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The single most important question you'll answer today

What to do when you're behind someone that pulls way ahead of a Stop sign? [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Apr 11, 2008 - 30 answers

Ram with a View

Going to try "downgrade" my new laptop from Vista to XP. Most painless method? Software to identify all drivers or other methods? [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Feb 12, 2008 - 13 answers

I need 64-bit drivers!

I've got an Inspiron M1730 on the way, and I need 64-bit drivers for XP. [more inside]
posted by omnipotentq on Jan 19, 2008 - 2 answers

Need help printing to work printer from macbook

How do I make my Macbook (leopard os x) play nice with the Ricoh Aficio 2232c printer at work? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Jan 2, 2008 - 7 answers

My 350 won't let me take it's temperature

Another longshot hardware question, but not the wood table kind: I have an OLD Dell PowerEdge 350. I'm running OpenSUSE 10.3. I'd like to monitor system stats like processor temperature and drive status via the normal IPMI drivers. This should be possible; I can get it working on a 1650 using the drivers from Dell's linux website. It doesn't mention the 350 anywhere. Ideas?
posted by SpecialK on Oct 31, 2007 - 2 answers

How can I setup automated drop folder (hot folder) printing?

How can I setup automated drop folder (hot folder) printing? I would like a folder to be watched, and when a PDF gets copied to this folder it gets printed right away. [more inside]
posted by monsta coty scott on Oct 16, 2007 - 3 answers

I've fallen into a Motor Vehicle Rabbit Hole

When you find yourself in a life-harming situation due to a unique administrative hiccup in a government bureaucracy (and since no one's anticipated this sort of hiccup, no one's empowered to override it)....what do you do? [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Oct 13, 2007 - 38 answers

Please help me make my computer forget that I ever plugged my phone into it!

How can I uninstall a driver, and keep it uninstalled? I don't want Windows to keep installing it every time I plug my phone into the computer. I want it to be like the very first time I plugged it in -- when Windows had no idea what driver to install. [more inside]
posted by omair on Oct 10, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me find a driver backup application that can be scripted to run without prompting...

Help me find a driver backup application that can be scripted to run without prompting... [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Sep 19, 2007 - 3 answers

How do I fix ialmdnt5 display driver?

ialmdnt5 display driver periodically stops working, how do I fix it? windows xp.
posted by anticlock on May 25, 2007 - 2 answers

Any thoughts on reinstalling dell drivers?

I'm trying to reinstall Windows XP, but I'm running into driver issues. I'm using a Dell Inspiron E1405 that I want to dual boot XP and Feisty Faun on (I want to go Linux full time, but I needs my WoW, and I can't get Wine to be friendly with my Video Card). I'm running into driver issues. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on May 11, 2007 - 6 answers

Vista - Code 39 On Most Devices

Windows Vista - nearly all devices report "Code 39", corrupt or missing drivers. [more inside]
posted by nervestaple on Apr 20, 2007 - 1 answer

How do I handle this (latest) speeding ticket?

Got a speeding ticket that may cost me my license. But wait! Happened in State A, I live in State B, and my license is from State C, where I used to live. And there are small errors on the ticket. Is there hope? [more inside]
posted by CommonSense on Mar 27, 2007 - 39 answers

Make my resolution greater, please?

Dell laptop question, is this all the resolution I can get? Certainly not! [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Mar 26, 2007 - 11 answers

Get me a license, quick!

What's the best location for a driving test in New York? Does anyone have any experience at the Wantagh location? [more inside]
posted by mhz on Mar 21, 2007 - 7 answers

Will Vista-Native drivers work in XP Pro? Y/N

I have a client system that has Vista preinstalled. The client wants XP Pro on the system. It's a laptop, and the manufacturer (HP) only provides Vista drivers. Will the Vista drivers work in Windows XP? Is there a hardware-equivalent HP system that is the Windows XP version that I can get drivers for to use on this one? It's an HP DV6235NR. Thanks!
posted by SlyBevel on Mar 5, 2007 - 12 answers

OS2 Print Drivers

I'm looking for an original copy of the IBM OS2 Warp Version 3 program on 3.5 inch disks for a reinstall of the print drivers (omni.drv- HP Deskjet 500) They were placed on disk 2 to 4. The original program contained 21 floppy disks. Any assistance or ideas would be appreciated? [more inside]
posted by battlecj on Feb 5, 2007 - 9 answers

Transfering Drivers?

