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

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Frequent Blue Screens after installing Bluetooth

Since installing the Windows 7 drivers for my onboard Bluetooth radio (a Qualcomm Atheros model for the Gateway DX4885 PC), I have been experiencing frequent Blue Screens (BSOD), approximately every ...
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Way of touchpad shielding

I have a touchpad in my computer which is a little bit too wide and I constantly touch it with part of my left hand during writing, as a result cursor move to the random location in text editor. There ...
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Win8 downgrade - Windows 7 installation “Driver not found”

I have an Asus R500VD laptop which came with the preinstalled Windows 8. As actually this computer will be used by my grandmother (and she's only using win 7) I'd like to downgrade it. Thanks to ...
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wireless lan driver doesn't work

the driver for my wireless lan adapter doesn't work and all the drivers i have found on the Internet doesn't work either so is it possible for me to take the driver from win 8.1 where it works back to ...
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Killer LAN e2200/Atheros AR8161 not running at Gigabit

I have ASRock Fatal1ty 990fx Killer that has the Atheros AR8161 NIC (branded as Killer LAN). I'm direct connecting to a Motorola SurfBoard 6141 with Cat5e cabling. My Windows 7 Professional is set to ...
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Two network drivers? (Broadcom Network Adapter, and Killer e2200 Controller)

This is making me very confused, I have an alienware laptop, and when I went to the Dell website to download drivers, I found a Broadcom Network Adapter/Bluetooth Combined driver, and a Killer e2200 ...
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Mounting SD Card on windows 7

i have a micro sd card (class 10) i bought. i tried using it with my camera and it worked, also my phone. but if i connect my camera to my pc (windows 7) it won't work: it creates a new ...
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CentOS 6.6 nVidia driver and CUDA 6.5 are in conflict for system with GTX980

I am installing the CUDA toolkit and nVidia driver on a machine with GTX980s and CentOS 6.6. According to nVidia I need a different CUDA toolkit (6.5-19 instead of 6.5-14) than normally offered on ...
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Unsigned driver on windows 7 64bit. Nothing seems to work

For my Arduino-like DCcduino I need a special driver to be able to use it over USB. However, windows reports that it will not work because it's an unsigned driver (code 52). Now most people seem to ...
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GTX 760 SLI causes driver failures and occasional crash

I recently installed a second Gigabyte Windforce GTX 760 into my system (i5-4670K @ 4.2 GHz, 2x4 GB RAM, 650W 80+ Gold PSU). I ran the 3DMark Fire Strike demo with no issues, and the system functioned ...
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Wireless adapters won't enable Windows 8.1

I am running a fresh Windows 8.1 Pro install on a brand new desktop computer and I am having issues with my usb wireless adapter. What happens is that I plug in the usb adapter, go in Device Manager, ...
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Why does “shrink volume” not find any empty space? [duplicate]

I was trying to shrink one drive (in order to add the space to another one), using Computer Management -> Disk Management. However, it told me that the space for shrinking is 0. How can that be? The ...
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Transplant Windows 7 HDD between dell machines [duplicate]

I have a Dell Optiplex 380 machine and the motherboard's video chipset died and I needed the data on the HDD, and I would like to keep the Windows 7 installation intact. So I took another fully ...
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Display driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered

Before telling me to go read all of the other articles on this, let me say that I have. I have changed my power settings, I have wiped and reinstalled drivers, I've downclocked my GPU, I've checked ...
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Driver installation on lenovo laptop

Recently I installed windows 8.1 (32 bit) on my lenovo G580 laptop. I downloaded all the drivers from http://support.lenovo.com/us but some of the drivers are not getting installed like intel power ...
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How do I make HP Universal Print Driver the default driver for certain printers

HP does not release individual drivers for certain printer models anymore. When Windows 7 goes to search for the driver(windows update), it does not find drivers. I have the HP Universal Print Driver ...
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Is it possible to keep a driver loaded in memory when its device is removed?

