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

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Nexus 4 not recognized on Windows 10

I have Nexus 4 with Lollipop and enabled MTP in settings. My Windows 10 N PC won't recognize it. I tried to install Google USB driver, but when I choose path to driver folder ...\usb_driver -> check ...
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Synaptics driver clicks when using Styk on Windows 10

I am using a HP-EliteBook 8570w and I have some problems with my touchpad since I installed Windows 10 (64-bit). If I try to drag something with the "Styk": then I get a click on every move the ...
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“smbios data will not be available” Any Hope Left?

"smbios data will not be available" Any Hope Left? Any Hope left for my P5G41C-M LX? During Post I always get this message.. “Not enough space in Runtime area!!. SMBIOS data will not be available.” ...
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Cannot enable TP-LINK W822N on new Windows10 installation

I just reinstalled Windows 10 64 bit after formatting my hard disk, and I'm trying to connect my TP-Link W822N-V2 wireless adapter. The TP-Link utility tool won't work and does not enable any option ...
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DVB tuner is not initializing - Prof 7500

As per instructions, copied fw file into /lib//firmware (Using Ubuntu 14.04) ls -al /lib/firmware/dvb-usb-p7500* -rwxrwxrwx 1 box box 3812 Jan 5 00:54 /lib/firmware/dvb-usb-p7500.fw But the tuner ...
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Error while instaling Debian 8.2 from CD - rtl_nic/rtl8168e-3.fw don't found

I'm trying to install new Debian 8.2.0 Jessie from CD. I don't have ethernet port so i'm using only wireless usb card. I know that I'm getting this error because non-free packages are not included ...
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How to Save Current Drivers before Updating?

I’m been losing my internet connection about once a day and one suggestion was to delete the driver and reinstall the new driver from Intel. Okay I can do that, but what happens if the new driver is ...
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Rear audio ports always show as “Not plugged in”

I've been having this issue with Windows for about a week now which NONE of the back panel/front panel connectors (speakers, microphone) are being recognized by Realtek audio manager. The only audio ...
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Late 2011 Macbook with Windows 10 - adjustable brightness with main video card?

I recently installed Windows 10 on my late 2011 MBP. All is well, but screen brightness doesn't seem to work with the main video card driver (ATI 6600M) - changing the slider on the UI or with button ...
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How to install AMD Crimson on 64 bit Arch Linux?

I have been trying to install the latest AMD drivers on my Linux machine, but after getting it to compile I am greeted with this message: modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'fglrx': Unknown symbol ...
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How can I know which drivers should I download?

I have an ASUS laptop which model is F555L (it can be seen on the back of the laptop). I want to download the drivers from the official page but there are three models and I do not know what I have to ...
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Keep driver for USB audio device loaded (Windows 10)

I have a NAD D 3020 DAC + Amplifier combo. It functions as a great USB audio adapter. There is one annoying issue: If the Amplifier is in standby-mode, the device is unloaded (gone from device ...
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Installing HP printer/scanner driver fails

Objective: Get scanning to work with a Hewlett Packard MFP M276nw, connected via USB to a Windows 7 x64 system. What I did, step by step: Uninstall printer driver from Device Manager. Uninstall HP ...
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Strange visual artifacts in DirectX application

I've had my computer for quite a while now (years), and I've never had a problem with it quite like this. First my PC: GTX 690 i7 3930k 32GB DDR3 ram I recently updated my drivers to WHQL 361.43, ...
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Gaming computer slow, mainly after login

I'm using an MSI GP60 2PE Leopard running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. It has gotten a bit slugging, but it is very slow and prone to freezing 1 or 2 minutes after logging in. The hard drive light is on ...
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Use different drivers for multiple USB devices with identical Vendor and Product IDs

I have two USB Bluetooth adapters that both identify themselves with the Vendor ID 0x0A12 (Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd.), and the Product ID 0x0001. They have different 'REV' values listed under ...
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Windows 10 Intel 520 Graphics Driver Fails

