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

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How do I force refresh connected hardware?

Full Question: How do I force my computer to refresh and re-detect new USB/connected devices; hardware connected to it? Without restarting my whole system? For some reason, my laptop is not detecting ...
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Video driver (I think) causes computer to freeze up, then continue

Laptop: Dell Studio XPS1340; Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @2.4GHz; 8GB RAM; Intel 120GB SSD SC2BW120A4 GPU: (stock) NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G, Driver Version 340.52 (up-to-date) [more info avail if needed] ...
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WIFI card Settings Missing 802.11N?

The picture says it all.. I have the latest intel driver installed this is a wireless-n 7260 from intel.. any idea?..
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Is there a universal network driver for all motherboard?

I have an Ecs geforce6100pm-m2 v.30 motherboard which I bought 2nd hand. The vendor did not provide drivers as he said it was plug and play. I still downloaded the drivers on the main website of Ecs ...
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HP Desktop driver for windows 7

I have an HP desktop computer, and I'm trying to install Windows 7, but it requires some drivers that I dont have. I've talked to some people that have installing windows on similar HP desktops, and ...
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Changing Device Name (WIA Driver)

We currently have several network MFP's that are all the same make/model. They are using WIA drivers, however they show up as multiple of the same devices when attempting to scan (See below link for ...
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Is my AMD Radeon graphics working properly?

I recently purchased a HP Laptop which has 2 Gb AMD Radeon 8670M Graphics card. Rest of the specs would be Core i3, 4Gb DDR3 Ram etc. I have one or two CAD applications, one being DraftSight(free ...
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cant connect to any wireless network

today i connected to my friends wifi and try to troubleshooting my old problem low ram in windows 8.1 update for the last trick i went for bios update and hdd regenerator . i have vostro 3300 and ...
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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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What is roaming sensitivity?

For my Signal King SK-999WN Wifi adapter, I installed the Ralink 3070 driver package IS_Setup_ICS_081414_1.5.38.101.exe available from MediaTek. The driver has an option Roaming Sensitivity, which by ...
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Dedicated Graphics and Onboard Graphics

I have a HP 430 notebook PC. According to the specs, it probably has an integrated HD graphics card and a dedicated AMD graphics card, but when I go to my device manager, display adapters, only the ...
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Driver problems with fresh install of Win 7 Home Premium on Toshiba Satellite laptop

I have a Toshiba Satellite L875D-S7332 laptop that had Windows 8 preinstalled on a hard drive that crashed. I got a new hard drive and installed Windows 7 Home Premium from a DVD. To do this I had ...
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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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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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Printing to Canon Uniflow Printer; no error, but not printing

We've recently migrated to a Canon Uniflow follow-me print solution. When I try to print to this, from my machine it looks as if all's worked (i.e. a print dialogue pops up, I click OK, the sending to ...
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Where can I find ubuntu drivers for Asus?

I installed Ubuntu 14 on my Asus Q502LA laptop, and now I am missing a WiFi driver. I can't seem to find a relevant driver to download. Does anybody know where I can find the needed drivers? can I ...
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Alcatel One Touch driver for Windows 8

Not sure whether this is on topic here, but over at Software Recommendations SE they told me to ask it here. I couldn't find it anywhere on the web or Alcatel's website, but I am looking for a driver ...
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How do I install a driver from a usb on 12.04 ubunu?

I have a Dell Lattitude e6400 with ubuntu 12.04 and I downloaded a driver for my Broadcom wifi it is on my usb drive and I also put it on my desktop...how would I install it from either source (the ...
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Linux LXLE fresh install - Screen size stuck at wrong setting - smaller than monitor

Hey I just installed LXLE last night, and I finally got it running, but my screen is smaller than my monitor size, and the resolution is stuck at very low values (1280x768). The last time this ...
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Alcatel One Touch driver for Windows 8

I am looking for a driver that would make my Alcatel One Touch x500 modem work on Windows 8.1. I got it to work on every OS but Win 8.1. On Windows it uses the MyConnection app to connect, but it ...
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Windows 7 Setup BSOD BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO

I am trying to install Windows 7 32bit on a rather old HP Pavilion t3225.at But after loading files setup ends with a BSOD BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO stop 0x00000074. After some research I checked the CD ...
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strangeley named drivers Windows 7

while the drivers probably do something, I can't find much information on some of them. in the device manager there's drivers named AppEx Network Accellerator LWF hbazqxye FS_Rec are these ...
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Microsoft PHP SQL Server Drivers not working, cant load module

I am trying to install Drivers for PHP to be able to talk to my SQL Server. I am running PHP 5.5.15 on XAMPP, and SQL Server 2014. I downloaded a driver package from here: ...
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Why can't Windows Server 2008 R2 (during clean install) find ANY device drivers?

I am trying to get a fresh install of Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (64-bit) onto a (somewhat dated) Dell PowerEdge 1800. I'm am using the bundled Adaptec CERC SATA1.5/6ch RAID controller, and have ...
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BSOD 7b diagnostic on VirtualBox

I migrate my machine (Win7 x86) to Virtualbox VM with SATA AHCI controller. VBox SATA has device ID 8086:2829 On clean installed Win 7 I see that the driver is msahci On serial debug I see that msahci ...
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Installing Drivers from CMD in windows repair boot

I have just replaced my motherboard and windows is encountering a problem when booting. My PC will shut down and instantly restart when I hit the "Starting Windows" screen. I have done some ...
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Black screen half way through Windows 7 Repair Install, laptop recoverable?

