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

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Asus P8P67: How do I install bluetooth drivers on Windows 10?

I have recently reset my Windows 10 install. Now, when I try to install the Bluetooth drivers from the website so I can use my new Bluetooth headphone without requiring a cable, it fails with the ...
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DVD-RW doesn't read or write, SAMSUNG NP700Z5C-S03SA notebook

I upgraded my windows from Win 8 to Win 8.1 and I had never used DVD driver, Now when i insert CD or DVD it took some second and then it push it out, but if the DVD was free to write on it just keep ...
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Another DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE crash, first one in a while

Ok to start off, for some extra context perhaps, I will say that I have asked a previous question on this site about this BSOD here. Thankfully I believe I have not seen my laptop crash at all again ...
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Debian PC stuck at about 240Mbps on Gigabit Ethernet network

I have recently subscribed to FTTH and in order to take advantage of all the available bandwidth, I have upgraded my home network to Gigabit, which basically meant replacing my router since all the ...
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Linux driver compatability on old Dell xps?

After installing debian, I noticed my fans were all constantly blowing at 50-80% speeds just opening a browser, this was not a problem under Windows so this points to drivers. I searched on Dell's ...
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Windows 10 upgrade killed my bluetooth

I upgraded my work laptop lenovo T540P from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. There were some issues like DisplayLink not working or a BSOD in Synatpics Touchpad driver which were all resolved by using the ...
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Intel HD 2000 windows 10 graphics drivers

According to this chart there is no driver support for a core i3-2100 on windows 10. I would really like to get the driver for this so I can properly use the 2 video outputs on my motherboard. (...
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How many instances of a driver run?

On my UNIX system (FreeBSD), a network interface card on a particular machine (or at least its 'adapter' in MS Windows parlance?), is specified by the driver it uses (eg. 're' for my Ethernet NIC) and ...
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Graphics Card problems on Ubuntu

I have got a strange problem, my video card is a Nvidia gtx 970 right now using Nouveau display driver, if I use proprietary driver by Nvidia everything works until the pc goes in the sleep state, ...
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Drivers installation history

How can I check a history of drivers installation on Windows 8? For example I know that in the last week someone installed new drivers. How can I check what drivers were installed and for what ...
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Installing nvidia driver freezes ubuntu

I wanted to install nvidia driver on ubuntu 14.04. First Approach : I tried to use the additional drivers tab in software & updates, this approach gives me two options 1) Using nvidia binary ...
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Windows 8.1 is not detecting a HP Laserjet Pro 200 M251MW Color printer

I got recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 - I know, my company is a little slow to change OS. and my color printer was not setup, so I downloaded the driver from HP and I keep getting this weird message: ...
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Applying wireless card configuration on Windows 10

I have previously asked a question about my computer freezing completely. I have narrowed it down to the wireless card which was not functioning on Ubunutu as well (the connection was dropping ...
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devcon isn't doing the same as Device Manager

In order to get my Asus touchscreen working after hibernate, I have to disable and re-enable the HID driver in Device Manager. Now I want to script this behavior but it doesn't work: devcon ...
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How to fix WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)

I have problems with a blue screen while installing new software. I'm getting the blue screen at the same installation step over and over again. The software i'm trying to install is Android Studio. ...
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The keyboard, WiFi and sound card stopped working after installing Windows 7 updates. How to fix this?

I have a preinstalled licensed Windows 7 x64 on my Asus laptop. I used to update it via the internet all the time, until at one point this proved to be a bad habit. I've been offered by Windows ...
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Nvidia GeForce 930M driver and PCI bus error on ubuntu

I bought a new laptop ASUS-X556UF and installed ubuntu 14.04 in it. Now i was trying to install Nvidia drivers://elementaryforums.com/index.php?threads/howto-install-latest-nvidia-driver-on-linux-...
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Using a Micorosoft Kinect on a PC as a Webcam; Is \Stream.sys for Kinect Available?

I am in need of your help getting a Microsoft Kinect (Xbox One model, which I don't even this is worth mentioning as I have had the conversion kit from the Microsoft Store working like a charm.to ...
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Lowering the resolution of a webcam with generic drivers

I have a Genius WideCam F100 TL (1080p). Genius doesn't provide any drivers or configuration programs, only a bunch of (almost useless) utility programs because they state that it uses standard ...
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I have several jack plugs with different colors, can I change some to output the same thing that green outputs, without a splitter?

I want to use 3 devices to output sound, I already have ear plugs and speakers, but I also have a headset (I use the ear plugs for online gaming since the high frequencies are better). I see that on ...
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Windows 7 fresh installation on laptop battery not charging issues [duplicate]

Hi wasn't sure if this was suited here, but seems to be a driver/OS issue rather than a hardware issue. My laptop has a charging indicator which is lit up on boot, about 30 seconds after boot the ...
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No input / signal when playing game

I have a PC with the following. Specs (not overclocked): Asus P7P55D LE (Motherboard), Core i7-860 @ 2.8 GHz, nVidia Geforce GTX 295 (with 2 GPUs), 4 GB Ram (1600 MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1,50v), SATA HDD (500 ...
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Dell Vostro 14 5000 Series

I am installing windows 10 pro on a new Vostro 14 5000 Series and after installing all the drivers from the dell site I ran into some problems with: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D3A&CC_0780 and APCI\...
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Awful performance of AMD Athlon II X4 640

I have bought the above processor along with 12 gigabytes of RAM and an AMD R9 270X graphics card. Now my FPS in several games (a.e. League of Legends or World of Warcraft WotLK) are really bad and ...
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Display Driver has stopped responding and has recovered (AMD)

Every time I play cs:go I get this error after the server switched maps, and it says to click to continue (after it hangs up). The whole screen just stops working and sound gets glitched, sometimes ...
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keep only Microsoft drivers

i want to delete all drivers from C:\Windows\System32\drivers and C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore then restore only built-in Microsoft drivers from installation CD. what are my chances ?
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External display seen by intel and nvidia graphics but not by windows 10 display settings

I'm running an ASUS GL752VW with Windows 10. When I plug an HDMI, my main display flickers off and on again, which is normal, but nothing comes up on the secondary display. If I go into my display ...
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Installing Intel HD Graphics 4600 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standart

I'm trying to install the Intel HD Graphics (i7-4770). Sadly there are only drivers available for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. I tried to install both the current and the beta drivers without luck. ...
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Is there any reason why Linux distros can reconize USB devices instantly, but Windows takes 1+ minutes to?

