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When it comes to the Windows XP/Vista device drivers, there are several altogether different types of this category. While understanding these drivers helps in order to get the users access with the drivers which are in needed or else required as well as which is preferred. If it comes to categorise the Windows device drivers, it is categorized in three different forms. These are referred as kernel mode device drivers, virtual drivers and the GDI device drivers which are referred as the Win32 graphics drivers. Get through the complete information of these categories; it is very easy in order to drive out the problems with the respective system.

When it comes to the virtual device drivers with respect to the Windows operating systems, it is known to be frequently used. This device helps the system out in order to run the respective application for the different operating system. It might be able to include MS-Dos or even win 16. All the virtual device drivers are access with the proper function of16 bit applications in order to allow the application to access certain desired inputs as well as the output ports.

It even helps the application in order to get information which is concerned with certain devices which tends to interrupt the other information required by the application, most probably when application of 16 bit runs over the application of 32 bits. When it comes to the working of the virtual devices, the complete process is followed in order to get access with the device drivers. It helps in order to transfer the control to the guest application in the real mode which makes the guest application to run smoothly as well as to function correctly on the Windows NT computers.

GDI device drivers are even referred as Win 32 graphics drivers. These devices play their role in order to implement some of the functions of GDI which includes the aspect refereed as the printer specific and the video controller specific. The entire GDI device drivers are written as DLLs which are loaded into the space of the system address. It run with the Kernel mode. These devices normally are accessed with the video cards but as such they can not touch hardware of the input and the output.

These device drivers are required in order to implement any sort of the request related to the input or else the output aspects of the devices. It is referred as only the device which can touch the input or the output hardware. These devices are known to have an architecture which is altogether different from the GDI drivers. It is usually referred in order to implement process or the concerned functions which further requires some waiting for an interrupt or else the devices to get available by the system. With respect to this it enables to carry works simultaneously with the operation. Always have a backup of the Windows operating systems device drivers; if it gets corrupted the backup drivers can be used.

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