Driver Sweeper 2.1.0 | Vista Forums
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Driver Sweeper is a fast tool to remove driver leftovers from your system. It’s very important to remove your drivers on a proper way, because driver leftovers can cause problems like stability and startup problems. You can use it if you want to update/remove drivers from your system.
Most important change in this version that it fixes the problems found with 2.0.5 with Desktop Icon. This unfortunately means that previous saved icon data isn’t compatible with 2.1.0.
More info and revision history can be found here:
- [*]Official Guru3D — Driver Sweeper homepage click here.
[*]Official Guru3D — Driver Sweeper forums click here.
Guru3D — Driver Sweeper (Setup)
Guru3D — Driver Sweeper (no installer)
Changelog (2.1.0) — 26-11-09
— Added Brazilian Portuguese translation.
Thanks to Thiago Lara.
— Added Turkish translation.
Thanks to Oguz Ari.
— Parameters for Desktop Icon Restoration.
-icon:last Uses the last known backup.
-icon:first Uses the first known backup.
-icon:<datetime> Uses the backup known from date and time as can be found in the item list.
— Changed clean parameters to -clean:»NVIDIA — Display».
— Exception while trying to restore desktop icons.
— Desktop Icon not working properly on Windows 7.
A big thanks to Thorsten Blauhut for his Desktop Icon program which helped me address this issue.
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (G0 Kentsfield) LGA775 (FC-LGA6)
- GIGABYTE GA-EP35C-DS3R (Rev. 2.1)
- Corsair TW3X4G1333C9A 4GB PC-10600 (2x XMS3 2GB)
- Graphics Card(s)
- ASUS nVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (G92GT/D8P)
- Sound Card
- Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS/RealTek ALC885/889A/890
- Monitor(s) Displays
- ChiMei CMV CT-730D 17inch (LCD Monitor)
- Screen Resolution
- 1280-1024 60Hertz (Ture Colour 32bit)
- Hard Drives
- Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3.0Gb/s 160-GB Hard Drive ST3160815AS (RAID0)
- SUPER FLOWER 500watt Plug in Leads 24pin ATX BLACK MODEL
- Thermaltake Shark (VA7000SWA ATX) Full Tower
- Front 120mm fan (1400 RPM) /Rear 120mm (1400 RPM) blue LED
- Labtec Media Desktop Y-SAD65
- Cyber Snipa Stinger Laser Gameing Mouse (400-3200Dpi)
- Internet Speed
- Telstra BigPond Elite Liberty Cable 17Mbps/256kbps
Video card crashes when running Rhino 5 with Windows 10 — Rhino for Windows
I am a Rhino 5 user, and have recently ran into an issue. I currently have an NVidia Geforce GTX 660 M video card with 2 GB of dedicated memory. While trying to run Rhino, I frequently get error messages saying that my video card has crashed and recovered (but of course Rhino remains frozen). I have had no issues with Rhino in the past, even with large files there would be no lag whatsoever. I think this problem started when I updated to Windows 10.
I’ve tried a few solutions to fixing this issue that were listed online, basically editing some things within my computer’s registry, but none of that helped. When I run Rhino with integrated graphics instead of my GPU it works, but is very slow and doesn’t actually work for the 64 Bit version of Rhino because it says I don’t have permission to run it that way (even though I am the administrator) and to go to the NVidia control panel, which of course doesn’t list Rhino as a program that I can run integrated graphics with.
Thank you in advance,
This happened to me recently on my two Workstation Graphic cards.
I initially thought it’s Win10 problem but it was not.
So I replaced my Graphic card with new one (same spec), problem solved.
Use windows 10 automatic update instead of downloading Nvidia driver from official website. (The latest version doesn’t mean it’s stable, and if you read the info about the driver, sometimes it’s beta version.)
- Reinstall system
- Autoupdate from Win10 update center
if that doesn’t work, try different GPU.
After backing up your computer. I might try uninstalling the nvidia video drivers, and install the latest certified driver, using clean/custom settings.
With exceptions, your drivers must match your system: 32bit for 32bit, 64 for 64bit.
There is also utility to remove old video card settings, but it may not be necessary now, with nVidia’s later installer.
A video card crashing also seems like a hardware issue, like GPU with poor heat-sink interface/compound on it. There are utilities in which you can check the temperature. If the driver settings are corrupt, they might tell the card to do something that’s bad for it.
If you determine that you must reinstall Windows 10, there is a utility to make a bootable flash card. Of course, you should have a few backups of all of your data. Better yet if you upgrade your storage, you can set the old drive on a shelf, and pick its bones clean, after the fact.
[At home, I run Rhino with an old GTX-570, and it has worked under Windows 10.]
How to remove leftover drivers from your system
Most people who use a computer know what a device driver is and what role it plays on your computer. Simply put, a device driver is a piece of software that allows a hardware device to communicate with Windows. If you don’t have the correct driver installed, or if the driver isn’t installed at all, the hardware won’t work because Windows can’t communicate with it. That’s why it’s important to find the correct and latest driver so you can hope everything will run more smoothly.
