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All about Drivers

A Driver is software that interfaces your operating system with the computer's hardware. Every hardware device has a driver.

If a drive is missing the hardware will not function as expected to check if your missing drivers in windows.

in XP

Right click on my computer select properties, then go to the hardware tab and select device manager, if any of the devices in device manager show up with a yellow question mark you are missing the drivers for that hardware.

in Windows 7


Right click on computer select manage, and then device manager on the left in the new window that opens. Again if there are any yellow question marks you are missing drivers.

So if your missing a driver what do you do?

well
if you bought your computer from a major manufacturer such as dell, hp etc all your systems drivers can be found on their respective websites.

usually they have a support section to their websites where you can enter your computers model number and search for downloads and information once you find the appropriate driver download and install it, and your hardware should be behaving normally now.

If however your computer is not from a major manufacturer, once you have determined what device is missing a driver from the device manager you need to find who made that device. This is usually done by opening up the computer and looking for a label on the device of some kind. Then you need to go to that manufacturers website and see if you can find the driver.

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In computing, a device driver is a computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a hardware device.
A driver typically communicates with the device through the computer bus or communications subsystem to which the hardware connects. When a calling program invokes a routine in the driver, the driver issues commands to the device. Once the device sends data back to the driver, the driver may invoke routines in the original calling program. Drivers are hardware-dependent and operating-system-specific. They usually provide the interrupt handling required for any necessary asynchronous time-dependent hardware interface.

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In computing, a device driver or software driver is a computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a hardware device.

A driver typically communicates with the device through the computer bus or communications subsystem to which the hardware connects. When a calling program invokes a routine in the driver, the driver issues commands to the device. Once the device sends data back to the driver, the driver may invoke routines in the original calling program. Drivers are hardware-dependent and operating-system-specific. They usually provide the interrupt handling required for any necessary asynchronous time-dependent hardware interface.

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Drivers are software programs written by a device manufacturer for components (such as a sound or video card) which, when executed, enable the device to communicate with your operating system. Most components come with a driver CD that enable you to install the drivers on your hand drive per the manufacturer's instructions.

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My volume control doesnt work.


The volume control of your computer is not accessible because the Sound Device Software is not properly installed.

Check the System Properties for Installed Device in your computer:
  1. From your Desktop Screen, click on Start Menu
  2. Choose, Run ( In Windows Vista, Start Menu > Accessories > Run )
  3. Type, sysdm.cpl ( to open the System Properties Windows)
  4. In System Properties choose the Hardware tab
  5. Click the Device Manager button
All Hardware Device are listed in the Device Manager.

Install the missing driver for sound device, refer the software from the CD driver of your laptop.

Alternative Software Driver is also available through the Acer Support Download Website.

( http://www.global.acer.com/support/download.htm )

In Service Support Page, select your location to proceed.

In the software driver downloads, it is important to select the right model of your laptop and the operating system you're using to avoid system errors and driver conflicts.

Feb 20, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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how do i update my sound drive for free


1. Windows XP Update:
To update the sound card driver, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.
  2. Click the Hardware tab.
  3. Expand Sound, video, and game controllers.
  4. Double-click the sound card, and then click the Driver tab.
  5. Click Update Driver.
  6. Follow the Hardware Update Wizard to update the sound card driver.
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Another Option: Download From Web Link:
http://drivers.softpedia.com/

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