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how do you remove a driver from windows???

 
 
MDesigns
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      05-25-2004
i upgraded from 98se to xp, had an old version of direct cd for my
cdrw drive. i don't use direct cd anymore but the driver still loads
at startup, it says 'windows did not start this device driver because
it can cause your computer to become unstable.' i went into 'device
manager', opened properties for the cdrw and under 'driver file
details' the driver is listed. but there's no way to remove it. any
ideas?

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Thor
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      05-25-2004
DirectCD is not the main driver that controls the CD drive. It's a program
that enables packet writing. The CD drive itself uses a totally different
driver, which is the one you see in the device manager. DirectCD is simply a
program that runs at windows startup. You need to uninstall DirectCD, either
by using the add/remove programs in the control panel, or use MSConfig to
prevent it from loading at startup.




"MDesigns" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> i upgraded from 98se to xp, had an old version of direct cd for my
> cdrw drive. i don't use direct cd anymore but the driver still loads
> at startup, it says 'windows did not start this device driver because
> it can cause your computer to become unstable.' i went into 'device
> manager', opened properties for the cdrw and under 'driver file
> details' the driver is listed. but there's no way to remove it. any
> ideas?
>
> d.



 
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ProfGene
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      05-26-2004
You could try to find what is causing it to load by running msconfig and
uncheck it.
"MDesigns" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> i upgraded from 98se to xp, had an old version of direct cd for my
> cdrw drive. i don't use direct cd anymore but the driver still loads
> at startup, it says 'windows did not start this device driver because
> it can cause your computer to become unstable.' i went into 'device
> manager', opened properties for the cdrw and under 'driver file
> details' the driver is listed. but there's no way to remove it. any
> ideas?
>
> d.



 
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BinaryBillTheSailor@Sea++.com
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      05-26-2004
On Tue, 25 May 2004 16:44:55 -0400, "Thor" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>DirectCD is not the main driver that controls the CD drive. It's a program
>that enables packet writing. The CD drive itself uses a totally different
>driver, which is the one you see in the device manager. DirectCD is simply a
>program that runs at windows startup. You need to uninstall DirectCD, either
>by using the add/remove programs in the control panel, or use MSConfig to
>prevent it from loading at startup.
>
>
>
>
>"MDesigns" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> i upgraded from 98se to xp, had an old version of direct cd for my
>> cdrw drive. i don't use direct cd anymore but the driver still loads
>> at startup, it says 'windows did not start this device driver because
>> it can cause your computer to become unstable.' i went into 'device
>> manager', opened properties for the cdrw and under 'driver file
>> details' the driver is listed. but there's no way to remove it. any
>> ideas?
>>


The quick and dirty, but completely effective method would be to start in safe
mode and delete the file. That will generate a "failed to load" entry in the
boot log, but won't slow anything down.

This is not the "proper and neat" method, but it will solve your issue.

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MDesigns
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      05-27-2004
tried that but it wasnt listed anywhere, so i went to the roxio site,
apparently *everyone* who had that program and then upgraded to xp had
the same problem so they posted a 'zap' file i could download, and
that fixed it.


"ProfGene" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:<c933n8$7p63$(E-Mail Removed)>...
> You could try to find what is causing it to load by running msconfig and
> uncheck it.
> "MDesigns" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed) m...
> > i upgraded from 98se to xp, had an old version of direct cd for my
> > cdrw drive. i don't use direct cd anymore but the driver still loads
> > at startup, it says 'windows did not start this device driver because
> > it can cause your computer to become unstable.' i went into 'device
> > manager', opened properties for the cdrw and under 'driver file
> > details' the driver is listed. but there's no way to remove it. any
> > ideas?
> >
> > d.

 
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      06-13-2007
that zap file MDesigns mentioned can found at http://tools.roxio.com/support/tools/roxizap.exe
 
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