Just updated my window 8 to window 8.1 last few months and getting trouble with my little printer.
Problem: Driver need troubleshooting (unavailable) but i already install? 1)having problem when install the driver from HP support and downloaded the correct driver which is window 8.1 64bit. 2)when i click install, getting to the usb connection part, it said connection fail (usb connection is really fine, i tried it with another window 8 and window 7 laptop..successful, but my window 8.1 can't).
What i have done after i found the driver error?
1) delete the old driver 2) reinstall the driver 3)try to use update driver option from device manager (comes out this error: The system cannot find the file specified)
I was updating my drivers, and had wanted to update my Synaptics driver. I had removed the older version of Synaptics driver (because I was required to) and wanted to restart. My computer restarts, and I try to install the latest version of the Synaptics driver, it doesn't work. It says "install failed." I have tried multiple times.
when i try to install a driver for the serial port PCI i get this error message : " Windows found a driver for your device but encountered an error while trying to install, installation of this device is forbidden by system policy. contact your system administrator . " knowing that i am the administrator!!
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545, the screen is broke so I use an external monitor which doesn't project BIOS or Boot up so I cannot see anything. I found a thread on here that adds the Intel Graphics Driver for Mobile 4 Series for Windows 8 which I supposed would work on 8.1.
The link I installed:
Mobile Intel Series 4 and Intel HD Graphics 1st Generation. I installed it and restarted the laptop for the GUI to start.
But as I restarted, the screen was blank. I tried cycling through projection modes as I usually do, but this time It didn't work.
I have no clue of how to remove the driver to as I cannot see anything on the external monitor as I've tried it on 2.
I've tried booting into Safe Mode but as I've said, I cannot see anything on the screen so I'm not sure where I am.
All the new nvidia graphics drivers pass 314.22 has a well-documented crashing problem on certain models which I'm a victim to. So I always stay on 314.22. Problem is, windows is a bit too smart for its own good and keeps trying to install the newest version without asking or even prompting me. I can disable it from doing that by changing the "Device Installation Settings" to "Never install driver updates from windows update", but the problem I realized today is that this prevents windows from auto installing all other driver as well... for example, when I plugged in my printer, it said in order to auto install the driver I need to re-enable the auto driver update thing. The minute I re-enabled, BOOM, windows 8.1 re-installed the newest nvidia driver, and i had to spend more time rolling back and uninstalling all the parts I don't need, like HD audio, nvidia update, 3d vision .etc. etc
So my question is, is there anyway I can disable windows from updating that specific driver, or, if there is a way I can manually make windows install drivers for new devices (through windows and not driver hunting on manufacturer website) without having to enable the automatic driver update option.
P.S, when the setting is on "Never install driver updates from windows update", I see the nvidia update when I manually check for updates. So I tried hiding the update. Unfortunately, as soon as I let windows automatically install newest drivers, the nvidia driver installs anyway....
I'm running a custom build PC on which I clean installed a (legal) copy of Windows 8.1
My system works fine except it can not install drivers for ANYTHING non-standard. Keyboard, mouse, memory sticks, HDDs all work fine, however when I plug in my phone/tablet/camera etc via USB, it fails to install drivers and I can't use my device.
Here's what device manager looks like with my (android) phone plugged in
And when I select Update driver software, I get this error:
I am trying to troubleshoot a problem I am having with a non-typical HID device. The device in question is called a NEO2, manufactured by a company called Renaissance Learning. This device is used in schools for students to test 'smartapplets' on. These smartapplets teach things like keyboarding and math, etc. The device looks like a keyboard with 2x8 inch LCD screen on it. Typically you are able to connect this device to a computer and it will transfer the information to an application that can manage it all.
The problem that I am having with it is that when I connect this device to a computer, it should install 2 drivers back to back. This is how it had previously worked on all Windows operating systems in the past. You connect it, it installs a standard HID driver for allowing the device to be used as a secondary keyboard, then another driver to allow the device to connect to the NEO Manager software. Windows 8 will install the HID driver automatically, but not the second driver.
When I view the device in Device Manager, I can see it there with an asterisk by it, as if it knows that drivers were not installed properly. Right click the device, choose to update drivers and choose the search option. It will find the drivers locally (I know this since fiddler did not report any communication http wise) and then install them and everything is fine. So, this is my question. What has changed in Windows 8 that now does not install both drivers automatically as other versions have in the past? The drivers are signed properly, and I see no events in any section of the event viewer that would denote an issue. I also tested turning off the strict driver enforcement or whatever that was called, and it did the same thing. This happens on both the 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 8. It works on all other versions from Windows XP to Windows 7.
on Acer Aspire Windows 8 - All the drivers I have to instal, do not include an installation program and I have to instal the drivers manually. I don't know if I am doing it right or if there is an easier way of doing it but I have to right click the downloaded Zip file for Bluetooth, extract all files, search for the Bluetooth folder in Device Manager to instal the driver. I have got six drivers (not all Bluetooth) to instal and just want it get it right. before I upgrade to Windows 8.1 again.
You can prevent Windows from downloading the latest drivers for whichever device, BUT you can't prevent it from auto-installing drivers that it already has for whichever device. Meaning, the below trick, does nothing and Windows still installs drivers for several devices after you uninstall them and restart:
How can I prevent it from auto-installing drivers completely??
I need to reinstall Windows 8 and it tells me that I need to load a driver before the install can begin. How to do that or where to find the driver for my computer (HP ENVY m6 1125-dx). I know for a fact that its my hard disk driver... SATA driver?
I installed Windows 8.1 a few days ago and now I am having problem installing and updating driver software for any hardware. I tried downloading drivers with Windows update which gives error code 8007000d while installing after successfull download while other software updates install fine. Using device manager, it gives a error that windows found the driver but had problem installing it.
