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How do I TOTALLY uninstall my ATI Drivers and software?

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So I want to totally uninstall my ATI drivers for my server.

X800 XT Platinum Edition (x8 AGP)
Windows 7 Ultimate x86

I was messing around with stuff and I ended up messing something up. CCC would not recognize the card completely anymore.

It was using WDM? drivers and i could not install the previous drivers to make CCC recognize the card again. No rollback option either.

So how can I do this?
I need every trace of the drivers gone.

Or is there another solution? I don't have onboard video.

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[SOLVED!]

http://www.overclock.net/ati-drivers...-software.html

This post is by BradleyW. It works perfectly. Thanks!
Edited by Darqside - 5/31/11 at 1:57pm
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post #2 of 30
driver sweeper is a great option
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i will do this. Tell me if it's good.

1. Uninstall my Adapter drivers in Device Manager.
2. Delete the Program Files for all ATI related features.
3. Remove ATI Catalyst in Programs (Remove all feature)
4. Run CCleaner system clean-up, and registry clean-up.
5. Run RegCure
6. Restart my computer.

If it seems right, I will try a reinstall., But not WDM legacy drivers again.

Sound good?
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post #4 of 30
Try a system restore first.

Once you've mucked up an ati driver install, short of a reformat a restore is your easiet route.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by profit8652 View Post
driver sweeper is a great option
I agree, use Driver Sweeper to completely remove any and all drivers - be careful though removing drivers willy nilly (so to speak and please pardon the pun!) can cause system instability. But this excellent little and free program is great - download from here: -

http://driver-sweeper.en.softonic.com/

Also what Darqside said is true - follow those instructions...
    
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CCleaner is GOD!

Edit: it also has heaps of other "niffty" little features too.
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That's perfect. I just did it less than an hour ago, but less processes. Just uninstalled on control panel then ran Driver Sweeper 3.0.0 . Check only AMD and Nvida Display boxes if you use that.
Edited by jagz - 5/31/11 at 11:26am
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post #8 of 30
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Thanks, but I don't do system restores. I don't trust it.

Also, thanks for the seemingly great looking software. I will add it to my server database.

EDIT TO NOT BUMP:

Yeah, I will take a shot at it. Will report back. I may edit original post to help those who get here via search engine.
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Wait, I thought using driver sweeper for AMD/ATI graphics will cause problems?
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We'll find out
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