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

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Why do partition managers need their own drivers?

Why do so many partition management tools, like EASEUS Partition Master, Acronis Disk Director, etc. require their own drivers in order to run? In other words, what do they need to do that cannot be ...
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I am receiving a message stating “unknown device” when i plug a usb or external hard-drive in my computer.

I am having an issue with USB drives and Windows. When any external media device is attached to the computer in Device Manager I receive the message unknown USB device. This happens with USB drives ...
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How to get my Logitech V220 mouse working?

The only relevant information I've been able to find was this old thread. My system settings: ╭─ting@noa ~ ‹python-2.7.3› ‹ruby-1.9.3› ╰─➤ cat /proc/bus/input/devices | grep Name N: Name="AT ...
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How can I get a motherboard driver on my new computer without an optical drive?

I just built a new computer and I cannot get it to boot. it gets to the point where I can run a windows repair but then it tells me it is likely a driver issue. However I have no optical drive on this ...
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Linux support for Intel GMA 3650

I recently purchased an Intel D2700DC motherboard and I quickly realised there are no Linux drivers for the integrated graphics (Intel GMA 3650). Does anyone know if there will be any driver in the ...
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Find out what driver is causing resource usage

I have a problem with one of the device drivers - it constantly uses resources in a very strange way - one second nothing, the other one full 100%. It creates a saw-tooth pattern in the resource ...
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See AMD Catalyst driver versions via command line

Using the command line in Xubuntu, how can I see which version of the AMD Catalyst driver are currently installed?
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Mouse hotspot off by a few pixels, on only one screen

Occasionally, I have an issue where the mouse hotspot will be about 10-20px off. For example, mouseovers and clicks will be detected to one side of where the cursor appears to be pointing. I have a ...
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Routing USB devices to VirtualBox virtual machine when host OS does not have device drivers

I'm considering changing my host OS from Windows to Ubuntu and virtualizing Windows in VirtualBox, instead. But I'm worried that there will be issues with some of my devices, such as my USB devices ...
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Sony VAIO webcam shows brownish colors

I just bought a Sony VAIO VPCF23N1E and webcam colours are quite black & white like (all very brownish). I reinstalled Windows because with all the factory pre-installed stuff – it was showing ...
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Newly installed AMD Catalyst Drivers don't show in Catalyst Center

I downloaded AMD 12.2 Catalyst for my HP DV6 7690M XT graphics card and installed it over the HP one, so that I can switch graphics cards. After installation, I found out that the Catalyst center is ...
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Keyboard driver corrupted, cannot login. How do I fix without a reinstall?

Okay. So I have Windows XP Professional SP3. Sometime ago the keyboard randomly stopped working all by itself. The num lock light is switched on at boot up - indicating it works but then it switches ...
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Asus X51RLSeries Audio Drivers [closed]

I have a Asus X51RLSeries laptop , I couldn't find Windows XP Audio drivers for that, anyone can help me to find drivers for this, I have driver CD but it mentioned that suitable for Windows Vista , ...
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Linux syslog says “ata11: link is slow to respond” for my new HDD

I built a new machine with the following hardware (at least the relevant parts): Asus P8P67 Deluxe Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive WD20EARX 750W Power Supply (so there's plenty ...
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Installing additional driver for Networked Printer

I'm pretty new to the whole server thing and am using some VM's at home to mess around. Essentially I have installed a printer which is connected into my router and has a static IP. I've installed the ...
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Is there an alternative driver for canon scanner 3000F on windows 7 x64?

My good old scanner is a Canon Canoscan 3000F. It seems to be lacking a 64 bit driver on windows, or so it seems when I check Canon's site. I tried Vuescan, which provides alternative drivers for old ...
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What can I do to resolve low FPS problems on AMD Graphics?

Two days ago I bought Hp dv6t with Radeon 7690m xt. When I run cpu and gpu benchmark on Cinebench 11.5, I got 5.01 cpu and 48.16 FPS for gpu. After I installed updates from HP notification center, ...
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Which driver do I need to install in order to dim screen on Dell

I have reinstalled Windows 7 on my Dell Precision M4600. I installed the chipset (restarted), then video and network driver (in that order). However I am not able to dim the light using fn-up/down. ...
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Edirol UA-25 driver on Windows 8 Preview

I've installed Windows 8 developer preview on a laptop and everything is working apart from my external sound card. The sound card in question is this one, and I've tried downloading and installing ...
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Graphic Drivers

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta on an Acer Aspire One ZG5 net book. Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chip-set Family card I installed Ubuntu 11.04 last year, two days before the release of 11.10. ...
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Linux on MacBook Air

I'm thinking of getting a MacBook Air. The answers to this post will help me make my decision. My questions and my understanding of current solutions are: How difficult is it to install a ...
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Convert a 32 bit windows driver to 64 bit. Is it possible?

I'm in a real mess now. I have a 32bit driver for my Frontech 2215 e-cam . I have searched the internet was unable to find a 64bit driver even in the manufacturer's site. Hope someone could come up ...
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How to determine whether a pen-drive is being used for the first time in a system?

Kindly give a detailed answer. Suppose I have a laptop and a pen-drive, and I insert the pen-drive into the laptop, how do I determine whether the particular pndrive is being used in the system for ...
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How to make Linux use the proper diplay driver? How to prioritize the drivers?

