- Nov 14, 2001
- Portland OR.
How can you remove driver all the way, to reinstall other one??
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Xprincox said:well can just install the good one, which will basically overwrite or disable the faulty driver.
Maximus Nickus said:Go to Start Menu>Run, type in regedit then click on edit>find.
Type in Ati Technologys and you will find hundreds of entrys, remove all of these (not the Ati Multimedia ones) and then it is truly removed.
so i am guessing the same would go for nvidia drivers too?
i dunno, ive gotten so annoyed with XP's auto install of the drivers i just go into the System 32 directory and delete all the files that came from the nvidia drivers....
hope someone can verify if that works to remove them. Also i am running win2k, so i don't know how much of a difference they would be in the complete removal of drivers between 2k and xp. Does anyone know??
TranceBear said:The absolutely best way is to go to the control panel and go to add/remove programs and click on the ATI driver. it will remove all or at least most of it and it will tell you what is left. I have had great sucess with this way. For NVIDIA based cards, they have a special program that will eliminate all of the driver. I think it is called the Detonator destroyer
unfortunately that only works in Win98 the problem with XP is that when you restart afater uninstalling it starts to automatically install the crappy microsoft drivers...
So, still nothing to make sure that old drivers are completely off my system. Hmm, guess i will have to keep looking around.
thats the beauty of deleting the files manually...you dont have to reboot until after the device is installed