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

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Windows 7 CDC-232 Drivers Issues

This is the single most infuriating issue I have with Windows ever since XP. I recently built a new system and bought Windows 7 32bit. I am an electrical engineering student and I have a whole host ...
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Dell Vostro 3350 cannot detect second video card

Ive got a dell vostro laptop that was offered to me some time ago. I decided to format it and since its a relatively new model i didnt think about saving/checking drivers beforehand. Ive installed ...
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Turn off video driver in recovery command prompt

I have a hp dv2000 and my video card has stopped working. I disabled it in safe mode so I can use my laptop. I am going to reimage it again and when I reimage it will enable the video card again. If ...
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samsung kies 2 won't connect to my samsung galaxy 1

I previously had some problems with Samsung kies but I eventually could get it working: How to enable my Samsung kies http://superuser.com/questions/442904/cant-connect-galaxy-1-to-samsung-kies-that-...
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Windows XP drivers for a Sony VPCEH2A4E

This is a long shot but do 32 bit Windows XP drivers exist for a Sony VPCEH2A4E? I'm trying to play a particular game (Fallout 3 if you are interested) that refuses to run under Windows 7 64 bit. I ...
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Hibernation doesn't work in Debian Wheezy (suspend does work)

Recently I've been trying to make hibernation work. Suspending works all the time, so "hibernate/suspend debug tutorials" didn't helped me much. The only one that gave me some information about the ...
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Printer interfacing - colour data

How does windows send colour data to printer and how does printer translate the data into ink proportions? e.g. If I have some text in MS Word with font colour of some RGB values and my printer has ...
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Does anyone have printer drivers for a HP Color LaserJet 1600 on Mac OSX 10.7?

Does anyone have printer drivers for a HP Color LaserJet 1600 on Mac OSX 10.7? Or really does anyone have a good solution for installing drivers? We set up the foo2hp but it doesn't seem to ...
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BSOD issue on Abit IP 35 Pro

I have a custom built PC with the following specs - Abit IP35 Pro 4GB Nvidia SLI DDR2 RA Nvidia 9800 GTX PCI-E Graphics Card 1 x Asus DVD drive 4 x 500GB hard drives configured in RAID 5 1 x 1TB ...
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Can I uninstall a device driver through an INF section?

At MSDN it is stated that there are two techniques to install INF files on Windows XP or later: Programmatically through SetupCopyOEMInf function. Add an entry called CopyInf on an INF section. ...
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I disasembled my laptop and I now know I have a software issue. Devices not working anymore

USB\VID_8087&PID_0020&REV_0000 <- Windows 7 x64 keeps nagging me that it can't install thedriver for this, nor can Driver Genius Professional, wasted money. Since a few days i cannot use ...
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How to use a backup copy of xorg.conf

I recently installed a new graphics card in my Ubuntu 10.04 PC due that my onboard video died. It was an Nvidia chipset GEForce 6100. The new graphics card is also an Nvidia chipset, ASUS 210 silent....
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Samsung 633-NW monitor flashing after upgrade to Windows 7

I have a computer with a Samsung SyncMaster 633 NW and Windows XP. Now I updated my OS to Windows 7 32-bit. My driver CD was not compatible with it. When I selected the screen resolution, my monitor'...
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Does Windows 7 support multiple mouse drivers being installed?

I use a laptop for work that plugs into a docking station to which my Logitec G5 mouse is connected. I often take my laptop home where I will connect my Logitech G500. To my understanding, these two ...
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Driver for shared network printer

I have a printer installed on Windows XP PC and this PC also connects to a network that all other clients have Windows 7. Do I have to install Windows 7 driver of this printer on XP PC to have access ...
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How to recover data from Dell dimension 9150 RAID 0 on another system?

I have a Dell Dimension 9150 which has failed. I'm trying to recover the data. It had two SATA 250GB drives in RAID 0 configuration. I'm trying to use a shuttle PC running Windows7 to recover the ...
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Determining the drivers to be installed on the desktop

I recently reinstalled win7(64) on my *Dell desktop. But unfortunately I did not take a backup of my drivers setting/executive files. I cannot even access the Internet since even the ethernet driver ...
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No network adapter drivers after Windows re-install

This is a pretty basic question. I got a PC (Packard Bell Easynote TK11-BZ-010BE) that had linux on it, so I thought, just delete the partition and its alright. Well, it wasn't. I went into grub ...
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Is Intel Rapid Storage Technology needed?

When I installed this diver, all of a sudden my CPU started running at 25%+ with no programs open, and when I disabled it, the CPU went back down to 1-2% idling. Is this driver needed/is this a known ...
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How do I install/uninstall drivers from CMD in windows7?

Recently I had to change the motherboard(different manufacturer and chipset) on one of my computers and now windows 7 wont start. I would like to avoid reinstalling windows from scratch since it would ...
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Will Windows Update find chipset drivers?

