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

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How to INF mod: Replacing 32bit dlls with 64bits

I've got a driver setup for 32 bit: An INF file and an x86 folder with two 32 bit dlls. I need to replace these 32 bit dll files with 64 bit ones. I just simply overwrite 32 bit files but no lock. ...
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One USB com port not working out of four?

I have 4 USB com port devices where three of them work and only one dosn't. I have unplugged and replugged in, un-installed driver re-installed. I have also tested the device in a different laptop ...
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Getting error 0x000003eb when installing DDK sample printer drivers

I've got a development machine, which has been severly abused when it comes to installing and removing printer drivers. I'm now at the stage where I want to install some sample printer drivers from ...
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Why is WUDFRd.sys causing Windows 7 to resume slowly?

I am running Windows 7 (64-bit) and have noticed that in the last couple of days (right around when I bought a new monitor, oddly) it has started to take a short while to resume. So I typed ...
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Video card problems after updating BIOS

System specs: HP ProBook 6540b Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (original) Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40 GHz ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550 BIOS updated from F.07 to F.21 (can't be rolled back) ...
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INtegral card readers have drivers installed but do not show on my computer

I recenlty fixed a computer powerbutton and accidentally unplugged a sd card reader and did not know where was at (didnt knw if it was usb or firewire/ after i found out, i guess i installed it on a ...
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NVIDIA graphics driver in Ubuntu 12.04

So my overall goal is that I want to be able to code with CUDA enabled applications. However, upon many days of searching, using installation walkthroughs, and reinstalling countless times after ...
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Intel Rapid Start Driver Reinstallation doesn't work?

I recently had to reformat my entire drive and reinstall Windows 7. Something that bothers me is that when I was downloading the Intel Rapid Start driver (I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y480, and it comes ...
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Why doesn't the Logitech V200 mouse work with 64 bit Windows 7?

I have a Logitech laptop mouse and Windows 7 64-bit. I have installed the Logitech 64 bit drivers, and they're apparently communicating with the mouse - it shows my battery status, for example - but ...
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Audio problems with asus notebook with Bluetooth and usb devices in win 7

My notebook is Asus P53E - core i5 Windows 7 installed Audio from PC speakers and headphone is distorted when i turn on bluetooth or some usb device plugged in. I belive this is a software issue. ...
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HP Z400 front panel audio not working

I have HP Z400 workstation with an internal speaker and runs Windows 7 Professional x64. Initially I was using windows default audio driver and the internal speaker and rear audio jack were working ...
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My 5.1 audio system not working properly when I connect to Internet

I just bought a Genuis 5005 5.1 audio system, and I have an issue with it: It won't work properly when I get on the Internet (the central speaker isn't working). I also bought an Asus Xonar DG 5.1 ...
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Alternative to setpoint that allows key configuration profiles for multiple mice?

I have 2 mice: Logitech MX Revolution and Razer DeathAdder. I use my mx revolution for browsing internet (I set up a lot of hotkeys on all my buttons to make browsing really convenient) and the ...
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Acer Aspire 5720 Windows XP how do I find what touchpad I have? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Acer Aspire 5720 - how do I find which touchpad driver I need? I had to reinstall Windows XP on my Aspire 5720 and now I'm reinstalling the drivers. There are two ...
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How do I find which touchpad driver I need for my Acer Aspire 5720?

I had to reinstall Windows XP on my Acer Aspire 5720 and now I'm reinstalling all the drivers. There are two touchpad drivers -- Alps and Synaptics. I ran the program Acer provides to detect your ...
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What to do when a device has no driver for Windows 7 but it has Vista, XP drivers

This has always been a bothersome matter for me. Some devices (printers, scanners, etc.) have drivers for older versions of Windows (Vista, XP, 2000, NT) but no driver for Windows 7. What are my ...
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how to know if video driver is installed?

I've Debian Squeeze installed on my desktop, how do I know if my video card (its driver) is properly installed? This is part of the lspci command output: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
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Force driver update on a mobility radeon graphic

This is a tricky one. It is related to users with laptop from Sony or Toshiba with an ATI Radeon card (in my case mobility radeon HD 4650) with windows 7. Sometimes you may want newer driver for your ...
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Asus EeePC X101CH Touchpad issue

I have an Asus EeePC X101CH that the touchpad was uninstalled from (I saw the uninstall dialog boxes open). After a restart there was a PS/2 mouse under View Hidden Devices in Device Manager that ...
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Searching Win2008 R2 chipset driver for a lenovo idea centre K330

I have here a Lenovo Desktop and I dont know what chipset driver I need. If Im reading the information with AIDA there is: Motherboard Name: Lenovo IdeaCentre K330 if I search on the lenovo support ...
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Is there any way to restore driver from a Windows 7 installation CD?

I've removed some standart Intel AHCI driver for C600 controller that came with Windows 7 installation. I can't find it on Intel site anywhere (I mean exactly this one). The driver that has been ...
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Dvb-t usb stick on debian squeeze

I can't get run my dvb-t stick on debian. I installed firmware-linux-nonfree_0.28+squeeze1_all.deb and linux-image-amd64 when I start me-tv I get the message that there is no dvb-t device connected. ...
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Can I safely delete the files created by NVIDIA display drivers?

Every time I install a NVIDIA driver the files get unzipped into C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver. I assume the setup copies the files to another location and this unzipped data is only useful for the ...
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How can I determine which Wireless LAN adapter model do I have on my Netbook?

I have an Acer ONE 533 Netbook which was working fine but recently something happened to the Wireless LAN adapter. After taking a look at the Device Manager, I realized that there are no drivers ...
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USB-RS232 adapter

I have an USB-RS-232 adapter that when I plug it into my Windows 7 laptop comes up as a ps/2 + USB input device. How do I go about changing this? I don't have the original driver disk and there ...
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Booted System Recovery Options- now what?

