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

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finding audio driver

I have a soundcard in my new PC at work that does not have the right driver installed, and I'm not sure what the manufacturer is. (it's a generic PC running Windows XP) Is there a way to figure out ...
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Windows XP freezes completely

Lately my Win XP SP3 started to make problems. From time to time it freezes completely. Which means that the system does not react to mouse and keyboard. Keyboard led indicators also do not react to ...
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Drivers and Codec Compilations

Do you know any software or compilations that you recommend to handle drivers and codecs for newly formated computer? I am having problem gathering drivers and codecs when I format my computer or ...
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Windows XP runs New Hardware Wizard for usb keyboard and mouse, can't find drivers

I have a PC that up until a couple days ago was working fine. I moved it from one site to another and now when I plug in the USB mouse or keyboard (the same ones that were working previously) XP ...
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Can't find instructions how to use Windows 7 drivers on Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 7 x64 comes with all sorts of signed drivers so there's high probability that all drivers for your machine will be installed during system setup. On the other hand Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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ubuntu and laptops or mini-laptops

I'm planning to buy a laptop or mini-laptop and use an Ubuntu OS on it. The thing is that i really need it to use it many hours on battery mode. I'm thinking that I'll have troubles in finding the ...
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Looking for HP Pavilion dv2-1117e XP drivers

I have an HP Pavilion dv2-1117e entertainment notebook. I have installed Windows XP, but I don't have drivers for the video, audio, or WLAN. Where can I find them?
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Cannot find wireless driver for HP laptop

I have an HP laptop (model: dv7-1267cl, Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium) and I cannot find the wireless driver for the laptop. I am need of a different version because my wireless connection under ...
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What is causing my newly built PC with Windows 7 to BSOD?

I recently built my own PC from parts and installed Windows 7 and I have been getting BSODs with various different stop codes. The latest was 0x24, but I've also had 0xd1 and 0x1e. However, Windows ...
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Intel GMA 965 M - OpenGL missing

I have a Lenovo 3000 N200 notebook with integrated GMA 965 VGA, using Windows 7. All my drivers are up to date, downloaded directly from the vendor site, installed with administrative privileges, ...
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Picking a linux compatible motherboard

Last time I bought a new computer (I build them myself) I got a motherboard that had really poor linux support for a long time. Specifically the audio. I had to wait months before the kernel supported ...
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Problem with wireless networking

I have atheros wifi hardware, intell chipset, gigabyte laptop and CentOS 5 installed. Now I try to use wireless network and get problems. First of all I want to say that I have 2 OS on my laptop, and ...
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Netgear WG311 v2 not identified on Windows 7

I have a Netgear WG311 v2 wireless card. It was working fine on vista. Now I have installed Windows 7 and the device is not identified. Device Manager shows it as an Ethernet card. When I update the ...
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Linux Device Drivers possibly missing?

I have just installed Xubuntu. My box runs quite a lot slower than before with Windows 7. I am wondering if I am missing some device drivers. I can use gnome-device-manager to list my devices. In ...
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Realtek RTL8201 CL/PL NETWORK DRIVER [closed]

I had to format my friend's computer & she didn't have the motherboard cd so I have to download the network driver from the Internet! I need Realtek RTL8201 CL/PL network driver but I can't find ...
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Linux kernel startup problems: how to analyze?

After manually updating the kernel from 2.6.33 to 2.6.34 on my OpenSuse 11.2 Notebook, it stops after the message Loading drivers, configuring devices... This stop can be interrupted with Ctrl-C, ...
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How do I get rid of these “There is a problem with your tablet driver” messages?

Every time I run certain applications (including but not limited to GIMP, Microsoft Visual Studio, and 3DS Max), I get the following message box: There is a problem with your tablet driver. Please ...
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Sony VAIO PCG-9RBL Drivers

I need to find the windows drivers for a Sony VAIO PCG-9RBL. Similar to this question the PCG-9RBL doesn't exist. So what else do they call it? When you type in PCG-9RBL at Sony'e eSupport it brings ...
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Having to Toggle Between Two Sets of Video Drivers

So, I've got a Win7 64-bit gaming PC with GTX 260's. Recently, StarCraft 2 had an issue with flickering, which NVidia fixed with a new set of drivers. However, these new drivers induce unplayable ...
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Where to find Linux drivers for my notebook

Perhaps it is not proper to post on this forum. Sorry for any inconvenience. I have finally make up my mind to use Linux (Ubuntu 10.04) as the SOLE operating system on my notebook. The last obstacle ...
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How do I recover drivers from other hard disk

The drivers for a Cardbus (PCMCIA) card that gives me 2 USB 2.0 ports are on the hard disk from my old laptop. I have lost the driver CD. I have a way to get files from that other hard disk. Which ...
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I need a driver for my Cardbus USB 2.0 card

The picture and details of the card are here: http://www.ht-link.com/en/ProductView.asp?ID=106 The Windows drivers for this don't work right. I tried them on my previous laptop, and then installed ...
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Can't add a network printer - Windows 7

I have an HP 2600n installed on a SBS2003 server. This printer works fine when I print from the server itself and also from my Windows 7 computer #1. From my Windows 7 #2, it doesn't work. I get the ...
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Intel Network Connection: This device cannot start. (Code 10)

I have a Intel® Desktop Board DP55KG (see http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/DP55KG/DP55KG-overview.htm), which has a Intel 82578DC Gigabit Network Connection on board. Additionally, I ...
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Why do disk images hosted on a read-only HFS+ partition behave differently?

