Questions tagged [drivers]

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

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USB storage devices no longer recognized after installing VMware tools

I installed the VMware tools within Mac. Since then any USB external storage drive that was once recognized is now not recognized. In Driver Manager I receive this message unknown device. I been ...
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Why don't device and app sound mixers match?

My question is specified in the title, to be more exact I would like to show this particular screenshot of the sound mixer: As you can see here, the volume of the IE reached the maximum level, but ...
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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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Make Windows 10 always accept Bluetooth files

I have working Bluetooth on my PC and I have no problems when actually transferring files, however, I need to go into a control panel menu and allow Bluetooth file sharing every single time I want to ...
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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 ...
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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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Windows 10 audio fades out

I'm having an issue with Windows 10 audio: when listening to something/watching a movie the audio automatically fades out and drops to a lower volume. To be clear, the volume indication in Windows ...
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How to see detailed log of nVidia driver crash on Windows?

While doing GPU-intensive parallel processing, nVidia driver apparently crashed. Only information in Windows Event log is the following: The description for Event ID 1 from source NVIDIA OpenGL ...
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Is there a way of scripting the “Roll Back Driver” feature of Window's Device Manager?

I need to roll back my graphic cards drivers once in a while(It's a long story.) and I have tried scripts using devmanview which worked great for disabling and enabling my drivers(and uninstalling it) ...
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Alternative synaptics touchpad driver for windows 7

I have hp pavillion dv6 laptop(Windows 7) with a synaptics touchpad . The gestures like two finger scroll doesn't work automatically after I disabled a startup service or something. (I dont remember ...
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How to Remap “Home” button on a Local Multimedia Keyboard without Driver

I recently purchased a multimedia keyboard (TECHNOTECH USB KEYBOARD 658) that is actually Made in China, and that doesn't come with ny driver CD or anything. Here I want to map Home button to ...
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Where can I get Windows XP drivers for MacBook Pro hardware without using Boot Camp?

I have an Intel-based MacBook Pro whose hard disk was formatted before I received it. It had no OS installed, and I have no Mac OS X installation disks. I’m trying to get the machine to run some ...
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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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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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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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Framebuffer device /dev/fb0 missing after installing Nvidia graphics drivers

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a thin client desktop with NVIDIA ION GPU. Using the commands below, I installed NVIDIA graphic drivers while logged into the TTY1 console. After install, I rebooted. ...
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Problems while installing Nvidia-367 Driver on Ubuntu-16.04

I had earlier installed nvidia-340, using sudo apt-get install nvidia-340 I was trying to install Cuda-8, but it required nvidia-367. So I removed nvidia-340 and all other nvidia products, using ...
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Linux Mint will not boot up on my computer

I have a Razer Blade 2016 edition computer. I downloaded a Linux Mint ISO file, and used Rufus to make it a live file system on a USB. I load my computer's boot options by clicking F12 while the ...
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Crackling Audio issues on LACK of CPU load

I have been trying to track down an intermittent crackling audio issue for YEARS now to no avail. I've checked DPC, memory pagefiles, etc... back when I was running Win7 -- which also had the issue (...
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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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A service installation section in this inf is invalid

When I connect a Samsung phone to my Windows XP SP3, it gives the error A service installation section in this inf is invalid I browsed lot of blogs, every post says to try the Microsoft_User-...
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How I can fix the “Display Driver has stopped responding and has recovered”?

I'm using a GeForce GTX 580, with Windows 7 64-bit. The driver version of the GTX is 301.42. The problem happens after a few minutes, when I'm playing specifc games. It won't happen in all games - And ...
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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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How to check the battery level of devices connected via Bluetooth in OS X

I have a set of Bluetooth headphones that I use with my iPhone and Macbook (OS X Yosemite). On my iPhone, a little battery meter pops up next to the Bluetooth logo each time I'm connect the ...
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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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How do I disable the annoying touchpad edge swipe gestures in Windows 10 for generic touchpads?

