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WinFast 2000XP part II

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I removed said card from my PC. On reboot, WinXP still detected the devices and attempted to install the drivers. Utilising Device Manager, RegEdit and System Restore, I aggressively removed said drivers and devices from my system.

Unfortunately after a reboot, Windows XP no longer recognised my CD/DVD ROM drives, and the Sound Blaster Live wasn't working. They appeared in the device manager, but were listed as not working. I right-clicked on each and chose "Uninstall", removing them from the list, then rebooted. Windows detected the devices on bootup and reinstalled the drivers for them, then asked me to reboot again. Tada! Everything fixed.

Now, I don't care whether it was Microsoft's fault or LeadTek's fault, but removing drivers for one device should not frell the drivers for another.

Posted February 5, 2005 11:31 AM


Charge it to experience... got in here through BE...

Posted by: Laila* | February 5, 2005 10:44 PM

Did you ever fix this. I have had the same problem! Am now too scared to try and re-install the drivers after many hours returning my pc to a working state (sound, video, mouse, keyboard, cd-rom, dvd-rom - it was ALL gone)

Posted by: Snoopstah` | November 7, 2005 11:45 AM

Nope, I removed the card from my machine, and haven't been brave enough to attempt to install it again. It's a shame, as it worked fine under Windows 98. I suspect the XP drivers for it are just badly written.

Posted by: Alden Bates | November 7, 2005 12:38 PM

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