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

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Can't install Windows 7 on my laptop due to drivers not being found

I have a laptop Dell Inspiron-14R and, previously, had Fedora installed. Now I am trying to install Windows 7 and it shows a message saying Driver not found
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Dell E6420 (laptop) 14" LCD monitor Windows 7 driver

I have a Dell E6420 (laptop) in company. The Windows device manager uses "Generic PnP Monitor" for the 14" LCD monitor. It only has 1600x900, 1024x768, 800x600, while I was looking for a 1366x768. ...
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Can I install drivers to a secondary OS which isn't currently running?

My main Windows install is currently inaccessible due to a hardware incompatibility with my current drivers. I have a secondary hard drive with another Windows install on it; this drive can boot ...
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How can I use the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard on Windows 7?

I just bought the Apple Aluminium Bluetooth Keyboard, and obviously it doesn't work on my Windows machine. I'm guessing the drivers aren't installed. It says it has successfully paired with the ...
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I have got a built in Bluetooth in my laptop but I can't find it in the Device Manager

My Acer Aspire 9303WSMi has got a Bluetooth button as shown in the picture below: I have installed Windows 7 on my laptop and I don't have any copy of drivers. I looked at the Acer's website, as ...
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Installing UltraNav Driver increases boot up time

I'm using a Thinkpad W520 with Windows 7 and a Crucial M4 256GB SSD (not sure if this is also part of the cause of the problem). Normally the boot up time is between 20 to 25 seconds. However, when I ...
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Swapped hard drive into new laptop - how do I remove old system files?

I got a new laptop today and rather than reinstall Windows, I just took the hard drive out of my old laptop and put it in the new one. I was able to download all the necessary drivers for the new ...
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How can I identify my network card in my laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where should I find drivers for my laptop if it didn’t come with a driver disk? I have a Compaq Presario CQ57, and I had to reformat it yesterday. The OS works great, ...
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How can I force an Nvidia video driver reload on Windows 7?

There is some bug between my graphics card and my monitor that results in the latter not being detected sometimes when Windows is booting up. I could really use a way to force reload the display ...
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Slow internet on one computer (Ubuntu) but not the other (Windows 7)

I've been having a problem for the past week or so regarding my internet connection. I have a 10MB/s virginmedia broadband that's really fast when I'm the only one to use it (with an Linux machine). ...
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Adding RAID drivers on Windows XP

I am trying to get the IRST INTEL RAID drivers installed on an XP system. I can only boot the XP system in IDE mode, but then I get the 'wrong hardware' message trying to install the RAID drivers. I ...
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Bluetooth driver download

My Bluetooth peripheral device doesn't work, how can I fix it or download the driver? My PC is a HP-Pavilion dv6, I am using Windows 7 X64.
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Switch ubuntu graphics driver

I had an install of ubuntu on an old hard drive in a computer with a nvidia graphics chipset in it. I just moved the drive to a new computer with an amd card, and I am having troubles switching over. ...
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Is there a Linux distribution that almost never crashes on a Lenovo x120e? [closed]

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x120e (0596-2RU) running Ubuntu 11.04. It crashes too much. I'd like to run a distribution that almost never crashes. Can anyone personally vouch that their x120e never ...
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How do I resolve the error message “USB Device Not Recognized”?

I'm getting this message, when I plugin a new USB device such as 3G modem or a mouse (into any port). When I reboot leaving it in the same port, all works OK. If I unplug it and plug it in ...
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How to unload a Windows driver?

I'm looking for a cmd-line solution to stop a Windows driver that I had installed manually. The installing procedure was the following: sc create MyDrv type= kernel start= demand binPath= ...
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Why won't WIndows XP recognize my network adapter?

