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

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How to configure Windows/Linux to support absolute-mouse-mode for remote operation via KVM?

I am working on a project where we want to connect different dual-screen PC systems (mostly Windows+Linux) with a dualhead KVM switch. The KVM switch uses absolute mouse mode to position the mouse on ...
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How does System files damage lead to OS-driver communication failure? [duplicate]

Is it possible for OS-driver communication to fail because of damage to System Software files? This is because two hardware and one service stopped working on my machine. The Windows Security Service ...
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Strange Ethernet adapter reproducible malfunction that impacts across dual boot Windows setup

The behavior is pretty confusing. The story is about my Ethernet adapter on my retro computing ASUS laptop (2011 model). It currently has Windows 7 and Windows XP on two HDDs respectively. The ...
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Where is dxdiag pulling the driver date from?

I am working on a project which requires spoofing dxdiag results. So far I have been able to spoof everything by changing the registry values, however the same can not be said for the driver date. It'...
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Is there a formula to deleta data after a certain date has passed?

I work for a transport company in the UK. There is now an EU ruling that states a UK driver can only operate in the EU for 90 days out of any 180 days on a rolling basis. If I keep a log of which days ...
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Installation of Drivers Via Programming Language

I have a Driver called X that manages a hardware component A. I would like to remove that drive and replace it with one called Y that also manages the component A. So far I have been using .NET ...
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Where to add missing Windows 10 drivers when installing from ISO?

As I'm using Linux, the suggested solution of using a Windows tool isn't terribly helpful. For this error: No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct ...
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Audio Driver has 'Location: Unknown' and isn't working even though windows xp says it functions fine

I have a dell latitude d830 with windows XP professional. I'm using the built-in speakers. It's definitely not a hardware problem as when I switch my HDDs and boot into Windows 7 the audio works fine. ...
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Drivers failing to load during windows 10 install

I'm currently trying to install windows on my PC but I'm encountering an issue I've never seen before. When the install starts, it asks for me to select missing drivers for the install. I can browse ...
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How do I fix the drivers not working on my HP Stream 7?

A HP Stream 7 needed reinstalling Windows 10. After the successful install, I noticed that several drivers are missing: Audio Wi-Fi Bluetooth Touchscreen Battery G-Sensors (Device Orientation) Micro-...
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Window key does not bring up start menu and middle mouse button doesn't bring up scrolling

Subsequent to a driver update from Dell's OEM SupportAssist software, my Window key no longer brings up the Windows menu and the middle mouse button doesn't bring up scrolling. The Window key is ...
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Computer using wrong driver for network printer

We have an HP plotter installed on a print server that is using a particular driver, but when we install it from the server, the client computer is using some generic Microsoft one. I asked the server ...
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No external video from Clevo computer running Debian 12

I have a Clevo PD70SND-G, fresh from China. Installed Debian 12 Bookworm (dual boot with Windows 10 Pro). There is no video for the external monitor. Switching to Windows, I have verified it is not ...
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Uninstalling a device in Windows 10

I have the devices below, but when I right-click uninstall in Device Manager, it uninstalls correctly, reappearing when I refresh the list of devices. Is there a way to uninstall the device from the ...
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Bluetooth audio on windows 7 is horrible but on windows 10 it works properly

I have a Toshiba Protege R700 which has windows 10 installed. I decided to install windows 7 and daily drive it for fun. Everything sailed smoothly except of the bluetooth audio. I tried every driver ...
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RealTek RTL8125 ethernet controller: IEEE-1588/PTP support in Ubuntu 22.04.3?

