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

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Error code 43, is my mouse dead or is my usb driver installation corrupted?

My old mouse stopped working about an hour ago. I am on a Sony Vaio with Windows 7. I found an error code 43 in the USB panel. I googled it and found instructions to try to restore the connection. ...
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Windows 8.1 Laptop Connecting to a monitor that doesnt exist

I recently upgraded a windows 7 HP EliteBook 6930p laptop to Windows 8 and then to Windows 8.1. The display went funny so I figured the display driver had dropped off somewhere during the upgrades so ...
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screen goes totally black after initial startup

Im running windows 8.1 64-bit and running amd dual graphics, my drivers just updated and the screen has just go totally black so i thought ok, ill start it up in safe mode......well seems i cant even ...
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Computer slows down during downloads

Last week, I reinstalled my company laptop, a HP Pavilion dv7-6b22ed. Everything was installed okay, but there is one issue I can't solve: whenever I download a file, be it a several hunderd MB file ...
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Change graphic driver from command line

I'm having trouble with my Ubuntu 14.04 install. I'm on Apple Macbook Pro (Retina) and I had a problem where the computer was unrresponsive after resuming from suspend. I went to this page (scroll ...
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Which devices are (0F18, 0F12, 00BD) these IDs for? All share the same Vendor ID (8086), i.e. Intel

It is a Lenovo G50-70 Notebook PC. I reinstalled Windows 8.1 on it. The official website does not provide all the necessary drivers required for the Device Manager to calm down. Yellows still persist. ...
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CPU is busy after installation of Geforce graphic driver 340.52 (NvNetworkService.exe= 12 % of cpu)

CPU is busy after installation of nvidia Geforce graphic driver 340.52 (NvNetworkService.exe= 12 % of cpu) Any body knows why? I have Dell XPS L502x laptop. This problem occurred just after ...
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Windows 8.1 keyboard driver issue

I have successfully reinstalled a keyboard driver after having an issue (NumLock acts as Volume up -- nothing too bad -- but SPACEBAR acts as volume down!). Without having to resort to disabling fast ...
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HP Laserjet P1005 driver installed but not working

In my office we have HP Laserjet p1005 USB printer. It was installed to a computer and it was working fine. But I removed that printer accidentally. Now I can't install it back. I downloaded and ...
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Is there a way to block and notify of connected USB devices?

I just read the following news about how connected USB devices can act as keyboards or network cards, etc. and so for example input what they like or change sites to scam sites. ...
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RHEL 6 HP Tape Driver Installation Troubles

Trying to install tape drive drivers for the HP Ultrium 3280 SAS using this guide http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02262008.pdf Whenever, I try to execute mkltfs I get this error mkltfs: ...
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Windows 7 Update Driver Software for all hardware

I downloaded all of the drivers for my dell and placed them in a folder on my c drive. I would like to update all of the drivers without going one by one. Is there a way that I can Update the driver ...
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Windows 7 driver connecting to a device over ethernet blocking the device manager

First of all, I know that I cannot get a proper answer to my problem, but I am looking for ways to start debugging it and/or maybe check some Windows process on being stuck or running faulty. I am ...
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Wi-Fi Driver on Dell N4050?

When i check my device manager i have Dell Wireless 1702 802.11 b/g/n, BT3.0+HS Driver but i have currently installed Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + HS Driver and now i am thinking to ...
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How can an unsigned driver affect the Windows OS?

There are lot of signed drivers (signed by Microsoft) that don't affect the Windows OS. If an unsigned driver is installed in a Windows machinehow can it affect the stability of the operating system, ...
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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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Using a product with Windows only drivers on Linux (Ubuntu)

I want to use a Triton USB to VGA adapter that I have, however I am running Linux (Ubuntu) and their drivers page only shows support for Windows. The purpose of this is to get 3 screens. I already ...
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Determine good drivers on Debian

Knowing that a driver manager doesn't exist in Debian 7 and that I'm not afraid using the terminal, I still can't determine the correct drivers for my Bluetooth adapter and my audio input device. Is ...
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CPU frequency is very low and system is very slow too in core i5 vaio laptop

Sometimes I notice that system is very slow and when I see task manager, these are information in performance tab: Utilization: 8% Speed: 0.2 Ghz Maxsimum speed: 2.5 GHz Hardware details are: ...
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HP Laserjet CP1025nw

I am running 32 bit Win7 on a Dell Optiplex 790. I recently acquired an HP Laserjet CP1025nw printer. I downloaded the correct 32 bit drivers from HP and installed them and set up the printer per ...
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How to install Wireless USB adapter drivers in CentOS 6.5 64bit?

I have installed CENTOS 6.5 (64bit). I have my Belkin N150 wireless USB adapter (Model: F9L1001v1). I need to install the drivers. Where can I get the drivers and information on how to install them? ...
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How to see the specifications of my Graphics Card before installing drivers in Windows 7?

