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

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installing windows 7 from emergency disk, connecting with the internet

I have just reinstalled windows 7 on a laptop using an old emergency cd. Now this cd does not contain any drivers and as such it can no longer connect to the internet. This is on an dell inspiron 15 ...
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USB ethernet adapter connected and found in ifconfig, but not working

I've bought a USB ethernet adapter for my ARM-Board running debian to have a second interface. I compiled and loaded the driver/module and the device is being recognized: [ 5.285487] usb 2-1.3.1: ...
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How to add unsigned driver without prompt?

I want to install printer on a huge amount of Windows 7 machines. Some drivers are signed by recognized publishers, other not. When there are not, and I do the manual process, I get the message ...
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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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Lenovo Update on ThinkPad x230 w/ SSD confused about AHCI drivers

Using Win7 Enterprise 64-bit on a ThinkPad x230 with an SSD. Lenovo Update 5.06.1006 has me install Intel Rapid Storage AHCI driver for Windows 64 ver 11.2.0.1006 from Intel dated 5/30/2012 After a ...
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Lag in Windows 8 when playing audio

I ran LatencyMon and these as the following results... CONCLUSION: Your system appears to be having trouble handling real-time audio and other tasks. You are likely to experience buffer underruns ...
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Adding a printer to a Printer Server on Windows Server 2003. Drivers are only obtainable on Windows 7

I'm trying to add a printer to the network on our printer server. The Printer in question is a HP ColorLaser Jet 2840 printer. Every single PC on the network is Windows 7, the drivers for the ...
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Get The VMware Tools SVGA Driver On ReactOS?

I'm setting up a ReactOS 0.3.15 X86-32 virtual machine in VMware Player 6.0.1. VMware player doesn't officially support ReactOS so as suggested in the ReactOS installation guide ...
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Windows 8 blue screen error

While I was installing a driver for my Wi-Fi card on my acer aspire one netbook, which I downloaded from Acer website my netbook shows a blue screen error saying that your pc ecountered an error that ...
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Why sometimes there is outdated drivers on the hardware servers? [closed]

Many times I've seen third party software (eg Driver Genius) offering me to download versions of the drivers there are not yet published on the official websites of those companies. As at ...
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ZOTAC IONITX-F-E drivers for windows 7 (32 / 64)

I bought this Zotac Motherboard like 4 years ago, and can't find the drivers for it. i've looked high and low and found nothing so far. Can anyone give me a hand, or point in me in the right ...
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Cannot install ethernet driver

I've been having problems with my ethernet lately, it disconnects randomly and says I'm connected to an "Unidentified network": I then tried a number of things, including deleting the driver with ...
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No sound in windows 8 running on bootcamp

After a few days of searching the web, I managed to install windows 8.1 on my computer successfully including the drivers. After I rebooted my macbook I noticed that my sound was not working. I ...
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Weird mouse problems. Accidental double-clicking, selection, drag-n-drop problems

My mouse has started to double click or not keep a selection. Middle click works on the 2nd-3rd try, it ruins drag-and-drops and confuses selecting with opening things. It feels like little ...
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Activate Wifi in Acer Travelmate 5742 not using keyboard?

I have a Acer Travelmate 5742 laptop where I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate. Now I can't connecto to Wifi. The laptop has a button to activate/desactivate Wifi but this button is not working and ...
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Method of reduction of the workin area of touchpad (area of touch detection)

Is there a way / software solution which allows to decrease the area of touchpad which is taken into account by the system. I want to cut out 1 centimeter of right side of my touchpad, because I ...
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Graphics card compatiblity with windows 8

When I run certain games the error message: No suitable display modes were found Appears Background: I recently upgraded my computer to a Windows 8.1 HP Envy. The games installed fine. However ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 R n series

I want win7 32-bit wireless driver for my laptop (dell inspiron 15R core I7 n series) I searched at the main site but all drivers were for 64-bit only and till now no driver worked for it, I really ...
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How do I update my graphics drivers?

I am using a graphics driver which is about 2 years ago which I downloaded from laptop's vendor site ...
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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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Which network driver for HP-Mini 210 3000 so?

Which network driver should I install for a HP-Mini 210 3000 so (lt704EA)? The specs simply list it as Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN and HP provides six or so different drivers.
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Reinstalling X11 drivers Ubuntu 14.04

After a recent upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 xserver would no longer start on my workstation. When running startx the following error occurs: (EE) module ABI major version (6) doesn't match the ...
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How to inject drivers to windows image from Linux?

We have a OS deployment system based on Linux and we install Windows 7 with this system. The system mount a hard disk and then run ntfsclone to store the .img file containing the windows OS. But ...
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How device drivers work like USB , CD, DVD [closed]

I would like to know how device drivers work (on any platform, but would like to know the differences between drivers on Windows, Linux, and OSX). Specifically I'd like to know how devices are ...
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Windows 7 32 bit wireless driver [closed]

My labtop is dell n series, core i7, I installed windows 7 32 bit on it(need for some work), I tried a lot of wireless driver but the wireless lan didn't work, any help please Note: I installed ...
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Mozilla Firefox Graphic Rendering is Glitchy (Ubuntu 14)

I am using Firefox 31 & it does not render smoothly AT ALL. Almost every time I switch pages or the DOM re-flows, it will jump between the last image and the new image. If I watch the browser ...
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FreeBSD em0 fallback to 100Mbit Fast Ethernet on HP/Compaq DC7700

I have a couple of HP DC7700CMT machines, each with its own integrated Intel 82566DM GbE LAN port, shown in dmesg as Intel PRO/1000 and using the em driver. I recently discovered that FreeBSD doesn't ...
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Deleted Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexer Driver

I deleted my Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexer Driver. I am still able to use wifi without any problems but I'm wondering if this driver was important and if so how I can get it back. I am using ...
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ATEN USB to Serial driver on Windows 8 - using Linux driver?

