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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installing microsoft server 2008 on RAID drive

Using RAID 1 on a HP G165 G5 server and trying to install windows server 2008, however right at the install screen the windows installation wont find any hard drives. Ive tried installing HP 4/8 ...
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Purge print driver cache on windows 7 with powershell script

[Background] We have been having trouble with our network clients suddenly being unable to print. They get an odd error with a hex code. We determined that something in the driver was messed up and ...
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How to find the printer driver properties

I have 15 print servers in our environment in different offices. Before upgrading of drivers i would like to display a report with the below information. 32 or 64 bit and Driver last installed or ...
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bonding driver in centos 5.5,mode balance-rr not work

i've creat a bonding interface in centos 5.5,i chose mode balance-rr,using slave eth6 and eth7,and the link of eth6 and eth7 is ok,here is the configuration file: [root@50:B3:42:00:00:A3 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Locked Print settings disapper on workstations

we have a RICOH MFD and its queue ison a print servers ; few people accesing it via windows 7 workstations , have issues. They set the Locked print preference in Print Preferences -> one click print ...
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PCL XL error Warning: IllegalMediaSource

While printing to a network shared printer, some documents printed from Windows XP machines cause an additional page to be printed with the following text PCL XL error Warning: ...
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irtouchServer on openSUSE 11.4 (i586) - (irtouchServer) did not claim interface 0 before use

I'm trying to install IR Touch from IRTOUCHSYSTEMS. I download the drivers and install them but on dmsg I see: usb 2-1.3: usbfs: process 8179 (irtouchServer) did not claim interface 0 before use ...
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Why won't mutliple identical 56k fax modems work in Windows?

I've just installed two identical fax modems into a Windows Server 2003 Standard server and for whatever reason, the first one works fine and the other doesn't. They both create virtual COM ports and ...
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What driver for M1015 for Solaris 11 Express

For Solaris 11 Express, what driver is supposed to be used? The M1015 is essentially a LSI 9240-8i From http://www.lsi.com/products/storagecomponents/Pages/MegaRAIDSAS9240-8i.aspx The only driver ...
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SUN X4150 Server - Tools and Drivers CD Request

I have been trying to get my hands on the latest tools and drivers cd for the X4150 Sunfire server. Sun (Oracle) is no help to a guy like me. I don't want a service agreement, I just want the latest ...
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Updating / forcing usb wireless driver in Linux

I have a new USB WIFI stick Airlive X.USB-3. It's a a/b/g/n solution with dual external atennas based ar9170 chipset. http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/ar9170 website states that the ...
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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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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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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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Loading RAID Drivers For Windows Servers

I noticed many RAID controller manufacturers package their drivers in .exe files rather than INF's which is what server 2003/2008 seems to want when you load a driver during setup. How can I get these ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - RDSH - Registry bloat with Samsung Universal Print Driver

While running multiple Windows Server 2008 R2 RDSH farms we are experiencing an issue where the RDSH servers all are having their Registry bloated to the maximum value 2048MB. Using Sysinternals ...
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Driver corruption when deploying Dell Touchpad Drivers (with software) during imaging process

We're an sccm shop, and use it to deploy Windows. When deploying Dell laptops (multiple models), the touchpad drivers seem install properly, but the software doesn't. The resulting problem is that ...
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Adaptec pm80xx Driver Drops Drives Randomly

I'm building a ZFS NAS using an Adaptec ASA-71605H HBA on Ubuntu 12.04.4. Modern Linux kernels ship with the open-source version of the required pm80xx kernel module. Adaptec provides a driver for ...
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netmap issue with wheezy linux kernel 3.2.0.4 and Intel Corporation 82599EB 10-Gigabit card

I have compiled the netmap drivers on debian wheezy with kernel 3.2.0.4 and ixgbe patched module from netmap drivers code. When I insert the modules after removing default ixgbe module I get the ...
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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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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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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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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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Printing to Xerox with XSA accounting from Linux

My company has a lot of Ubuntu 12.04 desktops and a new Xerox ColorQube 8900S networked printer. Using the .ppd file from Xerox I can print to the printer fine, unless XSA accounting is turned on. At ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Imaging Process for Multiple Hardware configurations

currently we use a PXE environment to deploy an automated imaging process to PC's for windows 7. We are using an unattended installation with an answer file. This answer file tells the windows ...
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DPM thinks tape drives needs cleaning while info from driver doesn't

I have a Quantum Superloader 3 directly attached to a backup server running DPM 2012 R2 on Windows Server 2012 R2 fully updated. I have a problem where DPM keeps giving an event ID 3308: DPM could not ...
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Adding Drivers to Boot Images on Windows Deployment Server (Server 2008)

I use WDS to deploy images onto Windows PCs and laptops at work. Whenever we add a new model to be imaged, I'm usually confronted with obstacles to getting the new necessary drivers into the boot ...
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Spool directory getting filled with cab files

Citrix XenApp 6.0 server on Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise as a VM in ESX 4.1 environment. This one particular system, the C:\Windows\System32\Spool directory is seeing CAB files constantly being created ...
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Installing Netezza 6.0.8 ODBC driver on Windows Server 2008

Below are four Netezza drivers that are available for Netezza 6.0.8. I installed the second one on Windows Server 2008, and it placed it into the system32 folder (64 bit folder). However, when I set ...
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How can I install the 64-bit HP Universal Print Driver on an x86 print server?

I have a Windows 2003 (x86) print server and am trying to add 64 bit drivers for a couple of old LaserJet printers. (An HP LaserJet 4050TN and a HP LaserJet 1320DN). The only 64 bit drivers for these ...
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Linux onboard video drivers for Intel server board S1200BTL

Installed Ubuntu Server 13.04 64 bit on an Intel S1200BTL board. The official Intel cd came with a few Linux drivers, but the one for onboard video is missing. I am certain there is no hardware ...
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3ware Raid Driver for Redhat

I am trying to install RedHat 5.6 64 bit on SuperMicro Server. And I created Raid5. But when I started the OS installation . Redhat prompted me to select the Driver for Raid which i downloaded. But it ...
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why modprobe -r streams will disconnect you putty?

There is no problem when running modprobe streams, which install the Linux Streams (LiS), while the tty got disconnect and also the screen goes blank when running modprobe -r streams ?
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Network Device not getting Detected after Windows System Restore

I have been trying to setup a pair of systems to be Primary and Secondary Servers for the Fail safe systems. I prepared both the systems with Windows Server 2008 32 Bit. For replication, I have took a ...
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install network drivers on a diskless windows 2008 R2

I have a dell r715 with a Broadcom NetXtreme II 1 Gigabit Server. I am booting my Windows Server 2008 R2 through iSCSI from a SAN. I want to install my network drivers. When I try to install my ...
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Display driver installation fails on some computers, driver not signed

Im installing a displaydriver from intel on a number of laptops from dell, they all are of the same model and version with the same graphics card in them. The problem that I'm having is that on some ...
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Server 2003 Remote Desktop loses its virtual printer image of the local printer

Server 2003 Remote Desktop provides service to stores served by several ISPs. The server loses its virtual printer image of the local printer (as seen from the remote store site) and a copy of the ...