What Are Hardware Drivers, and Why Do They Cause So Many Problems?
by Josh Hendrickson
If you’ve experienced a computer crash, a hardware driver may have been the cause. These are pieces of software that your computer’s operating system uses to talk to its hardware. Every operating system—from Windows to Android—uses hardware drivers.
Drivers Are Like Translators For Your ComputerAt a fundamental level, two main components comprise a computer—software and hardware. The software is your operating system (OS) and any programs and apps you have installed on it. Your motherboard, RAM, mouse, keyboard, printer, and anything else physical connected to your computer make up the hardware.
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