One time solution
You can close it by focusing it (clicking on it) and pressing Alt+F4.
1. Turning it off
On some HP laptops there is a setting for this in the B&O Control Panel. Check, whether you have Show sound controls during VoIP calls option, and turn it off (picture taken from William Price's answer).
2. Renaming AppFollower....
A few probable solutions:
Boot into safe mode.
Before the Windows kernel is fully loaded, hit ctrl and F8 at the same time. Though it doesn't sound very scientific, with faster boot times I will hold ctrl and just spam F8 like crazy (sometimes I'll hit a bunch of keys!)... The key is to hit it AFTER the BIOS posts, but BEFORE you see the windows logo.
I have a few ideas on how to fix this, but I have no idea if any of them would work. I'll post them as separate answers.
If you have RDP or WinRM (or even SSH server. I've never tried it on windows, but I've seen it in advanced features) configured, you could try connecting from another computer and enable it that way.
WinRM shouldn't be dependent on ...
Each time I replaced my Wifi hotspot but used the same name as before, Windows recognized it as a new/different hotspot with a name that collided with the old name, so they would throw a "1" or "2", etc. on the end of the ProfileName so that they're unique. This is what's being described here, and I finally found out how to fix it.
Please create a System Restore save point before doing any of the advice from below,
to be able to rollback to your current state in case of a problem.
Driver Store Explorer
can help to delete drivers:
Run as Administrator
Click on Enumerate
Find the driver in the list and check-mark to select
Select "Force deletion" and click on "...
Can you make an autorun.inf file on a USB with another pc and have that file autorun a script containing the steps given by @Esvin Joshua
There's a link on how to make that autorun file. I haven't tried this but good luck!
I believe your bluetooth device is showing up as two audio devices to windows but your headset can only play the output one of these virtual devices at a time. Normally the high quality one is active in the actual physical headset, but as soon as activity is detected on the low quality one or the mic, then the high quality output shuts off and the headset ...
Bit of guesswork here but there were multiple possible problems.
Firstly, the original PSU is incredibly old - while the 'core' ATX standard hasn't changed all that much in the near 2 decades since your CPU was made - the demand on various rails has varied, with increased load and requirements on the 12v rail.
Its also right smack in the middle of the ...
Are device drivers for controllers or devices?
Could be both or either. Depends on what the actual hardware interface is to the CPU (or system/peripheral bus), the software interface(s), and what needs software control.
Some devices have a simple hardware interface that can connect directly to the system (or peripheral) bus, e.g. a UART. Such devices do ...
It appears that laptop is from 20 years ago (at least when new).
It is very difficult to find BIOS updates for any machine 10 years old or more.
From 10 down to 5 years, the manufacturer's support site may have BIOS updates that were current at the time. Some manufacturers keep these files, some take them off the site. No particular user rule here.
Not sure if this was true when this question was asked over three years ago, but at this time, the market is flooded with clones of the CSR8510 chip that hijack its VID/PID. Some of them are now advertised as Bluetooth 5.0-compatible.
I'm not aware of any good method to discriminate a fake one from a legit one besides by looking at the chip markings. The ...
I had the same problem.
There are two device groups of device:
Sound, video and game controllers
Audio inputs and outputs
I disabled the audio controller device:
(I'm sorry. My print screen is in Portuguese)
And the HDMI audio device has permanently disabled:
(I'm sorry. My print screen is in Portuguese)
My issue has been solved. 🙂
There are websites, I've listed at the bottom, that archive H/W ID's so that COULD provide insight as well as an app. nirsoft DevManView & USBDeview can do this under a column called 'Instance ID'. Apparently USBDeview can show historical devices that are disconnected as well. I don't know nirsoft, his tools are just my go to :)
OK, a more complete version of the answer is that the make command will not work unless you add a directory named "build" to the D2XX directory, and then add a copy of the file "libftd2xx.a" to that build directory. After that, make works properly.
I think I have figured it out. My headphones, Bose QuietComfort 35, were paired to the Windows 10 computer under "Other Devices" in the "Bluetooth & other devices" settings. This was not obviously wrong to me, but they need to show up as "Audio" instead.
