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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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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Move Win2k3 to new hardware: STOP 0x0000007B (How can I get PERC drivers installed?)

I have an ancient celeron-based Windows 2003 SBS server on an old Dell machine. It has a very basic IDE non-RAID setup. The server is so old, it takes about 30 minutes to boot up and log in. A new ...
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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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Windows 7 boot order and locations

Long story short, a program that shouldn't have been run on this machine has been, and it's created a naughty .sys file that is being loaded right after pci.sys (as determined by NBTLog.txt) I've had ...
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What's the proper build environment for an oem.tgz under esxi 4.1

I've got an unsupported SATA card that I want to use under esxi. Not really a problem -- I'm not planning on asking for support for this system; it's mostly a basement computer that I'll use for ...
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Windows 2008 64bit driver for Intel PRO/1000 PM?

I'm trying to upgrade the network adapter's driver on my windows 2008 dedicated server to the latest version. I checked in the device manager and I see two network adapters, Intel PRO/1000 PL and ...
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How do you map a virtual drive letter to a net work path on Windows

There are two computers PC1, PC2, there is a fold named: D:\Soft in PC1, and I want to use just one copy of soft. so I used psubst to create a virtual driver D: in PC2 like below, and it works very ...
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How to install Oracle OLE drivers for use in SQL Server 2008 R2 x64

As per standard procedure we've been using for years for previous versions of both Oracle and SQL Server, I have installed Oracle's latest ODAC package, which includes the Oracle OLE driver onto our ...
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HP laserjet 1022n problems on windows server 2003 R2

Our HP laserjet 1022n works fine on everything except whenever it is asked to print a document with some sizes of calibri type font, instead of printing normally, it spews out gibberish (things like ...
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Using Built-In Drivers for Print Server

I have an HP LaserJet 4 Plus that I'd like to be able to map (TCP/IP) to my users. I have to give a location for the printer so that the client computer knows where to find the driver. This would be ...
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Installing OpenVPN on Windows7

It seems I cannot install the current version of OpenVPN (2.1.2) because the TAP driver is not signed and therefore windows 7 x64 refuses to install it. It shows up in the device manager, but with a ...
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HP universal print driver on Samsung SCX5935FN

Recently we've been faced with a very odd issue; our Samsung SCX5935FN skips the numbers "6" and "8" whenever it is asked to print a document. Everything else within the document is printed correctly, ...
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Add printer as domain user in Windows 7

In Windows 7, one has to have (local) administrator privileges to install a printer driver, even when this printer is installed from one of the domain servers. The only 'solution' I've read so far is ...
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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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Unable to load my driver in non-admin user account

Dear Sir I have written a C++ driver for some application of my own. It works perfectly fine when i run it on Administrator account, but on non-Admin user account, it is unable to load driver. Please ...
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Network cable keep connecting/disconnecting rapidly or so does Windows tell me

Suddenly this morning one of the computer on our network keeps dropping it's network connection. The computer run an up to date Windows XP Pro and is a Lenovo 3000 J110 computer. The network card is ...
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How can I get the print drivers for all printers installed on a print server?

I want to prestage the print driver installations for all printers I have installed on my network. I reckon I can do this with some jiggery-pokery with pnputil, but I need to know what I should be ...
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IPFire firewall under Hyper-V. How to get synthetic devices working?

The latest version of IPFire (v2.7 core 38) uses the linux 2.6.32.15 kernel. This includes Microsoft's Hyper-V synthetic drivers. How do I get them working? When IPFire boots, it loads the hv_vmbus ...
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How do I install missing drivers in the Recovery Console?

I'm testing a backup to a bare metal restore. The new hardware doesn't have PS2 Mice/Keyboard and needs USB drivers: I can't log into any of the Safe Modes. I can however, put the original SBS2003 ...
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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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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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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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ESX Server Setup cannot detect my LAN card

I want to install esx server on my system that has LAN card, (Realtec RTL-8110sc) How to install it? thanks
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How do I tell which kernel module is servicing a /dev device?

How do I find out which kernel module (as seen by typing lsmod) is servicing a particular device in /dev ? In other words, say I have a device, /dev/mouse0 and I want to find out which kernel module ...
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Updating PHP mySQL drivers when updating mySQL

I have apache, php, and mysql all installed from source. When I update mySQL to the latest version (5.1.46), do I need to update anything on the php side for it to be able to work with the new ...
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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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Software Based RAID? Via OS or Controller?

