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How can ntfs.sys be loaded if the driver is located in an NTFS partition?

ntfs.sys is the NTFS driver for the Windows operating system. However, Windows does not start itself. It relies on the Windows Boot Manager. Windows Boot Manager and winload have built-in NTFS support....
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Where is brand & model information stored in an output device?

For example, why does Windows show me "SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 USB Device" string when I plug in my flash drive to my computer? Or, why does Windows show me "GXT 922 Gaming Mouse" ...
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How to disable ASUS driver automatic installation on Windows 10

To disable automatic driver updates: Run Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings Position to the Hardware tab Click "Device Installation Settings" Click "No (your ...
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Windows automatic driver installation

Microsoft does not create most of its included drivers - it receives them from the manufacturers. The drivers from Microsoft that come from the manufacturer are sometimes an older version of the one ...
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windows 11: is there a limit to the number of USB devices?

It might be that you are encountering the limitation of your USB root host controller as regarding endpoints. This is a hardware limitation that is not related to your operating system. Each USB ...
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How to use BCM2045 Bluetooth USB Dongle?

I am very sure you are out of luck and will have to replace the Dongle with a newer device. Bluetooth The Broadcom BCM2045 is a monolithic, single-chip, stand-alone baseband processor with an ...
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Enable/Disable device driver via command line

pnputil is (now?) included with Win10. pnputil /disable-device "PCI/VEN_..." Look up the instance path in Device Manager and specify it here. pnputil /enable-device "PCI/VEN_..." ...
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1Gbps Full Duplex has 100x slower upload than 100Mbps Full Duplex

Had the same problem initial (super slow upload), same network card. Took me a while to get to the same point (1Gbps slow upload). In my case it was a PC connected to the wifi router via LAN. When I ...
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Windows 10 does not install GTX 1060 video card driver

According to msi.com you should download and install GeForce Experience. It will keep your drivers up to date and the games optimized. Another option is the manual install on the MSI page (I wouldn't ...
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Location of Printer Drivers

To list all drivers, including locations, to a file in C:\temp, enter the following in CMD: driverquery /v > c:\temp\drvrs.txt Sample output, with some columns removed: Module Name Display Name ...
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What driver is compatibility with USB\VID_0FE6&PID_9700&REV_0101 hardware id?

That PNP ID appears to be a Realtek RTL8150. Have you tried drivers from this page or this driver hosted by cnet?
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Can you influence Windows 10 to not force devices into "Unspecified" device category?

Is it possible to influence OS in a way to not show a device under that category or hide the category itself in Devices/Printers view? No. Devices show up as unspecified because they are not ...
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Why can't I update on Windows my old Bluetooth driver dating from 2006

It's worse than you think - read the article Why are all Windows drivers dated June 21, 2006? The dates on all Windows drivers are set to June 21, 2006. The version number increases over time, but ...
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windows 11: is there a limit to the number of USB devices?

The Solution: branch wide, not deep @harrymc Correctly answered the question: the USB topology was "too deep" which limited the number of endpoints. Previously, I had four 7-port USB ...
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Driver for nvidia 6200tc

Go to https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us Search for GeForce > GeForce 6 Series This takes you to https://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/driverResults.aspx/82850/en-us which supports ...
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How to install Olivetti NomadJet 100S on Windows 10

The Olivetti and Tally printers you mentioned (I used a Tally many years ago) are very old. It is really unlikely modern Windows will have drivers for them. Try to set them up as generic text printers ...
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My touchpad stops responding for exactly one second after I press a key

I found an answer!!! For people looking for a solution to this in the future, I've got good news, the solution is stupidly simple. On Windows 11 simply open Touchpad Settings (open Start Menu -> ...
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can a dead gpu still work with Microsoft Basic display adapter

All the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter needs is a framebuffer. Basically the graphics chip can take in an image constructed by the operating system and display it on a monitor. All this requires is ...
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Why install drivers if they came with the linux kernel

The drivers that come 'baked into the linux kernel' are generally opensource drivers. These usually do not provide the best performance as they are not directly from the manufacturer. Thus for any ...
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Lenovo P71 Windows 10 Pro Upgrade from 20H2 to 21H1 fails with Intel RST: The inbox storage driver iastora.sys doesn't work on these systems

You can do 3 things with this driver: All are referenced here: Intel RST Solution One – Reset the Startup Intel® RST Service. Find this in Services. Solution Two – Update the Intel® RST driver. ...
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Should I install the Intel Management Engine Components and Intel Chipset Device Software?

IME does not permit or involve ordinary remote management. You need to be in a big company with resources to do core laptop management services. So yes, for your system and the system's Driver Update ...
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What might be causing periodic audio pops and crackles in certain Windows 10 applications?

After nearly 18 months of accepting persistent audio crackling issues as the norm, I found the culprit earlier this evening. Corsair's iCue peripheral management software I committed to a clean ...
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Left Button doing Right Click in Windows

You need to change a setting in Windows: Open Settings ( win + I ) Devices --> Mouse Open Additional Mouse settings Here, toggle from Left-Handed to Right-handed.
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is this sound distortion hardware or software?

Try a different speaker. See if that works. It could also be the speaker power circuit in the computer (which may be different than the headphone output. So if a new speaker does not change things, ...
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Issues with SD card reader

The issue was related to the "lock" switch. Inserting an SD in this DELL VOSTRO reader the switch is always moved to lock due to the tightness of the reader... it is incredible. I had to put ...
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Is there really any performance benefit from updating graphics drivers?

Yes and no. In general, the small beta increments of beta drivers can have a benefit. However, these benefits are focused on those consumers with the latest GPUs and/or gaming companies that have ...
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How to install .inf file in windows 7 using cmd

To install a inf file: regsvr32 Filename.inf To uninstall regsvr32 /u Filename.inf To install all inf file in a folder from the command line: for %a in (*.inf) do regsvr32 "%a"
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Is my videocard dead?

It still works (at least partially) else you wouldn't have any picture. But the NVidia specific driver crashes and Windows reverts to the basic SVGA driver. This is usually a sign that the video-card ...
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Cannot install Printer MFC-J680DW on Win10

Windows 10 should have the driver for this printer in the Microsoft Driver Catalogue. Uninstall the driver and any driver associated apps like scanner - everything to do with the printer. Now restart ...
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Intel HD Graphics 4000 only displaying native monitor resolution in Safe Mode

Intel HD 4000 (I have that on one machine here) does not support the high resolution you want. Intel HD 4000 Intel graphics does not support dual-link, therefore 1920x1200 is the maximum for DVI and ...
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