I have a ATI/AMD Dynamic Switchable Graphics on a HP Pavilion g7 (hp pavilion g7-1246ef). This computer came with a pre-installed Windows 7 64 bit OS. For some reason I had to use the Windows 7 ...
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My Pc not recognize keyboard [closed]

I have a "PC" with windows 7 32 bit system. I strated getting keyboard issues. Firsteval only some key was working, but now no key is working. I have verify in Device manager and i figure out that the ...
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copy root.disk to new laptop and update graphics

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on a new acer laptop and copied the old root.disk of ubuntu 12.04 from old toshiba laptop to this new laptop, and booted it so I had to make changes to the grub menu using ...
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how to get amd chipset series and driver

I m having an asus motherboard the model being M4A8-EM-1394. It has a AMD chipset for which I downloaded the chipset drivers from the ASUS driver website. The driver is an outdated one released in ...
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Win 7 reinstall on Inspiron N5040 no drivers

I reinstalled windows 7 Home Premium on a Dell Inspiron N5040 and now have no drivers. Naturally, I went to dell's site to get them. I installed the chipset, rebooted, and tried installing the ...
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Unable to install legacy AMD display drivers for Ati HD 3600 in Windows 8.1 x64

So, here is my problem. I have an AMD HD 3600 card in my desktop and I wanted to install the official display driver from AMD (version 13.1 stable, or 13.4 beta, both had the same results). The ...
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Printing non-built-in font in dot-matrix printer

I have a problem with reporting software unable to print with specific font FIXEDSYS on dot-matrix printer Epson LQ2180. I also tried other fonts as well but there is no effect (the same font is ...
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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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Windows 8 Audio Changes Default Playback Device or Stops Playing Audio

I have a Sony Vaio SVT15115CXS laptop running Windows 8 64-bit. I've recently noticed a strange audio issue. At seemingly random times, the audio may switch from the default playback device (laptop ...
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Lenovo drivers do not send auto adjust information to a monitor

Lenovo drivers do not seem to provide any external monitor with how it should auto adjust. Is this correct behavior? I've noticed with a few Lenovo branded monitors (thinkvision L1711pC and below), ...
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Windows 7 Two Printers One Driver

I have 2 identical printers which have one driver that connects via USB. I need to share them like so: \\compname\\printer1 and \\compname\\printer2 because my application connects to printers via smb ...
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Strange keyboard behavior after pressing a key for ~6 seconds [duplicate]

When I press a random key on the keyboard for around 6 seconds, the LED's turn off and a beep follows, then I cannot type anything until a couple of keys are pressed (and sometimes, when pressing ...
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Whitelist USB drivers(kernel modules)

I am looking for a way to configure a whitelist of allowed usb drivers on Fedora. All other USB drivers should not be loaded. What's the simplest way to do so? I know how to blacklist drivers using a ...
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NVIDIA driver not launching X up

I have Debian Wheezy 7.6.0 installed, it's a fresh installation. I was trying to install NVIDIA drivers for my graphics card GeForce GT 540M. I successfully installed version 304.117, that has my ...
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Why is my HP Deskjet 1050 J410 being recognised as a HP Deskjet 2050 J510 for scanning purposes?

Windows 7 recognises my HP deskjet 1050 for printing, but if I want to scan anything it seems to believe that the machine is a 2050 J510. This is causing what I think is device driver confusion ...
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Windows install (media drivers)

I have been trying to install windows 7 64bit onto my Ubuntu 12.04 machine for quite awhile. I succeeded in installing the win7 64bit iso onto my usb via unetbootin-linux-494 and formating the usb ...
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Is There any Driver/Software to use sony handy cam Projector to project pc screen?

My Camera Is Sony Handy Cam HDR-PJ600E http://www.sony-mea.com/product/hdr-pj600ve Native Driver Not Supports it. My Laptop OS : Windows 8 - 64 bit Thanks everybody in Superuser !!! (And sorry for ...
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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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pci simple communication controller driver for windows 7

I have a HP laserJet P1102. When I want to install its driver it seems that it need to pci simple communication controller be installed. How to install that pci simple communication controller for my ...
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windows 7 suddenly not recognizing USB display adapter - display settings messed up

I have been using two USB display adapters (USB video cards) to connect windows 7 laptop to multiple monitors. All worked well, then after I tried to connect it to different monitor, windows 7 no ...
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Will Nvidia and Catalyst drivers conflict with each other?

I currently have a Sapphire R9-280x in my computer and was thinking about putting my EVGA Gtx 670 back in to see if it would work better (long story). I want to know if the Nvidia and Catalyst drivers ...
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determining if my video card has gone bad

Recently I re-installed Windows 7 home premium on my Dell Inspiron N5010 Laptop. After booting in, I installed the AMD ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 driver. When I rebooted my computer I got BSOD with code ...
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Audio icon isn't working, but keyboard buttons are

Problem My speakers work fine and they are able to play any sounds, from music to anything, like normal. Except, the taskbar icon shows that it is unusable (see below)... Yet, the volume (or whether ...
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How do I tell Windows Update to not check for updates for my GPU drivers?

Windows 8.1 at work (no group policies) wants me to update my GPU drivers through Windows Update (it appears in my optional updates list). I'd rather do this manually since it gives me more control ...
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Windows USB keyboard and mouse won't work, PS/2 keyboard does

Everything was functioning properly. I turned my computer off and came back to it a couple of days later to find that the keyboard and mouse are not working in Windows. I am running Windows 7, 64 ...
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AMD ATI video driver causing BSOD after installation

I recently re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium on my Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. Initially without the video driver, everything was fine except that the screen icons and applications windows were of ...
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Strange Wacom Graphire 4 issue

I have a Wacom Graphire 4 and Windows 7 (see specs at bottom in needed). My tablet has started doing strange and very annoying things. all of a sudden I won't be able to control the cursor, if I'm on ...
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Seagate ext hdd breaks USB connectivity in Windows 8 x64

A friend has a Seagate 1TB ext hdd (model: srd 00 f1). When connecting it to his Sony Vaio (VPCSB1S1E - Windows 8) it shows up in the Device Manager with a driver error. When trying to uninstall the ...
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Install / uninstall GPU drivers in Win7 via file explorer?

Situation: (See also for context: a previous question) Cannot access Win7 (bootcamp) system via screen, as AMD GPU is bust Win7 Safe Mode does not help Can run OSX partition as managed to manually ...