How To Resolve Driver Issues?


There can be a dozen different driver issues. From an outdated driver to one that has been infected by a malware, from a new operating system causing the problem to installing an incompatible hardware component, there could be several causes of driver issues. Here are a few solutions to how to resolve driver issues.

  • If you have a malfunctioning driver or one that doesn’t respond then you probably need to update your driver. Over time, drivers need to be updated as the maker of the driver continuously upgrades the program and fixes any bug that can appear in due course of time. What you should do is go to the device manager, look for the driver that is creating trouble or having a problem and update it. You may have a notification against the driver which says that it is in need of an update. You can update the driver from within the device manager or you may choose to download the driver exe file from the internet. If you choose the latter then you must ensure to download the drivers from the official site of the company whose driver it is. If you choose to go with the former, you may have some trouble getting the download pack because not always would the device manager be able to locate the new driver or driver update. In such a scenario, you will have to conduct a manual search. You can always download driver updates manually and install them which would replace existing drivers. Or you can uninstall a driver that is having troubles and then download new drivers.
  • At times, drivers are not outdated or have just been updated and there might still be some driver issues. You can restart your computer or laptop to see if the problem subsides. It does so happen, quite often, that a driver would not get to use the updates unless you restart the system.
  • Some driver issues have nothing to do with the driver but with an incompatible hardware or a new operating system. In such a case, you simply need new drivers that are appropriate for the new operating system. In case of an incompatible hardware, you cannot use it unless you upgrade your system. Or, if the hardware can be used with the system and the driver would not support it then you can always download the required driver and install it.