I have many USB drives and adapters. I often need to use them in a variety of places (library, home, someone's laptop, so on). It always seems to take Windows (7, 8, 10) over 1 minute to recognize any ...
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Windows 10 x64 not Recognizing USB Bluetooth Dongle

I'm using a Kinivo BTD-300 Bluetooth 3.0 USB dongle so I can use my DualShock 3 controllers wirelessly. To do this, I had to replace the original driver for the device (the Bluetooth driver that come ...
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how to install fglrx driver on debian testing when the package has been removed from testing?

Debian tracker says that the fglrx drivers have been removed from stretch / testing I tried to install the stable version but the modules aren't building on the 4.3 kernel the testing is currently ...
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Screen tuns off randomly in Dell inspiron 3000 Laptop

I have Dell Inspiron 3541 powered by AMD A6 APU and 4GB of RAM. My screen all of a sudden, while working (or idle), turns off and even if I press my power button, it does not turn on. I am only able ...
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Office application problems with Intel HD Graphics driver

I have a HP 250 G3 laptop. I have windows 10 build 15.11 with all the updates. On device manager , under Graphic Adapter section , i see 2 graphic adapter : Intel HD Graphics Family Nvidia Geforce ...
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CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION BSoD on Windows 10

So this is a continuation of my misadventures on this question here...where I resolved some problems by updating my Nvidia driver. I updated my Intel graphics driver to a new beta version as I ...
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Installed CUDA and Tesla: kernel panic on reboot. Removed Tesla: still have kernel panic

I have a z820 with a Quadro K2000 in it. IT installed CUDA and rebooted the X-server (but not the machine) and it worked perfectly (did some very nice runs with CUDA afterwards). We then turned it ...
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BSOD after new Nvidia driver installing

Nvidia has recently released a new driver (.43) that has corrupted express installation. I'm not entirely sure that it was exactly this version, but it was working just fine to me. Yesterday i've got ...
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USB HID keyboards & mouse are unrecognized on first boot of the computer (upon unplugging it and turning it back on, they work perfectly)

This has been happening to my computer for a while now, and I suppose it's because of a driver malfunction. How can I find out what driver is causing this problem?
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Intel HD Graphics 530 performance issue + flickering

A few days ago I bought an ASUS N552VX laptop which has Intel HD 530 Graphics plus a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 950M and a 4K screen, running Windows 10 Pro version 1511 Build 10586 with the Intel HD ...
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What Graphics drivers do I need? (Ubuntu)

I need graphics drivers for my "video card" to get audio out from displayport. The issue is I don't know exactly what drivers I need. I tried installing the desktop version of the graphics driver for ...
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Samson Go Mic not working on Windows 10 64-bit

I have Samson Go Mic USB microphone. It was working on Windows 10, till the motherboard change. All drivers (and devices) disappear after trying reset to the backup point windows 10 funtion. I update ...
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Strange RFID behaviour and BSOD

I am experiencing a strange issue with an RFID Pad and a BSOD. Dell Optiplex 7010, Win7, 64bit, Intel Corie 7 The issue is that I receive a BSOD just before the login screen appears. However if I ...
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Screen goes black during update installation

About 5-10 seconds after clicking on the "install now" button, the screen goes black, and stays black until I have to restart the computer through the button on the cabinet. Any solution ?
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Windows 8.1 high CPU usage

When I play audio/video files with my system, no matter what the media player is, the cpu usage goes easily high and it's due to something labeled as "System" in task manager, and when I track its ...
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Can I use AMD and Nvidia graphics drivers at the same time Ubuntu Linux

I want to use an nvidia video card for my display and an AMD card for OpenCL programming. Is it possible to have both drivers get along in Ubuntu?
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Fresh install Windows10 - best option?

I'll have to fresh install Win10. Not just the reinstall option of Win10 which keeps all the drivers, files and settings, but a total clean install. Whats the best way to do that and have all the ...
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Keyboard acts strange in Windows 10

I have a HP ProBook with Windows 10. My keyboard just started acting super strange. When I press certain keys (shift, arrow keys, etc.), it acts weird; however, all the letter and number keys work ...
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Laptop automatically forcing sound to mono when two programs try to output sound simultaneously

I own a Acer Aspire VN7-591G (or Nitro black edition) running Windows 8.1 and, more often than not, I play video games while listening to music with iTunes. But there is a problem when doing so: my ...
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Choosing driver to start a hosted network

My laptop's builtin WLAN network adapter does not support hosted network, so I bought an external USB adapter which does, I know this because when I run netsh wlan show driver I get both drivers and ...
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How to diagnose a system that freezes seemingly at random? [duplicate]

I am currently attempting to repair a laptop that experiences total system lock ups at random intervals, with a frequency of every few days. Total lock up here is defined as no response to user input ...
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Intel 6280 WiFi Linux driver

I've recently bought a new notebook, which has an Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (802.11 ac/a/b/g/n, 2x2 Dual Band, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combo) installed. Neither Linux Mint nor Ubuntu (which is ...