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

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Windows does not recognise GPU and NVIDIA driver refuses to install

After reinstalling Windows (moving from 7 to 8) on a Dell Dimension E520, Windows does not recognise the GPU. It's a GeForce 7300 LE. The hardware IDs listed in the device manager are: ...
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Best way to find a driver for an onboard (NIC) card

I've just recently installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 onto a second partition on my hard drive. The primary Operating System (partition 1) is Windows 7. Realizing that I could probably boot up into ...
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analyzing Windows 7 minidump

I need some help here with analyzing a windows 7 minidump file. with windbg I got this: Debugging Details: BUGCHECK_STR: 0x19_3 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe ...
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WD Elements 1042 usb 3.0 not recognized by Windows 7

I have a WD Elements 1042 with usb 3.0, Windows 7, Lenovo notebook and My Computer can't see it. Anyway, it's visible in Hardware and Sound -> Devices and Printers -> Elements 1042 Properties -> WD ...
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How can I stop Windows 8 from installing nVidia software?

Windows 8 is installing NVIDIA's bloated driver software packages on start-up. A number of negative responses to this question have shown misunderstands about the differences between the core drivers ...
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Install Android USB Driver when device is not shown in device manager

the title is quite explicit : I'm trying to install google's driver for my android device in order to use it for development ( I need it to be seen by 'adb devices' ) I've got a Nexus 5 and windows ...
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Customizing device installation settings

Windows 7's Windows Update device driver update settings can be configured in Control Panel - Devices and Printers - Device installation settings: (click image to view full, larger image) What ...
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Make Chrome use nVidia card instead of integrated one for hardware accelerated elements

So I have an Asus laptop with an Intel integrated GC and an nVidia GC. Intel's drivers behave badly and like to crash on occasion which leads to problems (PC starts being really slow after the drivers ...
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Set up rtl8723bs SDIO card

I am trying to set up rtl8723bs SDIO wi-Fi card on 3.17.2 kernel. I've compile and install driver like here. grep -i cfg8 .config CONFIG_CFG80211=y # CONFIG_CFG80211_DEVELOPER_WARNINGS is ...
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Update Driver Software from command prompt

I'm looking for a way to automatically install missing drivers on newly installed machines. All the machines are the same brand and model, so I created a shared folder that hass all the drivers in it. ...
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How do I install Boot Camp drivers without installing Boot Camp

I am using Skype on Windows XP Pro (SP3) that is running quite well on a VMware Fusion virtual machine. Skype tells me that I need to install the Apple Boot Camp Drivers for the iN-sight Web Camera ...
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Kali Linux 1.0.9 wireless not detected, even after drivers installed

I'm using Kali Linux 1.0.9 64 bits in VM. My laptop : ASUS N76V. Lan device : Atheros AR8161/8165 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) [Working] ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet ...
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Upgrade caused webcam to malfunction

I have a 3 year old Toshiba Satellite A305-S6857 an it came pre-installed with Windows Vista. (Quite the bummer I know). However through school I was able to upgrade my OS to Windows 7. However in ...
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Sound muting automatically in Windows 8.1

I've got a Windows 8.1 machine running on Gigabyte B85M-D3H Motherboard with a Realtek chipset for Audio. For the last few weeks, the sound has been fading out across the whole OS on a regular basis. ...
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Steam and proprietary drivers

I installed fglrx-updates and used aticonfig --initial -f and aticonfig --px-dgpu. Ok, now it seems like drivers are installed. Video looks good. Bu when try to start Dota 2 in Steam I get this ...
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Toshiba Blu-ray Disk Player no longer works after upgrading to Windows 8

I have a Toshiba computer, with a built in Blu-Ray drive. The system came with Windows 7, but I have updated it to Windows 8. The computer came with Toshiba Blu-ray Disk Player installed to play ...
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Satellite Card Windows Driver: The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

I have formatted my computer using WINDOWS 7, I have installed all drivers however I keep getting this error: The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28). I tried with many drivers ...
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How to Install Richoh MPC 5000 TWAIN Driver

I am running Windows 7; am connected by TCP/IP port to a Ricoh MPC 5000; and can print. I've downloaded the TWAIN driver for the MPC 5000. Neither a setup.exe nor a .msi file exist in the download ...
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How to ensure that I will Not lose my wifi connection after installing Oracle Virtual Box?

I just installed Windows 7. I had installed genymotion for android development. It came with Oracle Virtual Box. I had installed it and after a few minutes of use, I lost wifi connection on the ...
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Dell inspiron 3541 graphic driver issue

Recently I bought Dell Inspiron 3541. It had Ubuntu as OS and I installed windows 8. I have had a hard time finding drivers since dell site doesn't have drivers for this model laptop of windows 8 ...
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Can I disable the Thinkpad Ultranav driver for Windows 8.1? (use PS2 Mouse Driver instead)

I had the older driver working exactly the way that I want it to on my Lenovo Twist. Unfortunately, it's been driving me nuts ever since I upgraded to 8.1. I want it to work like a mouse. I was able ...
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Can I uninstall a device driver through an INF section?