So, I just discovered that the RAID controller within my Dell Precision 470 is software based. I never recognized until now that Adaptec CERC stood for "Cost Effective Raid Controller"... amazing. ...
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PowerEdge 2800 Server - PERC 4e/Di RAID — Installing Windows

Have the above server (got it for free) with the PERC 4e/Di raid controller inside (according to dell's site). I've downloaded the drivers to a floppy. The Windows Server 2003 Install disk recognizes ...
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What port does OpenLink ODBC Driver use?

I use Avaya Reporting Services and OpenLink ODBC Drivers for db connection. I know that it uses port 5000 for handshaking but after that I believe it uses an random port for communication. I want to ...
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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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Cannot use integrated audio on GA-MA74GM-S2 on FreeBSD

I'm trying to configure a home-server for using as sound-server among other uses. MB is GA-MA74GM-S2 (dmidecode confirmed), with Realtek ALC888 codec on it. As I understand, this soundcard must work ...
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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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RHEL 5.x SCSI Driver .img update for initrd.img

I have production DB server (RHEL 5.1) with LSI Megaraid driver loaded during setup via DUD (Driver Upd Diskett). Now I'd like to update kernel and other packeges to 5.4 version. I also downloaded ...
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Windows Server 2003 on components that have no driver support

I recently got an i5 processor on an ASUS P7P55D LE motherboard to act as a cheap server only to realise that there are no windows 2003 drivers for the chipset and network. I haven't tried yet but can ...
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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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What key parts of a Linux server are worth chasing drivers for?

I have a spare Dell Poweredge 2800 server that had a couple of drives crash and has been inactive. I decided to bring it to life as an Asterisk server - experimenting with Asterisk and Linux. We ...
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Older Proliant System Management Driver

I'm trying to update my server, a DL380 G2, from Server 2003 to Server 2008 (R1 not R2). Even though it is an older server, I've been able to get everything working except the Advanced System ...
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How to install tun/tap driver for openvpn on centos linux?

How to install tun/tap driver for openvpn on centos linux? Best wishes for you.
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Weird “missing” CD/DVD driver during Windows Server 2008 installation

We have an old PowerEdge 860 that we're trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 onto. At present the machine doesn't have any OS installed, so we're doing a clean install from a DVD. Pretty simple ...
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Is it possible that the OS / some other app can cause my driver to hang for more than 1 second?

I have a driver that for one reason or an other it hanged for more than 1 second and crashed my app. What possible causes do you know that can make a driver hang for more than one second inside an ...
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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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Windows 2003 SP1 terminal server printers Disappear after reboot - HP laserjet 4240

had working PCL6 laserjet 4240 driver. needed to downgrade to PCl5, tried but did not get clean install. tried again and it seemed to work (this is 2003 enterprise terminal server SP2) Have over 40 ...
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GUI tools to administer Linux Box

What GUI tools do you advise to improve the usability of Linux for those accustomed to doing system administration the windows-way? Users new to Linux often get confused when they need to configure ...
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Snow Leopard Compatible Drivers for Moschip MCS7720 USB-to-Serial Controller

We are using Cables Unlimited USB-2925 USB-to-Dual-DB9 serial cables, which use the Moschip MCS7720 controller. We have downloaded the newest driver from http://www.moschip.com/mcs7720.php, but that ...
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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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Pausing a NOT_PAUSABLE service, pausing a not pausable service from the command line or code

I'm trying to pause a windows driver that has the NOT_PAUSABLE attribute set. when I send a sc query ServiceName the output is as follow: TYPE : 110 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS (interactive) ...
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Drivers for Dell Precision M90 and Windows Server 2008 (R1)

I am trying to get multi monitor support for a laptop. I have installed Windows Server 2008 (R1) x64 and none of the dell drivers for the laptop seem to work (I have tried the x64 ones for Vista and ...
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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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Faster Windows Install + Automatisation

I'm looking for a way to install Windows Faster and let it run automaticly. We do daily installations of Windows XP, Windows Vista and soon Windows 7. We are currently using the following procedure: ...
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Linux driver for Intel ICH10R

I would like to know what 64-bit Linux distribution can I use with an Intel ICH10R RAID. I have tried CentOS 5.2 and Ubuntu Server 8.04. Neither support that raid controller. Also, I would like to ...