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

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Java graphics problem with Intel Q965/Q963 Express chipset

The setup is this: A Dell Optiplex 745 with an onboard Q965/Q963 Express chip and dual monitors. Using this driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\igxpmp32.sys (6.14.10.4642, 1.05 MB (1,095,968 Bytes), ...
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3D in Windows 7 on Thinkpad R51

I installed Windows 7 on my laptop, and now the 3D doesn't work. According to dxdiag DirectX 11 is installed, but when I open up World of Warcraft, this error comes up. World of Warcraft World of ...
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HP F4240 Drivers for Windows 7

First and foremost: I am using a released version of Windows 7, not the RC, not the Beta, the "Signature Edition" from Hosting a Windows 7 Launch Party. According to HP's website, the HP F4200 series ...
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Brother MFC + Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7 64bit (RTM version). I bought myself a new Brother MFC6490CW but I'm having troubles with installing the drivers. When I set compatibility to Windows Vista Service Pack 2 I can ...
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CUDA driver installation on a laptop with nVidia NVS140M card

I'm trying to first figure out if my computer contains a CUDA-enabled card. It has an nVidia NVS 140M card, but I can't seem to figure out if it is the 128 MB version or 256 MB version. On the laptop ...
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Unloading a driver

Is it possible to unload a driver which was loaded at boot time. If yes, how can this be done? System is windows xp. I tried net stop but I got "The requested control is not valid for this service ...
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How can I figure out if a video driver is loaded in linux?

I've got a Xubuntu installation on a Dell Latitude C800 and I'm pretty sure I've read that one should set the display depth to only 16bit in order to use the ATI Mobility M4 graphics card. Is there a ...
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Video output vanishes and it isn't the video card… suggestions?

I have a high-end dual processor Dell workstation that operated for several years without problem. Recently, the video output has gone flaky, in the sense that after 2-3 days, it loses synch with the ...
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Mount an ext3 partition in Windows, inside a Dynamic Disk?

I have a disk which has two partitions, one NTFS and one ext3. I've converted it to a dynamic disk inside Windows. It still can be read fine when booted under Linux (thanks to LDM support in the Linux ...
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Preferred print drivers

As long as I can remember, the preferred print driver has been PCL5 or PCL6. It seems that PCL5 is going the way of the dodo, and PCL6 has more problems than I care to list here (pcl xl errors). It ...
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Looking for a driver for my Canon MP530 printer for Linux (ubuntu)

What can I do if there is no driver for the Canon MP530? I tried the driver for the MP520 but the printed page is messed up. Any ideas? Edit: I run Ubuntu 9.04
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Zotac WiFi Drivers - No Linux Support

I built my own computer, and the motherboard is a Zotac ITX GeForce 9300. The Wi-Fi adapter doesn't work and the CD it came with has no Linux drivers. I am using the latest stable release of Linux ...
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How do I enable greedy MigrationHeuristic in Karmic?

My laptop performs very poorly for 2d graphics. For example, Docky's zoom effect and compiz effects are very choppy. In Jaunty, I was able to fix this by adding the following line under the "Device" ...
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Why do I get “USB device not recognized”?

I have an old Dell Dimension 4600 running Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3. When I attach my USB flash disk, XP recognises the USB device and I can browse, read and write files ...
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nVidia Driver - Laptop Lid closed in docking station, but Laptop monitor used

I updated my nVidia drivers for my laptop and now when I put it in my docking station it is trying to use the laptop monitor as one of my two monitors (instead of my two actual monitors). So it ...
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nVidia Graphics Card, a Hit or Miss on Each New Distro Release

Has anyone gotten their nVidia graphics card (GeForce 8600 GT) to work on Fedora 11 x86_64? It's been a literal hit or miss on every release of Fedora. I started at Fedora 8 and I'm on 11. I got it ...
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Windows 7 / ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Drivers

I have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series display adapter in my IBM Thinkpad T400 running Windows 7 32-bit. I've downloaded the newest Windows 7 drivers from ati.amd.com but the installation ...
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Broadcom 440x Ethernet NIC Drivers and Windows Home Server

I have installed Windows Home Server on an older Dell computer, and it uses a Broadcom 440x Ethernet NIC driver. I have tried all of the drivers listed on their drivers page to no luck. The error ...
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ATI Radeon Drivers on Microsoft Update

For some time now I have been looking at ATI Radeon Drivers for my HD 4770 under Windows 7 Update. So far they have been showing under Optional Updates and I haven't downloaded it since I do all my ...
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Unsupported 64 bit video drivers for windows

I've heard that generally one can find vista 64 bit drivers for video cards that don't have drivers from the manufacturers, but I haven't been able to find them myself. Does anyone know where a good ...
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How to configure HUAWEI smartAX MT882 modem on Ubuntu?

I am using USB to connect the modem to my pc. can anyone help me?
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Where to find Dell 500 drivers?

I have Dell 500 laptop and I can't find from where to download its drivers, I have Windows xp intalled, but can't setup the audio driver, and some others. I hope I can find a place where I can ...
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Is driver detection software like Driver Detective any good?

One thing I seem to be doing often after reinstalling or updating Windows on a new machine is searching fruitlessly for drivers, especially video and audio drivers. I often have found software like ...
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detect components in order to instal the right drivers

I just installed windows xp to machine of one of my friends. Now i need to install the right drivers. In device manager doesn't seems to be any problem but i need to install the right drivers to boost ...
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Has anyone tried Driver Robot - or are there similar free tools like this? [closed]

Has anyone used Driver Robot and if so is it any good. Just trying to find a quick and easy way to find all the out of date, critical drivers I need for all the PC's I have lying around here.
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USB TO DB9 Adapter

I have a USB-to-DB9 adapter, no FCC serial visible anywhere, that I need drivers for. I can't seem to get any relevant info searching on Google. Does anyone have any good ideas where I might be able ...
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Epson Stylus Color 800 installation

Im trying to install an Epson Stylus color 800 printer on a windows xp machine. I have added the printer and everything else. But the printer and PC are not communicating. I think its a driver issue ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525: Upgrade to Windows 7?

