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

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Windows 8.1 Does not Detect Bluetooth Headset

I have the Motorola S11 Flex HD wireless Bluetooth headset which I have had connected to a Windows 8.1 Pro x64 machine with an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 + Bluetooth for Desktop card. This ...
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How do I fix “A USB port reset request failed.” for all USB devices connected

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad S430 with an Intel 4000, 7 series chipset. This is running Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit. My USB ports began to have trouble recognising when I connected devices around a month or ...
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nvidia driver conflict with another display adapter

I have a laptop equipped with GT540M. Drivers are fine, games are running properly. But then, when I install my tablet driver (Yiynova DP10HD, just like a cheap replacement of Wacom Cintiq) which is ...
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Make USB virtual COM device persistent through reboots

EDIT: Having rethought the issue, perhaps my question can be summarized like this: Is there an existing COM terminal type program that will automatically detect when a COM port becomes unavailable and ...
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Where to find “sleep mode” drivers for debian distro?

I have HP pavillion g6 dualbooted, running windows 7 and crunchbanng 11, 64 bit, based on debian wheezy. My crunchbang won't wake from sleep mode, I had similar problem on windows 7, solved the issue ...
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Downsampling on Nvidia Optimus (with Intel HD Graphics 3000)

What this is about The question behind the question is actually how to place four virtual machines with 800x600 resolution on a screen smaller than 1600x1200. I am trying to enable split screen ...
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BIOS update is blocked on this device

I have HP, Windows 10. HP support utility tells me that a BIOS update is available and Windows 10 update utility tells me that no update is available. I don't know which one to trust. If I try to ...
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“Unrecognized USB device” SATA-to-USB? Forceably assign driver to device?

Every time I plug this thing in, regardless of what harddrive I use, it says "unrecognized USB device" on this system; however, the device works on other win 7 systems. Why does this PC hate my SATA-...
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bcm4331 (wifi) doesn't work on FreeBSD 10.1

I've installed FreeBSD 10.1 on my MacBook Pro Mid 2012 (MacBook Pro 9.2). Everything works pretty good, except Wifi interface (bcm4331). FreeBSD has two modules - bwi-firmware-kmod and bwn-firmware-...
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Editing the Synaptics touchpad driver registry settings

Running the latest version of the Synaptics touchpad driver (17.0.19) I'm also running mDesktop, which gives virtual desktop functionality. At the moment I have it set up so that "Ctrl + Left arrow" ...
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BSoD DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION

I'm having a lot of BSoD's lately, so I ran Driver Verifier (verifier in command line). It generated DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATIONBSoD. Analyzing the dump with WinDbg: !analyze -v **************...
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Programmatically installing a system driver on Windows 7 x64

I am experimenting with the WinDDK and trying to install a system driver on a Windows 7 (x64)virtual box. I have an .inf file: ; testdriver.inf - install information file [Version] Signature = "$...
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Linux driver for Bigfoot Killer E2100…?

I have looked around online a bit, but have not been able to find any drivers to make a Bigfoot Killer E2100 work under Linux (CentOS 6, for what it's worth). The one candidate I found required a few ...
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Windows 7 very slow installing new usb devices

I'm find an issue on some machines I administer where, upon plugging in a USB device, Windows takes forever 'searching preconfigured driver folders' for the device driver. This includes USB disks, ...
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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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RTL8153 driver for MacOSX

I just bought a USB Hub that has 1 Ethernet port, 2 USBs, and SD card support. Currently the Ethernet is not working although I see a green light on the port when I plug the Ethernet cable. The ...
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Windows 10 sudden blank screen

Lately i re-installed Windows 10 to get a fresh OS. After i have installed and updated everything including drivers, it worked fine until few hours later, screen went blank with no cursor or anything ...
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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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How do I know if the software on a computer is compatible with Windows 10?

Several computers at home currently run on Windows 7 or Windows 8. How do I know if the software on those computers is compatible with Windows 10 ? When I say software, I mean: Drivers for the ...
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Prevent device from being ejected (Windows 10 Pro)

I have a fixed device (5.25 device), a smartcard reader, that is ejectable and appears in "safe removal". The problem is that if I misclick this smartcard reader while is about to eject a USB memory, ...
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W7 Home Premium x64 fresh install - won't detect usb flash drive for drivers

just installed W7 on a new build and can't get the drivers installed. I was having issues during the installation - it was hanging on finalizing settings - and did a new install without the ethernet ...
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Windows not finding HP Smart Array P410? (Windows 7 Ultimate, Server 2012, 2012 R2) HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF

Windows not finding HP Smart Array P410? (Windows 7 Ultimate, Server 2012, 2012 R2) HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF I have got myself an HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF (i5-4590 @ 3.3GHz, 8GB RAM) to use as a home ...
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Limit the size of the disk driver cache on Linux

I am running some experiments for comparing storage systems under load in Linux. To this end I want to force the file system to access the disk itself without caching too much data on RAM. How can I ...
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Fedora 22 - touchpad detected but not working

I am using fedora 22 (gnome) on a Dell Vostro 3558 - the touchpad is not working and I cannot figure out why. It seems to be detected: $ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [...
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Is it possible to install TAP-Windows virtual OpenVPN network driver in a completely unattended manner?