I have used Everest to determine that my network adapter is a RealTek RTL8139/810x Fast Ethernet Adapter and installed the appropriate driver. But I can't see any Local Area Connection in my Network ...
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Where to find XP driver for “NATPC M7” android tablet

I have just purchased a NATPC M7 8GB 7" Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Tablet PC. If I look under "Model number" within Settings-phone status I see it says "MID_Serials". I have no idea how to ...
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How can I know the missing drivers after fresh installation of XP?

I just got a computer off the street, and it's super good. It doesn't come with a system, so I installed XP. After installation, hardware manager shows yellow notifications on parts like LAN, grapic ...
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What are some specific audio / sound card / driver setups that still allow you to “record what you hear”?

The ability to record what you hear, aka recording "Stereo Mix", is something that is fading away. I thought there was nothing to it, based on how many people make YouTube videos of themselves ...
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Drivers causing Windows to shutdown slowly

My PC (Dell XPS 15z, 8gb RAM, Windows 7, I7) has been taking a long time shutting down recently. I haven't installed anything new. In Control Panel -> Performance Information and tools -> Advanced ...
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Remote Desktop not loading Video Card Driver

I sometimes use my Windows 7 server box (running Windows 7 Enterprise, 64-bit) for development. Space on my desk is limited however so I like to use Remote Desktop to remote into it from my main ...
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nVidia Quadro 600 on Debian (stable) Twinview

I want to run Debian stable on a 64-Bit (amd64) system and enable twinview on the graphics board nVidia Quadro 600. The default installed driver works for one screen. After installing the Nvidia* ...
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Windows 8 Consumer Preview OEM Drivers

I recently bought an Acer Z5771 and I was wondering what sort of support I should be expecting in terms of drivers compatible with Windows 8 CP? As the computer is multitouch I was hoping to test out ...
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Built-in webcam on Asus laptop missing under imaging devices in Windows 7

My built-in webcam for U43JC Asus laptop (Windows 7 32 bit) did not work, saying The camera is being used by another program. I searched on the net to solve the problem and the solution that ...
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Installing Lenovo Internet drivers after Windows 7 upgrade

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad W520 (4270) that I just upgraded to Window 7 Ultimate x64. After the upgrade I couldn't connect to the internet and found out that I have no adapters (wireless or Ethernet). ...
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NVidia GeForce 9800GTX+ cooler spins at 100% speed all time

My Leadtek PX9800+ stopped to control cooler rotation speed this night and I don't see why. I played Skyrim and then left the PC playing radio for the night. Cooler worked OK at that moment. When I ...
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How to make Nvidia chip available in a switchable graphics laptop?

I've got a Lenovo U460 with switchable graphics (an Nvidia G305M), running Windows 7. I'm trying like hell to just get the NVidia graphics to work at all, and it's very frustrating. At one point ...
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How to enter a printer command in the printer driver?

A client is using an Epson TM-U590 single sheet printer. This printer has a top print margin of 18.9mm, but I need to print prior to that. There is a way to achieve this by reverse feeding the paper. ...
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What is a UFR II printer driver and why might I use it in preference to another type?

A new printer recently showed up at work. There are an abundance of possible drivers for it applicable to my system (Windows 7, 64 bit) including PCL5, PCL5e, PCL6 and UFR II. I'm familiar with PCL, ...
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How do I set up the network drivers for Windows 7 on my iMac?

I installed Windows 7 32 bit on my 27" iMac OS X 10.6.6. When Windows loaded, I couldn't connect to the internet via wireless or ethernet. It appears the drivers are not correct? I did the same ...
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Motorola Photon - Easy Tether - Linux connecting them all

I recently got Ubuntu on my computer (more specifically Xubuntu and Kubuntu) and have been loving it except that it will not recognize my phone meaning when I plug it in, nothing happens. There are ...
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Message “No Audio Output Device is Installed” - but there is

I have a Asus P8Z68-V board with onboard sound (Realtek HD). The driver obviously is installed, at least that's what the device manager says at the node Sound, video and game controllers. I have the ...
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Upgrading motherboard without reloading OS