I want to upgrade my laptop to Windows 7 as soon as it releases but I'm worried about the drivers will Vista drivers be compatible? Will I have to hunt for Windows 7 (driver) alternatives? Also I can ...
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Ubuntu hardware compatability

I have only previously played with ubuntu using virtual machines with VMware Fusion. So everything just sort of worked. I've never had to install any drivers. I'm considering putting it on some ...
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Web Cam and Sound drivers for Sony Vaio VGN-SZ48GN

I installed the W7 RC, everything works very well, except for the cam, mic and speakers. There is nothing to be found on sony's websies, all of them; If anyone managed to resolve this issue I would ...
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Windows 7 and Windows XP Mode, run webcam?

I have a webcam that's built into my laptop. No drivers exist for a 64-bit environment (thank you Sony!). Can I somehow publish the webcam from Windows XP Mode into my Windows 7 environment? Is ...
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Dialog box tells me there's a missing driver when installing 64-bit version of Windows 7

I'm trying to install Windows 7 64-bit on my computer (ASUS P6T Deluxe V2, one 80GB HDD and two 1 TB HDDs). When I'm supposed to select whether I want to Upgrade or do a Custom install, I get a dialog ...
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HP F2180 driver installation fails on 64-bit Windows 7

I am trying to install the HP Deskjet AIO (non-network) driver on my machine, which is running the 64-bit version of Windows 7. Before installing it, Windows detected my printer just fine... But I ...
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What driver do I need for a PCI Simple Communications Controller in Lenovo T400?

I installed Windows 7 on a Lenovo T400 laptop. In the Device Manager, the only piece of unrecognized hardware is a "PCI Simple Communications Controller". Does anybody know what driver I need for ...
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Do I need drivers on the Host OS for devices I want to run in the Guest OS?

I'm running Vista 64-bit and I have a device that doesn't have 64-bit drivers at all, but I need to use it for development purposes. I do have an XP 32-bit virtual machine that I can develop from if ...
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RS232 to USB conversion

I want to connect some old device (with a RS232 port) to my laptop which doesn't have serial ports. I bought an adapter which is made in China and comes with no drivers CD. After searching I ...
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Drivers for Dell Precision M90 and Windows Server 2008 (R1)

I am trying to get multi monitor support for my laptop. I have installed Windows Server 2008 (R1) x64 and none of the dell drivers for my laptop seem to work (I have tried the x64 ones for Vista and ...
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Is there any point in installing a monitor driver?

I'm guessing that most of the world's PCs are running with a default "Plug & Play Monitor" driver which seems to work well enough, and having just swapped to a 2005FPW, installed the driver and ...
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Why did my mouse/trackpad suddenly stop working on my MacBook under Windows XP?

My mouse and track pad have suddenly stopped working on my MacBook, which is running Windows XP from BootCamp. Both the USB mouse and the trackpad work fine in OS X. The device manager says that the ...
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MacBook Ambient Light Sensor Drivers for Windows

Is there a way to enable the ambient light sensor on a MacBook Pro unibody while running Windows? I'm particularly interested in a compatible driver for use in Windows 7 x64.
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Nvidia restricted driver = invisible menus when using VNC

I'm installing 9.04 on an HTPC, so I will often VNC in to work on it from my laptop. After the initial install, I updated everything, and it all went fine. I was able to VNC using Ubuntu's built-in ...
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USB Barcode scanner

I have a USB Zebex barcode scanner, this device works properly using WinXP , Vista when I open notepad. However I can't get it to work on Ubunbodytu. I open Gedit, and it makes the same noise as in ...
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I am trying to find XP drivers for Dell Vostro 1015

I need display and network drivers in particular. I got this laptop at work after my previous one bailed out on me. I have tried the dell drivers site and also had a live chat with a rep, but they ...
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Where can I get the latest drivers for an ATI Xpress 1150 or similar?

AMD gives me 9.8, Catalyst gives me 9.9... the latest drivers should be 9.3.1 but my card support was dropped with 9.3... Which one should I use? I'm using Windows XP SP3
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Ati Catalyst 9.8 work with old ati cards?

the last drivers for my ati xpress 1150 what 9.3 (.1) why Ati give me 9.8 when I select my card ???
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Best drivers backup (and maybe update) software [closed]

What are best drivers backup (and maybe update) software? Some of this software do not seem to be good enough to trust...
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Hardware ID on Device Manager

HardwareID: (Open Start, type devmgmt.msc and press enter. Double click a device. Choose the Details tab and then the Hardware Ids from the drop-down.) I want, from HardwareID, discover the the ...
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Is there a way to 'mimic' another OS from Windows 7 to get a driver / application to install?

I recently bought a HP Officejet 6500, which has the ability scan and fax, besides the default printer functionality. Howvever, it turns out that the drivers on the CD-ROM and HP website do not ...
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Driver for wireless card WNC-0301 (Level One) for XP 64 bit

I looking for drivers for network wireless PCI card WNC-0301 of Level One for Windows XP 64 bit. The one I found on company's site is zipped with password. In short, do somebody know where to find ...
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Can't find generic USB audio driver for a Samson COU1 USB microphone

I am unable to use a Samson USB CO1U microphone on a PC running XP, SP3. When I plug it into the USB port, Windows generates the sound indicating that it has found new hardware, and the green LED on ...