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

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External display seen by intel and nvidia graphics but not by windows 10 display settings

I'm running an ASUS GL752VW with Windows 10. When I plug an HDMI, my main display flickers off and on again, which is normal, but nothing comes up on the secondary display. If I go into my display ...
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Installing Intel HD Graphics 4600 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standart

I'm trying to install the Intel HD Graphics (i7-4770). Sadly there are only drivers available for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. I tried to install both the current and the beta drivers without luck. ...
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Is there any reason why Linux distros can reconize USB devices instantly, but Windows takes 1+ minutes to?

I have many USB drives and adapters. I often need to use them in a variety of places (library, home, someone's laptop, so on). It always seems to take Windows (7, 8, 10) over 1 minute to recognize any ...
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Windows 10 x64 not Recognizing USB Bluetooth Dongle

I'm using a Kinivo BTD-300 Bluetooth 3.0 USB dongle so I can use my DualShock 3 controllers wirelessly. To do this, I had to replace the original driver for the device (the Bluetooth driver that come ...
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how to install fglrx driver on debian testing when the package has been removed from testing?

Debian tracker says that the fglrx drivers have been removed from stretch / testing I tried to install the stable version but the modules aren't building on the 4.3 kernel the testing is currently ...
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Screen tuns off randomly in Dell inspiron 3000 Laptop

I have Dell Inspiron 3541 powered by AMD A6 APU and 4GB of RAM. My screen all of a sudden, while working (or idle), turns off and even if I press my power button, it does not turn on. I am only able ...
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Office application problems with Intel HD Graphics driver

I have a HP 250 G3 laptop. I have windows 10 build 15.11 with all the updates. On device manager , under Graphic Adapter section , i see 2 graphic adapter : Intel HD Graphics Family Nvidia Geforce ...
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CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION BSoD on Windows 10

So this is a continuation of my misadventures on this question here...where I resolved some problems by updating my Nvidia driver. I updated my Intel graphics driver to a new beta version as I ...
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Installed CUDA and Tesla: kernel panic on reboot. Removed Tesla: still have kernel panic

I have a z820 with a Quadro K2000 in it. IT installed CUDA and rebooted the X-server (but not the machine) and it worked perfectly (did some very nice runs with CUDA afterwards). We then turned it ...
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BSOD after new Nvidia driver installing

Nvidia has recently released a new driver (.43) that has corrupted express installation. I'm not entirely sure that it was exactly this version, but it was working just fine to me. Yesterday i've got ...
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USB HID keyboards & mouse are unrecognized on first boot of the computer (upon unplugging it and turning it back on, they work perfectly)

This has been happening to my computer for a while now, and I suppose it's because of a driver malfunction. How can I find out what driver is causing this problem?
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Intel HD Graphics 530 performance issue + flickering

A few days ago I bought an ASUS N552VX laptop which has Intel HD 530 Graphics plus a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 950M and a 4K screen, running Windows 10 Pro version 1511 Build 10586 with the Intel HD ...
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What Graphics drivers do I need? (Ubuntu)

I need graphics drivers for my "video card" to get audio out from displayport. The issue is I don't know exactly what drivers I need. I tried installing the desktop version of the graphics driver for ...
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Samson Go Mic not working on Windows 10 64-bit

I have Samson Go Mic USB microphone. It was working on Windows 10, till the motherboard change. All drivers (and devices) disappear after trying reset to the backup point windows 10 funtion. I update ...
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Strange RFID behaviour and BSOD

I am experiencing a strange issue with an RFID Pad and a BSOD. Dell Optiplex 7010, Win7, 64bit, Intel Corie 7 The issue is that I receive a BSOD just before the login screen appears. However if I ...
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Screen goes black during update installation

About 5-10 seconds after clicking on the "install now" button, the screen goes black, and stays black until I have to restart the computer through the button on the cabinet. Any solution ?
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Windows 8.1 high CPU usage

When I play audio/video files with my system, no matter what the media player is, the cpu usage goes easily high and it's due to something labeled as "System" in task manager, and when I track its ...
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Can I use AMD and Nvidia graphics drivers at the same time Ubuntu Linux

I want to use an nvidia video card for my display and an AMD card for OpenCL programming. Is it possible to have both drivers get along in Ubuntu?
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Fresh install Windows10 - best option?

I'll have to fresh install Win10. Not just the reinstall option of Win10 which keeps all the drivers, files and settings, but a total clean install. Whats the best way to do that and have all the ...
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Keyboard acts strange in Windows 10

I have a HP ProBook with Windows 10. My keyboard just started acting super strange. When I press certain keys (shift, arrow keys, etc.), it acts weird; however, all the letter and number keys work ...
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Laptop automatically forcing sound to mono when two programs try to output sound simultaneously

I own a Acer Aspire VN7-591G (or Nitro black edition) running Windows 8.1 and, more often than not, I play video games while listening to music with iTunes. But there is a problem when doing so: my ...
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Choosing driver to start a hosted network

My laptop's builtin WLAN network adapter does not support hosted network, so I bought an external USB adapter which does, I know this because when I run netsh wlan show driver I get both drivers and ...
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How to diagnose a system that freezes seemingly at random? [duplicate]

I am currently attempting to repair a laptop that experiences total system lock ups at random intervals, with a frequency of every few days. Total lock up here is defined as no response to user input ...
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Intel 6280 WiFi Linux driver

I've recently bought a new notebook, which has an Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (802.11 ac/a/b/g/n, 2x2 Dual Band, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combo) installed. Neither Linux Mint nor Ubuntu (which is ...
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Use all 5.1 speakers with a Stereo Source / No speaker fill