I have come across the following phenomenon and would like to know how leaky Windows' file system abstraction is or if there's something else involved. I partitioned the hard disk of my MacBook Pro ...
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Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd. Bluetooth USB dongle Drivers

I need drivers for Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd. Bluetooth USB dongle. Can you help me to find it?
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Printer demands specific USB port

My HP laptop has 3 USB ports. When I add my printer driver by plugging into one of those ports, the driver installs fine. Problem: I have to install 3 identical drivers. One for each USB port. ...
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Windows 7 removes boot camp drivers on reboot

I'm installing boot camp on 64 bit windows 7 home premium from a leopard disc. During installation I get a couple of errors saying that some driver publishers are not registered or something and I ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 live cd keyboard problem

Today I downloaded the Ubuntu 10.04 x64 .iso but when trying it out in live cd the keyboard of both my laptop and a microsoft branded one didn't work. I was planning into installing Ubuntu in a ...
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hosts file for ip address

I would like to map ip address to specific localhost interfaces (e.g. 23.45.66.77 => 127.0.3.3). For named hosts I can use the hosts file. Naturally this doesn't work for IP address. This has to work ...
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Is there a way to manually restart the graphics drivers in Windows XP?

When graphics drivers crash in XP, but don't cause a blue screen, windows starts a fallback driver (I think it's 640x480 in 4-bit color). When that happens, is there any way to cause the original ...
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Drivers not installing and drives not being recognized

Dell optiplex 755 running win7-32 Two problems, not sure if they're related 1: Two drivers are missing when viewing device manager, PCI serial port and PCI Simple Communications Controller, I've ...
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Latest Boot Camp drivers for Windows 7

I've just recently received my new MacBook Pro, and I've begun exploring Boot Camp; dual-booting Windows 7 Enterprise. I've heard chatter that there are some new Boot Camp drivers--newer than the ...
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How to configure LAN controller to run at 1Gbps connectivity?

I have a few computers connected through a Gigabit router which show 1Gbps connections. However, one of the computers only shows 100Mbps connectivity even though it is capable of 1Gbps. I am not ...
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NTFS drivers on Linux

Hopefully this is programming related. Many people have reported that the NTFS-3G driver works perfectly for writing to NTFS drives without any problems. If NTFS has been successfully reverse ...
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Sound card doesn't work and yet does

I have a really weird one tonight. Today we had a LAN party and all of a sudden the sound on a couple PC's stopped working for programs like the games, windows media player, etc. However, when errors ...
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ifconfig return “unknown interface: no such device”

I'm trying to install a Linux driver for my wireless network card (D-Link DWL-G510) on my Red Hat Linux 7.1 machine with a 2.4.37.9 kernel. I downloaded the serial monkey driver from the sourceforge ...
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Linux will not activate wireless after device has been re-enabled

Using a Eee 900A netbook by Asus. By pressing Fn + F2, I can disable or enable the wireless chip on the netbook, a blue LED indicates the status. I've been able to connect to wireless networks just ...
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Where to find CD/DVD driver inside Device manager?

For some reason, I upgraded my windows vista to 7 on my acer aspire 5520. The CD/DVD device was missing from my computer. Articles told me to go in device manager and uninstall the device and restart ...
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Why does ATI 5570 HD video card driver installation cause Windows 7 To Blue Screen?

This one is for the hive mind. I have a brand new Dell Optiplex 760 workstation with 4 gigabytes of RAM running Windows 7 Professional (32bit). This is a new box with nothing installed other than what ...
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No Wi-Fi after installing Ubuntu 10.04

I have an HP Pavilion dv6500 with a Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter. I installed Ubuntu 10.04 and the Wi-Fi doesn't work. I am new to Linux. How do I go about troubleshooting/fixing this? Is there a ...
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Can't Install Windows 2008 R2 on Lenovo Laptop With SSD

I am trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on a new Lenovo X201 or T410 laptop. Setup halts with the following pop-up: A required CD/DVD device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy ...
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Why does my screen turn black after installing ATI on Ubuntu 10.04?

I'm having a problem installing the drivers for my video card. I've just finished installing the driver, rebooted the OS, and the monitor starts up in energy saving mode and doesn't boot Ubuntu. What ...
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Driver denied access to PCI card

Alright, I asked this on StackOverflow (here) and they suggested trying ServerFault to get help on permissions. So here's the deal. We designed a custom PCI card and wrote the driver for it. It's ...
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Installing Intel Rapid Storage Drivers makes my eSATA Drive to disconnect

I have a HP 8530w Elitebook this Laptop got an eSATA port which I want to plug my LaCie d2 Quadra V2 1TB harddrive into. It all works well on a fresh install of Windows 7 without the Intel Chipset ...
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File Anti-virus and Proactive Defense failing to start in Kaspersky

Since I tried using my laptop on Saturday, my Kaspersky installation (6.0.2.678) is failing to start the file anti-virus and proactive defense protection. I installed some drivers and CANking from ...
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Mouse won't work in XP on Latitude

I have a Latitude D630 Laptop with a Fresh Windows XP install that won't work with a generic external USB mouse. It recognizes the device has been put in but fails to install it. USB keyboards work ...
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Windows 7 Drivers for Dell Inspiron 1420

I've installed Windows 7 onto my Dell Inspiron 1420 (32-Bit). I don't have an internet connection at home, so I want to download drivers into my flash drive. I searched Dell website for drivers but ...
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How to tell if my sound card is listed in Device Manager?

The sound on my computer suddenly stopped working. When I check Sounds and Audio Devices in the Control Panel, I get "No Audio Device" with everything grayed out. When I check the Device Manager under ...
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Desktop: samsung syncmaster 933 drivers required

Any idea where I can find Win XP drivers for Samsung syncmaster 933? tried the samsung site but no joy.