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

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How to connect a internal DVD writer to PC via USB Adapater

I would like to know if I can connect my internal DVD writter to PC using a USB adapter. Myproblem is that I have a old computer and have a IDE DVD writer. I want that to be connected to my laptop ...
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Windows can not find… Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again

I have bought Alienware 17 laptop. Win 7 didn't have the network driver so I went to download them from Dell. I then downloaded the driver and copied it to Alien over the USB. But when I run it (by ...
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What is 'firmware linkage'?

I have a Toshiba notebook, and there were missed driver, which I have fixed. It called Toshiba firmware linkage driver. I am interested, what is firmware linkage, and does it affect computer ...
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Windows 8 AMD catalyst 14.4 display adapter

I have AMD radeon r7 260x graphics card and a Asrock H61M-GS motherboard. The problem at the moment is that in device manager only display adapter drivers that appear are: Intel(R) HD graphics ...
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Kali Linux 1.0.9 wireless not detected, even after drivers installed

I'm using Kali Linux 1.0.9 64 bits in VM. My laptop : ASUS N76V. Lan device : Atheros AR8161/8165 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) [Working] ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet ...
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How to connect Motorola MC3190 to PC using Windows 8.1 x64?

I've been happing using a USB sync cradle to connect to our MC3190 scanners via my old Windows 7 Pro x86 for over a year now. I recently got a newer, faster PC running Windows 8.1 Pro x64. When I ...
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GPU Whistling when Testing Direct3D demo

The other day I decided that I wanted to learn a little DirectX/Dirext3D programming. I downloaded one of the examples showing directX11, and it compiled and ran fine, however, my GPU whistles while ...
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How to use integrated graphic card as video output and nvidia card as cuda processing unit?

I am using linux with nvidia card for cuda computing. I set in BIOS to use the integrated card for video output I am using CentOS 7 with GUI desktop I installed cuda 6.5, with driver, but I can not ...
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How to disable drivers on offline Windows 8.x? [duplicate]

I have the same scenario that this user so excellently delineated on his "black screen of death" experience. Ultimately the crux of the issue seems as though there is no way to bring up safemode or ...
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Webcam on MSI GS70 stealth not working

I have a MSI GS70 stealth with a built in webcam. I have many troubles trying to get it working. In Device Manager, the webcam is register under imaging devices, USB boot. I cannot use the webcam on ...
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Computer doesn't recognize mouse (driver issue?)

I have an Alienware MX17 with an alienware tactx mouse. The problem was that the mouse disconnected often and I found out there was a wire problem with my mouse so I ordered a new one this week. When ...
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How do I know If my ATI Raedon display adapter has gone bad?

I have ATI Mobility Raedon HD 5470 in my sony vaio laptop and it was running with old driver. My laptop was little bit slow so I decided to install the latest version of that and I went to ATI ...
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AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04) does not work on ubuntu 14.04

i have intalled ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer Aspire 1690 wich has sound driver Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04) ...
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ftdi_sio working fine until I use windows

I have a target reader that use ftdi_sio drivers. First time I plug in, lsusb respond: Bus 003 Device 010: ID 0403:6001 Future Technology Devices International, Ltd FT232 USB-Serial (UART) IC And ...
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Motherboard's website doesn't have all of the latest drivers & doesn't explain what ones I should install

I've literally just re-installed my operating system because it kept BSODing for some reason and I'm trying to find the 100% latest drivers for my motherboard. My motherboard is an ASRock X79 ...
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Linux driver for Broadcom BCM943228HMB

How do I install broadcom BCM943228HMB 802.11abgn 2x2 WiFi Adapter driver in Linux? My OS is Ubuntu 14.04. My previous laptop had a Qaulcomm Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter and Ubuntu could ...
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NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 344.11?

NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 344.11 started running after i disabled Shield from Control Panel Admin Tools Service & i switched it to manual, It was previously automatic, but I did not ...
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How do I force refresh connected hardware?

