how do you remove a driver from windows???

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by MDesigns, May 25, 2004.

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    MDesigns Guest

    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.
     
    MDesigns, May 25, 2004
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    Thor Guest

    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.
     
    Thor, May 25, 2004
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    ProfGene Guest

    You could try to find what is causing it to load by running msconfig and
    uncheck it.
     
    ProfGene, May 26, 2004
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  4. 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.

    BB
     
    BinaryBillTheSailor, May 26, 2004
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    MDesigns Guest

    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.
     
    MDesigns, May 27, 2004
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