Does Windows Update in Windows 7 find and install chipset drivers? It will automatically find newer versions of video and audio drivers, etc., but will it do the same for chipset updates?
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How can I update my AMD Catalyst display driver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Force driver update on a mobility radeon graphic I've got a Dell Inspiron N5010 (almost two years old), which has a Radeon Mobility HD4650 GPU. I was able to install the ...
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Ubuntu drivers for the Konica Minolta C200

I need to find drivers for Ubuntu for the Konica Minolta C200, but the home page of Konica doesn't have any?
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I can't change my preferred graphics card on my notebook

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 with an Intel i5 processor, 4 GB RAM, and an NVIDIA GT 520 GPU. And I can't select my preferred graphics card nor change the graphics card for my applications. I tried ...
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No printer driver for Windows 7 - is there a way to use Vista's?

I have an Olivetti d-copia 150d multifunctional printer and I recently updated to Windows 7 on my computer, but I can't seem to find the printer's drivers for Win7. Their webpage does have Windows ...
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Dell integrated webcam does not work

I tried everything, googling dell integrated webcam... looked to answers. I deleted the driver, reinstalled it. Nothing seems to work. Usually I find answers from google in forums , but this time no....
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no HDMI driver for H61M/U3S3? Can't connect to TV

My computer has an HDMI out port, but it doesn't seem to work. Motherboard is H61M/U3S3. The monitor I use is hooked into an added video card, but I would also like it to be hooked up to my TV via ...
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What chipset does this device have? [closed]

I have a Freecom DVB-T Art No: 25452 I know the revision 4 of this device runs a Realtek chipset, but I think this one has a different one but a Google search gives me conflicting information Its ...
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nVidia Driver Crash

I was running a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Professional and sometime last week I decided to give Windows 8 Release Preview a go, and so I downloaded and installed it with no problems. I did find ...
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USB wireless adapter driver for Ubuntu

I lost the CD with driver to my USB wireless adapter and Ubuntu does not recognize my adapter. The sad thing is, I don't even know the manufacturer or brand of my adapter. It is just a small little ...
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Win 7 Laptop Driver for USB A plug to act like a charger

Is there a USB Windows 7 driver that outputs a voltage between Pin 1 and 4 of 5 V? Just like a Charger. Others pins should be open/disconnected. My notebook is a Lenovo X220.
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Booting Windows7 kernel from an initrd/wim image file

I'm wondering if it's possibile to have Win7 kernel and relative drivers (especially storage drivers) to boot from an initrd-like image file (maybe .wim?) and later then mount the windows root ...
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how to enable caches in u-boot for imx boards?

Since I am working on boot time optimization for imx boards , I heard enabling caches(D-cache or I-cache) in u-boot causes improvements in boot performance.Can any one suggest the way to enable ...
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Are drivers part of the operating systems?

I have difficulty in understanding what's included in an OS and what's not. Is a device driver such as a printer driver or graphic driver part of an OS? Thinking about the definition of an OS I ...
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2 identical PCs - can I swap a single hard drive between and expect Windows 7/XP to work?

I currently work in 2 different locations, traveling between the 2 every few weeks or so. I currently have screens, kb, mouse etc... in both locations, so I just pick up my tower case when I want to ...
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How I can fix the “Display Driver has stopped responding and has recovered”?

I'm using a GeForce GTX 580, with Windows 7 64-bit. The driver version of the GTX is 301.42. The problem happens after a few minutes, when I'm playing specifc games. It won't happen in all games - And ...
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Monitor hardware change events

I have a laptop that periodically notifies me that some piece of hardware was installed/removed by playing the little ba-dum sound. I have no idea what hardware is changing - I am not adding or ...
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How to automate driver update from a folder for all devices on Windows?

I have a Dell Laptop, and the drivers has been installed with Windows 7. I downloaded a package with specific and updated drivers. I would like to install all drivers found in this folder. In the ...
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Linux detects joypad key pressed even if there is no key pressed

I'm having a very weird problem on my Arch Linux machine. Well, I've been having it for a couple of years, but since I don't use joypads very often I just ignored it the first time around. It's a very ...
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“The directory name is invalid” when trying to install drivers in Windows 7 via Device Manager

First off, this computer is not mine, it's a customer's system. Having said that... The hard drive was moved to a new motherboard, CPU, RAM combo, and booted up fine. Customer puts in driver CD, ...
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Windows 7 BSOD, safe mode working,

I need help getting my dualboot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 to work, and since I'm not to experienced with computers I've been pretty dumb. Here's what I've done, quite shortend though: First ...
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How to assign a particular driver to a device in linux?

I am using TP LINK TL-WN822N wireless device which has two chips. It works with Carl9170, however I would like to use ath9k which according to the link supports AR9102 which is one of the chips. I ...
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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 ...