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

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How do I find drivers for Sony Vaio after fresh Windows install?

Hoping someone can help - apologies if this is the wrong community to ask this in! My Vaio VPCEE2E1E(1W) (Windows 7) has been fine but started displaying a message saying the hard drive had developed ...
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Nix based OSes and drivers

I have a simple question about certain drivers and *nix based OSes such as MAC OS X and Debian . . .. Is the reason why some devices like mice, keyboards, wireless adapter are able to plug and play is ...
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Difference between AMD Catalyst™ Drivers for Radeon™ and AMD Mobility Radeon™ Notebook Drivers

I have a Sony VAIO SVE1513BYNB Laptop. I have installed Windows 8 Enterprise x64. I recently read across the web that outdated drivers will cause PCs to lag. I had downloaded and installed all the ...
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Unable to change resolution on multiple monitors

My Dell Latitude 5420 supports multiple resolutions when it is not connected to any additional displays (As someone would normally expect). But when it is connected to other displays (Note: Only when ...
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Dolby Home Theater Error Message

Every time I start up my computer, I get this error message: The current Dolby audio driver is 7.2.8000.17 and the software application expects driver version 7.2.700.7. Please install a valid ...
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Make USB virtual COM device persistent through reboots

EDIT: Having rethought the issue, perhaps my question can be summarized like this: Is there an existing COM terminal type program that will automatically detect when a COM port becomes unavailable and ...
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Why is the System process using 40-60% of CPU power all the time?

TL;DR: ACPI.sys is constantly using lots of CPU power. Virus and malware scans all come back clean Drivers are up to date (GPU, Chipset, USB devices) Possibly important info: This install of ...
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system software and the device drivers [closed]

I heard that there are two types of software totally. 1- system software (like, OSs) and 2- Applications (like video file player) but what about the drivers. since the work of system software is to ...
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OKI MB441 driver is not installing

After some perturbations with this driver, I am unable to install it anymore. Now, after driver install, it is not appear in Device Manager. Also, neither application can see scanner and acquire data ...
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My LTO-5 ultrium 3000 SAS external tape drive won't show up on my iMac

OK, so here is my problem. I got a HP LTO-5 ultrium 3000 SAS external tape drive from my boss and he said to connect it to my new iMac but when I connect it, it doesn't show up on my computer. I'm ...
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Kingston data traveler 160

I seem to have accidentally deleted the driver for my Kingston data traveler 160 flash drive and can't seem to find a driver download to fix the problem! When I tell the computer to search online it ...
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Notebook crashes and restarts when installing wireless adapter

I am using an Acer Emachines notebook model E730G. I have recently upgraded from windows 7 to 8 pro. When I try to connect to my School's wifi network it simply does not connect but it can find the ...
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How to hide a HDD from device manager?

I somehow managed to "hide" one of my SATA HDDs from XP's device manager. No yellow signs, nothing and it does not work. But BIOS can still see it. On Linux, its partitions still work as expected, ...
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Debugging DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE driver BSOD on Sony Vaio Z12 and Win 8.1

I need a bit of help tracking down which driver is causing issues with suspend/hibernate on my laptop. I have a 3.5 year old Vaio VPCZ12 that doesn't have official support for Win 8, although I have ...
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Getting HDMI working on Inspiron 15R N5110?

I installed Windows 8.1 on my Laptop which had Windows 7 when I bought it. After installing Windows 8.1 and installing the drivers Drivers & Downloads page I still haven't got the HDMI to work. If ...
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Installing Dell v313 printer/scanner on Ubuntu 12.04

I've been searching for hours now, trying to find a working driver for a Dell 313 printer/scanner (v310 - 510 series) on Ubuntu 12.04. But I can't seem to find a working one. I really need this to ...
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What drivers do I need for reinstalling Windows 7 on a Lenovo 7510p?

I recently bought a 7510P PC (from Lenovo) with a GT755m SLI, 16GB DDR3 1TB+24SSD with Windows 8. I want to re-install it with Windows 7 in a different language. Where could I get a list for all ...
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Computer failing to boot using a graphic card with the driver installed

I'm having some troubles with my computer. Yesterday I had a bluescreen about some graphic driver dll and couldn't boot the computer back. I swapped my graphic card for a backup and could boot the ...
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ALC3220 Linux driver anywhere?

I receive some brand new Dell T1700, they comes with a ALC3220 audio chipset (at least that what the DELL support says, specs sheet says ALC269Q), I did search a while for a solution but could not ...
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Why does ASUS G73sw hotkeys open program

I have windows 8.1 installed on my ASUS G73sw, when it had windows 7 I could press the buttons in the top left corner to adjust the screen colors and overclock the cpu. After I installed windows ...
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Windows 7 Installation asks for AHCI drivers when installed a HDD into the DVD Bay

I'm facing a problem I never faced before: I replaced the DVD Optical Drive of my laptop with a HDD. The HDD is correctly seen into the BIOS but when I'm trying to install Windows 7 the Installation ...
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Is there a way to know what driver is making my laptop runs slow?

