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Installer fails immediately with "Error: NVCleanstall settings file not found"

TheASV

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I wanted to try out this tool for a while now but i can't install any drivers with any settings because this shows up every time the driver installer launches. I've checked the folder and "NVCleanstall.ini" and "setup.cfg" are in the folder so i don't get why it fails like this. It happens even if i bundle the installer and try installing through that.

OS: Windows 11 21H2 (64 bit) GPU: GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop but it's not reflected in it's name in the Device manager or it's specs)
 
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It's looking for "nvcleanstall.ini", if that doesn't exist, it shows that error.

Could you get me a screenshot of the folder with setup.exe ?
 

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Here:
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interesting .. and you right-click setup.exe and select "run as administrator" and get that error? or do you launch it in some other way?
 

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Tried both ways, it doesn't change it

Also i'm not sure if it's useful but looking at the event log setup.exe throws this exception: 0xc000041d looking it up it translates to STATUS_FATAL_USER_CALLBACK_EXCEPTION
 
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I may have an add-on for this. I was getting file not found error too. So I profiled it with Process Monitor. I have attached the log from that. The setup program is looking for some VERY odd and VERY inappropriate files!!!

I am using v1.6.0, and I copied the folder out of my temp directory manually.

OK, I know why my errors happened, although the files setup.exe tried to access are still QUITE curious. When I expanded out the nvidia installer exe using 7zip, I did not pull out folders I was not going to use, such as Telemetry, Shadowplay, etc. When I tried it with a full extract folder, I got a viable installation.

This does bring to mind a potential feature request: make it so you ask what the user wants to install FIRST - then use that info to extract out ONLY the stuff that is required.
 

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