The TAP-Windows is a network driver used by OpenVPN to establish remote connections. It is included on its main GUI installer, but it prompts to the user to accept unsigned driver. OpenVPN ...
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Kali Linux Wireless MacBook Air (Early 2014)

I have an early 2014 13in. MacBook Air that I recently dual-booted Kali Linux onto. My problems is that the wifi will not work, and iwconfig returns only "lo". I have tried to install the broadcom ...
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4k Monitor out of sync after wake-up from energy saving mode

CORE SYSTEM: Intel Core i7-4790 3,6 GHz 8 GB RAM Windows 8.1 (latest Updates) GRAPHICS AND MONITORS: Intel HD Graphics 4600 - Latest Intel Driver (16.3.2015, Version 10.18.14.4170) Main Screen: ...
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What is the recent solution to deal with screen tearing on Ubuntu 14.10

I'm using the latest version of AMD proprietary driver. When I move any window, it is tearing. There are lots of thread and solutions about this issue. Some of them is out of date. As you know, tear-...
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Prevent searching for drivers when there is already one installed

Is there a way to, on Windows 7, prevent Windows for checking for updated drivers every time a device is plugged into the same USB port? I know I can set it so that it doesn't check at all, but I'm ...
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Ubuntu 15.04, “Disconnected - you are now offline”

I'm pretty new to ubuntu but here is the problem I have so far; my wireless connection seems to disconnect and reconnect itself. Some days it will work and somedays it will not. I did some research ...
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New AMD R9 270X GPU isn't recognized by Windows 7 x64 - UPDATED

I just bought a Sapphire Radeon R9 270X graphics card and installed it. The installer on the driver installation CD it came with only shows this list of compatible cards though - it doesn't include ...
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Need graphics/display drivers for Intel S1200v3RPS board for Ubuntu 12.x, 14.x

I am really stuck with this... Simply cannot Edit: increase (I can change but not increase) the display resolution. Stuck on 1280x1024. xrandr gives "Failed to get size of gamma for output" ... Tried ...
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Windows 8.1 64bit Kernel-Power 137 Error

I'm at the moment encountering a problem with my windows 8.1 64bit Version. Some days ago I realised that it takes longer than usual to start the computer or wake it up, in fact, the computer seems to ...
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Scanner is only detected and not the printer

OK. I have a new Epson L210 printer, a multi-function printer. But whenever I connect it to my Windows 7 64-bit computer, the only detected function of the printer is the scanner. There is no ...
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Replace kernel extension module (driver) in max osx using udev rule

I'm doing development on an embedded device using an FTDI Single RS232 chip for usb communications. I can communicate with the device just fine using the pylibftdi and libftdi libraries over libusb, ...
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Win 8.1 Pro hangs on any driver update

My Win 8.1 Pro pc runs fine but I need to install some drivers and each time I try, it hangs. It does not blue screen. It freezes and hangs indefinitely about 20 seconds into the install. I'm using ...
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Windows doesn't remember installed drivers

Every time when I connect any USB device in my PC, for example any Pen drive or my mobile, It searches and install the drivers(basically from the internet). Even though I have installed my phone ...
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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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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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Stuttering/Latencies when LAN/Ethernet Driver active

I experience heavy video/audio stuttering when playing a video or general latencies when downloading a file when connected via LAN/Ethernet NOT when connected via WLAN/Wifi. According to my ...
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determining if my video card has gone bad

Recently I re-installed Windows 7 home premium on my Dell Inspiron N5010 Laptop. After booting in, I installed the AMD ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 driver. When I rebooted my computer I got BSOD with code ...
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Unable to install audio drivers on Windows 7

I am not able to install audio drivers on Windows 7. While installing VIA HD Audio Codec Driver I get following message: Dxdiag results:
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Synaptics Driver will not install windows 8.1

I cannot install the Synaptics touchpad driver on my laptop. It is a Clevo we550eu, windows 8.1 pro. I am trying to install the latest driver version for clevo, v17.0.9.1 for windows 8.1. I have ...
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Chrome Developer Tools throwing errors with Xperia inspector

We have a number of android devices which we develop web apps for. When we are developing for Chrome mobile, we fire up the Developer Mode and start inspecting the webpages for the devices. Once all ...
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USB headset won't work on newer computer with the same OS

I have an inexpensive USB headset Somic G927. And I didn't have any problems using in my older computer Lenovo 3000 n200 (yes, it's a laptop from 2008 which is still working). Now, I bought a Clevo ...
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Certain sounds don't play in certain programs

got an interesting problem with my Mid-2013 MacBook Air 13" laptop's sound in Windows 8.1 Pro. This is a fully native UEFI install of Windows, done by using the Boot Camp Assistant in Mac OS X ...
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Windows 7, sound is intermittently dropping

I have a Windows 7 laptop, a Toshiba Satellite Pro C650 (Conexant HD audio - don't know the exact chipset). I've just put it back into service for the kids to watch movies on after several months in ...
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How do I install the Infinity Headset drivers in Windows XP?

I've recently purchased an Infinity Headset (bluetooth), but my PC doesn't recognise it. Does it need some specific drivers?
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Any way to get a lighter install of the NVidia driver?

This is the official download page. Currently the download is around 200 MB. I really doubt that the a video driver can take that much space, but let's say it does. After install at least 1 GB of ...
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AMD switchable graphics are not working OR I don't know how to make them work

I don't know if this is the right place for this question, but I'll give it a shot. I have a Dell Inspiron 17R 5721. It's supposed to be using switchable graphics. It has an Intel HD 4000 and a Radeon ...