I use a software (like Driver Genius, which is called DriverEasy) to download the latest drivers for my laptop, but after install all of them, the laptop runs slow, more than before. So, I want to ...
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Fedora 20, tried akmod, kmod, nvidia proprietry installer still can not install on msi ge60/gtx660m

I have fedora20, tried to install bumblebee,primus,nvidia 304xx drivers to my fedora installation. I tried akmod it froze at the prefdm process as i know it correct. Fedora logo comes up and it goes ...
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Netgear drivers silent install

does anyone know how to do a silent none reboot of netgear drivers Netgear wna3100 v2 drivers to be exact on windows 8, my batch file is working perfect for my custom install programs but i can not ...
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Need help troubleshooting TPCIP.sys BSOD

I had a couple of BSOD on win 7 x64, I ran the software WhoCrashed on the minidumps and it shows something like this: Your computer crashed crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\032814-19921-01.dmp ...
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Installation of USB-to-RS232 driver fails

When I connect my USB-to-RS232 ADAPTER on USB 2.0 port on Windows 7 (64-bit), I get: Device driver software was not successfully installed Prolific USB-to-Serial COMM Port (Failed) On Device ...
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Unable to install Graphic card on Optiplex 755

I need help in installing a new graphic card, My machine is Optiplex 755 with 4 GB ram 2.8GHz, 8 MB cache, Core 2 duo Processor. Recently I bought GIGABITE R7 250 Graphic card. Its power by ATI RADEON ...
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How to start Windows 8 in safe mode because of funky nVidia driver

I bought myself a new laptop today (MSI GT70 Dragon Edition 2) with Windows 8 preinstalled. It came with a disk with all the drivers and stuff, installed them all. It rebooted fine after that, and ...
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unknown device Dell e6530

I would like to find driver for a device, identified by the following hardware ID: ven_8086&dev_1e3a&subsys_05351028&REV_04 In an Internet discussion I found that is PCI communication ...
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Unable to connect to corporate WiFi network after upgrade to Windows 8.1

After upgrade to Windows 8.1 I'm unable to connect to WiFi at work. PC is using Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter Computer is joined to domain and have to problem with anything over wired ...
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Graphics card not working even with the latest drivers?

I have a new laptop Acer Travelmate P-255 MG which had linpus Linux on it, and has a graphics card: Name: AMD Radeon 8750M Vendor ID: 1002 Devicde ID: 6600 I installed Windows 7 x64 on it, and I ...
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AMD Radeon HD 7670M driver installation in fedora 19

I have a AMD Radeon HD 7670M in my laptop and am trying to install the driver for it. When I do a normal installation i get the following error, Your graphics card is not supported by this ...
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Glitches after closing/opening laptop lid. T410p, NVIDIA

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo T440p. I have an integrated Intel GPU, which works fine (until now), and another gpu (NVIDIA GeForce 730M) which I wanted to use instead. I installed the ...
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Can't install Catalyst video driver on Lenovo T500 win7 64

Catalyst crashes at the middle of intallation with message: Application Install: install package failure!
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Window 8.1 - Cant select “Disable driver signature enforcement” on Startup Settings screen

I've a Toshiba notebook with Windows 8.1 and I need to install a driver for a hardware but the driver has no signature. I restarted windows as described in so many articles and got the screen below. ...
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Install a driver in Windows (XP) from command line? [duplicate]

How can I install and uninstall a driver from the command line during a console session? I have the driver.sys and the driver.inf file, and I want to: install the driver use the device managed by ...
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Using a Script to control Audio driver functions

I have Asus Essence STX sound card. When I want to change the sound card's output device (eg: from Speakers to Headphones) I have to launch the driver GUI and change it there. However, I would much ...
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Wlan adapter works then stops with error code 10 This device cannot start

My problem is as follow. I have a laptop hp dv6 win7 64. Since the last week the wlan adapter has been behaved strangely. It works for some seconds then it fails to see or connect to any network ...
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Can't add shared printer to my Win 8.1 laptop due to missing driver

I have a simple wireless home network. My base computer runs Vista and has an Epson Stylus Photo R200 printer USB connected to it. My laptop runs Win 8.1. The printer is shared on the network. When I ...
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HP Designjet 5000ps not “recieving” Print

I have an old HP Designjet 5000 ps that i have managed to install drivers for using a Dell Latitude D820 running Windows XP pro unfortunately when i send a document to print (using adobe reader) the ...
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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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Backtrack 5 R3 not detecting USB drive - macbook pro A1278 (EMC 2554*) dual boot

I have installed Backtrack 5 R3 and the USB drive I am trying to get some files from isn't being detected at all. Backtrack detects the ports, but not the device (USB thumb drive). The drive is ...
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Delay in playing(recording?) real time raw audio in LINUX

I'm developing OpenWrt device which sends audio data to network but I have issues in the early beginning. I'm trying to find which cause delay in playing (or maybe recording, but more probably ...
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Monitor no source with USB3 to VGA Device

I have a Toshiba Toshiba Satellite R945-P440 with Windows 8.1. I'm trying to connect a SIIG USB 3.0 to VGA Multi Monitor Video Adapter (JU-VG0211-S). It used to work but now when I plug the monitor ...
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Install drivers from another provider

I'm trying to use updated drivers with a firewire audio interface (Alesis IO14). I've managed to intall the interface with drivers from another company without any errors (they're all the same, made ...
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Dell T1700 Running XP. Are there drivers or work arounds?

I am looking for drivers for a Dell T1700 running XP. This is no longer supported. I have found a work around for the network card, but still need to find driver for the USB controller and PCI ...
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Linux - How to list all device nodes using a specific device driver

I know I can see what driver is being used for a device node if I know the major and minor number of the device(see this link). But I want to know if there's a way to list all device nodes that are ...
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Multiple displays showing Linux

Ok, so i have been trying to work around installing AMD catalyst on my kali linux computer for a while now (in order to run oclhashcat). I have successfully done it and wrote a few patches for it that ...
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Installing Linux on OS-less laptop: headache?

Clearly I will do my homework when it comes to installing an OS (I've never done this) but I was just looking for a heads up on whether this has the potential to be a headache with regards to things ...
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Touchpad drivers get uninstalled after every restart

I have a 900x3c (a01) Samsung laptop. I recently updated it to Windws 8.1. Now every time I reboot the machine, the system seems to fall back to default drivers for my touchpad and I have to install ...