This question is an offshoot of soemthing I asked earlier: Disable "Auto Restart after BSOD" from Command Line Is there a way to wipe out current motherboard drivers on the HD so that you ...
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My laptop's touchpad is not working

I had posted a question long back and got answer for it. Refer : How can I disable my laptop's built-in keyboard? My Question was, How can i disable my Laptop Keyboard!. I got Answer and ...
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Trying to switch from IDE to SATA with Win 7-64 already installed

I have been reading some very informative articles on changing over to ACHI from SATA drivers after Windows 7 been installed. Well, I am trying to switch an Asus M487TD/USB3 board Dual booted with ...
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Why do device manufacturers bypass Windows' device installation? [closed]

I've recently been reinstalling Windows 7 on a number of computers and noticed one common thing about device drivers: they all seem to bypass Windows' own installation process, and instead of allowing ...
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Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers

I have been using 3G USB stick on my laptop which has Win7 64 bit installed. It worked fine for last 1 year and suddenly one morning when I tries to connect USB it said Please connect device. I ...
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Need Solaris network driver 64bit

I'm newbie in Solaris and I need network driver 64bit for: - pci bus 0x0004 cardnum 0x00 function 0x00: vendor 0x1186 device 0x4b01 D-Link System Inc DGE-530T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev 11) ...
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GPU Driver Crash

I have recently bought a XFX Radeon HD 6570 GPU for my custom built computer. Everything works fine, except my GPU. When I try to play games, such as Skyrim or Portal 2, it crashes. For example, I can ...
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Can't find drivers for my WLAN laptop card

According to: http://www.pcidatabase.com/search.php?device_search_str=4220&device_search=Search My laptop has the folloiwng WLAN card: Device Id: 0x4220 Chip Description: Intel 54 MBit/s ...
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How do I completely remove all driver data from a bad driver in Windows 7?

I have a problem driver on my system. It is proprietary, so I can't give specifics. But I need to completely nuke any driver info and changes to the system so that it goes back to the point where ...
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Unable to install NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT driver on Windows XP laptop

I am trying to install an NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT driver on a laptop running Windows XP Home Edition SP3. However when I try to install the driver I unfortunately get an error as pictured below: ...
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Install Lenovo software on clean ThinkPad X301 with Win 7 Ultimate?

I just did a clean install of Win 7 Ultimate to my ThinkPad X301. Windows seems to have drivers available for most of the system devices, if not all of them. If I choose not to install the Lenovo ...
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Completely clean previous Radeon drivers on Windows 7 64bit

Recently I replaced my old Radeon HD 2600XT to Radeon HD 6770 from MSI. I had strange problem that after installing the newest Radeon drivers they exist only until first reboot. After reboot my new ...
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Do I have to do anything special for drivers on my system on reinstalling the windows

I will reinstall windows 7 on my toshiba machine and I wonder if I need to do anything special for my drivers. Does windows (or windows update) take care of them?
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Where to find software for Huawei E1552 modem?

It comes with "Mobile Partner" 16.001.06.01.500 software on internal disk, but this version is highly unstable. Is there any newer version?
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Sometimes, Synaptics Touchpad Tends Cursor to Top-Right Corner

This has been a reoccurring issue for me, pretty much since I've owned this laptop (an ASUS G60JX.) Sometimes, the cursor will stop working properly and instead tend toward the top right of the ...
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“Device driver software was unsuccessfuly installed” message with DVD drive

I have a Asus DRW-24B1LT DVD drive in Windows 7 64bit. The drive used to work fine for months and it stopped working suddenly and its driver letter is gone. In the device manager, there's a yellow ...
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printer/scanner driver for HP PSC 1210 on Windows XP?

I'm selling our HP PSC 1210 printer/scanner to a colleague at work. She tried using it on a work computer running Windows XP, and after downloading a printer driver, can't seem to get the scanner to ...