And finally, I tried to install it directly using executable but couldn't install. For instance, I tried to install AMD Catalyst software and everything in it installed except the drivers, catalyst control center, hydravision and every application software installed but just not the driver software. I also had problem with bluetooth software. All drivers installed fine when I installed the windows 8.1 but after few days, this problem began and now I am not able to install any of it. P.S. I tried all the measures to solve error 8007000d I found at the internet.
Trying to install a Canon MF5750 Printer on windows 8.1. Canon has a driver for this printer and windows 8.1 64. My primary problem is that when I get to the point of selecting a port, I am unsure of what to do. My choices are LPT 1-4, COM 1-4, FILE, and PORTPROMPT, none of which would seem to represent a usb port. By crawling through the Device Manager listings, I should have plenty of usb 2 and 3 ports. So my question is what happened to my usb ports. An additional observation is that while the printer and fax functions are installed (though not working) the scan function is not installed.
Since installing Windows 8 to my laptop, I can no longer display to my Samsung USB hub monitor.
When I try to duplicate or extend, the hub says 'Connecting to PC...' but then nothing happens. Something is working as my mouse and keyboard are plugged into the hub and they work. I just cant get the display. I think all my drivers are up to date.
In order to play World of Warplanes, they recommended a rollback to a previous version of the driver. I unistalled the video driver, downloaded the old one and restarted the computer.
Now the monitor (or monitors, as I tried with an Acer and a Samsung one) both pop up a "Input not supported" right after the Windows Logo even if a try to boot in Safe Mode (so, no, I can't enter Advanced Recovery Mode). The same after I try to boot from a USB.
The same error I got when I installed Windows 8.1, a month ago, but after the "Input not supported" remained for 15 minutes or so it restarted a couple of times, and after 40 de minutes the installation begun. Now I'm waiting for 2 hours and nothing.
My windows 8 pro x64 was running normal until I added a logitech cordless rumblepad 2 which uses a USB receiver for the joypad, and after installing the drivers and plugging in windows 8 shows a black screen on first boot but boots normal after a warm reset, this happens every time I switch on until i do a warm reset.
for some reason, windows 8 starts going mad (100% disk and ram usage) when i copy, highlight, or open a ~5gig mpeg2 file (hdtv recording)
right click > view image (to see full image)
no, this is NOT a disk problem...
i copied these exact same files from windows 7 the exact same day i copied them back to windows 8..
also windows 8 started going mad if i read these files from my backup drive AND my normal drive .. it happened with TWO separate files not just one and on BOTH hard drives windows 8 started with the 100% disk usage crap..
i did manage to delete both files through the command prompt, but it sure did take looong time... i then recorded another 5+gig tv show file on windows 8, and windows 8 started going crazy again ..
now my freaking hard disk does not show a normal status on a smart check!!
i'm 100,000,000% sure this is a windows 8 problem since i'm back on windows 7 using big mpeg2 files with no problems... but my f'ing smart check isn't showing good status anymore
Ok after recently installing 8.1 and installing Kies 3 for my S3 Ive been checking my event viewer and seeing the below error consistantly , googled it but no real joy.
The device GT-I9300 (location (unknown)) is offline due to a user-mode driver crash. Windows will attempt to restart the device 5 more times in its own process. Please contact the device manufacturer for more information about this problem.
Ive checked the drivers uninstalled and reinstalled removed kies 3 and reinstalled but still showing.
I currently own but don't have installed (although I did try installing on friday july 18 2014) a lsi megaraid 9341-4i raid controller. When I had it installed, I disabled the intel rst and used my marvell secondary controller for my optical drive putting my two ssd's I wanted to raid on the lsi controller. I also switched all of my storage settings for windows 8 to legacy and not UEFI in windows since the controller can only be seen by the motherboard in legacy mode. After that, I configured the lsi bios to create a raid 0 on the ssd's and proceeded to install windows 8.1 64 bit. When I get to the point of a fresh install of windows and it asks me to load a driver, I do and it finds the 9341-4i and installs the driver. However, when the driver is done installing, there is no raid array to be found. I redid the raid array with full initialization and still no dice. My question is: why is windows not seeing any raid array after the driver successfully installs. I am using the most current from LSI's website windows 8.1 64 bit driver for the card too.
After the upgrade to Win 8 Pro from win 7 64, I tried the LifeCam Cinema ...nothing happens. I uninstalled and reinstalled and the exe file is said to be the wrong file. When i clik the tray icon nothing happens. When
The camera connects under windows but essentially useless with very dark image.
I am getting a BSOD when I try intalling the drivers for my graphic card, the version to try install is a Geforce 340.52 Driver, each time it was unsuccessful install, in the middle of the install it totally crashes. So I am totally lost in what is happening . I am getting in BSOD as error: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOD_HANDLED (nvlddmkm.sys) while is installing drivers and from system restart is error: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (nvlddmkm.sys).
I tried changing inf file and it detected the required audio card driver, but it shows that device cannot start. It's Cirrus Audio CS4206B (AB83) sound card, but without emulation it shows it as intel audio card. It would be easier to get back to bootcamp, but I really want to make this work.
ASUS X55C notebook I had windows 8.1 installed and my comp stop reading blue rays, so I called tech support. they told me to mail it in. they change my HDD cause a bad sector and installed normal windows 8 but changed my dvd/cd rom drive to matshita dvd ram. I use to have matshita dvd ram UJ8A0AS and it did play blue rays. now i'm calling back and they are trying to tell me that my model doesn't play BR's. that's the reason why I bought my computer. their call center verified all that. so can I add that driver to my device manager.