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Old December 21, 2008, 01:58 PM
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I'm pretty sure my mobo drivers are quite messed up, considering I can't access my soundmax audio settings or use the wifi ap for my board.
A friend recommended a program he downloaded, but he couldn't remember the name(driver guru was his guess). He said It removed his old drivers, reformatted them, then installed his new drivers for him.

Anyone have any ideas?
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Old December 23, 2008, 08:55 PM
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well thats cool
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Old December 23, 2008, 08:57 PM
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Threads can easily dissapear and that program is called Drivercleaner which will no work in your case.

Sound drivers can be removed through the Add/Remove section in Windows.

As for the chipset those are fine.
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Old December 23, 2008, 09:04 PM
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Just like the enaberif said.. Just to let you know though, the free version of driver cleaner pro is way outdated. It hasn't worked very well for me in some situations. The one that used to be free is now a paid one, it is darn cheap to be honest, and you get unlimited updating, so you know that your drivers will be removed cleanly no doubt. Imo not saying the free version is crap, it works, but not as well, I've had instances when the nvidia folder (for gpu only) is still not deleted and still exists with files in them.

As for Sound Card drivers, it is an onboard sound card, or like an Asus pci slot sound card, yea you can use Add/Remove to clean out the drivers.
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Old December 23, 2008, 11:07 PM
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As these guys mentioned Driver Cleaner is quite old...personally I "canned" it quite a while ago and now use Driver Sweeper...also available at Guru...you can select either Chipset, Graphic or Audio Drivers to mention a few to uninstall:
1. Uninstall from Install / Uninstall Programs
2. Boot into Safe Mode (F8)
3. Open Driver Sweeper in Safe Mode and uninstall selected Drivers (this will "sweep out" the remnants that Windows leaves behind)
4. Repeat Step 3 until their are no files left behind, in some cases could be up to 3 times.
5. Reboot and install new Drivers

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Old December 24, 2008, 12:21 AM
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Thanks a bunch I will try this out tonight and let you guys know how it goes
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