Main hard drive is about to die...New hard drive ready... Is there some way to copy drivers for video card, sound card, printer, etc, from the current OS hard drive to my external hard drive and then put them on my new hard drive with the newly installed windows? [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Feb 5, 2007 - 15 answers

Drivers license query

Where online can I look up how many points are on my Pennsylvania drivers license? [more inside]
posted by furiousxgeorge on Sep 29, 2006 - 3 answers

Scanner Opinion needed

Windows XP does not support (no drivers) an Agfa Snapscan 1212 Scanner because it is operates through the parallel port. Would the scanner work if I purchased a USB to parallel printer cable even though I would have to rely on the Win 98 drivers or is it a lost cause for this scanner.
posted by DonM on Sep 10, 2006 - 10 answers

Display problems with a Sony Vaio PCG-C1VE

My girlfriend has acquired a second-hand Sony Vaio PCG-C1VE laptop. The OS is Windows XP. Her problem is that she can't get the display out of 640x480. She's looking for display drivers, specifically video drivers and monitor drivers if such things exist - she can't find them anywhere. Has anyone got any ideas?
posted by tomcosgrave on Sep 6, 2006 - 4 answers

Help me to get WinXP to recognise my new SATA RAID drive.

Which of the files in this 4mb zip file (link to website) can I get rid of so that I can fit it all on one 3.5" floppy disk so that the Windows XP installation program will recognise my brand new SATA drive? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Sep 3, 2006 - 4 answers

I swear she's innocent!

How do you clear your name of criminal charges after identity theft? And how could these charges have been incurred? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Aug 29, 2006 - 8 answers

random oddity or vast conspiracy?

How come all UPS drivers have mustaches? [more inside]
posted by petsounds on Aug 4, 2006 - 36 answers

Farewell printer drivers for NT 4.0

Quickly need a new printer, yet Windows NT 4.0 Compatible? [more inside]
posted by adzm on Feb 22, 2006 - 3 answers

Where to find latest ATI drivers?

ATI's drivers webpage is down today (probably because of the new World of Warcraft 1.9 patch)... does anybody know where I can find the latest ATI 5.13 drivers WITHOUT Catalyst Control Center (I think it's bloated crap heh)?
posted by unrequited on Jan 3, 2006 - 6 answers

why do the nice people drive funny

I’m driving considerably more than I used to, and have noticed an interesting phenomenon as a result. At least once a day, I see a driver coming towards a stop sign, prepared to make a rolling stop, fixated on looking to their right. At the final second, they look to the left and slam the brakes upon seeing an approaching vehicle. I’d like to figure out why these folks look to the right, instead of the left, which is the lane that will crash into them first. Am I just noticing the bad drivers because they stand out, or there a better explanation?
posted by yorick on Dec 3, 2005 - 14 answers

Drivers and Software

Where do you find old drivers and software? HELP! I'm looking for an old version of the DYMO label writer software version 4.2.0. Its the only version that works with my database. The company doesn't have a copy in stock. I've googled. I've called. I've emailed. Any suggestions?
posted by Macboy on Nov 17, 2005 - 2 answers

SEM-Q10E Dell External CD-Rom Driver

Anyone know where I can find drivers for a Dell branded (part number: 8R610-A00), Samsung SEM-Q10E 24x external cd-rom? Thanks!
posted by strangelove on Nov 17, 2005 - 3 answers

How to fix a flaky display driver

2 to 3 times a day my work computer locks up and i get a pop-up message: "The s3sav4 display driver has stopped working normally. [Save & reboot]" My screen drops down to a 640 x 480 display with almost no color. I reboot and everything is fine again (for a few hours). The cheap bastards here are not going to buy me a new computer. Is it a hardware or software issue -- any clues as to the nature of the problem and if there anything I can do or download to fix it?
posted by Carsey on Nov 3, 2005 - 11 answers

proprietary laptops

I'm about to buy a new laptop. Is there a good way of finding out which laptops have devices on board that are noncompatible with a regular Windows install? Let me explain further, in regard to an annoying HP Omnibook I have... [more inside]
posted by shannymara on Nov 2, 2005 - 6 answers

How do I get my speakers and printer to work?

