Re: Driver update utility which is useable with JAWS

Dave Durber

Hello Jene:

After I installed the new version of Windows 7 Professional, I immediately installed JFW. Somehow or other, I have no idea how, Windows 7 Professional adopted the Fs Mirror Driver as the default Display Driver. The result is that the monitor shows nothing, it is black. It is as if someone set both the background and foreground colours to black, thus getting black on black.

Someone at FS Tech Support, suggested I uninstall the FS Mirror Driver and reboot the computer and then perform a Repair on JFW. Obviously, he pointed out that JFW would complain when the system restarted, which it did, so I pressed OK to close the window.

I performed the two suggestions but, after I performed the repair on JFW, the FS Mirror driver did not reappear. I took the drastic step and uninstalled JFW, including the Shared components. After the deletion was completed, I followed the instruction to restart the computer in order to complete the procedure. When the computer restarted, I reinstalled JFW, only to find that the FS Mirror Driver was still the default driver but, when a friend looked at the monitor, they said that the monitor was no longer showing as black. Now, however, she said that it looked like a weired modernistic painting, with vertical and horrizontal lines with some blobs interspersed with the lines.

Someone suggested changing the Windows Theme to Windows Classic, Which is what I have done. Unfortunately, we have had no one with site available to look at the screen to see if the suggestion has made any difference.

One final comment, the Device Manager in Window XP and Windows 7 Pro, are identical, so it is more than possible that Device Manager is the same in Windows 8 and Windows 10.

If you have any suggestions or ideas, they will be very much appreciated.


Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Stevens" <guy.stevens@...>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2017 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: Driver update utility which is useable with JAWS

Ok... it's been a while since I used Windows 7. So tell me how you get that it is using the FS driver as the quote default display driver?

I can't remember the Windows 7 device manager well enough to be sure but on Windows 10 doesn't have a 1uote default driver that I can find. It simply lists the FS driver and the driver for the video hardware currently in use.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Durber" <d.durber@...>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, June 2, 2017 8:39 AM
Subject: Re: Driver update utility which is useable with JAWS

Hello David:

I did look in Device Manager! And yes, both drivers are listed. And by the way, when I downloaded and installed the updates from Microsoft, included among them was a specific driver for the particular model of the toshiba laptop but, despite downloading and installing the updated driver, Windows has chosen to keep the Freedom Scientific Mirror Driver as the default graphics driver.

Yes, the monitor does work!

Thank you for your suggestions.


Dave durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "david" <davidmac1957@...>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2017 12:24 PM
Subject: Re: Driver update utility which is useable with JAWS

Hello there, it's probably best to go to the manufacturer's web site,
For any drivers,
Also, did you check in the device manager to see if the video drivers are
Is it possible that the screen is not functioning?
If you installed windows the generic drivers should have been installed.

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what they conceal is vital.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Friday, June 2, 2017 6:07 AM
Subject: Driver update utility which is useable with JAWS

Hello everyone:

Well, the subject says it all. I have recently acquired a Toshiba Laptop,
which is about 4 years old.

I used a talking install of Windows 7 Professional to install said operating

I Then installed JAWS 14.

I have downloaded and installed all the updates for said operating system.

In addition, I installed Java and Flash Player.

Our next door neighbour came in the other day and told me that the
computer's monitor was black.

I downloaded a driver update utility, which indicated that the Freedom
scientific Mirror Driver was being used by Windows 7 as the default video

Unfortunately, unlike audio devices which might be connected, either
internally or externally to a computer, where you can choose which audio
device is the default sound card, it appears, that the same capability is
not available for choosing which display/video driver should be the default

So far, I have tried two driver download utilities, neither is very
accessible or easy to use with JAWS. One of which, using the JAWS cursor, I
can find and click the "Update Drivers" button but, I cannot insert the
License key to register the program.

The other, I could register the program but, after clicking the button to
start the driver download process, there is a confirmation box which opens
with "yes" and "no" buttons. I tried clicking the "Yes" button with the JAWS
left mouse button, only to be met with the Windows Ding sound. I pressed the
ENTER key, hoping that would acknowledge the confirmation to start the
download, only to be returned to the Desktop.

So, I come to the fund of knowledge, where, hopefully, there are members on
this list, who can suggest/recommend such a utility which, if not 100 %
user-friendly using JAWS, can be used without too much difficulty.

I am hoping that such a utility can detect the correct display/video driver,
download, install it and change the setting in Windows to make sure that the
new display/video driver is the default driver, with the result that
readable text will be displayed on the screen instead of the screen being

Thank you in advance


Dave Durber

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