I recently bought a brand new laptop computer: Core i5-6200, Win10 10.0.10586, HP Pavilion L8V46AV. About daily the graphics driver reboots, it gives me an error message in the lower right of the ...
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Upgrading Asus Q500A to Windows 10

I have an Asus Q500A with Windows 8.1. I'd like to upgrade it to Windows 10. Asus doesn't offer Windows 10 drivers, saying that this laptop is support-only. I have seen a couple of Q500A's on ...
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Windows 10 Disk Usage at 100% but no corresponding process shows in task manager

Over the past month (possibly more), I have noticed that my laptop (running Windows 10) frequently becomes almost unusably slow, especially after many days of not having turned it on. I notice that ...
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Why does Windows show 'speakers' even when headphones are connected?

^^When this screenshot was taken, headphones were connected and music was playing through them... :| Details:
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No printer drivers installed on OS x el capitan

I'm trying to install printers shared by an Ubuntu CUPS machine on an El Capitan Mac. According to Apple and HP's website, it should 'just work' - drivers should be provided through the OS. However ...
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Windows 7 only detects microphone on external webcam

So today I just bought a new webcam, Logitech C270, and I only bought it because I was having issues with my old webcam, Microsoft Life Cam (don't remember the full name of it but its a small cheap ...
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Bluetooth not working on lenovo u400 after upgrading to windows 8.1

Upgraded from windows 7. I have everything else working except for bluetooth even after trying many guides to fix it. From the task manager I can see that bluetooth support services are running. ...
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How do I make NVIDIA my main graphics card to use?

I have an NVIDIA GPU and latest drivers installed. However, when I run dxdiag and go to the Display tab, it says my device name is Intel HD Graphics 3000. I should be using the NVIDIA card though. ...
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Asus express cache using windows 8

I have this ASUS n551jw notebook. It came with windows 10 pre-installed. However, I had to install windows 8 on it becuase some of the work related programs doesn't support windows 10. While ...
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Keyboard and brightness control not working: driver issue?

I have an Acer Aspire 5680 PC, with Windows 7 Ultimate. I have two main problems: right- and down-arrow don't work, i.e., when I press one of them nothing happens (but I don't think they are ...
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why some device driver have multiple version? [duplicate]

when we want install device driver there are diferent device driver for each version of windows. e.g:debice driver for windows xp x86 is different from windows 7 x86 and windowd 8 x86 Why need ...
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Configure graphics driver for Arch Linux on Lenovo Z710

I want to configure my graphics card driver on Lenovo Z710, because my laptop is overheating. On Ubuntu I installed bumblebee and other stuff, but my system crashed; this time I want to avoid this. ...
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Can't get Intel i1218-v networkadapter working on windows 10 or windows 8.1 pro

I recently decided to build a new PC. I bought the asus z97-a Mainboard which has an onboard intel i1218-v ethernet controller. I installed windows 10 from dvd and downloaded the latest driver on the ...
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Laptop is not stating properly and gives blue,red,green etc color screen some times with a noise

When I'm turning on my Samsung R580 laptop its screen becomes red, green, orange, blue with a noise like short circuiting. When I shut it down by pressing the button then 4 or 5 times the machine will ...
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Windows 10 is lagging

My Windows 10 sometimes gets lags. It's most annoying when I'm watching videos (YT/flash/disk - doesn't matter). It's look like a 0,5s screen pause and superfast foward to actual play state. I can ...
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Why did I have to copy usbscan.sys?