Half way through the Windows 7 Repair install the monitor drivers seem to have corrupted. The screen works fine up to the Windows logo on a black background, then the screen goes dead. Everything is ...
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Intermittent BSOD after installing SSD on Sony Vaio

I have a Sony Vaio flip 15" hybrid laptop, model SVF15N12SN for about 3 months. A couple of days ago, I replaced the hard-disk with the a Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD (model MZ-7TE500BW). This was a ...
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How to update video driver when I'm recieving error code 31

I am using a Dell Latitude 3540 with an AMD Radeon HD 8850M running Windows 8, recently the motherboard was replaced because the GPU was dying, after it was replaced it worked for a while, then I ...
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How to deal with Windows 7 when it reports “audio device is disabled,” but is not?

I have an interesting situation wherein I updated the audio driver for an Asus X54C and now the audio will no longer work on Windows 7. I have uninstalled and reinstalled various drivers several ...
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Just installed windows vista dual boot, resolution and drivers problems

I just installed windows vista alongside ubuntu 14.04. The problems are that it both doesn't allow me to set the native resolution of my display (900x1600 or something), it only goes up to 1024x768, ...
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ssd and rapid storage techology

i have one ssd (samsung evo 250 gb) ,on which is installed the the OS, and it's configured with samsung magician, which has AHCI mode enabled and it's linked to a 6gb/s sata interface. I have only ...
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Lenovo M30-70 Windows 7 Ethernet Controller

I've recently installed Windows 7 on a Lenovo M30-70 Notebook. It came in Windows 8 as default. I delete all partitions when I downgrade/upgrade. My main issue is that I am missing multiple ...
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How do I reinstall the “HID Compliant Driver”?

System Specifications: Operating System: Windows 7, Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1 Problem: Driver-related Problem: I have a wired Afterglow Gamepad Controller for XBox 360 and there seem to be ...
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How costly is it to install lots of rarely used USB and print drivers? [closed]

Over the course of years, I keep sticking all kinds of USB drivers into my laptop, and connecting to all kinds of printers, to use it just once. Exactly how costly is it, when not in use? Should these ...
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How do I undo my bios changes windows. 8.1?

I'm running windows 8.1 on a toshiba satellite r830. I found a toshiba feature I had never used before and when I enabled it, it told me to update some sort of driver I remember it being a bios? ...
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NVIDIA Driver Update on Retina Macbook in Windows 8 on Parallels 9

Is it possible to upgrade to the latest nvidia drivers for the retina macbook (nvidia gt 650m, 750m)? When I try this, the driver software indicates that there are no nvidia drivers on board...
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Does the Windows 98 OS/shell use the CPU to write to the framebuffer/display?

I mean does it use the CPU to access MMIO to put pixels on the display without having other hardware (e.g. GPU, etc.) follow-up after it. When Windows 98 boots, it loads an image by whatever program ...
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Updating system drivers on Win 8 [closed]

I hope this isn't the wrong place to ask this, but if it is I apologize ahead and will close the thread ASAP. I have an Asus G73Jw with Windows 8.1 and I was looking into make it run faster/more ...
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Headset – sound, but no microphone – sound & microphone good on other computer

Headset – sound, but no microphone – sound & microphone good on other computer I plugged in a Logitech G230, and I got sound. I could not get my microphone to work. I tested the headset on ...
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Unable to locate correct driver after re-installing windows 7

I've performed a clean installation of Windows 7. I then installed the UI update to fix resolution issues : Internal_VGA_Intel_64bit_8.15.10.2622 My Samsung model is ba68-05408a The problem im now ...
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Stuttering/Latencies when LAN/Ethernet Driver active

I experience heavy video/audio stuttering when playing a video or general latencies when downloading a file when connected via LAN/Ethernet NOT when connected via WLAN/Wifi. According to my ...
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“The Audio Service is not running” Windows 8.1 Lenovo G500

A three month old Lenovo G500 laptop upgraded to Windows 8.1. Now there is no system or playback sound at all; have uninstalled Conexant HD Audio and then installed the latest drivers multiple times ...
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SQLServer compatibility with DoctrineDbal and Unix/Linux

I'm designing a solution for a web portal. This portal will use the micro-framework Silex which provide database access through Doctrine DBAL libraries. My target DB is a SQLServer 2008 which is ...
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Is it possible to create a driverless OS? [closed]

Is it possible to build devices and hardware in such a way that there is no need for a driver to be written for OS? Why there is a need for a driver to operate a piece oh hardware? Couldn't they ...
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When rolling back a Windows driver, how do I know which version it will be?

I want to roll back a driver for a device in Windows 7, however I'm not sure what version it will rollback to. Is there anyway to know without having to actually go through with the process?
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External display on Macbook pro retina not working

I have a late 2012 Macbook Pro Retina 15" with Windows 8 installed, no OSX partition. Until today I had 2x external displays connected and working, both connected to the 2x Mini Displayport ...
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How to check integrity of a catalog file of a windows driver?

I have drivers with security catalog files included (catalogFile=someFile.cat). I would like to check the validity of those drivers using the included security catalog file. Which tools are included ...
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Speakers stops working when volume is turned up to 50% or more

I have a Lenovo G400s laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. Everything's perfect except my sound. The speakers work fine when I play any song and set the volume to 40%, but it ceases to work as soon as I ...