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Manual removal of ATITool

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Hi,

I wonder if anyone can help with a manual proceedure for removing ATITool from windows 7 64 bit edition. It appears after an uninstall there are several files and a reg entry that have been left. The following have been left on my system and seem to be locked so I cant delete from normal or safe mode

atitool.inf_amd64_neutral_3e32db7ddd3d33ce
atitool64.sys
atitool.pnf
atitool.inf

this reg entry also appears to be undeletable in safe mode

%SystemPath%\system32\DRIVERS\ATITool64.sys


This seems to be causing stability issues on my machine that is now crashing all the time after the uninstall, usualy when doing something graphical like loading a game. I have checked and the event log has the following entries at the exact time of and after every crash

The driver \Driver\ATITool failed to load for the device Root\*ATITOOLDEVICE\0000.

Does anyone know of a fix for this? Your help would be apreciated.
 

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remove the driver via device manager ..

or try:
sc stop atitool
sc delete atitool
 
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Many thanks for the quick reply W1zzard, I'll give this a try

Hi W1zzard, I followed your instructions but it did not fix the issue. There is no service for atitool so the sc stop atitool/sc delete atitool didnt work.

I did uninstall atitool through the device manager but the files and reg entries remain undeletable. My computer has crashed once while writing this post..
 
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boot into safe mode and delete them manually, and i doubt it's atitool causing the crash
 
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Well I'm not 100% sure its ATITool thats causing the crashing but its this entry:

The driver \Driver\ATITool failed to load for the device Root\*ATITOOLDEVICE\0000.

thats in the event logs following every crash. I have tried serveral times in safe mode to delete these files without success. They all appear to be protected somewhow
 

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have you tried installing atitool again and then using the uninstaller ?