I need some help in turning off/disabling the touchpad edge swipe gestures in my Windows 10 2-in-1. When I swipe from the right, it brings up the Action Center. When I swipe from the left, it brings ...
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headphones showing up as recording device instead of playback device

When I plug my headphones into my laptop, for some reason they have started showing up under recording devices instead of playback devices, and no sound comes out of them. When I plug my headphones in ...
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USB port peripherals behaving strangely (Drivers)

Update: I fully believe this to be a driver issue at this point. I'm open to any suggestions as I've already wiped my driver and reinstalled windows so no risk of loosinf anything. I recently ...
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Reusing old laptop webcam as USB camera

I took the webcam from an old Compaq 620 laptop and after a few wire connections I can connect it to the USB port For a few seconds it is detected as HP Webcam 2.0 in device manager under Cameras (...
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Mongodb PHP Driver MacOS Unsigned package error

I installed MongoDB driver for PHP with the following command sudo pecl install mongdodb I had to disable "csrutil" at reboot to be able to run the above command. After installing the package I ...
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How to enable unsigned driver install during Windows 10 Setup?

In Windows 7 during Installation Setup one could press F8 and Force Unsigned Driver installation. When I try to press F8 during Windows 10 setup nothing happens. How can I enable installation of ...
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Webcam only detected through usb hub but not directly

I posted this question first on StackOverflow. I got the hint to post it here with additional information. So here is the updated question. Original question: I tried to connect a usb webcam directly ...
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Bypassing user account setup in windows 7

Edit: Solved! I made a fresh drive clone, ran sysprep /audit /generalize /shutdown, swapped to the target system, booting into windows 10 and used regedit to load the win7 software hive, set registry ...
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Windows 7 not picking up 8th GPU

Adding on to a previous question I asked. How many GPUs Does Windows 7 Support? I have managed to stick 8 Nvidia GTX 980Tis into a Tyan Supermicro Box. It's running Windows 7 Professional 64bit It ...
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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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Realtek HD audio manager not starting

I suddenly noticed only my left speaker was working. So I tried sound trouble shooting and I believe I opted to use windows default sound driver and the realtek program closed. Now I figured my right ...
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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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How do I enable OpenGL 3.3 on Fedora 23 with AMD graphics card?

I am using the open-source Mesa drivers (Gallium3D/radeonsi), which should support OpenGL 3.3, but don't seem to on my system. According to this news article and this page recent Mesa versions should ...
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Controller (or driver) causing Windows 10 to always stay awake

Ever since upgrading to Windows 10, my machine would not allow the screen or machine to timeout and sleep or hibernate. Before upgrading from Windows 7 the machine slept normally. After some searching ...
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Windows 10 pro wifi not working even after few deletion from registry (as instructed)

Just upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10 pro and now my wifi doesn't seems to be working. So, as instructed from microsoft/support, that few commands will ease out from this issue. So i did start ...
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Questions about KMS/DRM and linux /dev/fb* devices

Basically, what I want to do is to allow most standard framebuffer graphics apps (At least, any that support being told which /dev/fb* device to use, or can deduce that from the framebuffer the VT ...
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How to identify and remove unnecessary files from Windows Driverstore?

My Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository is 48 Gigabytes in size. That is way bigger than I have ever seen anywhere else, and is way out of proportion for a 128GB SSD. I know how to list the ...
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Installing new driver on Linux, missing the 'Build' directory

I recently installed Kali Linux on a very old PC, and since it doesn't have a wifi card I bought a Realtek USB wifi adapter. The adapter came with a driver to install, and I went to run the "install....
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What is an intel wifi “inbox driver”?

Intel list the driver for my wireless card (Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG) as an inbox driver. I have no idea what this means or how I am supposed to get hold of it. The intel website specifically ...
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AMD Radeon GPU driver installation cause black screen

My laptop worked just fine until 2 days ago. After exiting some program windows crashed and I had to restart my laptop. After restart (windows booted) I got black screen with cursor. I googled it and ...
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How to reverse the direction of scroll with Wacom Touch on Linux?

I have a Wacom Touch and using it with Debian. It works fine except the the double finger scrolling is the reverse of what I prefer. Is there a way to change the direction of the Wacom Touch two ...
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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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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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Acer Travelmate P645-MG Windows 8.1 display sleep issues

I have an Acer Travelmate P645-MG, it comes with Windows 8 that I downgraded to Windows 7 64bit and all is well there. I would love to run Windows 8.1 64 bit as it addresses a lot of my gripes over ...

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