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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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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Remove all third-party drivers

Is there a way to un-DISM all drivers from Windows? Our images are injected with Dell's CAB driver packs, but with our new Optiplex 7020's we're getting a video error on bootup. We suspect there ...
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Possibility to have two versions of same printer driver on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have print server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with cca 100 of print queues installed. For easier handling of printer driver updates, mainly universal drivers from printer vendors are being used. ...
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WinServer2008R2 refused “unsigned driver” however same driver works on other machines

Trying to load Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge driver on my Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. Driver used is official release from Silicon Labs. Stuck with error "Windows cannot verify the ...
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Random 0x0000007B BSOD, Windows Server 2008 R2 on HP Server

The server at my company has been acting strange for as long as I know. Since it is a production server, we rarely do a complete shutdown/restart, but when we do, at random times we got a BSOD for ...
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Missing a Generic/Text Only printer driver?

I have a program that needs a printer with the Generic/Text Only driver to print shipping documents.Some users in China (who use Windows XP and Windows 7) don't have the option to select this driver ...
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Generic/Text only printer drivers for x64 and x86, installation in Win server 2008R2

While migrating printers from a 2003 server to 2008R2(x64) using print management I realized that few printers use "Generic/Text only" drivers. Since it migrated using print management it migrated the ...
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Find and update all windows drivers silently from a network share

I have a network share with extracted drivers (from Dell) (with .inf files). Is there a script or program which will find and update all computer drivers from a network share (no splashy UI's, no ...
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How to preinstall a Windows 7 device driver or prevent install prompt?

I am trying to silently install Cisco IP Communicator software as part of a system deployment. For deployment, I am using KACE 2000 which basically lets you compile sets batch files and run them in a ...
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How to backup drivers from a 5.1 ESXi install?

I have a running system with ESXi 5.1 using specific drivers for two network cards. I can't remember how I found them, so I'd like to make a backup of these drivers for a new ESXi 5.5 install. It ...
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Setting paper sizes on shared printers windows 2012

I have set up two logical printers in 2012 printing to the same physical device. I have set one logical printer to print to A3 and the other to print to A4. I have then connected to these printers ...
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Point'n'Print setup in Windows 7 x64 on Samba server

I've done a Point'n'Click setup on Samba/CUPS for Windows 7 Clients. The following things are done: CUPS Activated Raw printing support by dpkg-reconfigure cups SAMBA Added to the smb.conf the ...
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MDT capture process injecting drivers, Why?

During the capture process from the MDT sequence, it will inject drivers into the sysprepped image, why would you need that? I know you can prevent it from doing that simply by unchecking it, but ...
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Windows Server 2003 ODBC Drivers

I have ran into a problem with Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server 2005 using ODBC Drivers. Here is my following scenario. I have an application that currently uses ODBC System DSN's to connect to a ...
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Drivers initialization after reboot

For some reason. any driver i'm installing customary, like Virtual Sound Card drivers, do not initialize after reboot. I tried virtual sound card drivers, they initialize fine when installing, but ...
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Driver services windows web server 2008 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Drivers initialization after reboot I have a remote server with Windows Web Server 2008 SP2. It seems that video/audio drivers wont install even with the correct ...
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Obtain device driver version and associated GUID using PowerShell?

Right now, I am getting two separate objects A Win32_NetworkAdapter WMI object A Win32_PnpSignedDriver WMI object In my previous scripts, I've made sure I was calling separate objects, and ...
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Install Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64

According to Intel and Dell, by board is technically a 'desktop' board and they therefore do not support Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller drivers for Windows Server 2008 (R2 x64). I'm trying ...
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Disable or remove filter driver for single HID device

Running Windows XP in a corporate setting here. I have an issue where a filter driver is interfering with the functionality of different USB HIDs. For example graphics tablets do not respond while the ...
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3ware 8506, Solaris (Nexenta Core) and the tw driver: driver (tw) successfully added to system but failed to attach

I've got a little Nexenta Core box at home that's doing NAS duties. Recently, I bought a second hand 3ware 8506 12-port SATA controller to go with the Supermicro AOC-SAT2-MV8 controller that I already ...
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Limited user requires admin rights for plug and play printer?

