A device driver or software driver is a computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a hardware device.

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Network drivers on RIS

I have RIS (Remote Installation Service) on my server and I have XP image on RIS. Everything runs great, but I have one little problem. When I use the remote installation process, the computer asks ...
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Question about Installing Windows 7 - Unspported Device requires a Driver Disk

In a Windows 7 DVD I see two big files: boot.wim and install.wim. My assumption is that I can modify boot.wim to affect the Windows Preinstallation Environment itself. Is this assumption correct? To ...
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Server 2008 R2 repair install

Is it possible to do a repair install on a server 2008 R2 Enterprise machine like we used to be able to do on 2003? I need to reinstall on a remote server and don't have a driver cd in the drive just ...
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Can I find out what application is using a mirror driver?

According to Windows, my machine can no longer display the Aero interface as an application is using a "mirror driver". I can't think of any software I've installed recently that would need to mirror ...
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What actions get carried out on the files in /dev?

What exactly does the files in /dev do? I'm having a difficult time understanding the relation between the files here, device drivers and the device. Taking an example, what does /dev/hda do? does ...
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What drivers to install on Windows Server 2008 R2?

I just installed Win 2008 R2 on the Mainboard with the AMD 785G chipset. Should I install any chipset drivers? Should I install the ATI Catalyst drivers? Are there performance benefits (I use Remote ...
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USB drivers broken, and no PS/2 ports

Installing windows 2003 64bit on an Intel DQ35JO motherboard, after starting the automatic driver installation from the Intel Driver CD the USB is not functioning after the automatic reboot. This ...
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Imaging Sony Viaos — Missing drivers

I've been given several Sony Viao VGN-BX760's from old software engineering students. I'm supposed to install Windows, drivers, necessary software, and image the other laptops with it. The problem is ...
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H and V don't work on windows server 2012 log on

I'd like to log in to windows server 2012. It worked yesterday but today I couldn't enter my current password because the H and V keys didn't work and my password include the h. I connected the ...
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CentOS 7 Blank Screen On Boot

CentOS 7 boots, shows the grey 7 background with a spinner icon, then the screen goes blank, monitor goes to sleep. I can still log in via SSH. Everything seems to be in order except monitor issues. ...
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Permission to enable\disable devices in device manager without admin rights?

Short question: Can you use group policy to allow users to disable\enable devices without giving them full administrative rights to a machine? More detailed: We have machines that crash on logoff\...
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Scan through USB connected printer on Print Server

I have two printers, a Lexmark laser printer, and a Canon colour printer/scanner. They are both hooked up via USB to my Print Server. They are set up in Print Management and shared as \\PS1\Lexmark ...
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windows 2012: search additional folder for device drivers

I am building servers that have loads of devices that windows can't find drivers for. I have the USB with all the drivers plugged in. I have to click each device and update it one by one manually. I ...
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Using Group Policy create Local Port that points to C:\scanbookdata\epl.txt

I'm trying deploy a local port printer which points to c:\scanbookdata\epl.txt using Group Policy. Below is screen shot of what I'm trying to do : I'm lost as how to go about this. Any help would ...
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Cannot install Intel drivers from CD (browser driven install)

I'm trying to install some Intel drivers in a Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bits) box. These drivers come in a CD. Problem is, this is a "browser-driven" install. And Internet Explorer, in this server ...
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Using drivers not supplied by server motherboard manufacturer

Is it considered bad practice/risky to use drivers for servers not provided by the motherboard manufacturer? My on board NIC drivers supplied by the manufacturer of my motherboard were released in ...
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Trouble with ATI ES1000 on Debian Wheezy

I have an hp DL580 machine and I upgraded Debian 6 to 7 (AMD64 edition; kernel was also updated to 3.2). This machine has an ATI ES1000 graphic card. So I followed the instructions listed in http://...
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windows 2008R2 + Active Directory + printer x86 driver issues

i am setting a windows 2008 active directory server, and we have a NRG/Ricoh network printer. I configure it on the server with the x64 drivers (i add it up as a printer listed on the directory list, ...
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SLES11 random unreachability from a single machine

I'm experiencing a very weird problem and I am lost hard now. I have set up several Suse SLES 11 SP2 machines since my company tries switching to SUSE. And every single machine with SLES 11 has this ...
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Windows List Network Driver Stack?

I think there is a rougue filter driver in the Windows driver stack. Are there any tools which will allow me to see the stack and all loaded drivers? In a nice tree format? I know there is ...
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Printing weirdness - German language, Xerox 7125

Please read carefully to see the problem details and steps that I have taken to troubleshoot. We have an executive at my organization who has a German language machine, Windows 7. I have installed ...
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Pantech UML290 Verizon Driver

Is there a separate driver available for Pantech UML290 4G LTE USB Modem? I would prefer not to have to install VZAccess, but use the default Windows DUN support.
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ixgbe driver: Limit the max number of cores [closed]

I have a Linux workstation with 48 cores and runs ixgbe driver for fiber interface. And I have to test a project name Netmap on it. NetMap is a high performance network framework for high speed ...
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Intel igb driver packet loss on Debian Linux 6.0

I am running Debian Linux 6.0 (2.6.32-5-amd64). My network NICS are Intel 82580 Gigabit running with the IGB network driver version 3.3.6 (firmware version 3.2-9). I tested the performance and I ...
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Matching MySQL Server version and driver version

I'm working on an installer that installs a program to a local machine which accesses a remote MySQL database. What I would like to know is, how closely do I need match the ODBC drivers (myodbc.dll) ...
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How do I install the pdo_mysql driver on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1?

