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

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video controller and Standard VGA graphics adapter

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista Home Edition. I recently reinstalled my OS and lost the video controller and Standard VGA graphics adapter. How can I reinstall it on my system?
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Backup existing drivers from a live laptop, snapshot the current drivers

Is there a software which can backup existing drivers from a working laptop with Windows 7 Pro 32 .I'm upgrading to Windows 7 Ultimate on a new HDD on the laptop, but do not want to install drivers ...
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LG W2243S drivers for windows 7

Can anyone tell me where can I find drivers for LG W2243S. I'm using Windows 7 64bit. Thank you!
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How to reinstall the host-only network adapter in VMware 7

I've this problem when I want to use "Host only" network adapter in VM-Ware 7.0 this is the error message: The host-only adapter driver does not seem to be running. If you have not rebooted ...
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How do I install a new BIOS driver on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

I just got off the phone with an ACER support technician and he says I should make sure I have the latest BIOS driver (the installation of which could solve my overheating problems...) He helped me ...
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How can I detect which driver my bios is running on with Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

I just got off the phone with an ACER support technician and he says I should make sure I have the latest BIOS driver (the installation of which could solve my overheating problems...) He helped me ...
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DVD Drive won't play DVDs, weird context menu

My DVD drive no longer recognises DVDs correctly, and I'm not sure how to correct this. On startup, Explorer displays the drive as DVD Drive (E:) overlaid with a "DVD" label (I have 2 hard disk ...
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How can I install an Apple Magic Trackpad on a PC without Boot Camp?

I have a Apple Magic Trackpad and I'd like to use it with my PC. I have no other Apple hardware besides the Trackpad. I do not have OSX and thus no Boot Camp CD. The Trackpad uses Bluetooth and ...
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Where to get wireless driver for Ubuntu

Does anybody know where I can get broadcom wlan 1397 half minicard 4312bg drivers for ubuntu?
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Bluetooth Driver needed for Sony VAIO

Bluetooth driver and software for sony vaio vpceb14 for windows 7 32 bit is needed
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Installing one video card driver in Linux uninstalls the other video card driver

I'm trying to use dual-monitors in Linux. One monitor is connected to an on-board graphics card, which uses the fglrx driver, and another to a PCI-E card, which uses the nvidia driver. I have ...
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Where does xorg.conf find its video drivers

I have the following section in xorg.conf Section "Device" Identifier "Default Device" Driver "fglrx" EndSection In what directory does it look to find the fglrx driver?
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Motorola HS805 Driver for windows 7

I have been using my this headset device Motorola HS805 with my phone and with my laptop running windows XP sp2. But as now i have upgraded my OS to windows 7, i tried to connect and use headset with ...
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LaserJet 4000 and its inferior PostScript interpreter

I have one of HP's older LaserJet printers (specifically, model 4000). It's supposed to understand PostScript, but it will frequently refuse to print things that other printers, evince, and ...
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How to check if flash drive is using USB or USB 2.0 drive?

Sometimes, when I plug in my flash drive, it's using USB1.0 driver, instead of USB2.0 driver. Is there any like in Device Manager that I can check the driver information?
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Why is my HP Envy so hot and why doesn't my touchpad work properly on Linux?

Does anyone know how to get the following to work on Ubuntu 10.04: The touchpad to work at all? Right now, right clicking doesn't work at at all, and left clicks don't work while you have another ...
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Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L drivers for CentOS

Recently installed CentOS on Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L motherboard everything works well except the graphics are a bit laggy, so I'm wondering if it hasn't got the drivers in place. Where do I locate the ...
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VGA Graphics Controller Driver

I'm using an HP motherboard with Windows XP; I have PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2772&SUBSYS_2450103C&REV_0213&2411E6FE&0&10. I'm missing a driver for the VGA Graphics Controller. Where ...
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Will lsusb and lspci list devices for which the system has no drivers?

I have been administering linux systems for years now, but usually they are commodity boxes and as a result I rarely have driver problems, short of needing to install some "restricted" or ...
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Acer Aspire 9300 - Windows 7 Drivers Needed

I bought an Acer Aspire notebook with Vista several years ago. It's great laptop and has served me well since I have been running it. The thing is, since Vista was crap back then, I downgraded to XP ...
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External USB attached drive works in Windows XP but not in Windows 7. How to fix?

Earlier this week I purchased this "N52300 EZQuest Pro" external hard drive enclosure from here. I can connect the enclosure using USB 2.0 and access the files in both NTFS partitions on the MBR ...
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How do I find out what driver is being used with a webcam in linux?

On my Ubuntu (10.04) system, the Ativa SMP-6AS webcam has worked out of the box. On a minimalistic (no gui) Debian Lenny system, it only creates devices for audio (/dev/audio1, /dev/dsp1, ...
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Detecting hardware and installing drivers in Windows XP

I have on my desk a computer that I am reinstalling. I have just completed the Windows XP install , which is professional service pack 3. I have also installed an AV package. Now it is time to ...
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How can I find the right driver for my RAID controller?

I have a RAID controller that I used to have a driver for, but after rebuilding windows, the controller no longer shows up. I don't remember who made it, or really anything about it. How can I track ...
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Ubuntu wireless driver help

I'm new to Linux, so please use small words :-) First of all, let it be known that I have searched and attempted to find a solution without posting for help, but my attempts have all been ...
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Attempting to start “Windows Driver Foundation” service gives “Error 31: A device attached to the system is not functioning.”

