Display Driver Uninstaller Thread

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Wagnard, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    It is intended to work in normal mode. But safe mode Work too.
     
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  2. PolishTechGuy

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    Really nice app, used it today for the first time and i'm impressed, will use it from now on and report any bugs i encounter, good job!
     
  3. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    I'm very happy that you like it.
    Feel free to contact me if you encounter any bugs or suggestions.
     
  4. Shady757

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    Hey, Wagnard. You may remember me as I posted a few times in this topic before the forum was backed up.

    I like to code in VB.Net quite a bit myself, and have made some applications that I'm kinda proud of. I'd if you like to help you code, if you need any help. Message me or reply if you do.

    I could see this program being quite a good alternative to Driver Sweeper.

    Good luck.
     

  5. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    I'm interested.
    Here is your test to be accepted. I want you to add a tick box that will allow to save the logs in a log file named with the current date and time with a extension. Log
     
  6. Shady757

    Shady757 Member Guru

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    Seems easy enough, I'll try to do it tonight, I'll just edit this post if I can get it done.



    EDIT: I've made a simple code that checks form1 to see if a checkbox is ticked.
    It still makes a .log file, but that can simply be fixed, this is just a quick code to what you asked. I'll see if I can stop it from making the file entirely, if not then you could easily have it delete the file while/before the program closes. (Handles MyBase.FormClosing)


    Here's the code that you could simply put anywhere, but I have it in a separate Module, it may requiring editing if you're not using it in a Module, not sure though.

    Code:
            Public Sub log(ByVal value As String)
            If Form1.CheckBox1.Checked = True Then
                wlog.WriteLine(DateTime.Now & " >> " & value)
                wlog.Flush()
            Else
            End If
    
    
            End Sub
    wlog, location, and userpath is declared here:
    Code:
            Public userpth As String = System.Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("userprofile")
    Dim location As String = userpth & "\appdata\roaming\CoD UO FoV Changer\Logs\" & DateAndTime.Now.Year & DateAndTime.Now.Month & DateAndTime.Now.Day & "_" & DateAndTime.Now.Hour & DateAndTime.Now.Minute & DateAndTime.Now.Second & "_CoDLog.log"
        Dim wlog As New IO.StreamWriter(location, False)
    As you can see I've used this code for one of my programs (CoDUO FoV Changer). You can easily space out the time, but as it is it appears in a format like this: "2013721_17510_CoDLog.log"



    EDIT 2:
    I forgot, to log you simply type: Log("anything you want here, doesn't have to be a string"). In any form.
     
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  7. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    i'll add you.
    Just give me your email address so I can add you to the project in PM.

    You can add that feature in real :)

    and Welcome to the project !
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2013
  8. pharma

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    Uninstaller worked very well! Thank you for your work! :)
     
  9. Franz

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    Very nice tool. I have win7 since release and now after clean install i can change options in new betadriver 326.19. it cleaned up till to 7 logs from Nvidia and i ever used clean install from driverinstaller. thx so much.
     
  10. Argineboy

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    tested this for the first time and works great :)
     

  11. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    A new version will be posted soon that have further Physx cleaning and by so fixing some installation issue of older / newer driver.

    A tick box for saving the log in a .log file as also been added.


    EDIT : V3.3 UP
     
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  12. Mraz

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    Did an uninstall with this yesterday to try it out, my screen went black and hasnt recovered from it.

    After restart I've started the installation of 314.22 choosen an option to do a clean install, only to notice that it says that my current driver version is still 314.22 alongside phsyx etc.

    So I ran the program again, the screen didnt went black and I've restarted the PC after.

    When the PC booted the resolution was low and I thought everything is fine now, there is no drivers left etc. only to find out after installation of 314.22 that my settings in NVCP are still there as they were before the uninstall, all the profile settings and global options, even custom resolution that I've previously had. And it all activated back after the installation of 314.22 from scratch. So basically I've installed everything again, and have chosen the clean install option, even after deleting everything with this app, only to find all the settings restored like they were never removed.

    Can someone please explain?
     
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    That seems odd, there is a warning on the program to disable SLI first, or your screen may go black. Are you running SLI? If so, and you had it enabled, that could very well be a cause for the black screen.

    As for all your settings being the same, I have no idea. Even with an Nvidia clean install and the program.
     
