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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Reload an audio driver

I currently have a user that is forced to watch many different training videos and/or audio courses (CD, flash, DVD, etc). Once in a while their audio will stop working. I stop over and the system ...
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How to update all windows drivers?

Is there any way to force windows to recheck all devices against drivers in its database (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DevicePath) and update to the latest drivers ...
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Barriers preventing from deploying 64-bit OS in workstations?

At my workplace, our servers have run 64-bit OSes for years. But the workstations are a problem. Very few applications and drivers work well on 64-bit OSes. Those few cases are enough to prevent the ...
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Setting the right screen resolution for Ubuntu

Under "Screen resolution" in Ubuntu, I don't have my screen's native resolution (SyncMaster 226BW). What's the right way to make Ubuntu detect it? Udi
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What infomation can be had about a USB device that I don't have drivers for?

I have a USB device (USB to RS-232) that works on some computers without drivers but not on others. This is a problem because I don't have the drivers disk for it nor any info on who made it. Are ...
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Driver with tag “Stor” on Windows XP (32 bit)

I have a leaking driver (leaks 40-60MB/day) on Windows XP (32 bit). I used poolmon.exe from Server2003 SP2 (file-date is in 2007), I get: Stor Nonp 169527 ( 13) 950 ( 0) 168577 49377328 ( 3744) 292 ...
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Inserting drivers into BartPE ISO image?

Is it possible to insert drivers (sata) directly into an BartPE image, or would I have to build it from scratch?
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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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Stop automatic reinstall of drivers in drivercache

So, you've got a driver that's giving you problems and you uninstall the driver or device and it automatically gets reinstalled. Is there a way to stop windows from keeping a driver in the driver ...
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Good/free tool or way to backup drivers

What is good free tool to backup all currently installed hardware drivers, or is there manual way to do it too? Also, simple way to restore backed up collection of drivers to fresh reinstalled system, ...
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Event ID: 2019, Empty nonpaged pool

I need to troubleshoot Event ID: 2019, Empty nonpaged pool errors. I have found a lot of articles, like http://support.microsoft.com/kb/177415 It sounds that debugging driver-leaks is a ...
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Can I simulate a storage device in a VM to test OS image driver compatability?

Greetings, I'm trying to automate the testing of driver support in a library of OS images used for automated deployment in a data center environment. In most cases, I see people standardize on a few ...
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Network driver for Hyper-V restore from Windows Home Server

I have backed up Windows Server 2008 running virtualized on Hyper-V to a Windows Home Server 2008 SP1 (I know I should have backed up the VHD instead). Now I need to restore the contents of the VM ...
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The same driver for multiple network cards — performance bottleneck?

I'm using driver e1000e for multiple Intel network cards (Intel EXPI9402PT, based on 82571EB chip). The problem is that when I'm trying to utilize maximum speed (1GB) on more than one interface, speed ...
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What is the added value of installing Dell / HP / IBM / etc. supplied drivers?

I manage a couple of hundred Linux servers, most of which are HP, if they are not virtualized. Historically, we have installed the HP ProLiant Support Pack (PSP) since before I started working here. ...
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Virtual Sound Card for Windows Server?

i have some software running on a server which requires a sound card to be installed. i'm trying to find a virtual, or emulated, sound card driver for Windows 2000 Server. It doesn't have to play ...
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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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Docking, undocking, losing devices…

Many of my co-workers and myself have a constant problem with docking and undocking our dell notebooks. Our company requires that we run a broad catalog software that starts at boot; but logically I ...
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Linksys wireless NIC won't reconnect after coming out of hibernate

I recently bought a Linksys WMP110 wireless PCI NIC for my XP machine. It works fine, except when I take it out of hibernate it sometimes won't reconnect or even see any wireless networks. I have to ...
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How do I remove a driver completely on a Windows XP client machine?

I have a client (XP SP3) machine where newer drivers have been installed. Unfortunately while these (audio) drivers fixed mic boost, they have introduced problems such as no input working and ...
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Are PERC 5/i RAID controller drivers available and easily installed on Ubuntu 9.04?

We are looking to migrate a Dell PowerEdge 1950 with PERC 5/i RAID controller from an aging Windows 2000 Server installation to a modern Linux distro, probably Ubuntu 9.04. I have come across some ...
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Windows 2003 ODBC Issues - Error 10055

Using data integrator for ETL's pulling data from DB2 to SQL Server, after some time, will get these odbc errors: Communication link failure. comm rc=10055 - CWBCO1003 - Sockets error, ...
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“System cannot find the file specified” trying to reinstall network driver

After uninstalling Symantec Enpoint Protection (manually) one computer (Windows XP) has an inoperative NIC; it shows up in device manager as conflicted. I tried doing a windows repair from CD, which ...
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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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HP Universal Print Drivers Incredibly Slow

We recently migrated to a Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Server (SP2) as a print server. For the most part, we found that it wasn't too hard to get both a x64 and a x86 driver for the printers we ...