1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

How To: Reinstall Video Drivers (Quick Guide)

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by erocker, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. psyko12

    psyko12

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    Messages:
    1,859 (0.74/day)
    Thanks Received:
    168
    Ahh, I see, anyhow that un-indexed drive tip helps too, thx :D I got indexing off on my drives :toast::respect:
  2. iamajunky

    iamajunky New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    391 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    11
    Location:
    California USA
    thx for the info
  3. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    9,513 (3.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,142
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    Good guide, but I always keep my profiles... add that so no one cries about their OC they lost in CCC.
  4. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    8,179 (3.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,277
    Location:
    Virginia
    When uninstalling drivers i just do Section A.
  5. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    21,299 (7.27/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,828
    No sir , do all 4 steps then reboot, then reinstall!
  6. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    39,134 (13.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,584
    Updated with Microsoft Visual C++ uninstall info.
    :)
  7. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    39,134 (13.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,584
    *Updated. I currently do not own a SLi setup. I need some information from some of you current Sli users on any hint's/tips for installation, so all multi-card users can get thier systems running great! Thanks in advance!

    -erocker

    :toast:
  8. dieselcat18

    dieselcat18

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Messages:
    443 (0.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    55
    Location:
    Deerfield Beach, FL
    I've been having a lot of trouble trying to update my ATi drivers from v8.53 to something more current and decided to give your quick guide a try...had nothing to lose, nothing else was working....:banghead:

    I could not get the 8.5 drivers to uninstall properly along with CCC becoming corrupted and not able to open and run...I wasn't even able to uninstall from programs and features.

    After following your quick guide I was finally able (I think) to fully remove all traces of previous versions of ATi drivers.I then tried installing the v8.8 drivers and their latest v8.10, neither would install properly, so I lastly gave the v8.9 a go and it seemed to complete the install without any errors.The CCC was now operating and all seems fine.

    My one problem I still have is when checking for the updated driver version, my device manager still shows v8.53 and although it says this device is working properly, it also gives me a msg that says, Windows did not start a related device driver.
    When I open CCC, it gives me driver packaging version 8.53 but says Catalyst version is 08.9.

    I really don't know what driver version I'm running if my device manager is still showing the 8.53 version. I would have thought that after the completed unistall and re-install that it would show the newly updated drivers. Also the msg in the device mgr about Windows not starting a related device driver. Is this something that can cause a problem ? ....Is this normal or could I have missed something when unistalling.....

    Thxxxx for any ideas......and Thxxxx for a good guide...
  9. DonInKansas

    DonInKansas

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2007
    Messages:
    5,095 (2.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,264
    Location:
    Kansas
    Printed off for my swap to the Red side tomorrow. Thanks erocker!:toast:
  10. tzitzibp

    tzitzibp New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    2,223 (0.95/day)
    Thanks Received:
    324
    Location:
    Larisa, Greece
    I have to thank you erocker for this guide!:toast:

    I was stuck with ati 8.6 drivers for a while now and everytime I tried to update I would get a catalyst crash :banghead:

    nice work!:cool:
  11. stuartb04

    stuartb04

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    582 (0.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    87
    Location:
    Bristol-U.K
    great guide erocker
    now i can play all my games again
    erocker says thanks.
  12. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    39,134 (13.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,584
    That's why I posted this guide. For the games! :toast:
  13. eidairaman1

    eidairaman1

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    11,572 (4.66/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,264
    This Needs a Stickie, To add more info Run Driver Cleaner Pro which can be found on Driver Heaven/GURU3D (not Driver Cleaner.net)

    Also For ATI Users, Turn off Windows Automatic Restart- Found in System Properties and VPU Recovery- Found in ATI CCC, or ATI Tray Tools, Im unsure about Riva Tuner or ATI Tool (If ATI tool is even being developed anymore, or did our fearless leader give up on the project?)

    To add another Point- if you happen to need to go into the Registry- Advanced Users only- Since Nvidia is the only Company in Town that Makes a Nvidia Core Logic, be careful what you remove from the registry that is Nvidia Related. Example if your removing NV Vid Drivers, there could be multiple NV entries- Don't guess at what NV Entries Control the vidcards and what controls the Core Logic, Research before you delete, Same can be said for the ATI Core Logic of 580x and Lower before the AMD Purchase.


    Read this for more info on ATI Drivers, very current as of Page 5.
    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=78826

    I focus on the ATI Drivers more because I use ATI
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2008
    erocker says thanks.
  14. baggio New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    4 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    thanks for the guide!
  15. Amy New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Messages:
    17 (0.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Thanks good guide.
  16. Lubna

    Lubna

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Messages:
    42 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Location:
    Spain
    :respect: Thanks good guide :laugh:
  17. MRCL

    MRCL

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    5,790 (2.70/day)
    Thanks Received:
    860
    Location:
    Switzerland, Heart of Europe
    I should have followed this guide, then I most probably woudldn't have screwed up with the new cards drivers. Shame on me. I will pay attention to it the next time, promise.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  18. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    39,134 (13.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,584
    **REQUEST**

    Hello! I need an experienced SLi user to give me the run down on a successful SLi install and any nuances that go with it to add to the guide. It will be much appreciated. :toast:

    Also, if anyone has any tips/tricks/tweaks they would like to share, please do! :)
  19. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    8,179 (3.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,277
    Location:
    Virginia
    Just realized i had some old Nvidia driver folders in my ''Nvidia'' folder.(systems been working fine tho)

    I deleted them.
  20. mllcat27 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    geneve.suisse
    my problem is reinstaler my realtekAC97 please help
  21. AltecV1

    AltecV1 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,290 (0.67/day)
    Thanks Received:
    173
    Location:
    Republic of Estonia
    these guides shuld be someware in blaine view on the main page(like guides for newcomers or something like that)! anyway good job Erocker :toast: and a friendly advise STOP BANNING NEW COMERS BECAUSE THEY HAVE DIFFERENT OPINIONS ON STUFF
  22. eidairaman1

    eidairaman1

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    11,572 (4.66/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,264
    AltecV1 you need to read the policies here dude, you do come off here being a little vulgar, that's what gets people kicked off here for a day, next thing you know it its a week then boom a permanent ban.
  23. AltecV1

    AltecV1 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,290 (0.67/day)
    Thanks Received:
    173
    Location:
    Republic of Estonia
    why would you say that? i sayd good job with the guide and sayd be more gentle with newcomers! if you think that i vulgar then you should go and and watch what vulgar means my little grumpy friend:shadedshu any way back to topic.
  24. eidairaman1

    eidairaman1

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    11,572 (4.66/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,264
    as i said i warned you, all i can say friend is good luck with the wolves.:slap:
  25. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    39,134 (13.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,584
    If there is anyone specifically in question, please PM me, and thank you. :)

    Just go into the Control Panel and uninstall the old realtek drivers. The newest drivers can be found at www.realtek.com.tw. :toast:

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)

Share This Page