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

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My system is able to read CDs but not DVDs [duplicate]

My laptop(running on windows 7) is able to read CDs but not DVDs. When I insert a DVD it tries it's best to read it i.e.. it makes lot of noise, shows a CD icon near the cursor and shows progress bar ...
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Logitech G35 headset intermittently causes all media to freeze or crash

There is some kind of driver or software problem with the Logitech G35 headset, which causes an intermittent situation where any media - music, video, games, etc - to either freeze or crash ...
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Connect an RGB LED strip over USB [closed]

I am building a PC and wanted to do custom lighting with an RGB LED strip. I could connect an Arduino to one of the internal USB headers but decided that I wanted to try and connect the power to molex ...
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How to upload Lexmark network driver into Samba?

I have a Lexmark C950DE, i go to the Lexmark official website and get an huuuge executable (98Mo) then I run it. I set a CUPS printer with a raw queue, then share it with samba 3.6.6. It share ...
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Can’t connect to a Sony SmartWatch 3 via USB in Windows 7

My Sony SmartWatch3 is shown in device manager (Windows 7, 64bit) as device without driver and the system can’t find driver for it. Here are steps I have attempted to solve the problem that have not ...
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Fedora supports the intel power clamp driver?

I come from a Linux Mint OS distribution which had support for PowerClamp driver (it’s listed under /sys/class/thermal as a “cooling device”) but in Fedora 21 I can’t find the cooling device under ...
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How to install monitor drivers manually?

I'm running Windows 7 64bits, and I need to install Dell 2407wfp drivers. The only issue is, the drivers from the website does not execute right after I download them, like they are supposed to. If I ...
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How do I disable windows 8.1 gestures via regedit? (details)

I've followed others instructions. For what I'd like to do, all I can find is the suggestion that updating the Synaptics driver will create the option in control panel>mouse>*. I was successful in ...
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Gigaset QV830 ADB driver searching

I have a Gigaset QV830 tablet and try to install its ADB driver to use it for development. I have also tried it with universal installer, but it says isn't compatible. I visited manufacturer's site, ...
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Nvidia Display Dirver crashing with BSOD at higher temperatures

Ever since I installed “Company of Heroes 2” and associated DirectX files from Steam as well as upgrading my GPU dirvers, I keep getting the following blue screen of death (BSOD) message: ...
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nVidia CUDA installation does not detect GTX 970

I put a brand new GTX 970 from Gigabyte in my system and it basically works so far. But i need CUDA and when i ran the CUDA 6.5 driver installation, it said that "This graphics driver could not find ...
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How to force Windows 8.1 to use only part of the screen? [duplicate]

A white vertical stripe appeared on my laptop's screen today. Luckily it is on the side of the screen. My screen is 1366 x 768 I would like to force system to use only 1300 x 768(don't use 66 vertical ...
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HP ENVY 17-1050ea Notebook PC screen flickering when I connect charger to my notebook

I am looking for solution of my problem. I own HP ENVY 17-1050ea Notebook PC, it works perfectly fine but the only issue I am facing is SCREEN FLICKERING. I only happens when I connect my charger to ...
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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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Keyboard and mice aren't working and I can't logon because system user profile cannot be loaded. What can I do?

I created a system repair disc to logon my computer, but my problem now is how to run it since my keyboard nor mouse works. How can I run it without them?
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Windows 8.1 Does not Detect Bluetooth Headset

I have the Motorola S11 Flex HD wireless Bluetooth headset which I have had connected to a Windows 8.1 Pro x64 machine with an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 + Bluetooth for Desktop card. This ...
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Wireless adapter missing

I have a HP ProBook 4520s laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and a Ralink RT3090 802.11b/g/n wireless. The last few days, I started noticing that I was getting weaker Wi-Fi connections, but this ...
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Multiple monitors on Intel HD graphics both duplicate and extended displays

I have a Lenovo W540 running Windows 7, which has both the Intel HD 4600 graphics (primary) and an Nvidia Quadro K1100M card using Nvidia's Optimus driver. The displays are run through the HD driver. ...
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ASUS ATK package not working properly

I have installed latest version of ASUS ATK package, but altough at startup I still get pop up windows saying: P4G: this program can only be executed on the asus computer atk installed Also my ...
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Does Operating System modify BIOS in any way?

I am reading the book: How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology and in Chapter 4 the author says: The operating system does not work alone. It depends not only on the cooperation of other ...
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Workaround for unsupported printers in Windows 8

My mother's old beloved printer is not supported in Windows 8 so it no longer works. Now what to do? (using Linux, OSX or any other OS is not an option - buying a new printer is the last) I was ...
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Install Windows 8.1 on a tablet with only a touchscreen, no keyboard or mouse

Trying to re-install Windows 8.1 on Acer Iconia W4-820 Tablet. When I boot from a USB and get to the setup screen I notice that I can't use the touchscreen. I'm guessing it's probably because ...
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Trying to install new graphics card and get beeping on start up

I am trying to install an EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Super Clocked The card does not require external PCIe power. It requires a 300 watt minimum power supply, which is what I have. I'm running Ubuntu ...
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How to block certain driver in Windows 8.1

So I have an UART to USB chip that I use to interface Arduino board with my PC. It's a Prolific PC2303HA device. The problem is, that Prolific dropped support for this device. Their current drivers ...
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How can I print without color with an HP Deskjet 990cse and Windows 7?

I'm Using Windows 7 (32 bit) and an HP Deskjet 990cse Printer. I am using the standard HP 990c driver and the printer works fine with the exception of being able to print with only the black ink ...
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AMD graphic card not working after upgrading to Windows 8.1 on a Dell 3521

My Dell 3521 came with Windows 8. I recently upgraded it to Windows 8.1, but since then it is using Intel HD onBoard graphics. I installed the latest drivers for amd but still it picks onboard ...
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Fresh Win7 installed with SSD. All known drivers updated - high hard pagefaults

I previously had a thread with nasty pagefaults where the main culprit was my HDD was actually failing. I received a new SSD this week and reinstalled Windows 7, since then things have been insanely ...
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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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Scanner is only detected and not the printer

OK. I have a new Epson L210 printer, a multi-function printer. But whenever I connect it to my Windows 7 64-bit computer, the only detected function of the printer is the scanner. There is no ...
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Strange entry in the Services list

(Please forgive me if I've posted this in the wrong exchange). We had an issue with one of our servers this morning, due to a generator test. On examining the services more closely we found that one ...
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Sometimes slow/choppy performance, driver related I believe (Newly formatted machine)

EDIT: Since we have identified that at least my HDD is failing, I've went ahead and used this as an excuse to finally get an SSD. It will arrive tomorrow morning and I will format back to my current ...
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Windows 8.1 and the phantom Canon PCL6 Driver - Print spooler crashing and no removal

Situation: trying to install a Canon IR1133A printer on Windows 8.1 (64bit). Having tried most every driver under the sun, I'm now presented with two printers - Canon Generic PCL6 Driver and Canon ...
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Win7 install keeps saying it needs drivers for the SATA controller, even after it finds the drives

I'm trying to reinstall Windows 7x64 Pro on an HP z620 workstation. I have a USB drive created for it, and when booted to it, the Win installer tells me that I need to install drivers for the SATA ...
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New drive on PC for no reason

So recently I fell for a tech support scam. I reset my computer to a couple days before and ran a bunch of virus scans and everything looked good. But today I turned on my PC and theres a drive called ...
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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 ...