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

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Geforce and Quadro in one system with their specific driver

I already have Geforce GTX 770 and a Dell monitor. I've recently bought a EIZO 10bit monitor. I read that it might be tricky to get it running with only one graphic card. Unless the GTX 770 supports a ...
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How to connect HDMI camera to Linux?

In fedora or centos linux is it possible to connect HDMI camera to HDMI capture device ( http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/ ). And get the video for playback from Linux? Or still ...
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How to disable bash drivers in windows 8.1?

I'm trying to follow these instructions to stop Bash Driver BHDrvx86 or BHDdrvx64, but device manager in Windows 8.1 no longer displays non plug and play drivers (such as the Bash drivers), even as a ...
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How to stop windows from Installing a driver

I have an Ethernet hardware on the mother board ( Boardcon family ethernet ) for some reason whenever the windows runs for 30+ mins the internet will disconnect itself. so i thought it was because of ...
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How to detect FireWire interface and Connected device on it, in Ubuntu 11.04?

I have a FireWire camera LifeSize connected to my PC in the FireWire interface. My PC has miniPCI slot and with external converter its having a FireWire interface. Now its Ubuntu who is not showing me ...
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How can I use MSI Afterburner with Nvidia Optimus enabled laptop?

I used to run MSI Afterburner with my old laptop. But I can't use with my new one. Google didn't help except I figured a lot of people having issue with MSI Afterburner plus Nvidia Optimus combo. This ...
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Drivers for headphones with in-line mic and remote control

Is there a way to get the in-line microphone and remote controller on headphones to work on Windows? I've got Koss iSpark designed to work with iPhone, but also other smartphones. It has in-line ...
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Fixing sudden Error 31 in device manager

How can I fix a sudden occurrence of random Error 31 in device manager? In Win7 x64, from out of the blue, suddenly the following devices have an exclamation mark and show "This device is not working ...
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Where do I obtain Windows 7 64-bit drivers for the Apple Wireless Keyboard?

How can I install Apple Wireless Keyboard on Windows 7 x64 running on a non-Apple hardware? The operating system does see the keyboard but it doesn't want to pair with it at all.
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Ubuntu 15.04, “Disconnected - you are now offline”

I'm pretty new to ubuntu but here is the problem I have so far; my wireless connection seems to disconnect and reconnect itself. Some days it will work and somedays it will not. I did some research ...
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Adding a registry key in Windows 8.1 to enable downloading test drivers

I am trying to enable downloading test drivers on my Windows 8.1. The tutorial says that I should add the following key to the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Test Drivers - ...
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Linux ALSA Driver using channel count 3

Am running my ALSA Driver on Ubuntu 14.04, 64bit, 3.16.0-30-generic Kernel. Hardware is proprietary hardware, hence cant give much details. Following is the existing driver implementation: Driver ...
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Cannot find wireless driver for HP laptop

I have an HP laptop (model: dv7-1267cl, Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium) and I cannot find the wireless driver for the laptop. I am need of a different version because my wireless connection under ...
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Unable to boot windows after installing drivers for graphics card

I have a laptop Samsung Chronos 700z (i dont remember exact model number, and i don't have laptot in front of me to check, i can update it later if required) Recently, while i was browsing internet, ...
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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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Will my Fn keys stop working if I reinstall my keyboard drivers?

My computer is an Acer Aspire M5-583-6428 laptop computer. Lately, I've been having a strange issue with my keyboard, which I've decided to attempt to fix by uninstalling my keyboard drivers and ...
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No HDMI option in sound playback devices

I'm using an off-lease refurbished HP 6005 small form factor PC running Windows 7 with an integrated ATI HD 4200 GPU. The HD output port is displayport, so I bought an adapter to hook up to my TV. ...
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Why does my network adapter not appear in WinXP Device manager?

I'm sure My IBM thinkpad has a network adapter as I used it for many years. However, the last time I used it is approximately 8 years ago. I do not know if something touched it or did something to it ...
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GPU showing artifacts and failing to boot with GPU drivers installed

I’ve been having problems with my GPU since last night. I was playing a game when suddenly the game froze, green and purple artifacts showed up and the game minimized to desktop before continuing ...
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How do I safely reinstall a (audio) driver?

I suspect my audio driver to be misbehaving. As my previous question didn't return anything useful, I'm trying to do anything I can think of. I now want to reinstall my sound drivers. But I have no ...
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HP Deskjet USB Printer prints pages twice from Windows7

I have an HP Deskjet printer / scanner combo that has lately developed a weird problem that it will often print the same page twice. It doesn't always happen but say with a 50% probability. Any idea ...
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LAN disconnects, brought new LAN card but old one comes back [duplicate]

So here is the story, the old LAN port came with the motherboard and after installing windows 8.1 (from windows 7) the LAN would drop in about 30 mins of a restart and never connect again. I thought ...
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Linux interrupt handling : bottom half

In Linux, the handling of interrupt handler is divided into two components : top half, and bottom half. From my understanding, the bottom-half of an interrupt handler can be handled in many ways : ...
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USB Ports Not Working

None of the USB ports work anymore on my HP EliteBook 2540p laptop which is running Windows 7 Pro SP1. By "not working," I mean if I try plugging in a thumbdrive or external HDD it does nothing ...
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Laptop fan not turning on for graphics

About two years ago, I purchased a samsung series 5 (not the ultra book, the NP510r5e). Every now and then, when there I run something graphically demanding, the laptop just shuts down. I first ...
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Intel USB 3.0 extensible host controller not working with Windows 7 64 bit

I bought a new ASUS Notebook F751LN. Everything seems to work, but if i tried to install the USB3 Drivers the system freezes (no bsod). No log entries except Kernel Power. I tried older and newest ...
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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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Install and Configure Nvidia Video Driver NixOS

The Problem I built a new computer this week and installed NixOS on it. The only problem that I am having with it is that I cannot seem to get the Nvidia drivers installed for it. The computer has ...
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Which driver is necessary to show the touchpad-disable option?

