Questions tagged [drivers]

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

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Windows 11 Setup does not recognize NVMe drive in ASUS laptop S513E

I am trying to install Windows 11 on ASUS VivoBook S513E (11th gen Intel) BIOS states the SSD is NVMe Micron 2210 MT I've downloaded the official drivers from ASUS and unpacked them to their folders: ...
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Installing two different Nvidia drivers at the same time

I have a GTX1070ti for which the latest driver is 527.37. I bought a NVS 310 for which the latest driver is 392.68. I would like to use both cards simultaneously for different monitors. However, when ...
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How to turn on gpu acceleration in wsl?

dxdiag tells me I have Intel HD Graphics 520 and AMD Radeon R7 M340 wsl.exe --version returns WSL version: 1.0.0.0 Kernel version: 5.15.74.2 WSLg version: 1.0.47 MSRDC version: 1.2.3575 Direct3D ...
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USB dongle refuses to work on startup when in USB dock

I have a wireless headset with a USB-C dongle. I bought a USB-Hub so that I do not have to plug it into my laptop where it takes up either my only thunderbolt port or a USB port. It works well, but ...
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Does a PCIe SSD need a different driver if it is moved from an internal slot to an external enclosure and connected via usb?

Does a PCIe SSD in an internal M.2 slot need a different driver from a drive of the same type sitting in an external USB enclosure? The enclosure uses a Realtek RTL9210 USB to PCIe / SATA bridge, if ...
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GeForce RTX 3060 Ti: "Windows has stopped this device" (Code 43) - Even after total sytem reinstallation

I'm in a bit of a sad situation, at this point. Yesterday, I tried installing nVidia CUDA on my main PC. Ever since, Windows 11 has refused to collaborate with the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti sitting in the ...
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KVM/QEMU Linux host Windows client video driver problems

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS with KVM/QEMU. I have a Windows 10 client running smoothly performances wise with virt viewer. All that works fine but the problem is the graphics driver. I have a nVidia ...
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Sharp Network Printer/Scanner Will Only Add as a Scanner. No Printing Functionality

I am attempting to diagnose an issue on an employees machine but have had no luck. Their particular machine stopped being able to print to the particular printer yesterday. I checked it this morning ...
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Slim Pen 2 stops working when reinstalling Windows 11

About 6 months ago I installed the operating system on my Surface Pro 8 from Windows 11 to Windows 11, no change itself. Then when I installed drivers and others the Slim Pen 2 stopped working, so I ...
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My old Samsung laptop stops working on critical system change/boot of newer OS for unknown reason

I have restored a Samsung laptop from 2009 I own to use for some of my workloads recently. It is a Samsung NP-P459-DS01CN with its MB replaced to one found in an NP-R458. Currently its main O/S is ...
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fingerprint recognition and windows hello stopped working on windows 11

After updating to WIN 11 my fingerprint recognition stopped working. I've tried: -updating the driver. -re-installing the driver. -edit registry values. -disabling and re-enabling the driver. -changed ...
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USB Ports are not working in BIOS

I have a Lenovo H530S desktop with 6 USB Ports. 2 USB 2.0 (Black) Ports at the front, 2 USB 3.0 (Blue) Ports and 2 USB 2.0 (Black) Ports at the rear. Only 1 USB 2.0 (Black) Port is working in BIOS or ...
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Internal RD1000 devices are Dell proprietary?

I recently purchased two Dell RD1000 devices, one internal and one external. The external RD1000 connects via USB to the computer without problems, however the internal RD1000 via SATA is not ...
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HP Probook 640 G3 LAN issue "Device Cannot Start – Error 10"

I've got two refurbished "HP ProBook 640 G3" with LAN "error 10" "Device cannot start" The problematic LAN device is PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_15D8&SUBSYS_82AA103C Which ...
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What methods are available to manage (delete/reinstall/update) drivers on a non-booting window 10 installation?