At MSDN it is stated that there are two techniques to install INF files on Windows XP or later: Programmatically through SetupCopyOEMInf function. Add an entry called CopyInf on an INF section. ...
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New AMD Catalyst driver update screwed things up. Where can I find and older version?

Today I decided that I was going to update my AMD Catalyst divers, this end up being a bad idea. The installation failed and I seem to not be able to run the latest vision of Catalyst Software Suite ...
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Is it possible to install Windows on unsupported filesystem?

Suppose that I want to write Windows driver for other filesystem (maybe my own?). Is it possible to install Windows on that? Eventual problems could come from just Windows installer or it could be ...
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Finding windows update which contains a driver version

How do you find which windows update contains a particular driver version? I'm specifically looking for usbhub.sys 6.1.7601.22526, i.e. the latest one on windows 7. Googling shows KB2862330 might ...
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Can't connect to wifi or wired network with laptop

I am looking at a Toshiba P745-S4102 laptop for a friend who says that it cannot connect to wifi. It started (I guess) this past summer and she has been slow to get around to it. Upon getting the ...
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Blue screen after booting up PC

I have been getting a blue screen of dead on my win8.1 machine immediately after powering it up with error message WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR. and I am not sure what is causing it. After some googling ...
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Problematic bluetooth installation

When I try to install Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth (sp60480) I recive error message that: The device may not be present or have been ejected/unplugged from system. Insert or reinsert now. There seems ...
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Touchpad stops responding/lags up, but I can still move mouse cursor with graphics tablet?

I have a Toshiba C855-2GX. The problem is with the touchpad, it lags for around 15 seconds (up to 2 minutes in worst case). The mouse button doesn't even work. When the touchpad lags, I can still ...
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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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Missing graphics accelerator for Toshiba C855D-s5232

I formatted the drive and re-installed Windows 7 64-bit on a Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5232. Now I am missing the graphics accelerator. I have been to Toshiba's website but cannot find the right one. ...
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What Can Cause a Tablets Wifi To Interfere With Other Devices Wifi Internet

I have a very weird problem occurring. I just bought a Windows 8.1 Tablet from Phoenix Technologies. When the new tablet connects to the internet it kills all other devices internet and brings their ...
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Looking for whether or not this asus mobo will support a linux 14.04 kernel

This is a link to the newegg site: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132136 Manufacturer site: http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VII_GENE/ The "official" driver ...
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Howto increase the maximum resolution of the Standard VGA Graphics Adapter of Windows 7

This driver comes with Windows 7, but it allows a maximium of 1024x768 resolution. How could I increase this value to 1280x800? Is it posible to modify - hack - tweak - recompile this driver? The ...
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nfc pn544 write tag's

I'm trying to write nfc tag's like you can with the libnfc software. The only problem is that my reader, the pn544 is not supported by libnfc. I installed NEARD but I can't write with that. Does ...
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Local printer stopped working. Can't install drivers

Computer is running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. Recently the printer just stopped working. Installing and printing to the printer would yield 0x0000000c1, 0x000000002 and kernel-mode driver ...
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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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install USB2LAN Adapter drive which do not have exe file

I want to install the usb2lan adapter driver to windows 7. facing two prblms: 1. my system is unable to recognize the hardware 2. there is no exe file in the zip. it only consists of Ax88772.inf ...
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Windows 8.1 Black screen and no safe mode [closed]

PROBLEM Cannot run Windows 8.1 due to black screen. No mouse pointer. Sometimes white cursor in top left. Cannot enter safe mode: get black screen but with a row of blue pixels at the bottom or a row ...
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Unable to uninstall virtualbox network drivers

Last time I tried to uninstall virtualbox, it failed with a BSOD. Since then, I am unable to install any version of virtualbox. The uninstaller seem's to fail to. When i look in my network drivers ...
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Gigabyte R9 280x blue screens - Windows 7

I'm building a new mining rig right now and I just installed Windows 7 x64 Home Premium on the Hard Drive. I installed the Chipset Driver, the USB Controller Driver, and the LAN Driver. That is ...
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Blue Screen Of Death after Graphics Card Update

I recently installed the game watch dogs After installing it i upgraded the drivers on my graphics card AMD Radion R9 200 series via the catalyst software and since then windows has been crashing on ...
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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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How to install my USB to VGA adapter on linux? I'm on Ubuntu 12.04

I bought a USB 3.0 to VGA adapter (also comatible with 2.0) and the driver that comes with is "FLUSBVGA-1.1.258.0 (1).exe" for Windows. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 and I can't find support for this adapter. ...
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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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Is there anyway to get driver commands from a windows driver .sys

Is there anyway to Sniff out driver commands for a (.sys)system file driver?
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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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How to debug Dualshock 4 Pairing

I'm not sure when this happened but all of a sudden I'm unable to pair my PS4 controller with my mac. I'm running 10.10, but I don't think it's a 10.10 problem since I was able to pair it instantly ...
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Driver ma-config : “your hardware is not supported on this windows version”

I'm not sure if it's the right place place to ask for this but well, I don't find the answer anywhere so I try here. To be simple I'll describe my situation : My PC was running under Win 8.1 x64 and ...
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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: ...