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#1 rageagainstmachine

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 17:57

just taken stock of my new 7970 replacing my 6870, i remember having issues last time i upgraded to my 6870 re remnants of old drivers causing me issues and had to eventually reinstall windows .

are there any decent tools out there that will clean my PC free of all AMD GPU drivers stuff?

Thanks

G


#2 +Lingwo

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 18:19

I recently did this the other day with my 5870.
I used Driver Sweeper
http://www.techspot....er-sweeper.html

You uninstall the drivers using AMD's uninstall
Then before a reboot, run Driver Sweeper and remove all the entries

Then when your PC restarts you get 640x480 goodness :laugh:

#3 Detection

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 18:23

I use this* 'sometimes' but only if I run into problems

Upgrading the 2 cards you talk about shouldn't need anything more than changing cards

*If you do run into problems, save this in notepad as cleaner.bat and run it after uninstalling the drivers, instructions are given (Enable 'Show file extensions' so you don't save it as a txt file)

@echo off
echo -------------------------------------------------------
echo Please make sure that you have UNINSTALLED all ATI
echo drivers and software through windows at programs and
echo features before continuing further.
echo -------------------------------------------------------
pause
@cls
taskkill /F /IM atiesrxx.exe
timeout /t 5
echo -------------------------------------------------------
echo Cleaning registry
echo -------------------------------------------------------
REG DELETE "HKCU\Software\ATI" /f
REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\ATI" /f
REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\ATI Technologies" /f
REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ATI" /f
REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ATI Technologies" /f
REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\AMD" /f
REG DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\AMD External Events Utility" /f
REG DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\amdkmdag" /f
REG DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\amdkmdap" /f
REG DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Atierecord" /f
REG DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\AtiHdmiService" /f
echo -------------------------------------------------------
echo Cleaning Files
echo -------------------------------------------------------
del "%windir%\system32\ati*.*"
del "%windir%\system32\drivers\ati*.*"
del "%windir%\system32\amdpcom*.*"
del "%windir%\ati*.*"
del "%windir%\sysWOW64\ati*.*"
del "%windir%\sysWOW64\amdpcom*.*"
echo -------------------------------------------------------
echo Cleaning OpenCL
echo -------------------------------------------------------
del "%windir%\system32\amdocl64.dll"
del "%windir%\system32\OpenCL.dll"
del "%windir%\system32\OpenVideo64.dll"
del "%windir%\system32\OVDecode.dll"
del "%windir%\system32\SlotMaximizerAg.dll"
del "%windir%\system32\SlotMaximizerBe.dll"
del "%windir%\sysWOW64\amdocl.dll"
del "%windir%\sysWOW64\OpenCL.dll"
del "%windir%\sysWOW64\OpenVideo.dll"
del "%windir%\sysWOW64\OVDecode.dll"
del "%windir%\sysWOW64\SlotMaximizerAg.dll"
del "%windir%\sysWOW64\SlotMaximizerBe.dll"
rmdir /S /Q "%APPDATA%\ATI"
rmdir /S /Q "%LOCALAPPDATA%\ATI"
echo -------------------------------------------------------
echo Please remove this/these folders manually. You need to
echo take ownership of the folders before removal is possible
echo command is takeown /f <directory> /R
echo folders are printed if found below line after this
echo message
echo -------------------------------------------------------
dir /b "%windir%\system32\DriverStore\FileRepository\C7_*.*"
dir /b "%windir%\system32\DriverStore\FileRepository\CH_*.*"
echo -------------------------------------------------------
echo Also clean these registry paths between lines after this
echo message on second run of this tool note that the { } are
echo the ones to remove not only the last 'video' path.
echo -------------------------------------------------------
REG QUERY HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video /f "amdkmdap" /s
echo -------------------------------------------------------
echo cleaner complete please reboot your system and run this
echo file again unless doing so atm and then reinstall ATI drivers.
echo -------------------------------------------------------
pause


#4 tanybeen

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 18:46

I've used Driver Fusion before successfully. Just the free version will do; you don't need the paid one.

#5 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 18:52

are there any decent tools out there that will clean my PC free of all AMD GPU drivers stuff?


I suggest a screwdriver, which you can use to install a new hard drive. :laugh: