Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Acer Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.37 KB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 126.96.36.199 / 02/23/2005
The device driver for the Acer LCD Monitor AL1951 is a setup information file that provides the basic data about the attached hardware. Installation of the device driver will provide the operating system with data about the make, model, and manufacturer of the display hardware. These information are subsequently entered into the Windows Registry database to make them available to all software applications that require them. The device driver would normally check the Windows Registry for the presence of previous display drivers and removed accordingly if necessary. This routine is done to make sure that no driver conflict will arise during the runtime process. The device driver also contains information on the number and types of files that will be extracted into the host computer system. The information will also include the destination folders where these file components will be placed on the hard drive.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Normally the operating system implements a driver update by checking the Internet for newer versions of the installed device drivers. The role of the device driver in providing the correct hardware information is highlighted by this routine. The data provided by the device driver is used by the update service to evaluate whether the new device driver is compatible with the attached hardware. Another important role of the monitor device driver is to provide backward compatibility with older computer systems that have been operational before the hardware was produced. Essentially newer hardware components have built-in features that are not inherently supported by the operating system. By using the manufacturer provided device driver the technological gap between the display monitor and its host computer system is negated. The device driver also provides the graphics card with a certain degree of control over the operation of the Acer LCD Monitor AL1951 depending on the instructions sent by the active software application. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Acer LCD Monitor AL1951 errors before installing any driver updates.