Windows NT4.0 Uninstall Procedure

1. Uninstall the driver:

  1. Go to the Start-> settings->Control Panel-> Multimedia icon.
  2. Double click the Multimedia icon to open the 'Multimedia properties' window.
  3. Go to the ‘Devices’ tab of this window.
  4. Go to the ‘Multimedia Drivers’ section.
  5. There are two driver devices in this section.
  • Audio Devices.
  • MIDI Devices and Instruments.
  1. Double click these above devices. The wave and Midi devices for Aureal Vortex look as the following in the respective fashion.
  • Audio for Aureal Vortex PCI Audio AU8830(or AU8820)
  • MIDI for Aureal Vortex PCI Audio AU8830(or AU8820)
  1. Select any one of the Aureal Vortex devices and click the ‘Remove’ button of the Multimedia properties.
  2. The user will be prompted with a ‘Remove’ dialog box confirming the removal of the Aureal Vortex PCI Audio driver.
  3. Say ‘Yes’ to that.
  4. Then you will be prompted with a ‘Restart’ or ‘Don’t Restart the system’ message.
  5. Choose the ‘Don’t restart the system now’.
  6. Now clean the hard disk using the following cleanup procedure below: After finishing the following procedure restart the system.

2. Windows NT Cleaning Procedure

  1. Go to the Start-> Find -> Files or Folders. User will get a Find: All files windows.
  2. Under the ‘Names and Location’ tab, In the ‘Look in’ section type in c:\winnt\system32 (assuming that c:\winnt is the system root directory) or just C:\.
  3. In the ‘Named’ section type in all of the following entries:

  4. au8* au3* au2* asp4* aure*, eqdriver.dll, levelind.dll, regsavrv.exe.
    Remove any files found.
    Note: For 8820 driver eqdriver.dll does not exist.
  5. Go to the Start ->Run to open the ‘Run’ window.
  6. Type ‘regedit’ and click ‘OK’ to open the Registry Editor window. Go to the ‘Edit’ menu and choose the ‘Find’ section in it and search for the following: aure, au3, au2, au8, and asp4. Remove all of them.
  7. Remove any driver-related keys or values, being careful in not removing things like the DNS server "aureal.com".
  8. Examine the contents of the OEMSETUP.INF files using a text editor and delete the keys that are from Aureal.
  9. Note: Registry editor doesn't allow searches for multiple strings, so each string must be searched for independently.

  10. Reboot the Computer.

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