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Dell Latitude D630 USB Device Driver, Latitude D630 Unknown USB Device Driver

Recently I was working on a Dell Latitude D630 laptop computer that came into the computer shop and needed to have Windows XP reinstalled on it. After reinstalling Windows XP Professional on the Latitude D630 and attempting to reinstall all of the drivers needed there was still a device that did not have the proper drivers installed. The device displayed under Other Devices as USB Device with a yellow exclamation mark next to it. The article below describes the USB Device driver error as well as how to resolve the problem on a Dell Latitude D630.

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How to Set Up a Brother MFC-5890cn Printer on 64bit Ubuntu Linux

I have just spent about 2 days trying to get my printer at the shop working and I finally did so i figured I would share the results of two days of head bashing on the keyboard.  It seems the MFC-5890cn is not a very popular printer so there are no drivers included with CUPS for it. Normally you can go to Linux Printing and get a PPD file but in this situation the printer was not listed in Linux printing. Below I will outline the steps I used to get this printer going in Linux.

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Install Brother MFC-5890CN On 64-Bit Windows 7 Ultimate

I needed to scan some documents to my 64-Bit Windows 7 Ultimate laptop earlier today at the computer shop so I had to install the shop’s MFC-5890CN printer/scanner/fax. The CD that came with the Brother MFC-5890CN device did not include Windows 7 drivers in 32-Bit or 64-Bit format but I was able to locate the drivers on the web. The instructions below will assist installing the device on Windows 7 64-Bit including the ability to scan documents and images from the MFC-5890CN device to your Windows 7 computer.

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Emachine T2862 Realtek LAN Driver Does not Work

I had a emachine T2862 in the shop today which needed a XP reinstall. The owner didn’t have the disks so I had to use a generic disc to install XP. This means that I have to go out on the net and find all the drivers for the box. This is generally fairly painless since most major PC manufacturers have fairly good driver download sites. This is not always the case though. In this situation I went to the Emachine website and grabbed the drivers for the correct model and all of them worked except for one. The LAN driver didn’t install and gave a error saying the device did not exist.

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Install Prolific USB To Serial (DB-9/DB-25) Adapter Drivers On Windows 7 64-Bit

I have had the same USB to serial adapter working on Windows XP for quite awhile. After I recently purchased a new laptop running Windows 7 64-Bit I needed to reinstall my USB to Serial Converter. I had a couple issues the first being the fact that the Dell Studio XPS laptop has a slot load CD/DVD drive and the drivers were on a mini CD. So the first thing I tried was to zip up the drivers CD that initially came with the USB to Serial Converter and get the zip file over to the new laptop. After doing this and attempting to install the drivers I was still receiving an error. I imagine either the drivers were not working with Windows 7 or there were no 64-bit drivers. Below I explain the USB error that was displaying, provide access to the correct drivers, and provide steps to install the drivers.