Full Question: How do I force my computer to refresh and re-detect new USB/connected devices; hardware connected to it? Without restarting my whole system? For some reason, my laptop is not detecting ...
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Video driver (I think) causes computer to freeze up, then continue

Laptop: Dell Studio XPS1340; Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @2.4GHz; 8GB RAM; Intel 120GB SSD SC2BW120A4 GPU: (stock) NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G, Driver Version 340.52 (up-to-date) [more info avail if needed] ...
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WIFI card Settings Missing 802.11N?

The picture says it all.. I have the latest intel driver installed this is a wireless-n 7260 from intel.. any idea?..
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Is there a universal network driver for all motherboard?

I have an Ecs geforce6100pm-m2 v.30 motherboard which I bought 2nd hand. The vendor did not provide drivers as he said it was plug and play. I still downloaded the drivers on the main website of Ecs ...
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HP Desktop driver for windows 7

I have an HP desktop computer, and I'm trying to install Windows 7, but it requires some drivers that I dont have. I've talked to some people that have installing windows on similar HP desktops, and ...
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Changing Device Name (WIA Driver)

We currently have several network MFP's that are all the same make/model. They are using WIA drivers, however they show up as multiple of the same devices when attempting to scan (See below link for ...
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Is my AMD Radeon graphics working properly?

I recently purchased a HP Laptop which has 2 Gb AMD Radeon 8670M Graphics card. Rest of the specs would be Core i3, 4Gb DDR3 Ram etc. I have one or two CAD applications, one being DraftSight(free ...
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cant connect to any wireless network

today i connected to my friends wifi and try to troubleshooting my old problem low ram in windows 8.1 update for the last trick i went for bios update and hdd regenerator . i have vostro 3300 and ...
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nfc pn544 write tag's

I'm trying to write nfc tag's like you can with the libnfc software. The only problem is that my reader, the pn544 is not supported by libnfc. I installed NEARD but I can't write with that. Does ...
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What is roaming sensitivity?

For my Signal King SK-999WN Wifi adapter, I installed the Ralink 3070 driver package IS_Setup_ICS_081414_1.5.38.101.exe available from MediaTek. The driver has an option Roaming Sensitivity, which by ...
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Dedicated Graphics and Onboard Graphics

I have a HP 430 notebook PC. According to the specs, it probably has an integrated HD graphics card and a dedicated AMD graphics card, but when I go to my device manager, display adapters, only the ...
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Driver problems with fresh install of Win 7 Home Premium on Toshiba Satellite laptop

I have a Toshiba Satellite L875D-S7332 laptop that had Windows 8 preinstalled on a hard drive that crashed. I got a new hard drive and installed Windows 7 Home Premium from a DVD. To do this I had ...
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Automatic brightness adjustment in windows 8.1

I'm having some issues turning off the automatic dim settings in windows 8.1. Whenever I switch to my desktop the screen darkens, if I drag a window into view it brightens again. I've tried setting ...
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Disable only one of two connected iSight cameras?

I have two Apple TB displays connected to my laptop, ant I'm running into all kinds of problems having both iSight cameras detected. Is there any way to selectively disable just one of the cameras? ...
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Windows 8.1 Black screen and no safe mode [closed]

PROBLEM Cannot run Windows 8.1 due to black screen. No mouse pointer. Sometimes white cursor in top left. Cannot enter safe mode: get black screen but with a row of blue pixels at the bottom or a row ...
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Printing to Canon Uniflow Printer; no error, but not printing

We've recently migrated to a Canon Uniflow follow-me print solution. When I try to print to this, from my machine it looks as if all's worked (i.e. a print dialogue pops up, I click OK, the sending to ...
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Where can I find ubuntu drivers for Asus?