  14. Wagnard

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    Will try to research on this.
    You are for the moment the only one who reported this sort of thing.
    It is a known issue that there could be a black screen with SLI users.
    But this is something out of our control and the cause is the driver directly.

    You could try it in safe mode to see if the result would be different. Technically this will avoid the Black screen.

    as for the NVCP not reset to default, could be permission issue to fix on our side or it could be that you have reset your system before the cleanup has finished.

    Can you give us a copy paste of the log ?
    I really recommend for you to try to do another shot in SafeMode


    EDIT : As I think of it,the NVCP problem could be a bug I introduced in v3.3 Check on V3.4 when its released (soon) if it fix it.
     
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  15. Wagnard

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    V 3.4 Released

    Link Updated. something was wrong at first but now its up.

    I recommend to re-download as the files changed.
     
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  16. Mraz

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    Log file after doing it all through SAFE mode.

    23.7.2013. 23:09:42 >> Uninstalling NVIDIA driver ...
    Executing DEVCON Remove
    DEVCON Remove Display Complete
    DEVCON Remove Audio/hdmi Complete
    Executing Driver Store cleanUP(find OEM)...
    oem4.inf found
    Executing Driver Store cleanUP(Delete OEM)...
    Driver package 'oem4.inf' deleted.

    oem55.inf found
    Executing Driver Store cleanUP(Delete OEM)...
    Driver package 'oem55.inf' deleted.

    oem56.inf found
    Executing Driver Store cleanUP(Delete OEM)...
    Driver package 'oem56.inf' deleted.

    oem59.inf found
    Executing Driver Store cleanUP(Delete OEM)...
    Driver package 'oem59.inf' deleted.

    oem60.inf found
    Executing Driver Store cleanUP(Delete OEM)...
    Deleting the specified driver package from the machine failed

    because it is in use by a device.

    oem73.inf found
    Executing Driver Store cleanUP(Delete OEM)...
    Driver package 'oem73.inf' deleted.

    oem89.inf found
    Executing Driver Store cleanUP(Delete OEM)...
    Driver package 'oem89.inf' deleted.

    Driver Store cleanUP complete.
    Cleaning process/services...
    Killing Explorer.exe
    Cleaning UpdatusUser users account if present
    Cleaning Diectory
    Access to the path 'C:\Users\UpdatusUser\AppData\Local\Temporary Internet Files' is denied.
    Access to the path 'Temporary Internet Files' is denied.
    Access to the path 'C:\Users\UpdatusUser.Mraz\Application Data' is denied.
    Access to the path 'Application Data' is denied.
    Access to the path 'C:\Users\UpdatusUser.Mraz.000\AppData\Local\Application Data' is denied.
    Access to the path 'Application Data' is denied.
    Could not find directory 'C:\Users\Svaar\AppData\Local\NVIDIA'.
    Could not find directory 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\NVIDIA Corporation'.
    Cleaning Regkeys
    Starting reg cleanUP
    No value exists with that name.
    No value exists with that name.
    Debug : Starting S-1-5-xx region cleanUP
    Debug : End of S-1-5-xx region cleanUP
    End of Registry Cleaning
    Scanning for new device...
    Clean uninstall completed!

    23.7.2013. 23:09:42 >> Finished.
    I would also like to add that when I ran the program for the first time(as explained in the post before), after the program ''finished'' the NVCP control panel still appeared after restart in the bottom tray.
     
  17. Wagnard

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    Have you tried V 3.4 ? I think it will fix the problem

    Tell us if the nvcp is clean after
     
  18. Shady757

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    I think as Wagnard said this has been fixed, as you can see it was unable to delete some folders/files. Also, as it says it's recommended you disable your internet connection, because Windows WILL install an Nvidia driver. (Win8 only I think.) I believe it installs 311.06 or something. (May be different for different cards, probably is). But the best thing you can do is try it again on the new version, before you do it disable your internet connection. (Just disable the adapter, that'd be the easiest way.)
     
  19. Mraz

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    Did it with 3.4 worked fine, everything is ok now.

    I disabled windows updates, I turn them on when I find something I need.

    No drivers auto downloading and updating here, everything's ok.

    P.S. to all previously asking if I have SLI, I dont.
     
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    Thanks for this application! Will definitely give it a try when a new driver comes out! Glad to see an alternative to Driver Sweeper in development :)
     

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