Understanding Automated Driver Scans
Posted by Charley at 9:26 am
Problems with device drivers can cause a lot of frustration. When a driver fails, it usually results in hardware problems as well. All of the hardware connected or installed in your computer comes with a device driver. They allow the hardware device to communicate with the computer’s system properly. If the driver starts experiencing issues, there’s a big chance the hardware device won’t work anymore. Don’t be fooled, however. Some hardware devices can still function even if the drivers already have problems.
Some Symptoms of Driver Errors:
- Windows error messages sometimes appear to inform you of a driver problem. Most of the time though, they don’t provide the specific driver at fault for the error so you would have to do further examination.
- The device is functioning with poor quality. This can be more obviously observed with audio or video devices. The device can still work but you experience poor audio or video quality.
- System crashes can also happen when you attempt to open a faulty device driver.
- A stop error code on a blue screen can come up during the boot-up sequence. This would usually come with an error message which you can Google and research to find out the exact driver causing the problem.
When the driver is outdated, it often leads to crashes and corruptions. Locating the updates for all the drivers in the computer can be pretty time-consuming. If you do updates manually, you would have to Google each and every one of the device drivers and locate by hand all the most updated versions. That is just too much to do and not everyone has the time or patience to go through all of that. A great solution to this is an automated driver scan fix. Use a freeware or other known software and it will save you a great deal of time. Thankfully, you would find several of these downloadable online and most of them are freeware so you won’t have to spend a single cent.
How do these things work? They scan your drivers, detect any issue and automatically take steps to resolve it. If it finds outdated device drivers, it is designed to update it with the latest version available. If it detects corruptions and other driver errors, it will also inform you and take action to repair it.
Unfortunately, not every driver problem can be solved by a simple driver scan fix. In cases where the errors are too complicated already, an automated scan and fix software may not work anymore. Try un-installing the driver and re-installing it back again. If all else fails, you might need to replace the hardware or software to get it to work properly again.