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Display Driver Uninstaller Thread #2

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Catalyst Drivers Section' started by WhiteLightning, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Continued from https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/display-driver-uninstaller-thread.379505/


    Driver Uninstaller (DDU) / Cleaner made for Display Drivers.(NVIDIA/AMD/INTEL)

    Display Driver Uninstaller is a driver removal utility that can help you completely uninstall AMD/NVIDIA/Intel graphics card drivers and packages from your system, without leaving leftovers behind (including registry keys, folders and files, driver store).

    The AMD/NVIDIA video drivers can normally be uninstalled from the Windows Control panel, this driver uninstaller program was designed to be used in cases where the standard driver uninstall fails, or anyway when you need to thoroughly delete NVIDIA and ATI video card drivers.

    The current effect after you use this driver removal tool will be similar as if its the first time you install a new driver just like a fresh, clean install of Windows. As with any tool of this kind, we recommend creating a new system restore point before using it, so that you can revert your system at any time if you run into problems.

    This tool act similar to what Driver sweeper do + the extra mentioned above.

    If you have problem installing older driver or newer one, give it a try as there are some reports that it fix thoses problems.


    RECOMMENDED USAGE :

    -The tool can be used in Normal mode but for absolute stability when using DDU, Safemode is always the best.
    -Make a backup or a system restore (but it should normally be pretty safe).
    -It is also recommended to put the DDU folder in your antivirus/protection software exclusion list.


    -You do NOT need to uninstall the driver before using DDU.

    - I would like to gather feedback from you guys. Tell me if it was success or not.
    Make a backup or a system restore point , DDU does massive changes to your files / registry

    -For people with driver problem, if this tool gave you any success into fixing some issues your are currently experiencing, please share your result.



    Keep note that NVIDIA/AMD did not have anything to do with this, I do not work at or for NVIDIA/AMD and they should not be held responsible for anything that may go wrong with this application.


    Windows XP up to Windows 10 is supported X86/X64 (not sure for WinXP x64)

    DOWNLOAD :

    Official DDU Download Website:
    wagnardsoft.com

    Official DDU Download Mirror:
    Guru3D Official mirror

    SOURCE : Github



    USEFUL TIP:

    To solve the infinite boot loop issue that some users are having, you must boot with the DVD/USB (Windows installation disk) in recovery with Command prompt and type :

    Option 1 (recommended) : bcdedit /deletevalue {default} safeboot

    If option 1 is not working,

    Option 2 : bootrec /rebuildbcd

    There may need to be some adjustement if you have a dualboot system. but if not , it should work correctly.
     
  2. Watcher

    Watcher Ancient Guru

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    Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V18.0.0.1 Released.
    See first post of this thread for download locations and other important information.
     
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    TUMIK Member

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    (DDU) V18.0.0.2
     
  4. Watcher

    Watcher Ancient Guru

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    Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V18.0.0.2 Released.
    See first post of this thread for download locations and other important information.
     
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  5. Eastcoasthandle

    Eastcoasthandle Ancient Guru

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    @Wagnard

    I'm not sure why it is but for some reason DDU is effecting Sound Blaster Pro Studio. I've been able to replicate losing Pro Studio from loading at windows startup every time I've used DDU in safe mode. I have to always repair Sound Blaster to get it to load/work. As loading up Pro Studio (from windows logo/directory) can take up to 30 seconds to load. I get the popup screen but nothing populates inside the popup screen for about 30 seconds.

    I hope this info helps fix the issue. Because I'm baffled as to what DDU is doing when uninstalling AMD drivers.
     
  6. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    That issue is new to me. Thing is I'll need more info on that. If you ever come on what file or registry is affected it will help greatly.
    Does this app work without a SoundBlaster card? if not, what is the requirement?

    Also if you can send me the DDU logs (located within the DDU folder) at wagnard28@gmail.com it will help.
     
  7. Eastcoasthandle

    Eastcoasthandle Ancient Guru

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    I looked at the logs and it appears that I found this:
    <KvP><Key>> InfFile</Key><Value>C:\WINDOWS\INF\hdaudbus.inf</Value></KvP>

    This file is some how effected as this is the file that soundblaster updates whenever I do a repair. As it has the same date as the repair date.
     
  8. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    This is way too generic, this file is listed as informative sometime in the log. I need a more complete log to be sure that this file isn't altered
     
  9. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    @Eastcoasthandle I will be very useful for me to have a look at the log if you want to help me fix the issue. I do not own a SB card so I probably can't use this app and this make debug harder.
     
  10. Eastcoasthandle

    Eastcoasthandle Ancient Guru

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    Oh sorry about that. I got it sorted for now. But I do thank you for your willingness to help though.
    :)
     

  11. Watcher

    Watcher Ancient Guru

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    Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V18.0.0.3 Released.
    See first post of this thread for download locations and other important information.
     
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  12. Seren

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    "use impersonation instead"

    What's does this mean exactly?
     
  13. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    The app pretends to be someone else.
    It start as your user name but will impersonate the SYSTEM acount.
    Before with Paexec, the application was starting directly as SYSTEM.
     
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