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Need help uninstalling 2 drivers (network adapters) from XP Home


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#1 ncs22

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 11:48 AM

Hi. I am trying to uninstall 2 drivers (network adapters) from my computer. I have XP Home and a HP Pavilion dv4275nr laptop. When I go to the Device Manager and try to uninstall these 2 drivers, they simply re-install upon reboot. I want to permanently uninstall (disabling is not good enough for my situation) them. These are the drivers in question:

1. Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200 BG Network Connection
2. Realtek RTL 8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC

Thanks to anyone who can help...

Edited by ncs22, 17 March 2011 - 12:02 PM.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 12:54 PM

If those devices are native to the system/chipset...the only way to prevent drivers from reinstalling on reboot...is to disable the devices, in the BIOS settings.

http://www.ehow.com/how_8006816_disable-sound-devices-bios.html , it's the same regardless of device. Sound/video/network...the procedure is the same.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 01:03 PM

Have you tried uninstalling these ins Add/Remove software in the Control panel?

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 02:49 PM

The drivers were not even listed in the add/remove programs section.....I think I will try to disable the drivers in BIOS, and then password-protect it..

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 12:30 AM

Mission accomplished...BIOS FTW :)Thanks Louis and Eyesee

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:47 AM

Glad you resolved it, happy computing :).

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