Display Driver Uninstaller Thread

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by Wagnard, Jul 14, 2013.

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  1. SlackerITGuy

    SlackerITGuy Master Guru

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    So AMD announced they will be bringing a brand new driver uninstaller with its upcoming 15.20 set, will be interesting to see how it compares to DDU (DDU will smoke it I'm sure lol).
     
  2. The Mac

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    its most likely the same one they use for standalone, just integrated.

    Be prepared for your SATA drivers and Mobo infs to be deleted if you run an AMD cpu.

    lol
     
  3. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    Version 15.3.0.2 Released
    Changelog:

    -New option (disabled by default) for the removal of AMDKMPFD driver/filter.
    (this option was causing problem on some configuration, use/test it only if you have a backup)
    Thanks for DM789 testing
    -Translation update : Korean (Zames Dean)

    SHA1: 6C497B703BBBB31703276B8D5804B98F2AF32A5D

    http://www.wagnardmobile.com
     
  4. Jackalito

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    Thanks, Wagnard! :)

    What is AMDKMPFD driver for? If I had no issues with previous versions of DDU, can I turn it back on?

    Thanks!
     

  5. Watcher

    Watcher Ancient Guru

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    Location of AMDKMPFD driver:

    In your device manager under " System Devices " then look under " PCI Bus ".
    Double click on " PCI Bus " and then click on " Driver Details "

    I believe the driver is responsible for communications between your AMD motherboards chipset and AMD video driver software.

    If you really want to be in the know, information from years gone by can be found here:

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=373501

    DDU removes the manual steps described in the thread above.
     
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  6. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    @Jakalito
    With some AMD GPU drivers, it does replace the PCI Express root complex even on Intel based motherboard.
    It is why this option to remove it exist.

    It is optional because from what our friend DM789 tested, it could cause problem with an AMD based chipset system.

    If I ever get enough donation someday, I'll probably buy such a system to test stuff myself.
     
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  7. HotClocks

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    Good evening Wagnard,

    I have run into a rather unique problem after using DDU.

    Like many other NVIDIA customers, I have been experiencing TDR crashes as a result of the new 535.06 driver. The message typically reads "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered. Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 353.12 stopped responding and has successfully recovered."

    Naturally, my first instinct caused me to attempt a clean install of the driver. I had heard of the DDU and decided tonight was a great time to try it out. I downloaded it, unpacked it, ran it in safe mode, and experienced no errors in the uninstallation of my previous and current drivers. However, my Desktop Icons are now corrupt. The icons activate the proper executable file, but every single one has the smaller "no path" corrupt icon in front of it on the bottom left. In fact, upon creation of a NEW desktop shortcut, the new icon has the corrupt smaller icon upon creation.

    I have tried rebuilding the Icon Cache, but it does not solve the issue. Do you have any idea how DDU could have caused this problem and how I may be able to solve it?

    I have spent hours dealing with this issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you in advance!
     
  8. Jackalito

    Jackalito Master Guru

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    Fair enough. Thanks Watcher and Wagnard for the detailed explanation :)
     
  9. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    First time I heard this.
    Are the icons looking normal in safemode? are they corrupt when you installed the new driver or before that?
    Try to do a system restore back to see if it fix it.
    Try to make new user account and see if they are corrupt in it too.
    You can also give me the log just in case I find something in it.
     
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    Hello Wagnard,

    And thank you for responding so quickly! I apologize for the delay in my reply - I was at work.

    To answer your questions:

    Icons do not look normal in safe mode.
    The icons were not corrupt until DDU ran and removed the NVIDIA Graphics Driver.
    I have attempted to system restore to the point created by DDU and to an earlier point created by Windows Updates; however, the icons remain corrupt.
    I made a new user account, and the icons are corrupt in that account as well.

    Two of my icons (I have around 50 or so)are not corrupt. The Fallout 3 (.exe) shortcut and the NVIDIA Display Driver 353.06 executable that unpacks and installs the driver. All the rest of my icons are corrupt "looking" - they all function properly.

    I am new to DDU. Where can I find the log so I can provide it for you?

    I sincerely appreciate your assistance!
     

  11. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    Strange that it would remain corrupted after a system restore. (all changed by DDU are reverted) this tend to point to somewhere else...
    Would you agree that we have a teamviewer session so I can check your problem personally?
    If you agree PM me the id / pass
     
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    Unfortunately, I cannot PM you because I would need to post 13 more times.

    Is there another way I can reach you for the teamviewer session?
     
  13. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    email me the ID / pass at: wagnard28@gmail.com
     
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    email sent.
     
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    Update regarding Icon Corruption:

    While we were never able to figure out the exact cause of the Icon Corruption, we were able to fix it by using the winaerotweak program. It is a relatively simple fix. The icon image had been changed, somehow, after DDU removed the graphic card drivers.

    Now that I think back on it, I likely used the tweak to change the arrows on my icons - perhaps DDU removed that tweak and some sort of incompatibility occurred.

    Either way, at this point it is all speculative. Wagnard was extremely helpful (going so far as to teamview my desktop and administered the solution himself). I hope no one runs into my problem in the future!
     

  16. Wagnard

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    Thank you for your patience and sorry for the trouble. I will check on this and try to repro as DDU is not supposed to change anything icon related.
     
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  17. DM789

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    @wagnard :

    since i feel the need to change driver from 1040,
    because the performance of 1040 driver suddenly got a lot worse,

    i decided to try your latest DDU, and it still has stuck on boot,
    but luckily its not the nasty one, so system restore isn't needed.
     
  18. Wagnard

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    Good, I was trying to at least fix the nasty one. If you have the log of this clean so I can compared with your last log I would appreciate.
    No hurry and only if you want.
    Cheers
    Ghislain
     
  19. hijodeosiris

    hijodeosiris Member Guru

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    Please i need with urgency help. I´ve recently used DDU to remove my AMD HD 7800 drivers but seems that DDU deleted the "default" windows drivers it uses to install my GPU by very first time. Even when i make a clean uninstall of my drivers windows never recognize my gpu even with the AMD oficial drivers already installed.

    I do not know how to fix this problem i´ve tried tons of solution i´ve found here and in a lot of websites from manually installing the drivers to use the device manager to find then .INf file. i cannot post links or images, but catalyst, the device manager jsut shows the stadard vga device
     
  20. Wagnard

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    The standard Vga device is what we want when we use DDU.
    Are you sure you downloaded the correct driver version from amd.com ?
    can you send me a picture of your Device manager at wagnard28@gmail.com
     
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