Remember The Magical "Clean Boot?" Well, it messed up my computer. [more inside]
posted by Citizen Premier on Sep 3, 2005 - 6 answers

Palm Tungsten E2 Drivers?

My mom just purchased a Palm Tungsten E2 from Ebay and it came without software. Unfortunately, for some reason Palm's website doesn't have any software available for this model, at all. Is there anything I can do?
posted by o0o0o on Aug 24, 2005 - 4 answers

Problems Galore with ADD2 "video cards"

Have any of you gotten an ADD2 Card "video card" working with a real driver? I sure haven't. I've only been able to get it to display anything in DOS, the BIOS, the boot process, and Windows with the drivers removed. I need your help, as I've got 60+ brand new PCs with the suckers. [more inside]
posted by blasdelf on Aug 11, 2005 - 2 answers

SCSI Scanner on OS X

Is there any way I can get my SCSI Lintype-Hell Jade scanner to work in OS X for free? [more inside]
posted by gwint on Jul 11, 2005 - 4 answers

USB / Firewire Combo PCMCIA card generates class 10 errors

Sorry to bother people but I'm at my wit’s end and desperate for help. I've bought a CardBus PCMCIA card with 2x USB2 ports, 1x 1394 firewire 6 pin, 1x 1394 firewire 4 pin for my laptop from eBay. It was supplied without documentation and a copied CD with USB 2.0 drivers. I'm running a Dell Latitude C640 with Windows 2000 SP4. I have today updated my BIOS and am running the most recent set. Windows update reports that my OS is fully up to date. Upon inserting the card Windows auto-detected the device. Inserting USB devices (camera and iPod) doesn't bring them up and interestingly the iPod isn't charging. After 8 hours of grappling with VIA USB drivers I’ve hit a brick wall. Under USB controllers in the device manger the following are listed: Standard Universal PCI to USB Hub USB Root Hub USB Root Hub USB Root Hub VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller VIA USB Universal Controller VIA USB Universal Controller All now appear to have the right driver installed but VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller lists a Code 10 error saying that it can't start. I've downloaded the Microsoft USB2.0 hotfix as well as the VIA USB2.0 2.60 drivers all to no avail. Does anyone have any idea as to what I could do?
posted by dmt on May 24, 2005 - 8 answers

Win XP driver for Motorola V220 phone

I have a Motorola V220 mobile phone, and it's got a USB connection. I can't find a driver for Win XP. ? [more inside]
posted by petebest on Feb 27, 2005 - 4 answers

I need to find a driver for a specific USB fingerprint reader

On behalf of a friend: "I need to find a driver for a USB fingerprint reader and I'm drawing blanks. We bought this USB fingerprint scanner off eBay - it was made by ST Electronics, which was then sold off to Upek (www.upek.com) so I think that's probably where the confusion stems from. It's an older model, not supported anymore (or at least, the model number appears nowhere on their website anymore, plus the newer drivers fail to work with the scanner).

Model number: TCFC*TCSA1BL\LFE
5.0V 70mA max

is all that's written on the bottom, apart from a white serial number sticker and an "ST Made in Taiwan" transparent sticker. It still looks like this; the newer UPEK models that look similar are TCRU1C and TCRU2C. So we have a scanner, tales that companies stopped selling them because of driver support, and no trace of them really on the net at all... at least the old model number anyway." Help?
posted by sailoreagle on Feb 3, 2005 - 3 answers

How do I get this ATI Radeon 9600 AGP graphics card to work in a Dell Dimension 4100?

I recently purchased an ATI Radeon 9600 AGP graphics card to replace the old AGP card in a Dell Dimension 4100. The new card doesn't work. I know I need drivers for both the card and the Intel motherboard, and I'm having trouble finding the motherboard drivers. [MI] [more inside]
posted by Roach on Jan 26, 2005 - 7 answers

I have to reinstall the sound card drivers on my Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop every time I reboot.

Having sound card/driver issues. MI [more inside]
posted by LouReedsSon on Jan 21, 2005 - 4 answers

80211.g Cards and Linux

802.11g cards that work well in Linux. What has worked for you (and under what kernel)? Is there any advantage in getting a card with a native driver instead of using ndiswrapper? Do they speak successfully to both G and B access points? Even better if the card is available in both PCMCIA and PCI.
posted by mendel on Jan 16, 2005 - 6 answers

Car accident

I'm pretty damned sure that it was the District Attorney of this town that almost hit me with his SUV the other day. Should I write him a letter? [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Dec 23, 2004 - 39 answers

XP install: how do I find my sound card's drivers? And what programs do I really need?