I have a RHEL box running PHP 5.3.3, which was installed using the binary packages provided by yum. I have installed the php-pdo package: # yum info php-pdo Loaded plugins: product-id, rhnplugin, ...
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Drivers doubts about Windows server 2003 R2 on HP ML350 G6 server

I have one HP server proliant ML350 G6 with OS windows 2008 standard edition installed. I would like downgrade the OS and Microsoft could let me a Kit for the operation with windows server 2003 R2 ...
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Network driver updated - linux still loading the old driver version

I recently updated the bnx2 network driver of one server. If I display infomations about the module, it shows me correctly the new version, 2.0.23b. modinfo bnx2 filename: /lib/modules/2.6.32-...
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Network card suddently doesn't answer anymore, but answers after pinging

We have a problem with the network card on a Dell Power Edge R410 with Debian 6 (squeeze). It seems that the network card went into "sleep" mode after some time. If we are connected via ssh to the ...
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Old QIC80 tapes - Anyone know a tape drive that has drivers for 2003 or XP Windows?

I have project where I have to try to load some old QIC80 tapes and see what's on them. I ordered some tape drives but they work only with Windows 95! Does anyone know about tape drive that reads ...
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Why didn't my Linux server start with an active network connection?

I booted my Linux server today via WOL. When it came up, I couldn't SSH onto it. I checked the server and it had booted into the OS but wasn't reachable on the network. I checked my router which ...
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Hyper-V 2008 R2 synthetic networking stops working with linux 2.6.32.15

so I thought I'd give Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise a try on my Homeserver (yes, it's legit... got it from msdnaa). First thing to throw at it was my firewall which runs IPFire. This ...
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Can't find instructions how to use Windows 7 drivers on Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 7 x64 comes with all sorts of signed drivers so there's high probability that all drivers for your machine will be installed during system setup. On the other hand Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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Windows PE network setup

I'm walking through the following step-by-step guide for deploying Windows 7 via AIK: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd349348%28WS.10%29.aspx On step 4 (Capturing the Installation onto a ...
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Getting something out of an old Digi ST-1032

I'm trying to update a setup of a shipping and packaging unit, that makes use of two Digi ST-1032 'Terminal Server' units. I find it a strange name for the devices, but pre-the-nineties it apparently ...
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Can't find onboard NIC with windows server 2008

I'm trying to setup a windows server, but I can't seem to get it to install ethernet drivers :( motherboard is ms-6743 chipset 82865g/pe/p(intel) The MSI drivers specifically for this motherboard are ...
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Allowing “User” group members to install drivers

My problem is next. I am system admin in company of about 150 computers. All xp professional, all users. I can't afford to give anyone power user status because they're practically idiots, and will ...
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X11 performance problem after upgrading from Centos3 to Centos5 with an ATI Rage XL

After upgrading a computer from Centos3 to Centos5 an application that does a lot of scrolling took a very high performance hit. top tells me that X is using a lot of CPU and that was not happening ...
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How do I stop hpboid.exe and hpbpro.exe from running MANY MANY times on my server?

I'm seeing many copies of those 2 programs running on the server. They seem to collect over time and each consume 5mb-10mb of RAM. It seems to be part of the printer driver for either the HP LaserJet ...
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poolmon.exe: 32bit versions

I am debugging a leak using poolmon.exe. I have 2 versions, one from xp install disk, one from a Win2003 kit. Some of the Microsoft documentation mentions options that my poolmon(s) do not support (/...
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What to do about “SCSIPressurePathManager: new active path available” errors?

I have a DeLock-branded, Si3132-based eSATA ExpressCard in my MacBook Pro, with the com.SiliconImage.driver.Si3132r5 driver 1.5.16 on 10.5.7. Every now and then, it apparently decides to go nuts. All ...
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How can I get a list of windows printer driver installed on a server

I can manually install a printer driver on a server and that shows up as a configured printer just like on a workstation. However there are applications where I can provide a UNC name to a printer ...
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Installing CentOS on HP Server, SSDs connected to a RAID controller

I am trying to install centOS 6.0 in this HP Server, I contacted with the support and they said me that it supports that OS. I have no problem installing it on a SSD that is connected directly to ...
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Unable to connect to Network Adapter (Cellular Data)

I have a number of Fujitsu Q702 Tablets that have been very problematic with regards to connecting to a mobile broadband connection (via SIM Card). These used to work fine up until a few weeks ago. ...
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Regarding drivers for windows server 2008 r2

I have gygabyte motherboard and i am planing to install on it windows 2008 r2 server this mother board dont have drivers for windows 2008 r2 only for windows 7 and windows 8. Can i use drivers for ...
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Trying to install Intel Xeon Phi Driver on Centos 7

I tried to install and Intel Xeon Phi Driver. But it seems to have some problems. As the message just say "failed to load" and I dont know why, I hoped someone has experience with this and could tell ...
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Weird network interrupt issue

in ifconfig output i am seeing Interrupt 16 but when i check in /proc/irq/ i am not seeing number 16 there. following number i am seeing here. my driver is broadcom tg3 [root@centos7 ~]# ls /proc/...
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VIA south bridge puts CPU to sleep, disables timer and ethernet interrupts

I have two VIA NAB-7410 boards with 4x Intel 82541GI gigabit adapters. On both boards, Linux occasionally stops responding to Ethernet frames. The problem goes away when another interrupt is triggered,...
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Proper Steps To Upgrade My Server 2008 R2 Machine From HHD To SSD

I'm working on upgrading a server's hard drive from a standard HHD to an SSD drive. I have cloned the drive with a program called "EaseUS Todo Backup Free 8.6" (which I think does a bunch of extra ...
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Are the i40e and ixgbe drivers really used by our Intel NICs?

We recently got two QCT 2U4Node high-density servers. Each node is equipped with a XL710 dual 40G NIC with two QSPF+ ports and two QCT mezz cards that sport Intel 82599 and dual 10G SPF+ ports for a ...