When plugging in a Canon CanoScan 9000F, driver installation failed, and so I looked at the log file C:\Windows\inf\setupapi.dev.log: The file usbscan.sys could not be found in C:\Windows\inf. So I ...
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HD Via Audio Won't Uninstall

I have followed the steps in this link which used to work but now it no longer works. Did microsoft change the method to remove updates and drivers in the latest patch?
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Difference between “Realtek Digital Input” and “Stereo Mix”

When trying to record sound through CamStudio on Windows Vista, I found that I had to change the recording device to from "Realtek Digital Input" to "Stereo Mix". (Control Panel>sound>Recording>Show ...
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Missing GPU in Device Manager. Sony Vaio 13S1E - running Windows 10. NVidia GeForce 330M graphis card

GeForce Experience (v2.8.1.21.exe : latest version supports graphics card) doesn't find any compatible hardware. Device Manager reports Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. DXDiag reports same adapter ...
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Not able to reinstall Conexant HD SmartAudio driver in Windows 10 64-bit

I have a Compact C770US laptop that uses Conexant Audio Driver. The driver was installed automatically during Windows 10 installation. I was troubleshooting sound volume issue and decided to ...
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Cannot find 5ghz wifi with new driver

I accidentally removed my old Wi-Fi driver, so I had to install a new one, but the new one does not find 5GHz. My previous driver did. The laptop model is Asus K73S. The new driver I have installed ...
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windows 10 clock bug?

I bought an ASUS K501U, i7-6500U machine. It runs Windows 10 unfortunately, but that's what new machines come with. When it arrived, the internet did not work. Every site claimed that the ...
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Windows 7 Install SATA AHCI controller driver “could not be installed”

I'm attempting to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit from a USB flash drive on my new PC, but my SSD is not being recognized and the AHCI driver is failing. Whenever I boot into the Windows 7 ...
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Why can I listen but cannot talk with my headphones?

I am facing a problem that I cannot solve for some weeks. It is the following: I have a headphones with microphone and when I connect them to my computer (the headphones have 2 jack connectors ...
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DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION BSOD

I am having an issue with a driver (I think). I think that it is the Wacom Driver for their Intous Draw pen tablet. That was the driver that was most recently installed. Blue Screen View Reports ...
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Geforce driver is crashing continuously on Windows 10

I have a laptop with an NVIDIA Geforce GT 740M inside, the newest driver is installed. I am using windows 10 since the first insider preview, and I cant start any program what requires directx. When ...
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Windows 7 installer asks for CD DVD drivers, but need SATA driver and doesn't accept them

During the installation of Windows 7 via USB-Stick on a new PC, windows asks for driver: German text from windows. I have only german as installation language. Ein erforderlicher ...
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Cannot sync my HTC8 with Windows 10

I have an issue since upgrading to Windows 10 from W7. I used to access my phone's files through File Explorer, connected via USB cable, but now when I connect my HTC M8 (Android), I am informed the ...
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Make Windows 10 Recognize Bluetooth Dongle as Bluetooth?

I stumbled across a six pin header on my motherboard designed for an internal Bluetooth module that uses USB protocols to communicate, and ended up making the actual cable that allowed me to place the ...
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Audio doesn't works after I mute and unmute it

So when I use the mute button to mute all the audio it works as expected but when I try to unmute it I see all the visual signals that states that I have unmuted the device (laptop - windows 10) but I ...
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Motion blur with AMD driver update

On Windows 8.1 I was having issues with an immediate CTD with Fallout 4: the online advise indicating that updating the graphics driver for the AMD Radeon R9 200 series would solve this problem. It ...
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Correct Intel graphics driver for the i7-3632QM?

A few days ago I played around with all the Intel services that are installed on my system recently. For example management engine and heci server. First I disabled every single Intel service as well ...
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Star TSP100 - From Windows sent print Job will not Cups forward to Printer

I have compiled the Star TSP100 Drivers v3.5.0 for Cups 1.7.2 and installed it without any Errors. The Printer is connected by USB to my Ubuntu 14.04 Server and can print Test Pages over Cups without ...
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Windows(wdk) device driver debugging using Visual studio 2015.(Target system W7 in Vbox)

I am trying to test ioctl drivers for Windows 7 and I am using Windows 8.1 as host and in that in VirtualBox running the target Windows 7. I have done all the settings in Visual Studio 2015 which I ...