Drivers operate in many different kinds of environments. Devices that they interface with include:
- Video adapters
- Sound cards
- Network cards
- Computer storage devices
- Digital cameras
- Image and picture scanners
When you buy any computer hardware, they will almost always come with a CD (in the past it would have been a floppy disk) that contains the driver. Your computer will automatically install the driver when it is inserted into the drive in your machine. In recent years, drivers can be installed using your internet connection rather than relying on a physical disk such as a CD.
If you are having difficulty locating and installing a driver for one of your devices, then try to find out the model number and manufacturer. If you do an online search using the model number, you should be able to find answers about how to find and install its driver.