I used NvLedVisualizer and it bugged my whole system - please, help me completely remove it from my PC!
TL;DR is at the bottom.
I was sick of the bright LED on my graphics card and decided to turn it off, but I made the mistake to tick the "Run LED effects at Windows startup" box. And then the trouble started - I ended up getting on that weird desktop without a wallpaper and the XP-style theme together with a pop-up message in the taskbar (coming out of an orange padlock icon) like this:
*!* Failed to connect to a windows service *wrench+X*
Windows could not connect to the User Profile Service service.
This problem prevents standard users from logging on to the
As an administrative user, you can review the System Event
Log for details about why the service didn't respond.
Fortunately, when I click Switch user from the Start Menu (from the arrow next to Shut down) I can see my name and icon and can click on them which gets me back on track. The problem is that not only do I have to wait a really long time for the initial loading of the desktop (there's definitely something wrong going on) but then I have to choose my own profile manually every time. First thing I tried - delete the files for the NvLedVisualizer thinking that would disable it and fix the problem - after deleting the files, the LED kept its settings after restarting (it was still Off after Windows boot up, which could only be commanded by the app)!!! o.O How come??? Then I tried getting the same files back in the same directory (I actually didn't totally delete them as I backed them up) so the NvLedVisualizer would work again - I did that to start the applet again and then manually turn on and then turn off the 'feature' to start with Windows but it didn't fix anything, nor it stopped the action of the applet on startup (even though I left the box for it unchecked). I even tried deleting a couple of .config files in the following directory C:\Users\*actualusername*\AppData\Local\NVIDIA Corporation\LedVisualizer again to no avail (their date of creation was exactly when I was tinkering with the app so it makes sense).
TL;DR Help me banish that stupid NvLedVisualizer app and its effects from my system - it is still somewhere buried deep after trying to delete it - it has no Service or anything obvious that's keeping it - but it's still there!
PS OS is Win 7 Pro x64 and version of the app is 22.214.171.124
Last edited by Jake3; 10-27-2018 at 03:29 AM.