I installed Ubuntu 14 on my Asus Q502LA laptop, and now I am missing a WiFi driver. I can't seem to find a relevant driver to download. Does anybody know where I can find the needed drivers? can I ...
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Alcatel One Touch driver for Windows 8

Not sure whether this is on topic here, but over at Software Recommendations SE they told me to ask it here. I couldn't find it anywhere on the web or Alcatel's website, but I am looking for a driver ...
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How do I install a driver from a usb on 12.04 ubunu?

I have a Dell Lattitude e6400 with ubuntu 12.04 and I downloaded a driver for my Broadcom wifi it is on my usb drive and I also put it on my desktop...how would I install it from either source (the ...
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Linux LXLE fresh install - Screen size stuck at wrong setting - smaller than monitor

Hey I just installed LXLE last night, and I finally got it running, but my screen is smaller than my monitor size, and the resolution is stuck at very low values (1280x768). The last time this ...
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Alcatel One Touch driver for Windows 8

I am looking for a driver that would make my Alcatel One Touch x500 modem work on Windows 8.1. I got it to work on every OS but Win 8.1. On Windows it uses the MyConnection app to connect, but it ...
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Windows 7 Setup BSOD BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO

I am trying to install Windows 7 32bit on a rather old HP Pavilion t3225.at But after loading files setup ends with a BSOD BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO stop 0x00000074. After some research I checked the CD ...
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strangeley named drivers Windows 7

while the drivers probably do something, I can't find much information on some of them. in the device manager there's drivers named AppEx Network Accellerator LWF hbazqxye FS_Rec are these ...
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Microsoft PHP SQL Server Drivers not working, cant load module

I am trying to install Drivers for PHP to be able to talk to my SQL Server. I am running PHP 5.5.15 on XAMPP, and SQL Server 2014. I downloaded a driver package from here: ...
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Why can't Windows Server 2008 R2 (during clean install) find ANY device drivers?

I am trying to get a fresh install of Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (64-bit) onto a (somewhat dated) Dell PowerEdge 1800. I'm am using the bundled Adaptec CERC SATA1.5/6ch RAID controller, and have ...
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BSOD 7b diagnostic on VirtualBox

I migrate my machine (Win7 x86) to Virtualbox VM with SATA AHCI controller. VBox SATA has device ID 8086:2829 On clean installed Win 7 I see that the driver is msahci On serial debug I see that msahci ...
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Installing Drivers from CMD in windows repair boot

I have just replaced my motherboard and windows is encountering a problem when booting. My PC will shut down and instantly restart when I hit the "Starting Windows" screen. I have done some ...
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Black screen half way through Windows 7 Repair Install, laptop recoverable?

Half way through the Windows 7 Repair install the monitor drivers seem to have corrupted. The screen works fine up to the Windows logo on a black background, then the screen goes dead. Everything is ...
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Intermittent BSOD after installing SSD on Sony Vaio

I have a Sony Vaio flip 15" hybrid laptop, model SVF15N12SN for about 3 months. A couple of days ago, I replaced the hard-disk with the a Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD (model MZ-7TE500BW). This was a ...
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How to update video driver when I'm receiving error code 31?

I am using a Dell Latitude 3540 with an AMD Radeon HD 8850M running Windows 8, recently the motherboard was replaced because the GPU was dying, after it was replaced it worked for a while, then I ...
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How to deal with Windows 7 when it reports “audio device is disabled,” but is not?

I have an interesting situation wherein I updated the audio driver for an Asus X54C and now the audio will no longer work on Windows 7. I have uninstalled and reinstalled various drivers several ...
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Just installed windows vista dual boot, resolution and drivers problems

I just installed windows vista alongside ubuntu 14.04. The problems are that it both doesn't allow me to set the native resolution of my display (900x1600 or something), it only goes up to 1024x768, ...
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ssd and rapid storage techology

i have one ssd (samsung evo 250 gb) ,on which is installed the the OS, and it's configured with samsung magician, which has AHCI mode enabled and it's linked to a 6gb/s sata interface. I have only ...