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With so many different hardware devices available, there are a huge number of device drivers available, and chances are you’ll have to uninstall old driver software before buying and installing another hardware component. In most cases this is not a problem and you simply use the software’s own uninstaller. This works most of the time and you can continue with a fresh install of hardware and software.
It is very important to uninstall old drivers and when they are removed they are removed properly. If for some reason you cannot remove the old drivers properly, you should be able to remove them from the system in another way. Remnants of a driver can cause stability or communication problems with new hardware, or in more serious cases, such as changing the type of hard drive controller that prevents Windows from fully starting.
One of the tools you can try to remove leftover drivers from your system: Sweeper . This is a quick and simple program that can help with a number of third party drivers such as AMD and NVIDIA graphics adapters, Intel and NVIDIA chipsets, Creative/Realtek/Asus sound chips, and JMicron or Marvell storage drivers and etc. It is obvious that this is not the case. a complete list, but it covers most of the most popular hardware devices, which often have the largest and most complex drivers, and are most commonly found to cause serious problems on a system.
Some of you may have heard of Guru3D Driver Sweeper, which is the same tool, just released under different names after Phyxion’s collaboration with Guru3D ended. This has since changed again, although more on that later…
The Sweeper driver requires installation, so make sure you opt out of the adware that is offered. In the main window, you can see that there are a total of 16 brands of drivers that you can find and remove leftovers if any are found. Just check the box of any driver you want to search for and click the «Analyze» button.
When the results are displayed, you will see if there is any data left. You can then select what to remove, making sure it is checked, there is a filter button in the bottom left corner to select or deselect only files, folders or registry entries. As a reminder, this tool is NOT a regular driver removal tool and you should first try to remove them using an official uninstaller. Driver Sweeper is designed to remove whatever is left behind that could potentially cause problems.
Driver Sweeper will back up whatever you choose to delete, so if you make a mistake, all is not lost and you can restore what was deleted. There is also a custom filter window where you can add an entry you want to delete if you find something that needs to be deleted and is left behind. And a slightly odd feature, completely unrelated to the driver, is the desktop icon restore window. Click «Save» and this will save the position of all the icons on your desktop, and then they can be restored to those exact positions later.
Driver Sweeper works on Windows XP, Vista and 7.
Driver Sweeper Download
Unfortunately, Driver Sweeper has not been updated since 2011, so new and future drivers will be a problem for it and items will be missing in the search process . Developer Phyxion no longer exists and Driver Sweeper is now under the control of Treexy who gave it an overhaul and a new name Driver Fusion . It is now shareware but scan and delete, backup and restore, custom filters and save position desktop icons remain free.
Driver Fusion also has the same adware that needs to be disabled during installation and this program also requires .NET v4 to work. Usage is generally the same as Driver Sweeper, but the interface has changed so this now means that the functions are now in different places with different names. Driver scanning is now under Maintenance > Check Drivers, icon saving is under Computer > Desktop, and log and restore features are under Manage.
This program is much more current than Driver Sweeper, so in theory it should be better at removing all leftovers from more recent drivers. Driver Fusion works on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. The direct download link is under the green CNET button.
Download Fusion Driver
In conclusion, both of these tools can be made portable by extracting them with the Universal Extractor, avoiding toolbar ads in addition to making the programs portable.
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driver control — Softik
download: latest version (no installation required)
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is a tiny application used to backup all drivers installed in Windows
Double Driver download: latest version, (portable type, no installation required)
shows installed drivers, backup and restore
DriverGrabber download: DriverGrabber_0. 5.1.zip
searches the system for third-party drivers and extracts them in your folder in the «Drivers» subfolder, thematically divided (graphics, mouse, etc.) and containing the appropriate drivers * .INF The resulting file is ready.
DriverMax download: drivermax.exe
Non-installation version: download the installation and extract it in Universal Extractor
makes it easy to reinstall the driver. It combines two options: exporting used controllers (or selectively selected by us) from a running system to a folder or compressed archive, and importing this set into a freshly reinstalled system. It can also be useful for analyzing a set of drivers and file versions for diagnostic and comparison purposes. License: free, but after 30 days you must register for free
(no installation required)
installer works on OpenCandy, we deselected
Driver cleaning tool. Uninstallation currently supported: NVIDIA (graphics and chipset), ATI (graphics), Creative (sound), Realtek (sound), Ageia (PhysX) and Microsoft (mouse)
First uninstall the drivers through the control panel using the official uninstallers. Then start the computer in safe mode (this is not necessary, but recommended) and clean up with DriverSweeper — select the driver you just removed from the list, and then analyze the system by clicking the «Analyze» button. After the analysis, a list of the remaining remains of the controller will be displayed, which we select and click on «Clear».
application for Guru3D
The application scans for the current hardware of our computer and checks for driver updates for individual devices. It also finds drivers for «unknown» devices in Windows Device Manager.
DriverEasy download: latest version
Non-installation version: download the installer and extract it in Universal Extractor
DriverPack Solution scans your computer for drivers and allows you to download and update them, has an offline database to download as an ISO image