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

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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 on-die graphics) 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 to turn ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Install Two Network Adapter Drivers Side by Side

I need to install CommView for WiFi on my computer, but the problem is that the replacement driver for my network adapter card that allows it to work with CommView for WiFi overwrites the original ...
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How to isolate bluetooth device mfg and model when not listed in specs?

I am working on an HP Pavilion DV7-6166NR that has various potential matches from HP's driver section. I have not been able to find any actual enumeration or specification of what Bluetooth device ...
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force using Basic display driver?

How can I prevent Windows 8.1 from automaticaly instaling Intel HD graphics driver? Or rather to force using Basic display driver? My graphics card is deffective (display blinks frequently when ...
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Can't find touchpad settings

I bought recently a Lenovo Miix 2 (11in, i5, 4Go version). Good skin and perfs, but I have a problem accessing the touchpad settings. I don't know if there's multitouch, but first, I can't scroll, ...
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How can I prevent a device from being installed

I have a wireless card that is causing me some serious trouble. I need the device to stop installing the driver it is currently using. I went into the hardware settings and set it to ask me what to ...
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Nvidia: Windows kernel mode driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered

Sometimes it gives me pop-up message (NVIDIA windows kernel mode driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered), and some times not. Then I have to restart my computer. Because I cannot ...
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How to drive this smartkey?

Feel free to migrate this question if it does not suit SuperUser SE aim. It might be a topic for StackOverflow or Unix & Linux SE. Anyway, here I am... I would like to interface a smartkey, lets ...
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Asus Tablet Model K01A Device Driver Not Found

I am trying to connect my Asus K01A tablet device to eclipse for Android development - Device's not visible for eclipse. In my computer's devices manager I see the driver is missing for the device ...
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Installing Nvidia drivers on Red Hat

I wanted to install Nvidia drivers. Can you tell me why the following is not working : [root@INEICP-EPM-W134 Downloads]# rpm -Uvh XFree86-4.3.0-35.EL.src.rpm warning: XFree86-4.3.0-35.EL.src.rpm: ...
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How to control the PFE Mailprinter?

i have here a PFE Mailprinter. It is a device that takes printed documents from a printer (in this case the Koycera Ecosys FS-3750), folds it the letter-way and puts it in an envelope. The problem: ...
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Windows 8 Installation on VirtualBox Driver Issue

I am trying to install Windows 8 from an ISO on VirtualBox 4.2.13 (on Win 7). After I click install, It starts processing before showing a message that it can't find some drivers. What drivers could ...
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Windows 8 AMD catalyst 14.4 display adapter

I have AMD radeon r7 260x graphics card and a Asrock H61M-GS motherboard. The problem at the moment is that in device manager only display adapter drivers that appear are: Intel(R) HD graphics ...
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AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04) does not work on ubuntu 14.04

i have intalled ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer Aspire 1690 wich has sound driver Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04) ...
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Automatic brightness adjustment in windows 8.1

I'm having some issues turning off the automatic dim settings in windows 8.1. Whenever I switch to my desktop the screen darkens, if I drag a window into view it brightens again. I've tried setting ...
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Disable only one of two connected iSight cameras?

I have two Apple TB displays connected to my laptop, ant I'm running into all kinds of problems having both iSight cameras detected. Is there any way to selectively disable just one of the cameras? ...
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Computer froze with black screen when viewing (not editing) video card's memory in Cheat Engine

I was looking at my computer's physical memory in Cheat Engine (a memory editor/debugger application) and I decided to look at the addresses that Device Manager says are used by my video card. When I ...
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Windows 8 “Device Setup” process stuck without further progress

After plugging-in of an USB device, standard window with progress bar appears. The problem I experience is that it gets stuck at certain progress and doesn't continue no matter how long I wait. ...
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Windows drivers/app for apple/android headphones with remote

I just got a pair of Bose QC15 that have an apple-compatible mic and remote. The remote has 2 volume buttons and a play/pause button I'd like to use them on my laptop (Dell Win8.1) which has a ...
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Integrated graphics card being used over NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M in Toshiba laptop?

On my Toshiba laptop with a discrete GeForce GT 540M graphics card, as well an integrated Intel HD 3000, it seems like the discrete graphics card is never used. Games run like the Intel HD 3000 is ...
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Display on secondary video card (Nvidia 8400 GS): horrible refresh, bogs system

This is my work computer, but it's a small shop. We do business software development. The most hardcore thing we create is some web animations with html5 and fancy javascript/css. The base machine ...
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Intel USB3 driver install fails

I've been trying to install the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver (version 3.0.0.16 as supplied by the Asus web site) but it balks when it gets to the PCI bus. At this point the entire ...
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Updating Intel Centrino Wireless-N1030 wifi driver

I have a dell laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. I have an Intel Wireless-N 1030 WiFi driver. The wifi works fine on Ubuntu, but it doesn't work at all on Windows. I think the driver may be ...
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Realtek HD Audio is not getting sound to audio jack after windows 8.1 August 12th update

I'm working on a toshiba A665-S6050 with Realtek High Definition audio. I have a High Definition Audio Device Driver From windows and a realtek high definition audio driver. I installed the R2.75 ...
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Mouse and keyboard are not responseive after Windows 8.1 Upgrade

I recently upgraded my Windows 8 installation to 8.1. Now when I boot my laptop, I get to the screen before the login screen (the one where you must click they touchpad or press a key to progress to ...
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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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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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downgraded from SLI, should I do anything special?

I used to have SLI GTX 670, due to some rethinking and not really needing that much power I sold off one of the cards. Everything has been working fine during games, but I get these random "Display ...
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Why do PS3 controller bluetooth drivers override the OS's bluetooth stack?

I hope this question is on-topic for this site since it might be a bit too technical and may be too gaming related as well. The PS3 controller can be used on Windows via programs like MotionInJoy and ...