uninstalling drvs?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by da rock, Feb 23, 2002.

  1. da rock

    da rock Guest

    i've been trying to update my soundcard drvs,but xp apparently
    has other ideas.i remove the old drvs,reboot, point the new hard-
    ware wiz to hte new drv file i want to try, it starts loading then says the drvs aren't certified, i say continue anyway,reboot ,after
    xp loads the file.then i go and check for the drv ver and date ,
    and what do i find? the old drvs! tried this twice w/ the same results! anyone have a suggestion?

    thanks in advance!:confused:
  2. phishhead

    phishhead OSNN Senior Addict

    San Diego, California
    have you tried to update the driver from devicemanager has a tab for update rollback driver..
  3. da rock

    da rock Guest

    yeah i did that and add/remove, but it still reverts back to my old
    drvs, thanks for the suggestion though!:confused:
  4. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    I have had exact same problem...radeon driver and audigy x-gamer driver. I have tried several different ways to update the drivers with no avail. I would like a solution for this as well.
  5. Gravis

    Gravis Guest

    Some manufacturers make their own "driver removal" utilities. CANON has one and so does HAUPPAUGE. Maybe what you are looking for is such a utility which removes all traces of the driver files from the registry. You may want to try the support pages of the companies ypu are referring to or their ftp site. Hope this helps a little.
  6. Have you tried disabling the microsoft certified drivers check and then installing the drivers?
  7. da rock

    da rock Guest

    thanks for all your suggestions, i figuered it out( read the install
    notes !) dumb, dumb, dumb!;) ;)