Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

So, you've got a driver that's giving you problems and you uninstall the driver or device and it automatically gets reinstalled.

  • Is there a way to stop windows from keeping a driver in the driver cache?

  • Is there an easy way to remove them?

I can find out which files are used, search and remove them manually, but it's a pain.

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

boot in diagnostic mode (F5 at boot), and if you remove the device now, the drivers will go too

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.