I made a rookie mistake today. I have a usb camera that I just got and I
was getting ready to try it out and I forgot and plugged in the USB cable
and camera BEFORE I installed the drivers! D'oh! I know better than
this!!!! I could kick myself.

Anyway, I have uninstalled and removed this device from Device Manager
about 10 times now and rebooted, not rebooted, reinstalled the drivers, and
all combinations I can think of, to get this thing uninstalled so I can
install it correctly but I am having no luck at all.

What happens is that when I remove it, if I refresh Device Manager or I
reboot or I plug the device back in, it comes up and says its an unknown
device and then it cannot find the drivers.

I just want it permanently removed from my system and all references to it,
so that I can install it fresh.

I'm thinking there must be some registry entry(s) telling Windows (XP by the
way) to attempt to install it over and over and they are not getting removed
but I cannot locate them.

I've also run CCLeaner (very nice tool for cleaning up Windows!) but that
did not do it either.

Anyone have experience with this kind of problem and found a way to fix it?


Shannon O'Donnell

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