I have a desktop with a Gigabyte B650 AORUS ELITE AX motherboard, to which I've installed Ubuntu 22.04.3. I am trying to use this desktop as an IEEE-1588 (Precision Time Protocol) master, in a small ...
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Getting memory / driver related BSOD while memory is supposedly intact

Good day everyone, I finally decided to search for some help on here after struggling with blue screens multiple times a day for almost half a year now. The blue screens codes I come across are: &...
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windows: Laptop does not detect GPU and can not install nvidia drivers after running DDU (display driver uninstaller)

I wanted to clean the prev installation of nvidia drivers which is why I used DDU. But after using DDU I can not install Nvidia drivers as my laptop refuses to recognize the d-gpu. Any help is greatly ...
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windows audio stopped working

My laptop audio stopped working a while ago. Neither the speakers nor the plugged in headphones work. Audio works fine if I use bluetooth headphones. I've updated drivers, updated windows, and ...
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Kubuntu crashes upon sleep on Surface Laptop

I'm running Kubuntu 23.10 on my Surface Laptop 3, and when I sleep the computer, instead of going fully black, it goes black and just shows my cursor, but I can't move it. In order to get back into my ...
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Computer is incompatible to g driver setup

So recently my windows got corrupted and I installed a new version of windows (Windows 7 Professional) but when I am trying to install the G-Driver that I used before it is saying that your pc is ...
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How to remove an empty, unselectable printer in Windows 11 that shows "Driver is unavailable"

I've the odd situation that my printer prints somewhat normally, but it appears twice in the new Windows 11 printer's list, one time unselectable and undeletable, and one time normally. The screenshot ...
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How can I install WiFi dongle drivers on Linux without Internet access?

My PC has Windows and no Ethernet connection. I connect to the Internet via a USB WiFi dongle. In Windows the dongle drivers were automatically installed when I connected it to my PC. I recently ...
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System wont boot..."rmi4_f34: probe of rmi4-00.fn34 failed with error -22" How can I go about fixing this?

I recently did a sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y, and have been unable to boot into my machine since. The boot screen hangs on this message: ) 16 (>)71739] rmi4_f34 rmi4-00.fn34: ...
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How to install AMD display (graphics) drivers on Windows Server 2019 standard?

We've got the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X (with integrated graphics) on the ASROCK X670E Steel Legend motherboard. The problem is that either ASROCK's or AMD official drivers do NOT work - they refuse to ...
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Increase display resolution using Microsoft Basic Display Adapter on Windows Server 2019 due to lack of AMD drivers

Please, any way to increase the display resolution while using Microsoft Basic Display Adapter on Windows Server 2019? It runs on 800x600 only, I need to get onto 1024x768 at least. We've got the AMD ...
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Black laptop screen on a running laptop

Warm greetings! I am experiencing black laptop screen while it is still on (ASUS X510UA, Windows 10- home, graphic driver, Intel (R) HD Graphics 620:  version 27.20.100.8477). It means a world to me ...
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Bluetooth audio device lags after a minute of playback

When I play any media on any earbuds using my HP Pavilion laptop, it starts out perfectly fine, but after a minute or so, there is a one second audio loss and then it starts to lag. I've tried ...
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gnome-shell or xorg not visible under nvidia-smi processes

I installed Ubuntu 23.10. I have NVIDIA GT 730, which is a legacy card now. While installation, the GDM would not appear, I was only greeted with a black screen. I installed using Safe Graphics Mode. ...
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Still unable to install Windows 11 from boot USB flash drive. A media driver is missing

I have a new build (specs below) which is currently running Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS. motherboard: GIGABYTE B760M AORUS ELITE AX (manual) GPU: ASRock Radeon RX 6700 XT Challenger D CPU: Intel Core i7-...
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Media Tek WiFi 6 MT7921 Wireless LAN Card disconnects randomly

OS: Win10 Laptop Model: AUS TUF Gaming F15 BIOS: BIOS version 310 Issue: Media Tek WiFi 6 MT7921 disconnect randomly. I updated Windows 10 on my ASUS TUF Gaming F15, and after that, the driver Media ...
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Error installing oracle drivers using dbeaver in ubuntu

I have installed DBeaver in Ubuntu version 22.04.3 through the ubuntu software store and also via apt install. When I create a oracle connection I have this error: I have java installed in the system....
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ttyUSB serial device not being created in Ubuntu18.04

I'm trying to get a USB serial device ( a GlobalSat BU-353N5 USB GPS ) up and working on an Ubuntu 18.04 PC running as a VMWare VM. I have USB pass thru enabled and I can see the device appear and ...
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Character rendering Issues (characters aren't readable)

A few weeks ago, I sent my laptop for repairs because it experienced a black screen with interesting-looking stripes at the bottom: After receiving my laptop back, I was informed that the mainboard ...
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Why does the Linux SCSI subsystem drive hardware not obviously related to SCSI?