I'd like to use an ATEN UC232A USB to serial converter on my computer with Windows 8. I downloaded the appropriate driver which seems to work but after a while produces a blue screen because of the ...
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Upgrading windows, finding the proper SATA drivers for the windows

I am trying to reinstall windows and have an error from both a USB bootable .iso and a install CD stating that I need the SATA drivers to continue. I cannot seem to find the proper driver or how I ...
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NVidia GeForce GTS250 driver issue

Recently at a lan party, I used a GeForce GTx560 for which I installed Nvidia's 340.52 driver which worked perfectly fine. At the time I was still using a 32-bit version of Windows. I have since been ...
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How to enable Direct3D acceleration for 32bit applications in Windows 8?

Now I know that this issue has been discussed much around the web but most of the solutions focus Windows XP and/or are outdated. Some suggest updating video drivers, some say editing specific ...
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Windows 8.1 DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE + Dump

my Windows 8.1 machine started suddenly to crash with a blue screen and showing the error code DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. It usually fails after it wakes up from sleep or after it starts, it hangs ...
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Windows 7 Printer driver not installed

Im running windows 7 32 bit, trying to install a driver and i get an error saying " Printer driver was not installed. Operation could not be completed (error 0x0000001e).
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Keep ATI (fglrx) and NVidia (nvidia-current) Drivers on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on external disk and 2 computers with ATI and NVidia driver each. Actually I'm using nvidia proprietary as main driver and did not install ATI driver. But after upgrade a day ...
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How to change a game's setting to enable a dedicated graphics card?

I have only one video game that refuses to let me select the Nvidia Graphics Card. Some background: I recently got a new laptop (Lenovo Y50), and I have downloaded a ton of games off of my Steam ...
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windows audio running but no notification bar icon

Windows 7 64bit, VIA audio chipset I just updated some of my drivers using IObit Driver Booster (which is a recognized software developer group), but since the update, I noticed no audio icon on my ...
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Install chipset driver before nic driver?

When installing drivers, should I be installing the chipset drivers first, or doesn't it matter? i.e. can I jump straight to the nic driver?
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Windows XP 64-bit Conexant Pebble HD Audio Driver

I have installed Windows XP 64-bit on my HP Pavilion G60T-500 CTO notebook PC and along with installing a non-factory OS came the struggle of finding drivers. My audio device is a Conexant Pebble HD ...
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Trying to access a internal modem over serial with putty. Only typing letters a and A work

I try to connect to an internal broadband modem over the serial (com port) with putty. It is Windows 7 64 with 64 bit drivers for the modem. When I connect with putty to the port the only letters I ...
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Huge UI elements in Crunchbang

I have just installed Crunchbang on my Desktop, and windows and menus appear incredibly enlarged. When I right click the context menu fills the screen, for example. My graphics card is the Radeon HD ...
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NVIDIA GTX650 Ti 1 GB, nvidia-drivers, boot udev fail on gentoo

I have an Asus H97 Plus motherboard with i7 4790 proc, 16gb ram, samsung ssd, western digital hdd and a Gigabyte nVidia GTX650 Ti 1GB videocard. I have just installed a Gentoo on it (kernel: ...
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Elantech touchpad driver issues and input lag in Linux

I have a Lenovo U530 laptop. By default, the touchpad is not correctly detected at all (this bug report was my problem), but I fixed it with the driver in comment #137. Now two-finger scrolling works ...
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Unknown PCI device in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Does anyone know what device could this be? I got all drivers for my computer from here
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weird issue with Dell network card

I have laptop Dell Latitude E5420 with Win 7 professional service back 1 suddenly the NIC (Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller) and the wireless card (Intel (R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N6205) ...
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Wireless driver not detected by Windows 8

I've a problem in my wireless driver on windows 8. I bought a new X500L Asus laptop and installed windows 8 on it. However the driver CD I got with the laptop doesn't support my laptop. The CD says ...
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Graphic driver for Targa Now NT9231

I thought of installing Xubuntu on my elder Targa Now nettop and didn't think about the driver option. So now I'm here with a fresh Xubuntu installation and looking for graphic drivers. I found ...
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Windows-7 wireless adapter gone missing

My wireless adapter is "Intel Centrino Advanced N 6200 AGN" Sometimes wireless connects and sometimes the wireless adapter is totally missing (from the device manager itself). Even after doing a "scan ...
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installing trusted execution engine interface driver error

I have an ASUS X551MA notebook and recently I downgraded it to windows 7 from windows 8. After I installed every driver I can find from Asus.com I encountered a problem installing a driver called ...
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Why would a Windows Driver Setup program not properly install the driver but “update driver” does

I have a question that has been bothering me since yesterday. I was installing windows on a desktop yesterday and I went to install a LAN driver. I went to the motherboard manufacturers site and got ...