It seems that I accidentally removed a driver/software to enable the option to automatically disable the touchpad when a mouse is plugged in (explained in detail here). My Mouse settings currently ...
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speakers muted automatically for some reason

i have this weird problem that i'm not sure is specific to me, but more of a windows 7 or Lenovo laptop, so any help would be appreciable. the problem is as follows: Whenever i use skype, msn or any ...
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Asus A035PC video driver download

I am searching on Google for Asus A035PC video driver but without success. Can someone help me to find this driver? It's Graphic Card on MSI KT3V motherboard. EDIT Hardware id listing: ...
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My audio driver refuses to install

I bought a new motherboard yesterday. Its a Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 socket 2011. Everything is great with this board except for one nagging issue I can't figure out. For some reason all of the drivers ...
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Will all drivers for windows 8.1 work on windows 10? [closed]

Will all drivers for windows 8.1 work on windows 10? Like for hybrid laptop/tablet detachable keyboard drivers ... etc
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Modifier key behaves like it's stuck [closed]

Ever since the Windows 98 era the problem seems to pop up every once so often. Sometimes at (seemingly) random moments a special key (ctrl, shift, alt or windows logo) will start behaving like it's ...
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How do I get rid of these “There is a problem with your tablet driver” messages?

Every time I run certain applications (including but not limited to GIMP, Microsoft Visual Studio, and 3DS Max), I get the following message box: There is a problem with your tablet driver. Please ...
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How can I improve bluetooth audio quality on Windows 7?

I just bought the Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 9 Wireless Headset. The overall sound quality is very high when I connect it with phones or tablets. But the sound quality is very poor when I connect it via ...
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Dell Latitude E6420: Dell Wireless 375 bluetooth constantly choppy

My configuration: Hardware Dell Latitude E6420 laptop Core i5 2520M with on-chip integrated graphics 8 GB DDR3 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module (USB; VendorID 413C; ...
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Changing motherboard with a different socket type and CPU

I'm planning to change my motherboard to a AM3 socket, my socket now is a FM2 do I need to reformat all my drivers or just the driver with the OS on it?
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Windows 7/8 no sound (after ubuntu dual boot)

So my brother has a Asus laptop(old) which came with Vista Ult. When Win 7 was released i installed it and everything worked fine (all the drivers). Then my brother tried dual booting it Win7 and ...
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How to get HP Pavilion dv6 6155-tx supportable drivers for windows 8

I have HP Pavilion dv6 6155tx Laptop. Windows 7 is pre-installed in it. I want to install windows 8 on it. But HP does not provide windows 8 drivers for this laptop. I have tried to install windows 7 ...
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Lexmark X6675 doesn't reconnect

I have a Dell Computer running Windows 8.1 64 bit. It appears to have an issue reconnecting when the machine goes into the power saving mode. Once the machine goes to power saving mode and then ...
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Which driver to install for touchpad anti-palm detection?

I have an Acer Aspire 5742Z with the factory touchpad installed. Which additional driver do I need to install in order to gain the anti-palm detection (PalmCheck™) feature? At the moment, my only ...
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How do I setup bluetooth communication on windows 7 for my wireless Philips SHB4000 headphones?

I am having trouble initiating bluetooth communication with my wireless Philips SHB4000 headphones. The picture provided above displays a quick overview of how far I have attempted to solve this ...
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Logitech headset not working with Windows 7

I have a Logitech H110 headset (USB). For some reason it is not working with Windows 7. When I plug it in, Windows tries to download the driver, but there isn't any. What can I do?
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How ubuntu achieves pinch & rotate with synaptics, if synaptics doesn't support it?

I've installed ubuntu while ago on my old netbook and pinching and rotation gestures were recognized out of the box. I was positively surprised. Then I changed distribution (and I'm very happy with ...
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Copying drivers from the “System32” folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: BootCamp drivers - lost my Mac OSX CD Is it possible to copy the drivers from another Windows folder? I have re-installed my computer only to find that none of the ...
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Stop Windows 8.1 automatically updating the Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver

I have an HP Pavilion g6-2197sa laptop running Windows 8.1. The laptop originally had Windows 7, but I upgraded to 8. When I upgraded again to Windows 8.1, my Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver stopped ...
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WiFi driver suddenly stops working, reinstalling does nothing

The problems started last week when I booted up my laptop. I noticed when I logged in a connection symbol with an (X) on it. Hovering over it says Not connected - No connections are avaliable. I run ...
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Blue screen IRQL while installing NVIDIA CUDA, Windows 7

I've been messing around all day over my PC installing many development packages, at one time I installed CUDA 7.0 but then I realized that it was not compatible with some other tools I'd had to ...
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Soundmax drivers fail to install

Okay, so here is the problem I have a older Motherboard (ASUS Rampage Formula 1 ... The Original) and I recently decided to install windows 8.1 on to the computer. Without doing any research I later ...