So, there are 2 GPUs in my laptop. An Intel one, and an ATI one. The Intel comes with a nice open-source driver, which works OOTB. The ATI one needs the proprietary driver, to function properly (like ...
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Wifi driver for Windows 7 on Lenovo B460e [closed]

Which wifi driver should I use in Windows 7 for a Lenovo B460e?
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Downgrade my current NVidia driver to a specific version

Recently my NVidia driver was updated from 270.41.06-0ubuntu1 to 270.41.06-0ubuntu1.1, but I have troubles with it. Is there an easy way to rollback with aptitude to the version before?
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Does FreeBSD support the AR9380 chipset?

I'm building a file server (home use) and would like to put in a wireless card based on the Atheros AR9380 chipset. However I can't find whether this one is supported or not. I know there is the ahk9k ...
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No surround sound over HDMI

I have my Pioneer receiver hooked up to my AMD HD4600 which supports audio output over HDMI. I used to work fine, however, after a recent driver update, it will only output stereo sound. It used to ...
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Hardware doesn't work some times at boot time

I have an Asus n51vf laptop. I bought it not long time ago (less than a month) and installed Windows 7 on it. Since that it wasn't new when I bought it, I don't know, if the problem was occuring ...
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How to boot Slax on my notebook (CCE XLE-425)?

I have a 8GB flash drive with Slax 6.1.2 SO installed on it, so I can use that in almost all computers I use to access my files and programs with my configurations. BUT I have one serious problem ...
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Silent install FirePro v4900 Driver on Windows Embedded 7 Standard

I'm trying to install the Drivers for a FirePro v4900 on a Windows Embedded 7 Standard 64bit OS. I want the system to be as small as possible, so i would rather not install the whole catalyst control ...
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RAMDiskVE keeps causing computer to freeze

I found this in the Event Viewer logs: The description for Event ID 11 from source RAMDiskVE cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or ...
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Downsampling on Nvidia Optimus (with Intel HD Graphics 3000)

What this is about The question behind the question is actually how to place four virtual machines with 800x600 resolution on a screen smaller than 1600x1200. I am trying to enable split screen ...
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Dell Studio 15 Broadcom wireless drivers not working in Linux Mint

I installed Linux Mint 12 on my Dell Studio 15 and everything worked perfectly up until I tried updating the STA Driver for the Broadcom (BCM4312) wireless controller. I've tried these bash commands ...
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CPU Usage at 100% with “Hardware Interrupts”

After turning on my desktop one day, I found that my CPU usage was maxed out at 100%, with most of that going to hardware "Interrupts": I tried to enable/disable all my devices one by one through the ...
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Running hardware with only 32bit drivers in 64bit windows

Recently we had to upgrade a system to handle added HD IP cameras. This upgrade involved an entirely new computer build with the exception of a rather pricey Geovision DVR (PCI/GV1480 series). ...
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How can I get dual output audio from and HDMI stereo jack?

In linux there are drivers that can output audio from both HDMI and mini stereo. Is there something similar for windows?
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Can Git be used when “experimenting”, changing drivers and software on Linux?

I have no idea how to use any backup software with Linux, but I do know Git. I hope this isn't a silly question as the obvious answer is to use some form of backup software, perhaps - but, I was ...
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Installed ALSA driver on Ubuntu 11.10, now flashplugin doesn't work

I installed from here -> http://www.stchman.com/tools/alsa/alsa_setup.sh because I was having so much noise from my speakers when the sound wasn't even playing, and I decided to install alsa drivers ...
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Getting Android drivers to work on Windows 8 Community Preview

I made a post about this on android.stackexchange.com, and they referred me to here. I have an HTC Flyer and a Motorola Droid X, and for both, I've been unable to connect to USB debugging to do ...
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debian - cannot find interfaces

Debian can only find wlan interface for my computer where I had downloaded drivers for him. What should I install to provide other drivers? What is the packege?
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Custom resolution - Windows 7 - no drivers

I'm having some problems with my VGA card. When I enable my VGA drivers and boot windows up they crash and I get message that the problem occured with atimdag.sys drivers or smth like that. I'm gettin ...
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Windows Multi-Touch Gestures

Is there a driver or program that will emulate the four finger and three finger touch gestures when using Windows 7? I really enjoy that functionality on OS X and would love to have Windows respond ...
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generic webcam driver?

Where could I find a generic webcam driver that would work with any webcam? I'm trying to install an old Logitech quick-cam chat webcam onto my laptop (which currently has a webcam), but can't find ...
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Cannot uninstall device

Using Win 7 x64 and I have a device in my device manager that is not being used. Actually the "hardware" is not there, so its nonsense to have it in the device manager. I can disable it, but not ...
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Installing Nvidia developer driver over SSH; Ubuntu 11.10

I'm having trouble stopping X over SSH, on an Ubuntu 11.10 system. I'm nowhere near the computer so the usual Control-Alt-F1 is out, although I'm not sure if this actually stops X in 11.10. I'm ...
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How to install drivers when changing operating system from Linux to Windows 7 [closed]

I have bought new hp pro book 4530s which came with Linux OS, now if I want to remove that I have learned that by installing windows drivers wont work? Will it be that way and if so how can I install ...
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USB headset fails to install on Windows 7

I am using an USB headset "Sennheiser PC35", it installs automatically on Windows XP, and the "Drivers" area on manufacturer site also says that it should install automaticaly so no driver is ...
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How do i download a driver from windows update?

Unfortunately my manufacture didnt include a wifi driver on their cd. I have to connect via lan and use windows update to get it. How do i grab the installer/driver from windows update so i can store ...
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Getting a USB remote controller to work

I'm at a lost at setting up a USB remote controller on Ubuntu Natty with Kernel 2.6.38-12-generic. It's a "USB pen" used to control the routine of Slideshows (Powerpoint, ... , etc) It recognizes the ...