I have a KVM-Switch (Trendnet TK-207K) that uses a "pass-through technology". This being that when the KVM's switch is toggled it is essentially disconnecting the console hardware from one computer ...
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I can't hear sound from my PC

I have a weird problem. When I start the PC and open anything that plays music, I can hear that. This includes from YouTube videos on any browser to TV shows or movies on any program. But when I want ...
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Asus FlipLock don't work

After a format of my TP300LA, my bios key doesn't open it anymore and Asus FlipLock doesn't work. I installed it, tried reformat, tried different versions of drivers.. nothing.. Original OS: Windows ...
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Touchpad not detected in Aspire VN7-591G

I have Acer Aspire VN7-591G and my touchpad is not working. I installed Windows 8.1 Professional N. I installed all updates. Then I install drivers from Acer site and nothing happened. Next, I use ...
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Do Intel HD Linux driver support 4K?

I have i7-4790K with HD 4600 graphics and ASUS Z97-Pro motherboard and works on Kubuntu 14.10. I'm going to buy UHD monitor. Technically it configuration would be able to display 4K @ 30Hz resolution: ...
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So many “WAN Miniport(XXX) #2” in device manager and can't be deleted

There are many "WAN Miniport(XXX) #2" in my device manager. Here is a list WAN Miniport(IKEv2) #2 WAN Miniport(IP) #2 WAN Miniport(IPv6) #2 WAN Miniport(L2TP) #2 WAN Miniport(PPPoE) #2 WAN ...
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What else can I try to install my graphics drivers?

I'm running Debian Wheezy x86_64 with an older Mobility Radeon HD 4200, and I cannot get the damned graphics drivers to install and work properly. I've tried installing buttloads of libraries ...
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How to correctly install drivers for 2 videocards in Ubuntu?

After Ubuntu install all my 3 monitors (intel+nvidia cards) are working correct. But when im trying to install drivers i have some problems when i installed nVidia driver, my monitor on intel ...
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How do I setup bluetooth communication on windows 7 for my wireless Philips SHB4000 headphones?

I am having trouble initiating bluetooth communication with my wireless Philips SHB4000 headphones. The picture provided above displays a quick overview of how far I have attempted to solve this ...
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How was the world before plug-and-play? [closed]

Unfortunately, I haven't really existed for long enough to know how computers functioned before PnP and the PCI stuff existed. According to various googles, hardware had to be manually physically ...
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Google Chrome fails to recognize my nVidia GPU

I am using a laptop and I have NVIDIA Optimus (dual Intel/nVidia GPU). I already enabled the "high performance GPU" for chrome.exe inside the NVIDIA Control Panel. When I open Chrome, the NVIDIA tray ...
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Difference between devices manager drivers and

I just installed a new french keyboard driver from here on my W7, in order to be able to type more french characters. It comes as an executable so I cannot know what it really does. Once installed, it ...
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Black screen when trying to update graphics drivers of laptop

My brother has a Samsung NP350-V5C with a Intel HD4000 and a AMD radeon 7600M series GPU with a switch. When he received it the switchable graphics weren't working properly: the system only used the ...
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SymELAM.sys missing or corrupt Windows 8.1

I have a Toshiba Satellite e45t with Windows 8.1, and whenever I boot up, it says that SymELAM.sys is missing or corrupt. I read that it was related to Norton Anti-Virus, which I have. I've ran chkdsk ...
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Bamboo Tablet Touch Sensitivity Frequently Deactivates

A year or two ago, I was gifted with a small Bamboo tablet. I am an artist, and I frequently used it for work. However, around the end of the time I was using it, I started getting a message. "There ...
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Broken laser printer prints full bleed, fixed printer has margins, why?