Laptop Clean XP Install:
1] My (on board?) sound card is unrecognised. How do I find out what drivers to use?

2] What programs do you really think I need? I already have VNC, VLC, Firefox, Thunderbird and AVG installed. What else should I add? (Freeware/OS appriciated but not needed.) [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Dec 16, 2004 - 8 answers

Help! My CD-ROM device and (apparently) drivers have disappeared

Help! My CD-ROM device and (apparently) drivers have disappeared. Caveat: I'm running Red Hat 9. [more inside]
posted by IshmaelGraves on Nov 23, 2004 - 10 answers

Mac OS X driver for SCM eUSB Smartmedia card reader?

I have an SCM eUSB Smartmedia card reader that I got with my Fuji MX-2900 camera a few years ago. I need to locate the Mac OS X driver for it. I had the driver installed on my laptop, but my laptop was stolen. I looked for the driver and contacted SCM directly, but the product is discontinued and not supported. Does anyone have the driver or know how to get it?
posted by neuroshred on Oct 12, 2004 - 2 answers

Golf Clubs

Golf question. I am in a position where I will be playing golf quiet a bit and I bought a good starter set based on what my boss recomended. What is the difference between all the clubs?
posted by thebwit on Jun 6, 2004 - 5 answers

I'm trying to troubleshoot a friend's toshiba dynabook 3000 ss.

I'm trying to troubleshoot a friend's toshiba dynabook 3000 ss and my googling skills aren't helping me dig up the drivers I'm looking for. [mi] [more inside]
posted by juv3nal on May 2, 2004 - 5 answers

PC Driver Problems

I have a screwed up driver situation on my pc. I've tried everything i can think of, and i need help. it was suggested i look here.

Here's the PbP:

- My DVD player (Sony DDU1621) on my WinXP box wouldn't open. it would just whirr and blink, so i removed it, uninstalled it, and then reinstalled it.
- While I was checking the connections, i accidentally unplugged my harddrive ribbon. I had XP installed on the second drive in a daisy-chain, and when i replugged everything, my computer started up in win98. But my DVD drive worked.
-- The goal here was to install Linux, so i figured i didn't need XP anyway, and while i was downloading the linux iso (onto another box), i set out to totally clean out the harddrive that used to have XP on it, so i could get it ready for Linux.
-- Two hours later, i went to actually begin installing Linux, and suddenly the DVD drive won't open again.
-- I have now physically removed and replaced the DVD drive at least a dozen times. Sometimes the F drive shows up in My Computer, sometimes it doesn't. When it does show up, it still doesn't work (when i click on it it gives me an error alert saying there is a problem with the device).
- When it doesn't show up , i go to Install New Hardware, and it lists Sony Proprietary CD-Rom Controller. When I select it, i get an update window that says 'This device is already installed, but it has a problem.' There are no updates available (i'm not currently online and all of the networking software was installed into XP), and so i just click OK, and nothing has changed.
- I cannot find another driver for this device. I found something listed on DriverGuide, but it was just some batch that callibrates audio and video input.
- I found another DVD drive, this time a cheap one called a MadDog BKM-52X16, and i replaced it. but my win98 device manager doesn't detect it and still brings up the Sony Proprietary CD-Rom Controller as the only option when i run Install New Hardware.

so all i need is to get a cd drive recognized so i can either reinstall xp, or go ahead and install Linux -- both of which, of course, would solve the problem. but so long as i can't read a cd, i can't do either. so i'm stuck.

help would be deeply appreciated.
posted by milkman on May 1, 2004 - 4 answers

Can I use my HP ScanJet 5200C printer with my Mac?

I have an HP ScanJet 5200C, which had previosuly been used on a Windows system. I would like to use it with a Mac (OSX 1.3), but HP doesn't seem to offer driver software for it. Can it be done?
posted by skwm on Apr 5, 2004 - 3 answers

How do I find hardware drivers after a clean install of Win2000?

The HD on my Dell died recently. I bought a new one, and did a clean install of Win2K Pro. Now I have an operating comuter with no drivers for the hardware... How do I handle this? [more inside]
posted by o2b on Feb 8, 2004 - 3 answers

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