I have got the PC of a friend with a Windows 10 installation which does not boot. Here are the circumstances: Windows version should be 10.0.19044 (21H2) which I got from ProgramData\Microsoft\...
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how to debug inconsistent failure

I have a strange issue. I got a new pc, assembled it, installed everything, all works great. With the small note that randomly my screen flashes a couple of times. Initially I thought it is a power ...
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Emulation drivers for PC hardware

I asked this question before here but it was too long so I'll try to shorten it: Basically, I want to emulate drivers for NVIDIA GeForce and ATI Radeon graphics cards and sound cards SB!Live, Audigy 1/...
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Motherboard doesn't POST with pci network card plugged in, but both motherboard and network card work fine if network card is hot-plugged

I recently got my hands on some old computer parts. An Asrock H61m-DPS motherboard, an intel i3-2120, and a D-link DGE-530T rev-B2 PCI gigabit ethernet card. After I finished building this PC, I ...
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Windows 11 Pro: How to fix warning icon in device manager for some hardware controllers?

I built a new modern system and included the Creative AE-9 in it for best audio experience. I installed Windows 11 Pro on my new system and everything was recognized and working nice. I then picked a ...
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Why am I being blocked from installing Windows 11 2022H2 because of printer driver compatibility, even with no printers installed?

I'm attempting to upgrade from Windows 11 21H1, build 22000.1165 to Windows 11 22H2, Windows Update does not offer the upgrade, and when I try installing the update manually, I receive an error ...
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How can upgrade my graphic card drivers to use a HP Nvidia Quadro FX 1800 PCI-E GPU?

I am using an Acer AIO PC. I am using it for gaming and video editing purposes. I recently installed a new video card. My system processor is an Intel i3 with 6 GB RAM (4GB + 2GB) and the graphics ...
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nouveau 0000:01:00.0: DRM: failed to idle channel 0 [DRM]

I recently installed Linux, and I've noticed sometimes it freezes for about 5 seconds, and then it resumes normal operation. Looking at the logs with journalctl I saw this message appeared at the same ...
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Unable to connect to data connection power BI

I am trying to connect to azure databricks but getting the following error. I have checked the path and the spark odbc driver is present there still it is throwing error. Details: "ODBC: ERROR [...
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Easycap USB drivers not working at Windows 10

I installed driver and software from DVD-ROM, in Device Manager, it shows have 2 devices as following image: I don't know what is SMS/MMS device. USB 2.0 Video Capture Controller always not working, ...
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Can no longer print using CUPS

I have a Brother_HL_L3270CDW_series printer which worked out-of-the-box, was detected by Ubuntu 22.04 over WiFi and could print immediately. It stopped working and I don't know why. With cupsctl --...
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Windows 10 forbids installation of Intel I225-V Ethernet Controller driver

I have an Intel I225-V Ethernet Controller, which allows up to 2.5Gbit/s, but apparently causes major issues in many places. On Linux, it works out of the box. On Windows, the Ethernet interface is ...
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Windows 10 (1909) BSOD on boot, and can't login in Safe Mode - what options do I have?

TLDR; BSOD on boot because of the enabled Driver Verifier. Can't login to Safe Mode to turn it off because I only remember the PIN, not the Password. Safe Mode with Network seems to be broken and ...
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Need Manufacturer Drivers?

I have a question and could use guidance on whether I ought explore installing drivers for my laptop: Dell E7470. Reason being the device manager shows a number of unknown devices (see screenshot). ...
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Wifi drivers on Acer swift

I want to make my Laptop a dual OS Computer. Windows installed, everything works fine. When I try to install Kali Linux over my Install USB Stick, it says there are drivers missing. It says I can ...
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Add DXE driver to an OVMF image

This is an attempt to follow the first bullet point in this answer. Goal Create a development environment to test that my DXE drivers are being properly injected into an UEFI firmware image. First ...
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How to keep audio driver from idle using PowerShell or Registry Editor?

There's a well-known software bug in Windows and macOS audio driver's of Apple's laptops released since 2019: a random pop or popping sound during media playback and a pop sound when media is stopped/...
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Distorted sound - KDE, Plasma, Debian

I have a Plantronics headset. That's how KDE Plasma used to recognize it on Debian Bullseye: [79714.810762] usb 5-2: New USB device found, idVendor=047f, idProduct=c058, bcdDevice= 2.13 [79714.810767] ...
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Force Plug-n-Play device to use certain driver

Equipment: Presonus Revelator Microphone The Goal: I would like to use my microphone further away via a USB-To-RJ45 extension. Basically sending USB over an ethernet cord. The Problem: When the ...
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IrfanView stopped recognizing any scanner driver / TWAIN source after either Windows 11 22H2 update or after installation of faulty scanner driver

