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

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How do i get my controller driver to work on a pc?

hi this may not be enough or spelt right but when i use my ps4 controller with my computer it doesn't work and in device manager hid compliant game controller driver isn't there. it worked before i ...
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Install a CD-ROM driver on MS-DOS

I have an old MS-DOS computer that I am experimenting with. The computer has an AMD 80386 processor, 1664 KB of RAM, a 50 MB hard drive, and two floppy disk drives: one 3 1/2 inch, the other 5 1/4 ...
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Is my computer using too much RAM, possible faulty drivers?? My results using PoolMon

Lately I have been getting Memory Management BSODs. I have 16GB of RAM, so i am unsure as to why this is happening. My SWAP usage would sometimes get high, but i am not sure if that is a related ...
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wireless adapter drivers and utility software

I just purchased a realtec wireless adapter that came with drivers and utility software---When installing drivers, It also installed the utility software which aparintly takes control of the adapter ...
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Two Very Different nVidia Cards, One as Graphics, The bigger one as Physics. How?

This is similar to a previous question: Two Different nVidia Cards, One as Graphics, One as Physics - Possible? But I need addition information. I have an unusually heterogeneous Windows 10 system ...
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DVD writer on Sony laptop fails to recognize blank discs as writable

I have a problem with my DVD-Writer: When I insert a CD or DVD in it to play or to browse my data, it is recognized without any problem. But when I insert a blank DVD or CD to write, it ...
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Is it safe to update the GPU drivers on this laptop?

I have an old VAIO VPCCW1NFX/B Notebook which comes with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M GPU. Today when I wanted to use the Parallel Computing Toolbox 6.6 of MATLAB R2015a, I found that it's better to ...
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Windows 7 freezes at Windows Logo on Startup and then boots up completely after roughly 20 seconds

I have recently noticed that Windows 7 will freeze during startup, specifically while the Windows Logo is midway from forming. After this occurs, I will usually just have to turn my computer off and ...
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Replacing old, discontinued drivers

I have a laptop mounting an ATI HD 3000 series graphic cards, and the ATI Radeon website says that those drivers have been discontinued in 2013. The most recent upgrade of a game I'm running warns me ...
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Installing Pioneer BD-ROM BDC-TD01 Firmware Updater: Target is not found?

As you see in the device manager list of my SONY VPCCW1NFX/B laptop, there's only the Optiarc BD-ROM BC-5500S4 device available under the DVD/CD-ROM drivers subcategory. where their should be another ...
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How to Convert additional Keyboard into PC Joystick / gamepad

I am playing an EA sports Cricket game. 2 Player is identified/enabled in game only if I plug in a Joystick into my laptop. Now my joystick is not working, I want to use my additional keyboard as a ...
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Can a scanner exist on a PC using both ISIS and TWAIN drivers?

Can TWAIN and ISIS drivers co-exist on a PC and cause no issues?
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Will Windows Reset PC remove windows update and/or drivers?

My PC is running a little slow so I wanted to Reset using the Windows 10 reset feature. Will doing this remove Windows updates or drivers I've installed up to that point?
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Windows 8.1 High memory usage (Unknown source)

For awhile now my laptop has been running incredibly slow and I'm suspecting it's from the unexplained high memory usage I've been seeing for a few weeks now. I've looked into a number of things, but ...
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NVIDIA Driver Install Fails

The NVIDIA graphics driver on this PC is several versions out of date, so I went to upgrade it due to an unrelated issue. I went to the NVIDIA website, downloaded the 64-bit Windows 10 driver for the ...
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High System CPU and interrupts when network I/O

When there is network activity on my computer (HP ZBook 15 G2) on Windows 10, it gets very hard to use due to interrupts/high CPU usage of the System process. The mouse is laggy, music gets crackly ...
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DOS network-adapter driver compatible with VirtualBox

I'm migrating some DOS machines to VirtualBox. I use the common NetWare-style IPX stack. The problem is that VirtualBox doesn't emulate any of the network-adapters that I have drivers for. So, where ...
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Better driver for Intel graphics card, Ubuntu 64bit

I just installed 16.04 LTS [64bit] version of Linux Ubuntu, but it says that my Graphics are: Intel Sandybridge Mobile, and the problem with that is that I cant open more than 2 windows of youtube ...
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How can I crash my display driver?

I would like to crash my display driver and have Windows recover from it. When this happens in the wild it's accompanied by a status bar message such as: Display driver amdkmdap stopped ...
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No Power For USB 3

I purchased the Syba USB 3.0 PCI-E USB card as it had an internal connecter for USB 3.0 and my motherboard did not PCI-E Card BUT it seems that drivers are properly installed EDIT Why is this device ...
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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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Asus ATK driver for Windows 10

I'm trying to search the ATK Package driver for Asus Notebooks suitable for Windows 10 but I can find only versions for previous Windows version (8, 8.1, 7). Have Asus already released their ATK ...
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Mirror Drivers not working on Windows 7 64 bit computer

I am having an issue getting any mirror driver to work properly on my computer. I always seem to get the same issue no matter which driver I user. I have tried the Mirror Driver in UltraVNC and Also ...
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How can I swap the usage of the 'fn' key for my Razer Blackwidow on OSX?