I have a small fleet of laptops that aren't part of a domain running Windows XP Pro SP3 as limited users. They are used for printing different shipping documents. I have a script that runs when they ...
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Solaris 10 / NIC Marvell Yukon 88E8001 hungs with latest driver

I've installed latest yukon driver from marvell for Solaris 10 8/11. Got the driver, installed, updated /etc/driver_aliases and worked fine. After the system is running for a couple of days, it hungs ...
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Can't uninstall broken network adapters [closed]

I have 3 Fortidrv miniport adapters (IP, IPv6, Network Monitor) that show up in my Device Manager on Windows 7 Home Premium pc with the yellow "!" icons. These devices are hold-overs from a Fortinet ...
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FreeBSD ixgbe driver not working

I recently got a brand new Dell PowerEdge R610 server, I installed VMWare ESXi 5.0 on it and attempted to install FreeBSD as guest OS for squid caching. The server has a PCI-E Intel X520-T2 10Gig ...
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Fedora 15 liveCD for most common wireless and wired network interfaces [closed]

I've created a Fedora 15 liveCD that is customized for my application. On the first laptop I tried, it didn't have the driver for the Broadcom BCM43224 wireless network interface. This software will ...
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Erroneous IDE errors? (status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest })

I keep seeing these appearing on an embedded linux product I work on: hda: dma_intr: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest } ide: failed opcode was: unknown hda: DMA disabled ide0: reset: ...
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New ethernet dual card hangs the server when doing ifconfig eth2 down

What I'm going to explain is happening on two different servers with same OS, same hardware and same hardware upgrade. IMHO I think may be a driver error is going on, but don't know how to figure it ...
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Auto driver installation on Windows 7

Is there any way to completely automate driver installation in Windows 7? I need to: 1. Completely uninstall previous driver including its software 2. Restart computer 3. Install new drivers from ...
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NLB NIC w/ Static IP permanently “Acquiring Network Address” after adding more IP's to the cluster

We have a 2 node NLB cluster. I recently added more IP's to the cluster range, after which point, the NLB NIC's on both of my nodes ended up in a permanent "acquiring network address" state. The ...
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Will Solaris 9 drivers work on Solaris 10?

I'm going to try this anyway right now, but since it's a decent question I thought I should throw it on Server Fault. I'd like a reason why they shouldn't work since the Kernel is so old.
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DIY a simple .inf on an existing .sys?

In continuation of attempting to get an old Digi ST-1032 working on a new server, we've downgraded a server to Windows 2000 in an attempt to use the NT4 drivers. And it works, the old software setup ...
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HP ProLiant ML350 G6 driver problems

We have fresh installed SBS 2011 standard on ML 350 G6 and I ended up with two driver problems - IPMI interface - Base system device We cannot find drivers for them, and I don't know what are those ...
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Downloading Dell PowerEdge drivers as .inf

I'm using nLite to modify the Windows Server 2003 install media to include the drivers for the PowerEdge R410. I have downloaded all the drivers from Dell's website. All of the drivers I have ...
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Sharing EPSON FX-890 printer on Windows 2008 R2 to 32-bit clients

I'm migrating our print server from Windows 2003 to 2008 R2 (64 bit). I have installed our network printers sucessfully but I'm having problems when sharing Epson impact printers. The problem is ...
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Dell PE 2850 NIC cycling - can't install latest drivers

I've just installed W2K8 R2 SP1 on a Dell poweredge 2850. The network card isn't working correctly - keeps cycling through these states: identifying, enabling, network, network cable unplugged. The ...
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Update/change hard disk drivers without booting Windows

I am trying to convert a physical server to a virtual one. I know that there are tools for this, but they either cost a lot or have extreme requirements. I have tried to use Norton Ghost to make a ...
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Managing Drivers for Windows Deployment Services

I have been adding a lot of different drivers to our WDS server since my company has been deploying a ton of different hardware recently. Instead of manually downloading and picking through drivers to ...
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Support by Microsoft on Unsigned Driver

What is the support of Microsoft about unsigned drivers? They support a System with them? I'm looking for a document with the Windows Policy support and what they said about not drivers.
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USB soundcard driver requirements

I realized that I will need a soundcard on the server to support sound using the remote desktop client. Should soundcards work which support Windows 7? Our server runs Windows 2011 Small Business ...
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Compaq Presario a900 wireless driver for windows server 2008 [closed]

I am setting up a server for the first time and I am doing this in my old Compaq Presario a900 notebook. To do that, I installed Windows Server 2008 in order to install a team system foundation server ...
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New print server on Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit

Just wondering if anyone can help me out with some best practice for setting up a new print server and all of the individual queues. I have some questions regarding setting up the print queues, for ...
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Which graphic drivers should I Install and how?

I have a system on which RHEL6 is installed. I need to install proper graphic drivers. I checked my graphic card simply by this command #lspci -v | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
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Compaq DL360 PCI Memory controller

I have a Compaq DL360 with two P3/933 Mhz CPUs and 1152 MB RAM running Windows 2003. Device manager shows a yellow question mark over the PCI Memory Controller. I understand that device to be the ...
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Windows 7 clean install: vendor-specific disk or not? [closed]

When I upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 in the near future I would like to do a clean install (from my own experience and from reading, that seems preferable to an in-place upgrade). I am wondering, ...
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Modem on /dev/ttyS0 can no longer be seen on my linux CentOS

I'm having a problem here, I have a modem that worked on a linux machine perfectly. Suddenly, it doesn't work any more. Linux no longer can see a modem on /dev/ttyS0 Linux doesn't see it using the ...