April 28th, 2014
So you’ve installed a new printer and for some reason it’s not working correctly. This could be because the installation CD that came with your new printer had an old driver that doesn’t work with your operating system. Luckily, you can easily fix this problem by downloading the correct driver for your system. You can either do it manually or you can run a quick driver scan to automatically find and install the correct driver for your printer.
Run a Driver Scan
Using a driver scanner to download the latest drivers for your computer is the easiest way to fix driver-related conflicts and make sure your devices work properly. If you have a trusted utility to scan for driver updates, you can be sure that you will download the correct driver. Here is how you can run a quick driver scan:
- Download a good quality driver scanner
- Install the program on your computer
- Open the program and run a scan
The software will show you which drivers need to be updated and will let you update everything in one simple click.
Update a Driver Manually
If you don’t feel like using a software to scan your computer for outdated drivers, you can always go to your device manufacturer’s website and look for driver updates in their Support section. Make sure you download the correct driver for your model because installing a wrong driver can damage your operating system. When you download the correct driver, unpack it and install it the usual way.
April 10th, 2014
When you need to update your drivers, finding a comprehensive driver scanner should be your top priority. While it is possible to update drivers manually, it’s a lot easier and safer to use a dedicated program that will download drivers automatically and make sure that only compatible drivers are installed. Here are a few tips that will help you find a good program to update drivers on your PC.
Why You Need a Driver Scanner
If your computer is running slower than usual, if some of your devices don’t work correctly, and if you keep getting driver errors, then it’s time for you to update your device drivers. Drivers are little programs that make your hardware work with your operating system. Without them, no device will work. If you are an advanced computer user, you can always open the Device Manager and see which drivers need to be updated. Then you can go to your hardware manufacturer’s website, download the driver you need, and install it via the Device Manager.
But what if you don’t know how to update your drivers and have no idea which updates to download? Then the best way to go is to install a driver scanner.
Features a Good Driver Scanner Should Have
There is a vast choice of driver scanning software on the Web. But not all programs are the same. Here is a checklist you should use when choosing a comprehensive driver scanner:
- Look for software from a trusted developer
- Check that the program offers the most recent drivers
- Check that the program has a large driver database
- Look for a driver scanner with automatic driver updates
Remember that a comprehensive driver scanner should be reliable and easy to use at the same time.
February 15th, 2013
BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) errors are the bane of Windows systems. Ever since the first Windows came out, users have been dreading and fighting Windows stop errors. Windows 8 is no exception because it gets BSOD errors just like any other Windows OS. The SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION BSOD in Windows 8 is one of the errors that occur more often than others. In this article we’ll tell you more about this error and help you fix it.
What Is SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION BSOD Error?
A SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION error usually indicates that your computer has a problem with RAM or that one of your drivers is faulty.
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November 20th, 2012
Windows 8 is compatible with a wide range of hardware devices and software programs, you may still need to update your drivers to have things run smoothly. And sometimes updating your drivers will even enable new features – you often see this with video and audio cards. And if your install of Windows 8 is a clean install, it requires you to install hardware drivers anyway because they don’t get installed automatically.
Installing and updating drivers in Windows 8 is pretty easy. Here is how: Read the rest of this entry »
October 31st, 2012
Video cards are something that every computer has. Without a video card your PC will be useless because there will be no picture. A lot of computers come with AMD ATI graphic cards, which are really good. ATI Radeon is a very well-known brand that has recently been acquired by AMD. The name is now different, but the quality stayed the same.
If you want to keep your ATI video card working properly and avoid any problems with graphics on your PC, you should update ATI drivers on a regular basis. Doing that will ensure that there are no driver issues or conflicts. Read the rest of this entry »
October 31st, 2012
Suddenly having no sound on computer without any particular reason is a very common issue. Hundreds of users experience this problem on a daily basis and struggle trying to fix it. Here are some tips that will help you get your sound back in no time.
Most likely, you are not getting any sound because there is something wrong with your audio card driver. Either it’s outdated, or it’s missing or corrupt. You’ll need to check what’s wrong before you decide how to fix it.
The first thing you should do is open the Device Manager on your computer and check your sound driver for conflict signs. To open the Device Manager, do the following: Read the rest of this entry »
October 31st, 2012
Outdated and conflicting drivers are one of the most common causes of computer problems. When your computer starts acting strange, freezes and crashes, driver conflicts is one of the first things you should check for. This is especially true if your peripheral devices, like printers and scanners, stop working correctly. When that happens, you should fix the conflicts and update outdated drivers. The quickest and the easiest way to update your drivers is to use a driver scanner – a piece of software that makes automatic driver updates possible.
Using a third party program to update device drivers can save you a lot of time and trouble. However, you need to be absolutely sure that the driver updater you are using is reliable and its database is kept updated with the latest drivers for all sorts of devices. If you try to update drivers using low quality software, you risk ruining your PC. Driver updates can’t be taken lightly because an incorrect update can do more harm than good. Just imagine that a piece of software downloads the wrong driver for your sound card and you lose all sound on your computer. That’s why you need to be 100% sure that the driver scanner you are using is reliable. Read the rest of this entry »
October 31st, 2012
“My computer keeps freezing” is one of the most common questions a tech support professional gets asked. A lot of Windows users suffer from system freeze-ups and they can’t figure out why. Basic maintenance tasks like disk cleanup and defrag don’t seem to help. Neither do anti-virus and anti-malware scans. After a while, the freezing problem gets so bad that the PC becomes impossible to use. So, why does this happen?
If your computer freezes and crashes all the time, but there are no viruses and no obvious hardware problems, then it’s likely that your hardware drivers are outdated or corrupted. Outdated drivers can lead to numerous performance and compatibility issues that make your computer slow and unstable. That’s why it’s important to regularly update drivers for your hardware and peripheral devices such as printers, scanners, and cameras. Read the rest of this entry »