So after a painstaking time of extracting an .iso of the Windows 7 system recovery disk, formating my USB to be like a CD and booting it, I'm stuck. I've the the System Recovery Options screen right ...
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How to Find Out What Version of Display Driver is Installed

One of my favorite games, "Wolfenstein Enemy Territory", has stopped working lately. It throws a segfault during the initialization phase. I suspect that the reason is a recent update to the video ...
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What happens if I don't have Linux drivers for my laptop?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop, but I did not get any drivers for Ubuntu 11.10 for that laptop. When I had installed Windows 7, the performance was not optimal without the drivers. What ...
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Graphics drivers could not find compatible graphics hardware

I have a desktop with Asus P5KPS/EPU motherboard and Nvidia GF 9600 GT Graphic Adapter. I just set up new windows 7. My problem is that I cannot find a good dirver for my Graphic Adapter. I've ...
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My Notebook can't reboot after reinstall new operating systems without display driver installed?

I have a small problem when I reinstalled my notebook with Windows 7 or Windows XP home edition. the problem is I can't reboot my system if I didn't install display driver (ATI-Radeon). I can't ...
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cannot install new drivers for ATI Radeon HD mobility

I have an ATI mobility Radeon HD 3200 graphics card with a driver that I downloaded from my computer manufacturer's site. I wanted to upgrade the driver so I downloaded the respective driver from ATI ...
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Windows 7 generic drivers run over my specific mouse drivers

I have recently purchased a gaming mouse from a company named SteelSeries, I am running Windows 7 (32 bit) and they do provide drivers for my system. I have installed everything as instructed (and as ...
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GTX 280 purple snow on bootup, card works without drivers

i have owned a ASUS GTX280 for 3 years now. The card has been great all along but i started having problems 10 days ago. I was playing Diablo 3 for 1 week on max settings no problems, then suddenly my ...
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Is there any software that will show me the model number of my Acer Aspire One Netbook

Like a champ, I pulled all of the stickers of my Netbook when it was new, after installing Windows 7 Professional and all of the drivers, then deleting the driver installation packages. I am now ...
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Windows 7 x64 support for Intel GMA 3650 (or GMA 3600)

I recently purchased an Intel D2700 MUD motherboard and I cannot find drivers for the Win7 x64 integrated graphics (Intel GMA 3650 aka PowerVR sgs545). The accompanying CD contains Win7 x32 version ...
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How do I lower the hardware volume? (volume too high)

I have a 4yo Dell laptop with Windows XP Pro (modern ones unfortunately don't have a physical volume knob), and lately I'm using my Apple earphones, because they have much better low frequency ...
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Can I toggle the NetLimiter driver through the command line?

I've installed NetLimiter 3 and I was wondering how I can enable/disable its driver using the command line. I need to be able to programmatically toggle the driver. Enabling it through the GUI is ...
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Cannot install USB driver for my Samsung Galaxy S Plus

I cannot run my Android Application on my Samsung Galaxy S Plus. I followed the guidelines on the Android Developer site. The first time I tried this I was able to select Device Manager and in the ...
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Old Windows server 2000 won't boot

I have a very specific problem. A client of mine has an old server that has some very old software that cannot be re-installed (or maybe it can? I can read from the drive when mounted to another ...
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Cant find drivers for ASUS p5rd2-vm/v2 on windows 7

It seems like there are no drivers for windows 7 on ASUS asus p5rd2-vm/v2 motherboard. What can I do?
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How to find out which driver files belong to a certain hardware device like a printer?

On a certain machine I installed a Dell 2355dn Laser MFP printer, now how can I find out what files on the hard drive are used as drivers to access the printer. I assume they must be under ...
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How to completely remove a driver from disk and registry?

I'm having some issues with an HP driver installation on a Windows 7 machine, probably because the driver was once installed and has not been deleted properly. The installer no longer works and aborts ...
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computer takes hours to shutdown after video card upgrade

My computer had a nVidia GeForce 8500GT based graphics card, the fan on that card stopped working during the weekend (so I couldn't just replace the fan) I pulled an nVidia 9500GT from a less ...
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esys NoteBook SZ900P - Unable to load drivers during Windows 7 Setup through USB boot?

I have esys Notebook SZ900P, which was came with preloaded Ubuntu. Now i need to work on Windows so i am trying to install Windows 7 from USB Pen Drive but it prompt me to Load Drivers for CD/DVD ...
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Fedora 16 don't recognize my wifi adapter

I have installed fedora16 once before and didnt have problems, but second install took me in hours of troubles. Even with installed right drivers, updated kernel and whatever is writen in tutorials in ...
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NVidia 7600GT periodically hangs

I have an issue with NVIDIA 7600GT video card on Windows7. Periodically it behaves strangely. In 3d games in has some strange artifacts and extremely low FPS (0-2) instead of 15-25. If I disable and ...
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Enable/disable Windows 7 device via command line

I have a device that I often enable and disable using the Device Manager. I'd like to write a script to do this programmatically (that is, using the command line). I saw a program called devcon that ...
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BSOD after replacing video card

I recently replaced a ATI 6870 with a GTX 670 and am no longer able to access windows from my primary hard drive. As Windows begins to load there is a blue screen which is rapidly gone and the ...
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Laptop internal display no longer working

I have a Toshiba laptop which has a broken LED screen the screen was broken in transit, therefore you can assume that it was not handled with care. Whilst it was broken it still worked, therefore I ...
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Firefox is extremely slow and sometimes crashes with new video card(s)

Windows 7 x64, Dell Optiplex 990, 3 Dell monitors, everything else stock. Two monitors are running off of the built in VGA and Display Port. I originally installed a Geforce 6200 to get the third ...