone. I dont know a lot about these types of things but my computer has a 150W power supply. im not sure what is ...
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How to get dual monitor set up with NVIDIA Geforce GT 610

So I recently installed a NVIDIA Geforce GT 610 into my Dell Optiplex 790 (running 32bit Windows 7 Professional) so as to be able to have dual displays. I installed card properly and installed the ...
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repeated IO on file atiumdva.cap interferes with application functionality

Our java swing application runs on Windows 7 (32 bit) and is having some serious issues. Our latest candidate culprit is that the system, at random intervals, performs millions of reads of 288 bytes ...
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I can't install new version of graphics driver

I can't install new version of graphics driver. When I install driver, it asks me to restart my PC, when i restart it, my screen freezes and i can't see anything. Computer is working normally but ...
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bluetooth windows 8.1 stops working - unknown USB Device

I just bought a brand new Dell XPS Windows 8.1 laptop. I used the Bluetooth for the first time today with a Microsoft Mouse. I had no problems until I restarted my computer and came back to it. Now my ...
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Install Dell drivers automatically with Windows 7 image

Im working on making win7 images for different model dells. I have all of the drivers on a usb drive and im wondering is there a way to check the updates for all drivers at once and install ...
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Is there any way to get the name of a printer that used to be connected to a Windows computer?

I have Windows 8, and I used to have a printer connected to it. I loved it, but it broke, so now I'm trying to buy a new one, but I forgot to take down the model of it before it was thrown away. I ...
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Windows 7 doesn't “see” my graphics card

Alright, this is all very peculiar but I'll try to include everything. But first, my machine configuration. I'm running on an HP G62-B75EV Notebook with a switchable graphics configuration and the ...
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AMD Graphics Drivers not available for Windows 8?

I'm trying to upgrade the OpenGL driver from 1.1 to 2.0 (or the latest version). I'm currently using this page to select the appropiate download, but when choosing Integrated Motherboard Graphics > ...
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OpenVPN installation always corrupt, TAP driver screwed up

I'm trying to install OpenVPN on a computer running Windows 7. I usually get one of two errors: An error occurred installing the TAP device driver. or The specified service already exists. ...
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Update the driver for Intel(R) HD 4000 - Ubuntu 13.10

I have a problem with my computer on Ubuntu 13.10 . The boot stops after the grub. I think (thx to logs) there is a problem with my graphic card. It is an Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000. I can launch the ...
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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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ecs 945p/pl-a multimedia and video controller drivers

Where can I download the multimedia and video controller drivers for windows 7 32-bit. My motherboard is: ecs 945p/pl-a
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Front panel Audio

My front panel audio is not working/detecting anything plugged into the MIC or SPEAKER ports. This happens in Windows 7 Professional x64, it does not happen in Kubuntu or Debian (virtual machine OS). ...
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How to check inf manufacturer

I am trying to create a WiX installer that should install USB drivers as well. It installs the application but not drivers. In the log file I have: DIFXAPP: INFO: Installing INF file ...
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Radeon HD5570 drivers installed won't go past windows 7 ultimate logo screen?

I'm sorry if this could be flagged as a generic question and not too helpful but I'm desperate in getting windows to boot. I just purchased a HD5570 Radeon video card and installed the updated drivers ...