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adamf

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I ran the notmyfault.exe and found these old .sys with the lmsmtn command. They are from Connext (Audio), IBM (Client Access) and Apple (added by me directly to System32) and I have as far as I know the latest drivers for everything.

Should I delete them or not? If so, do I need to unregister them first or anything if I do?

I've not got a problem - I'm just interested what the best procedure is.

Code:
[SIZE=2][FONT=courier new]fffff800`0353f000 fffff800`03591000   VSTAZL6  VSTAZL6.SYS  Thu Oct 16 02:53:42 2008 (48F69096)
fffff800`0380f000 fffff800`038da000   VSTCNXT6 VSTCNXT6.SYS Thu Oct 16 02:52:22 2008 (48F69046)
fffff800`03612000 fffff800`03786000   VSTDPV6  VSTDPV6.SYS  Thu Oct 16 02:57:45 2008 (48F69189)

fffff800`04439000 fffff800`0443a900   qcfilterlno2k qcfilterlno2k.sys Wed Jul 08 01:45:31 2009 (4A53DE1B)
fffff800`0394f000 fffff800`039c0000   qcusbnetlno2k qcusbnetlno2k.sys Fri Jun 04 02:01:08 2010 (4C084244)
fffff800`0443b000 fffff800`04473580   qcusbserlno2k qcusbserlno2k.sys Wed May 12 02:40:08 2010 (4BE9F8E8)

fffff800`00f0a000 fffff800`00f1d000   AppleHFS AppleHFS.sys Thu May 19 11:47:07 2011 (4DD4E71B)
fffff800`00723000 fffff800`0072a000   AppleMNT AppleMNT.sys Thu May 19 11:47:05 2011 (4DD4E719)
[/FONT][/SIZE]
 

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Edwin

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I ran the notmyfault.exe and found these old .sys with the lmsmtn command. They are from Connext (Audio), IBM (Client Access) and Apple (added by me directly to System32) and I have as far as I know the latest drivers for everything.

Should I delete them or not? If so, do I need to unregister them first or anything if I do?

I've not got a problem - I'm just interested what the best procedure is.

Code:
[SIZE=2][FONT=courier new]fffff800`0353f000 fffff800`03591000   VSTAZL6  VSTAZL6.SYS  Thu Oct 16 02:53:42 2008 (48F69096)
fffff800`0380f000 fffff800`038da000   VSTCNXT6 VSTCNXT6.SYS Thu Oct 16 02:52:22 2008 (48F69046)
fffff800`03612000 fffff800`03786000   VSTDPV6  VSTDPV6.SYS  Thu Oct 16 02:57:45 2008 (48F69189)

fffff800`04439000 fffff800`0443a900   qcfilterlno2k qcfilterlno2k.sys Wed Jul 08 01:45:31 2009 (4A53DE1B)
fffff800`0394f000 fffff800`039c0000   qcusbnetlno2k qcusbnetlno2k.sys Fri Jun 04 02:01:08 2010 (4C084244)
fffff800`0443b000 fffff800`04473580   qcusbserlno2k qcusbserlno2k.sys Wed May 12 02:40:08 2010 (4BE9F8E8)

fffff800`00f0a000 fffff800`00f1d000   AppleHFS AppleHFS.sys Thu May 19 11:47:07 2011 (4DD4E71B)
fffff800`00723000 fffff800`0072a000   AppleMNT AppleMNT.sys Thu May 19 11:47:05 2011 (4DD4E719)
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I'm sure it would be okay; I've not run that before but I usually do it through Disk Cleanup:

View attachment 39890

I'm guessing the outcome would be similar.
 

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adamf

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I've run disk cleanup but the things are still in System32... Admittedly i did copy the Apple HFS ones in myself but the others seem kind of old considering I did a clean install only about 6 months ago.
 

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lifetec

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According to Usasma (BSOD specialist)
please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable

So i would check with him first, before deleting any drivers.
 

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adamf

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According to Usasma (BSOD specialist)
please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable

So i would check with him first, before deleting any drivers.

That was my question, yes.
 

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    ATI Radeon X1600
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    Internal
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