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

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Corrupt graphics during Windows 8 installation

So, I've prepared flash drive with Windows 8 Pro x64, booted from it (HDD was completely clean) and seeing something like this: Proceeding with installation this way, after first reboot display ...
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Windows 8 isn't detecting PS3 eye

I have the PS3 Eye web cam installed with drivers from Code Laboratories, which comes with a test program. When I open the test program it shows a clear picture from the webcam. Every other program ...
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How to disable the laptop touchpad driver?

I want to disable the driver for my touchpad. It is called "PS/2 Compatible Mouse". If I go to properties the disable button is grayed out. There is also no option to disable in the context menu if I ...
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Sound not working?

I have an advent 7109B laptop running Windows 7 Professional 32bit. Trouble is, sound isn't working! I've tried everything to get it working but still nothing. I think its a driver issue as Windows ...
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nVidia Driver keep crashing on Windows 8 [closed]

I have a little problem for about 2-3 weeks now. My nVidia driver crash. The screen comes blank, then one monitor works, the other one no. They flicker, my computer run a lot, like if it was writing ...
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How can I remove all drivers and other files related to a USB Mass Storage device?

I have a flash drive here that does not work on one OS on computer - let's call it the desktop Windows 7. It works fine on another computer - laptop Windows 7. It also works fine on Windows 8 on the ...
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Installing Windows 7 drivers automatically

Is there any simple and free method to install all hardware drivers at once and keep them up-to-date? Windows Update isn't the choice. It didn't find all hardware drivers.
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Enable automatic driver install in Windows XP [closed]

When Windows detects new hardware (be it graphic card or USB Peripheral) it automatically installs driver and if it can't find a driver it shows "Found New hardware wizard" that allows you to manually ...
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Webcam and microphone not working on HP Pavilion DV7

I get no webcam and microphone on my HP-Pavilion DV7-3085dx laptop, running Windows 7 Home Premium. I tested many camera drivers from HP support, but still have the same problem. What can I do?
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How can I enable the finger print scanner on an HP 4540 in Windows 8?

I have an HP 4540S and installed all drivers, software security, but the finger print scanner on my laptop does not work in Windows 8.
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How can I disable SyncNoButtons.wmv

I have a Dell laptop with a Synaptics touchpad. After installing the Synaptics driver for some of the additional functionality it provides, I started seeing a weird problem. Tapping my touchpad in ...
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ASIO Driver in VMware / Routing Audio From Guest To Host

I'm attempting to use ASIO in Cubase 6 with a VMware Virtual Machine running Windows 7 64bit. After installing ASIO4ALL in the virtual machine, I loaded up Cubase and tried selecting ASIO4ALL as my ...
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50 USB webcams in a single computer. Is that really possible?

Theoretically an USB HD webcam working at 15 FPS consume a bandwidth nearing 18MB/s - 1280 (width) x 960(height) x 3(RGB channels) x 15(FPS) - without compression. An USB 2.0 controller have a ...
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What are the risks to disabling driver signature enforcement in Win 8?

In order to use the communication software for Arduino in Windows 8 I'm forced to permanently disable driver signature enforcement. I did this for sometime with windows 7 without contracting a virus ...
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Windows 8 redraw/repaint issues

This is what happens when I scroll a window (click for full-size versions): It can happen in any application, even in Chrome. My computer's specs: ASUS p8z77-v motherboard Intel Core-i7 3770k ...
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After upgrading from Windows 7 a device driver no longer works

I have an Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver that I ordered from China. I believe it's a counterfeit as Microsoft had already discontinued the device long before I bought it. Because of this I believe the ...
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Intel 82801G ethernet controller driver for Windows 7 32 bit

I do not know which one is my Ethernet Controller. It was working fine in Windows XP, but after installing Windows 7 (clean install), it is not able to detect driver for Ethernet Controller, so I am ...
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Could not load drivers - Code 31

I get this error when installing any network adapter on my computer: The device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31) I have tried many ...
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can't get hardware accelerated graphics with linux mint 13

When I do a search for additional drivers I get no result. But I know that such driver exists because I had accelerated graphics on this computer before when i run ubuntu 10-04 on it. I have no clue ...
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My ethernet controller's driver has gone missing…

yesterday i was on the internet on my desktop PC and all of a sudden the net drops out. I search around my PC and discover that my Ethernet controller's driver is no longer installed. I have no idea ...
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Enable Touchpad Scrolling in Windows 8

How can scroll using the right touchpad scrollbar on Windows 8 Pro 64-bit? On an OEM-installed-7, I was able to scroll on my Acer Aspire 5750-6866. I tried to install the Windows 7 drivers (Elantech ...
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How can I debug user mode driver failures in Windows 8

I have a 32 GB SD Card. Whenever I insert this card in to my newly upgraded Windows 8 laptop the OS stops responding normally. Metro Apps won't work. The system may or may not log in. Desktop apps ...
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I can't change my Screen Resolution when Intel Graphic Processor is installed [closed]

OS: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 Mother Board : ASROCK H61M-VS R2.0 Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G630 @ 2.70GHz 2.69GHz, 1.70 GB of RAM When I install Intel Graphics Processor Driver/ VGA ...
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Reverse X axis of touchscreen on Windows 8?

I have an aftermarket touchscreen that was installed on Windows XP and is now running on Windows 8. For Windows XP I had a driver that only detected mouse input via the touchscreen. Windows 8 does a ...
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Why does mouse behavior differ in Windows 8?