Without knowledge, I would normally expect SATA, SCSI and USB Mass Storage to be driven by different drivers. In Linux however, the SCSI subsystem drives all of them. Why does Linux use the SCSI ...
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Display drivers down [duplicate]

I have a blurry screen when I install Ubuntu on my windows 11. I found out that my display drivers shows some error. I have removed it with DDU and reinstall another one but still the problem persists....
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I have a Gateway 15.6 Ultra Slim Notebook AMD Ryzen 7 that I use for school and casual gaming occasionally; should I update my drivers?

I wanted to download some games, but the website recommends that I update my driver and I wanted to know if updating the driver would be safe and not damage anything inside of my laptop. full ...
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Wifi card suddenly non-functioning on Windows 10, unable to install drivers (MediaTek MT7921, Asus TUF Gaming B650-PLUS WIFI)

What the title says. All of a sudden, my Wifi card (MediaTek Wi-Fi 6 MT7921 Wireless LAN Card in device manager on an ASUS TUF Gaming B650-PLUS WIFI board) stopped working on my Windows 10 install. It ...
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NVIDIA Control Panel files missing (nvcplui.exe)

I wanted to remove Geforce Experience and the Nvidia control panel because I thought that it would fix an issue with my computer where it would 70% of the time freeze after a few minutes of using it ...
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BSODs related to ntoskrnl after fresh install of Windows 11

Yesterday I did a fresh install of Windows 11 and began to get bluescreens in the form of IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED, and KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED, they're all ...
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No device drivers and windows boot loader available

None my other devices drivers are available. So I can connect to no devices: USB ports, or WiFi, or ethernet. I already tried to. And this device has no Bluetooth. No device driver warning photo My ...
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Strange graphical glitch when booting into Windows 11

I've been having this strange problem for a while. Every other day when I boot up the computer, I see a black screen. Despite the black screen, the monitor seems to work fine and when I log into ...
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I can't find Bluetooth devices

I don't understand why, but my laptop isn't discovering Bluetooth devices. When I go to the "Add Bluetooth or other device" option and try to connect my Bluetooth headset, no devices are ...
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Windows 7 nVidia drivers either don't install, or don't have audio

I am running Windows 7 64 Bit, and currently have no audio. I do not have an audio device named "nVidia High Definition HDMI Output" in device manager, but when I installed drivers for what ...
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Thunderbolt Host Controller missing in Ubuntu... is that normal?

Is it OK to have Thunderbolt bridges, NHI, and PCI Express Root Ports but no "Thunderbolt Host Controller" using lspci on a TB3 capable system? My Dell Precision 5510 (TB3 capable) laptop ...
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USB Ethernet Adapter Not automatically "seen" by JVM after computer restart

I have software (Proprietary, runs in a JVM) running on a windows 11 PC that utilises the "Stock" Ethernet adapter for secure comms (https) between itself and field devices and a USB ...
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What can I do to address mouse cursor vanishing under Linux Mint 21.2 ("Victoria")?

I have a mouse cursor intermittently failing on me. My search did not find anything in questions here, but https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=377066 did seem to indicate the same problem, ...
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Windows XP "Base System Device"

I've got an old Acer Aspire One 531h laptop my friend gave me. I'm trying to make some use out of it, so I did a fresh install of Windows XP. All my devices and hardware (as far as I know) work. Yet ...
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Microsoft Edge browser won't render on HP Victus laptop running Ubuntu 22

I've installed Ubuntu 22 on a HP Victus laptop. The Microsoft Edge browser will not render properly. Both Brave and Firefox render properly. I use Edge on a couple of other Ubuntu 22 systems with ...
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Bluetooth Button on Windows 11 Keeps Disappearing

Every now and then, my computer's bluetooth functionality turns off. Usually this fixes itself with a restart of the device, but the issue is persistent enough that it is troublesome. When the issue ...
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