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Cannot remove VIA HD Audio Deck icon from Control Panel

  1. #1


    Helsinki, Finland
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Cannot remove VIA HD Audio Deck icon from Control Panel


    Hi,

    I can't seem to find a solution this anywhere online.
    It's not been an issue in terms of system performance, but it's just annoying. And also a little weird.

    I changed motherboards a while back. Old one had VIA audio. New one has Realtek.
    Uninstalled the old drivers and installed new drivers when I made the hardware switch.

    Current system works fine in every way, including the Realtek Audio.

    The thing is, there is still an icon for "VIA HD Audio Deck" in control panel. When I click it, it tells me "application not found".
    I have tried the tip to right-click to create a shortcut on desktop, and then find the actual file location from the new shortcut's details, but it does not show a location for the VIA cpl or other files, other than All Control Panel Items. Can't figure out how to get it out of there.

    I have tried installing the old VIA drivers and uninstalling, no joy.

    Anyone have any ideas on this?

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  2. #2



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    First make a restore point then search using "Find" in RegEdit for all the keys for VIA HD Audio Deck and delete them.
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  3. #3



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    First make a restore point then search using "Find" in RegEdit for all the keys for VIA HD Audio Deck and delete them.
    Sorry I forgot: And reboot.
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  4. #4


    Helsinki, Finland
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Thanks for the quick reply.
    Yep, once I had actually found the damn thing (and a whole load of other VIA audio junk) and deleted it, it has now disappeared. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I'll mark this solved now.
    Cheers
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