I've been reading up on how to make for ex. Youtube play sound to all my speakers. I have 5.1 Setup from Samsung which connects with an optical cable to my onboard Realtek soundcard. Latest drivers ...
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Jack output does't work anymore on windows

I have an ASUS K53SD with a dual boot Archlinux/Windows 7 x64. Everything worked fine with audio until last week when I realize that my Jack output doesn't work anymore on windows while it still works ...
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Windows 8.1 High memory usage (Unknown source)

For awhile now my laptop has been running incredibly slow and i'm suspecting it's from the unexplained high memory usage I've been seeing for a few weeks now. I've looked into a number of things and ...
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irql not less or equal

My computer crashes 2-3 times per day. Config: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD FX-6300 3.50GHz AM3+ HyperX 8GB FURY DDR3 1600MHz CL10 KIT HX316C10FK2/8 GIGABYTE GV-N75TOC-2GI GTX750Ti 2GB GDDR5 OC PCIE ...
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Touch pad overrides mouse

My notebook touch pad overrides mouse. After attaching the usb mouse windows 7 installs driver and show in device manager but only touch pad works. If I install synaptics touchpad then it overrides ...
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Laptop Keyboard

I have a dell latitude E6420 and it was working fine until last month I encountered a very strange problem. My laptop's keyboard stops working as soon as I exit the bios startup screen. Like, I can ...
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Realtek HD audio manager not starting

I suddenly noticed only my left speaker was working. So I tried sound trouble shooting and I believe I opted to use windows default sound driver and the realtek program closed. Now I figured my right ...
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Asus X205TA microSD HC card not recognised

I have got this laptop: X205TA and bought this SD card: SanDisk and my laptop does not recognize this card. I have tried to download a card reader driver, but there seems to be no such driver. How do ...
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Driver issue? This device is currently in use

When trying to safely remove a connected USB device, I get the error "The device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using the device, and then try again." exactly 1 time. ...
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BIOS update is blocked on this device

I have HP, Windows 10. HP support utility tells me that a BIOS update is available and Windows 10 update utility tells me that no update is available. I don't know which one to trust. If I try to ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 HP Envy x360 Touchscreen not working after resume from suspend

I've got a HP Envy x360 laptop upon an initial boot the touch screen works. but after suspending the touchscreen no longer functions. Doing some research I believe the module responsible for this is ...
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How can I use my printer with Windows 10?

I have Windows 10 installed as my main OS, but my printer (Canon LBP-810) is only supported by Windows 7 32bit. Is there a way to get the Win 7 driver to work in Win 10? For example, something like ...
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Ps/2 mouse working with ubuntu but not with windows 7

I am using a ps/2 mouse with usb adapter. If I boot ubuntu with live dvd the mouse works but if I boot windows 7 it does not. My notebook model is HP pavilion g4-2005AU. It's a 3 button mouse. Any ...
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mouse driver installed but not working

Recently, I reinstalled Windows-7 service pack 1. After, installing my usb keyboard is working but my mouse is not working. I am using a ps/2 mouse with usb adapter. It worked fine before reinstall ...
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Can I install a device driver with only SYS file in Windows 7? No equivalent INF is available

I do not have an INF file of a network card device, but was only able to find a SYS file on the Windows 7 PC on which the hardware is installed and operable. Can I simply re-use the SYS file from this ...
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Class 'MongoDB\Driver\Manager' not found

I am creating REST APi with Lumen framework. I use Mongolab for my mongoDB and i want to host my app on google App Enginge. I am using Jessenger lib for communicating with my DB on MongoLab. Everhting ...
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Laptop freezes completely and randomly

I have a custom made laptop with these specifications using the Core i7 option and running Windows 10 Pro. When I first bought it, it had a problem that the screen kept flickering which I told Intel ...
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Is it the driver of graphics card fault for white screen after driver installation?

After formatting and installing Windows 7, my laptop (HP 4520s) doesn't recognize the video card (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370), instead in Device manager it says "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter". After ...
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Can I use my Windows 7 laptop without any video drivers installed?

For the past two days I've been grappling with an annoying white screen issue that happened whenever I did anything or even at boot, but never at random times. It's possible that it was the video ...
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Graphics card in laptop not working

I have a Samsung NP880Z5E (IntelHD and Radeon 8700M) that I recently updated to Windows 10. After doing that, the brightness stopped working as was stuck at 50%. I fixed that issue by changing the ...
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TAP-Windows driver kernel mode

I am using TAP-windows driver for creating VPN connection. According to this link Windows can have user-drivers and kernel-drivers. Is TAP-Windows a kernel- or user-driver?
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Windows Informix ODBC connection to different host, but same server name

There are two Informix databases on two different hosts. The INFORMIXSERVER is database1 on both machines. When I try to setup an ODBC connection on Windows the latter configuration change overwrites ...
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Cannot install Windows 10 1511 10586 update - Intel Iris Graphics 5100 not compatible

I have Mac Mini with Windows 10 in Boot Camp. Windows 10 Update to version 1511 10586 fails with error: This device isn't compatible in windows 10. Contact the manufacturer for more info. ...
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Error: Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered

My system is getting the following error and warning message whenever I do any high performance task: Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered. My system ...
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Intel HD graphics + dedicated PhysX card

I have an Intel HD 530 and a NVidia 9800GTX+. The Intel chip is more powerful at graphics but the NVidia card will be better in physics tasks. I could only find setups with two NVidia cards. Also ...
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How to use vga passthrough in Ubuntu 15.10 with two AMD graphic cards using the same driver

I have a Ubuntu 15.10 based PC with two different ATI/AMD graphics cards (ATI Radeon 4650 and AMD 7970) I want to install Windows via qemu/kvm with vga passthrough. For this I have to blacklist the ...