To remedy the problem, I un-paired ("Remove device") and re-...
The first was a firmware update, but all of the others were driver updates. I've owned a few computers and it always seems that non-BIOS devices don't need firmware updates.
That's actually not quite true.
The BIOS one on your list is special because it is the only one that actually must store firmware in non-volatile memory. Because it needs to run before ...
Plausible that the keyboard driver is using a call which has been deprecated in that KB, or the values the call are expecting are invalid. The best course of action here is to reach out to the keyboard vendor and inform them of the issue, so they can update their driver.
From the release note text on that KB
Updates to improve security when using input ...
Gigabyte's product page for the G41M says it runs an Intel GMA X4500 graphics chipset.
These products are from 2008 & are unlikely to be supported beyond Windows 7. Windows will be quite capable of finding the correct drivers for both the internal & PCI GPU - the GT 210 - so long as you are still on Win 7 or lower.
Neither of these were considered '...
The basic answer to your question is, No. Printers are in no way geared to a specific computer motherboard. Modern printers will work with any computer and operating system for which the printer has a driver.
If your printer is XP era, it may (easily) not have a modern driver.
Try Windows Devices and Printers, Add a Printer to see if you can find the printer....
There is no harm in trying. While Acer may no longer provide Windows 10 drivers for their older hardware, that does not mean supported drivers are not available. Remember, Acer didnt manufacture the graphics, sound, and network hardware, other companies did. Acer just integrated them. The Windows 10 installation will scan your hardware and warn you if ...
I had this exact same problem with Windows 10. I have a Asus BT-500 Bluetooth adapter. I downloaded and installed the software package from Asus rebooted and it worked for a few weeks.
All of a sudden windows wouldn't recognize the adapter nor launch the service as it listed as "Bluetooth is turned off" in settings with no slider available to turn ...
According to the
NI-488.2 Operating Systems Support,
the latest NI-488.2 version that works for XP is version 2.4.
(For comparison, today's latest version is 20.0.)
Unfortunately, we are informed in the article
How to Download NI-488.2 Drivers Prior to 17.6
National Instruments has removed NI-488.2 17.0 and earlier from the
NI-488.2 Download Page. If ...
Unfortunately, Radeon 200-series cards are just one generation too old to out-of-the-box use the modern Linux AMDGPU driver. By default, Ubuntu would have you using the older 'radeon' driver. I used to have a R290X, so I know this pain :)
However, you can change some Linux kernel settings via GRUB configuration to enable experimental support for 200-series ...
It sounds like you've done a good job of process-of-elimination troubleshooting for just about everything but the desktop's NIC. Get a $20 USB 3 to gigabit Ethernet adapter and see if your PC can do gigabit Ethernet with a different adapter/NIC.
Gigabit Ethernet uses all 8 conductors in the cable, whereas 100 Mbit only uses 4. So when something works for 100 ...
PnPUtil Microsoft command MIGHT be able to install extracted drivers, not sure how well it'd work with directories/multiple-drivers.
Assuming you have an external wireless keyboard(what I am about to say won't require a mouse);
press windows key + r type cmd and press control + shift + enter to launch cmd as admin.
Next, write the command rundll32 keyboard, disable. Hit Enter.
The keyboard will stop functioning(hold on I know you want to turn it back on and I am getting there)
to turn it ...
I cannot make comment, so will leave answer here instead.
The question leave out important detail on what driver is disabled. If it's just kbdhid/mouhid then suggestions related to RDP login will probably work. If it's kbdclass/mouclass then the only way I can think of is to boot into WinPE/recovery environment and use "reg add [keyname] /v Start /t ...
That driver is an Intel QM77 Express Chipset LPC Controller.
It is not on every machine. It is installed on my ThinkPad X230 and not installed on my ThinkPad X1 (not needed).
If it is on your machine, you can very safely let Windows Update do the update from its source. No issue from doing that.
Here are the relevant Screen Shots.
First Windows Update ...