My laptop is having a problem with the Windows Driver Foundation service that I cannot seem to figure out. Attempting to start "Windows Driver Foundation" service gives "Error 31: A device attached ...
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TV Tuner not found in Device Manager in XP Embedded

my first question on here, and it will probably my most important one. I've been working for a small company for a month and a half, and have recently been tasked with doing things I've never done. ...
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How to uninstall a driver from OS X

I have a 3G Modem, that i install on my mac, the first time it didn't want to work, i found out that i needed to update it (its firmware?) so as it works on my mac. That is what i did, and know it ...
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Is there any tool to read ext3 partition directly in XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: linux to windows migration tips and tools Mount ext3fs in Windows I am using WinXP and I have a partition in ext3 format. How can I read the content in this partition ...
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ATI driver on Linux.. which one to use?

How should I say.. I know my way in Linux. I've been using Linux/BSD for a very long time. The problem is the ATI driver. I want to install OpenSUSE on my laptop (too much free time? :)). But. ...
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Can't change USB microphone sound volume (Windows 7)

I am using Samson Q1U microphone. On Windows XP it worked fine. On Windows 7 the sound volume is very, very low. I tried following the instructions given here, but step 4 is wrong. There is NO ...
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How do LiveCD's know which drivers to use?

Are there restrictions on what type of computer you can use a LiveCD in? If not, how can the LiveCD know and have all the drivers for your hardware, especially if it's not connected to the internet?
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how to install xorg intel driver in the stable/testing debian os to support intel GMA3150 video

GMA3150 intel video chipset requires xf86-video-intel 2.10.0 video driver. stable debian (lenny) has 2.3.2 version of xf86-video-intel driver. testing debian (squeeze) has 2.9.1. version. unstable ...
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Will PC printers work on my Mac if I used Parallels?

I have a Macbook Pro Snow Leopard. I want to buy a Dell Laser printer (currently looking at Dell 1320c). As far as I know, it does not have an official driver for Snow Leopard. If I bought Parallels, ...
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Mouse turning itself on and off

Microsoft mouse keeps turning on and off, and now i got error code 43 and it just turned off completely. I have a regular Microsoft 3-Button usb wired optical mouse. Recently it has started turning ...
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Cannot enable wireless Ubuntu 10.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu 10.04, however I am having trouble getting wireless to work. Ubuntu says that wireless is disabled, and I am unable to enable it. I have tried Administration > ...
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Multiple Monitors w/ Different Video Cards

I currently have an NVIDIA GeForce 8600 running 2 monitors. I'd like to run a 3rd off the Intel G965 onboard graphics, but Windows 7 won't run both drivers at once. Any advice?
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What piece of hardware is responsible for booting a Mac from the g3 state after a power failure?

In terms of the ACPI the g3 state is a mechanical off, but the mac mini has the ability to boot when it senses the power returned. I am trying to put the system in this state after every power down so ...
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n900 windows xp driver

I am still looking for a n900 driver so that I can plug my Nokia n900 into my Windows XP laptop and tether it or use it as mass storage. I still can't quite seem to find a driver for it. Has anyone ...
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I can not install com0com, a digitally signed driver is required

I tried to install com0com - a null modem emulator - on Windows Vista, but failed because Windows Vista doesn't let me install a driver that is not digitally signed. I followed these instructions ...
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Windows 7 not recognizing printer for driver (re)installation

A user deleted her printer. She is using a HP Deskjet 6940 printer, and for her desktop she has a HP dx2400, with Windows 7. After I plug in the USB cable it should install the new drivers, but it ...
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Windows 7, HP Printer, Windows Update Drivers and A4 page sizes

I have a HP Photosmart Printer and I am running Windows 7 Ultimate. I am in the UK and have Windows Regional Settings configured correctly as UK. As I really don't want to install HP's bloaty ...
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How to diagnose what webcam driver I need?

I have a webcam but I don't know what company/model it is (it doesn't have it written on it) How can I find out/ find drivers for it?
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WD External Drive, want to use a differnt hard drive in it

I have a WD MyBook 1TB external drive. I recently put the hard drive in my desktop and wanted to use the enclosure with other hard drives. I tried this and get driver errors. I am using Windows 7 Pro ...
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speakers muted automatically for some reason

i have this weird problem that i'm not sure is specific to me, but more of a windows 7 or Lenovo laptop, so any help would be appreciable. the problem is as follows: Whenever i use skype, msn or any ...
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Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio

Here are my specs first: ECS P4M800PRO-M478 (V1.0) Intel P4 Northwood 2.8 GHz 2x 512MB PC2-4200 DDR2-533 SDRAM Maxtor 120 GB SATA HDD Visiontek HD 3650 512 MB DDR2 AGP I have Microsoft UAA Bus ...
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Generating a High Resolution Print Job

I have a document that I need to print in as high a resolution as possible (I'll be printing to a file, so hardware limitations are irrelevant), but the existing PCL drivers that I'm using only appear ...
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BootCamp drivers - lost my Mac OSX CD

I've lost my Mac OSX Snow Leopard CD. Where can I find BootCamp drivers and the latest driver-updates?
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Windows 7 install issue with Gigabyte GA-8I915PL-G Motherboard (Via VT6410 RAID SATA controller)

I've been screwing with this W7 install (64bit) for FAR too long now. I boot to the Windows installer, it immediately asks for a driver disk for the controller, and search as I might, I cannot find a ...
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Windows 7 support for Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset Family

Are there any drivers compatible with Windows 7 for the Mobile Intel915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset Family VGA adapter? Intel's site says it is discontinued: ...