Why do the default mouse driver and settings feel different in Windows 8, as compared to Windows 7. Is there is a way to make the mouse behave more like it did in Windows 7? Others have also noticed ...
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Asus A035PC video driver download

I am searching on Google for Asus A035PC video driver but without success. Can someone help me to find this driver? It's Graphic Card on MSI KT3V motherboard. EDIT Hardware id listing: PCI\VEN_1002&...
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Fingerprint reader on Windows 8

The fingerprint reader in my laptop (HP DV6 2005AX) isn't working in Windows 8. I think I had DigitalPersona drivers back in Windows 7. Their site shows that drivers for Windows 8 are not yet ...
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Mustek 1200 UB Plus on Windows 7 64-bit

I have a Mustek 1200 UB Plus scanner. Is it possible to install this on Windows 7? There are no drivers for it for 64-bit Windows.
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Where can I get drivers for Windows 8

I own a Dell Inspiron 1545, which came pre-installed with Vista. I upgraded to 7, and Dell made special windows 7 drivers available. I cannot seem to find any such special driver downloads for Windows ...
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Drivers on Websites Other Than Manufacturer

I was wondering if it is safe to download a driver for your PC from a web site other than the manufacturer. My initial assumption is no, but I'm sure there are reputable sites. So is it safe, and ...
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Cannot format Lenovo Notebook to Windows XP

I have a Lenovo B430 notebook, which I'm trying to format to Windows XP SP3 Professional, 'cause of some driver problems in Windows 7. The notebook boot the CD fine, but when try to show the screen ...
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Does Windows 8 Need New, Specialized Drivers?

It seems like an obvious question, but I’m having a difficult time finding out if Windows 8, with all its changes, will require new, specialized drivers. I see that a lot of manufacturers have started ...
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How can I find which drivers are the correct ones for my machine?

I'm currently installing Windows 7 onto a new laptop before imaging it to deploy. I need to install the Wireless and Graphics drivers, but the HP site is offering me both ATI and Intel graphics ...
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Headset - No audio devices are installed

I've been having problems with my headset and I just cannot seem to figure it how to fix it. When I plug the microphone and headphone jacks into the computer I can hear sound fine. However the ...
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Prioritize Windows driver start up order

I would like to know if there is a way to prioritize certain drivers before other start up executables are loaded at log in. For e.g.: I would like to load my trackpad driver before anything actually ...
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DirectX 11 on Windows 8 doesn't detect nVidia GeForce GT540M

I have installed Windows 8 Release Preview, and installed nVidia drivers, but the only graphics card detected by DirectX Diagnostics Tool and DirectX-based games is Intel HD Graphics integrated into ...
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New computer sends extra keystrokes

I've just bought a new Asus eee pc 1225b. The problem is that when the computer is starting to get hot, or warmed up, some keystrokes are sent to the computer even though I don't press them on the ...
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USB wireless adapter drivers fail to install

I am currently working on doing a fresh install of windows on my sisters computer as we were upgrading to the ultimate version of Windows 7. She uses this wireless usb network adapter to connect to ...
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Backtrack startx issue

Downloaded and installed Backtrack 5 R3 Gnome 32 bit into thumbdrive (HBCD). Here is how HBCD menu calls it: title 5) BackTrack\nLinux Distibution for Penetration, Forensics, Hacking, etc.\nOPTIONAL\...
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Printing to URL

I have an application for job-control that has only one output option, namely printing. I would prefer these jobs to be sent by SMS. I would be able to use one of the many SMS-services on the web ...
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Several devices in Device Manager have Code 3 error

One of our users' machines (Dell Optiplex 380 running Windows 7 32-bit) is having a weird driver issue. A bunch of devices have Error Code 3: The driver for this device might be corrupted, or your ...
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Connect Ralink RT2571 to new PC

I bought a new PC with the AsRock Z77 Extreme 4m motherboard, since this has no WLAN, I extracted the WLAN card from my old PC, a Ralink RT 2571 WF, an connected it to the new board. I downloaded the ...
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PackageForTheWeb “should not be executed directly”

When trying to install package (specifically, chipset drivers for Nexcom PEAK-series computer, but I guess it doesn't really matters) I get "PackageForTheWeb Error" saing "This program is used ...
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Acer Aspire 3820TG video card driver issue for Windows 8 Pro

The model for Acer laptop is ATI mobility Radeon 5650. I am using Windows 8 Pro from MSDN. It was working fine until two days ago when Microsoft pushes an update. After the update, my video card ...
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Asus Zenbook Prime (31A)

Just reinstalled Windows 7 on my Zenbook Prime and am working on installing drivers. So far I've got everything working except the screen brightness hotkeys (f5 and f6) and sleep. I'm not sure what ...
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Keyboard/Mouse not working when windows vista has reached login screen

I currently have a problem with a system (vista home premium, 64bit). USB kbd/mouse will not work when windows has booted/loaded their drivers and Im stuck at the login screen with no working input ...
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Windows 7 Clean Install: Installing Driver trough Windows Update or Manually

Whenever i doing clean install of my Thinkpad T410, i'm always wondering if it is better to use Lenovo's own tools (Thinkvantage System Update), or Windows Update to install drivers (Graphic Driver, ...
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Install XP driver on Windows 7

I'm trying to install Intel HD Graphics XP driver on my Windows 7. Of course, for a reason (PAE Patch). I have downloaded the installer in both .exe and .zip formats but I couldn't run the installer ...
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Thousands of Drivers Do Not Load

I rarely shut down my desktop, but I noticed it started agonizingly slow, so I enabled boot logging. Imagine my surprise when I found that it's trying and failing to load 8336 drivers (plus 899 ...
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graphic error on console

I have Linux on an embedded system. There is no graphic system, but I still have graphic errors. For example, if I type: ifconfig eth2 hw ether 00:0e:8c:d0:59:d2 I see: ifconfig eth2 hw etherhw0:0e:8c:...