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supermanno

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Hello guys. I am trying to install a sound card (EMU 1616m) on my Vista. While installing Vista gave me a couple of error messages. I realised that the sound card was not properly installed. I then tried to reinstall it again, and this time it gives me an error "You have previously installed drivers without rebooting. Please reboot and try again." Then as directed I rebooted. Nothing, same problem. I tried to uninstall, but the same message showes up.. How can I permanently remove this driver and do a fresh install of the sound card? I even tried system restore, but no luck. Any help would be appreciated!
 
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Try uninstalling the sound card via the device manager (and any software which you may have installed that came with the card), reboot, then allow Vista to add the sound card back.
 

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OK I got it fixed. All I had to do ( and I dont recommend anyone to do this! Or if you do do at your own risk!) I figured what time I installed the sound card ( around 1030 pm), went to system32, enabled hidden files and folders, and deleted every file that was created in that time range. I know its a risky business.. but if you dont have much to lose and willing to take that risk, it worked for me!
 
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