How remove drivers in Windows XP
Posted on 2011-10-05
I have a USB device that I plugged into my computer. I loaded some drivers for it and now I want to configure it differently, with a different set of drivers, but each time I uninstall the device in device manager, as soon as I plug in the device again, it auto detects what it is and loads the drivers. I browsed over to the c:\windows\system32\drivers folder and removed the driver file and the dll file from the system32 folder, but windows just re-creates these files when I plug the device back in. I have tried to update the driver, but it says the current drivers are the best or most recent or something to that effect. I have a second computer that has never seen this device, and when I plugged it in, it showed up as a USB-UID device and I was able to install the different set of drivers just fine. I just want to get my original computer back to thinking it has never seen this device before as if it was the first time again. How do I do this?