Like most printers, mine has minimum margins. My driver knows about them, and if I try to override them then the printer seems to enforce them. This seemed completely normal to me until my printer ...
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Synaptics Touchpad Windows 7 Driver Continually Installs HID-Compliant instead of Proprietary

My Problem My Acer e5-521-66sn Synaptics Touchpad in Windows 7 uses no gestures and installs as a generic Windows mouse and not Synaptics brand. I have recently undergone the extremely annoying ...
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Black screen after installing graphics driver in Linux

I'm running Linux Mint 17.1. When I install the driver for my HD5850 graphics card then reboot the laptop, I get a black screen after Linux logo. The graphics driver is from the official website. My ...
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Can't install wireless drivers to Windows 7 on an external drive

Today I installed Windows 7 to a 1TB external USB hard drive. Everything worked fine, set up Windows and went to install drivers so I could connect to my LAN. My primary OS is Ubuntu, so I booted into ...
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AMD drivers will not install properly

I have the same problem as in here : AMD Graphics Drivers won't install properly I have done all the steps that are instructed there, but when I am installing the drivers, it does this: ...
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DriverPack Solution 14.0 Silent Switch

In DPS 14.0 features you can see that silent install option is added but I can not find any documentation which explains the command line arguments. Is there anyone know how to use silent install ...
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Install Two Network Adapter Drivers Side by Side

I need to install CommView for WiFi on my computer, but the problem is that the replacement driver for my network adapter card that allows it to work with CommView for WiFi overwrites the original ...
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Why can't I boot off a USB device on my new PC without getting an error message?

I have just built a PC and am trying to reinstall windows 7 ultimate after it installed in a corrupted state. Basically I was having a problem that was shown in this thread but I was unable to access ...
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I accidentally update my bluetooth driver, now it won't work

Okay, because some reason I update my bluetooth driver with the suggestion of driverIdentifier, and I choose Bluetooth_Atheros_8.0.1.322_W81x64_A, at the end of installation it says bluetooth suite is ...
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Graphic Card Conflict between AMD HD 5500 and Intel(R) HD in Windows 8

I have HP Pavilion DV6 3122tx note book, which has ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5500 as graphic card and also an Intel(R) HD Grapics. Recently I installed windows 8 on my laptop. In device status (Device ...
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Graphics card crashing, both before start up and after, recovers sometimes, happening at random

I have a rather unique problem, and despite Googling it, I can't find anyone else that has had the same one, or any solution. My graphics cards have begun to have all sorts of problems, I have 2 AMD ...
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All USB Ports Stopped Working

This is a desktop question using Win7x64 OS. I was doing a gfx (AMD) driver update after using the AMD Catalyst Install Manager to uninstall when asked to restart doing so all the usb ports stopped ...
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Windows HID-compliant gamepad confusion

I'm having an issue getting a gamepad to work properly. Windows' input-devices system has always confused me, but after some research I've gathered the following: XInput is the latest/most widely ...
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Network loss after installing Hyper-V

I am running Windows Server 2012r2, after adding Hyper-V my NIC thinks it is unplugged although I have activity lights blinking. mobo: MSI A88X-G45 Gaming I'm using the latest Win8.1 x64 (since ...
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How do I uninstall the AMD Graphics Card drivers but not the CPU drivers?

I'm installing a new 750ti SC and I need to uninstall my current drivers (AMD video card) before installing the nVidia card into my computer. The problem is that I can only find guides to uninstalling ...
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VirtualBox Network Adapter fails to install

The Host-Only Adapter fails to install in Windows 8.1 x64 with VirtualBox-4.3.20-96997. When VirtualBox is installed, Host-Only appears in the Device Manager as a failed device. Therefore ...
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Backing up current system's drivers [duplicate]

Running a later model laptop of the win7 generation now running nicely under 8.1. Now I'm re-paving it and need to ensure that current drivers are available to the next install as painlessly as is ...
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Graphics card doesn't know about driver

I have a notebook with integrated and dedicated graphics card. I've reinstalled the system recently and tried to install driver for dedicated card (and integrated as well). The AMD self recognizing ...
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After plugging in a USB device, Win7 severely slows. What causes this and how could it be fixed?

This is the second PC undergoing this condition, both running Win7. On PC1 a Logitech device was connected through USB before installing it's branded driver (allowing windows to auto-install it), and ...