When I select File > Select Scan/TWAIN Source... menu item, I see an empty box with zero items / TWAIN sources / scanner drivers. I have three scanner drivers installed in my Windows 11 Pro 22H2. ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 stopped recognizing USB device

Recently my drawing tablet stopped being recognized by the system. When I first plugged it in, everything was OK and it worked, but now it is not, and I cant find the issue. lsusb shows nothing: Bus ...
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Win10 Event 534 - Disk Problems

i just built a new pc with a fresh win10 pro installation. but from the beginning, i'm getting lots of events 534 in the eventmanager. Miniport logs an error for device(Port = 0, Path = 2, Target = 0, ...
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How can I get rid of a specific driver that I'm not even using?

I am unable to turn on Memory Integrity in Windows due to an incompatible Logitech driver. I no longer even own a Logitech webcam, and this driver has not been updated since 2012 (hence the warning). ...
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Can't adjust brightness on Windows 10

After updating my windows in the system update (settings), and updating my drivers using driverBooster and Lenovo system Updater tool, I can't control my brightness anymore. I tried all the solutions ...
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Can updating drivers cause Power surges

My friend is a bit of a dunce when it comes to tech. He was complaining about frame rate issues and we went through a number of attempts to fix it. Turning off anti-aliasing, lower the settings stuff ...
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Windows 11 cannot recognize my Xiaomi note 11 pro phone

I've installed windows 11 22h2 recently but it cannot recognize my Xiaomi note 11 pro like windows 10 was doing, I also tried to download and install mediatek driver and Xiaomi ABD driver but nothing ...
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windows11 installation: can't read my storage - need storage driver

I want to install Windows 11 on my system. But it wants a storage driver and it can't read my storage (in partitioning level). My storage is a Samsung MZVLQ1T0HBLB-00B00 nvme ssd (asus tuf dash f15). ...
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Unable to get CUDA to work on conda enviornment Ubuntu 22.04

I am trying to install Cuda 11.3 (since i understand this is the most stable one and any version after leads to compatibility issues). I have Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and I followed these instructions: https:/...
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No mouse/keyboard input on Linux | Update: nouveau?

I was trying to install current drivers for my NVIDIA so software can use the power of GPU. sudo apt install nvidia-driver nvidia-cuda-toolkit I've ended up with 520.* drivers and CUDA 11.8 so I was ...
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How to overcome ImDisk setup failure?

I tried to reinstall ImDisk VDD on my legacy Windows 8.1 system. Althought it was working properly for many years, now it failed (couldn't find the applet for configuring size of RAM disk). I have ...
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Computer stuck while booting: 0x91 connecting drivers

Stuck while at this: System Boot Status 0x4F : DXE IPL Start 0x60 : DXECore Started. 0x63 : CPU DXE Initialization. 0x68 : PCI HB Initialization. 0x69 : NB DXE Initialization. 0x6A : NB DXE SMM ...
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VirtualBox E_FAIL (0x80004005) error when adding host-only network

When I tried to add a host-only network to VirtualBox, it gave me this error: Assertion failed: [!aInterfaceName.isEmpty()] at 'F:\tinderbox\win-6.1\src\VBox\Main\src-server\HostNetworkInterfaceImpl....
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Integrated webcam displays small black dots on dark areas

I just bought a new (used) laptop, and I'm having issues with the image produced by the integrated webcam. The laptop model is a Dell XPS 15 7590 As you can see in the image below, the dark areas of ...
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How do I permanently delete a .sys driver file (and stop it from coming back) on Windows 11 [duplicate]

I'm having an issue with something (also linked to this question) involving drivers on Windows 11. Basically, to cut a long story short, a .sys driver file is causing a BSOD on boot but every time I ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad drivers for WIndows 11 (should I use update to Windows 10 drivers?)

When I bought my Lenovo Thinkpad x380 Yoga a few years ago I installed Windows 10 on it. A few months ago Windows recommended me to update to Windows 11 (it is ready for an update), but I didn't ...
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options for using old sound drivers on windows 10

i just found this old copy of elder scrolls redgaurd on archive.com (from 1998) https://archive.org/details/REDGUARDDemo Do i have any options other than virtual machines for getting the sound drivers ...

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