I just bought the Razer Blackwidow 2013 keyboard, and after installing drivers (Synapse 2.0) I run into a strange issue: My function keys started to work very strange. They started to use their "...
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Setting PWM Backlight brightness on boot

I am working with Linux version 3.10.17, using device tree to boot the Kernel. In the device tree, I define a "pwm-backlight" compatible driver. The driver define a variable "default-brightness-level"...
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Trying to install Realtek Audio97 drivers but can't because they aren't signed

I'm trying to install the Realtek Audio97 sound driver from the Realtek driver download page for Windows 7. Every time I try to run the installer I get the error message: "Windows Can't verify ...
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Experiencing graphic drivers crash, PC unusable

I have been experiencing a weird problem for the last week and I can't find any other poster who has the same thing. My drivers crash, normal black screen, then recover and then immediately recrash ...
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Realtek audio AC 97 5.1 on Windows 7: Terrible subwoofer quality

I have a media center PC with on-board Realtek AC97 Audio. I have been using Windows XP for a couple of years with great audio quality. I just upgraded this PC with Windows 7 and installed the latest ...
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Windows 7 automatically resets multi-monitor configuration

I have a new Dell Precision 7510 which seems to have an Intel HD Graphics P530 and nvidia Quadro M2000M with two external monitors connected via docking station and DP. Multi Monitor setup works but ...
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Failing to add all drivers to install.wim using DISM

Any suggestions? DISM DISM Driver Manager: PID=4292 Successfully proccessed driver package 'c:\test\drivers\drivers\Production\Windows7-x86\k11nw7\netathr.inf'. - CDriverPackage::Install 2016-...
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Getting HDMI working on Inspiron 15R N5110?

I installed Windows 8.1 on my Laptop which had Windows 7 when I bought it. After installing Windows 8.1 and installing the drivers Drivers & Downloads page I still haven't got the HDMI to work. If ...
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Attempting to install the Intel USB 3.0 drivers results in BSOD

I have everything installed from the motherboard disk except for the Intel USB 3.0 drivers. When I tried to install those drivers, I would get the BSOD. To clarify, the BSOD would appear right after ...
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Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Installation Fails

The problem I have is getting my HP DV7T-7000 Windows 7 64-bit laptop's USB 3.0 ports to function at USB 3.0 speeds. I used to get 3.0 speeds but noticed I'm having a problem in the last few months. ...
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Android device is not showing in PC

From yesterday onwards, my Samsung S4 is not showing anymore in my PC. Infact, all android devices are not showing. Below is what I get when I connect my S4. I installed Samsung drivers also ...
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Make an Apple LW 16/600 PS work on Windows 10 x64 on parallel port

I would like to breath life into this old printer. The printer is 100% working and it was in use, but the old P3 PC (with Win XP) which it was connected died. The replacement PC is sadly running Win ...
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MySQL ODBC driver 5.1 and Windows 7

I successfully installed the MySQL ODBC 5.1 driver for Windows: But unfortunaly it doesn't appear in the ODBC Data Source Administrator of Windows (yes, I even did a log off + log on): Why?
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Persistent BSOD

I'm having this BSOD error for the past year. It's exactly the same every time I analyzed it using WinDBG. I can't seem to find the root cause... I turned on driver verifier but they all checked out. ...
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Use an unsigned driver in Windows 7 x64

I'm trying to use the RBC9 SpaceNavigator TEST x64 build drivers for my SpaceNavigator 3d joystick so that it can work as a normal joystick in games like Quake. Unfortunately, I get the error "This ...
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How to replace the driver of realtek 8111/8169 NIC to 8111/8168

I have a Scientific Linux 6.2 with a kernel version 2.6.32-220.4.1 installed and I got a problem with a realtek r8111/8168 NIC. I found that this card does not work properly with the driver r8169, so ...
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Setting up an ad hoc network between multiple Rasberry Pis with RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapters

I have spent a number of hours trying to set up an ad hoc network between 2 rasberry pis (Debian 7.8 wheezy, kernel version 4.1.6-v7+). I would eventually like to have 11 pis on a single ad-hoc ...
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Computer display crashing after about 3 minutes of being up on Windows 10

Running Windows 10 on a custom built PC (hardware below). It loads normally, reaches the Desktop and I can do anything... for about 3 minutes, then (computer still running) the screen disconnects - ...
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Windows Crashes on nvlddmkm

I recently in installed Windows on my computer after having Linux for over 1 year. Now whenever I start any game I get a bluescreen from nvlddmkm. I understand this is form nVidia, which makes sence ...
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Will lsusb and lspci list devices for which the system has no drivers?

I have been administering Linux systems for years now, but usually they are commodity boxes and as a result I rarely have driver problems, short of needing to install some "restricted" or "proprietary"...
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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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Can I use a boot hard drive with different computers?

I am wanting to use a hard drive that is a boot drive with multiple computers. The computers would boot to this hard drive and both computers are different in every way. Is it possible to do this by ...
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Windows 7 pro (64 bit) installation does not recognize Samsung EVO 850 SSD on an H81M-P33 board

So I got a new computer with the MSI H81M-P33 mainboard, plugged in my Samsung EVO 850 SSD (MZ-75E250B) into SATA and tried to boot from the Windows 7 CD. The installation fails to recognize the SSD ...
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No ethernet adapter displayed on windows 10

I upgraded my machine (after a lot of pain) to windows 10. My wireless adapter seems to be working correctly, although the signal in the room is too poor to use the internet via wifi, but the ethernet ...
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Windows 10 Audio Headset Detection Issues

I'm not sure if the title fully explains the situation. Basically sound refused to play through my headset once I connected them I've re-installed most of the drivers on my (new) machine about what ...
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Make spitting 'make: *** [install] Error 1 & [debug] Error 2 ' when running make & make install

Trying to install drivers for my external wifi card on kali(debian) and getting this error when trying to make and make install root@kali:~/Netgear-A6210# make export DBGFLAGS *** Building driver ...