Device Drivers for Windows® 7
What are the tips to resolve the issues that can come while installing device drivers for laptop operating on Windows 7?
For each and every Windows 7 operated laptop, the device drivers are most important component. To interact each of the higher level programs in the system to the devices, the system needs this device drivers. The drivers use the system bus to communicate with the devices in the Windows 7. Each of the drivers in the system depends upon the hardware component and the underlying Operating System. The drivers in the system can be divided in to two layers; the physical layer and the logical layer. Physical layer communicates with each of the devices and thus handle the transmission whereas the logical layer is responsible for doing the data processing. Since the drivers are designed to work with some specific environments, the change in these environments might cause some problems.
The most common driver issues that might arise in the Windows 7 operated laptop are as following:
- Computer freezing
- Error messages
- Improper functioning of devices
Computer freezing is mainly due to the incompatibility of device drivers with the motherboard. Sometimes, the device drivers will not suit for the motherboard and thus starts to creating problems. If unsuitable drivers installed on your PC, conflict between the drivers occurs, the laptop will freeze. If any of the older versions of the drivers exists in the system, then there is a chance of conflict between these two drivers and thus the laptop with Windows 7 will display the blue screen errors.
"Error 126" error messages are the most common problem due to database problem. The reason for this message is that your Odbc driver is not properly working. If this error has occurred, then you won’t be able to access any files from the database. You have resolve this problem by installing the right driver.
The upgradation of operating system is the main reason for this problem. If you upgrade your operating system, then the drivers will not be suitable for the new devices. Sometimes they will not work at all. For example, the drivers for Windows XP may not be suitable for Windows 7. The devices which are commonly affected by this problem are audio devices, network devices or video devices.
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