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Removing Unneeded Device Drivers

Sometimes problems can occur if the driver for a previously removed device has not been uninstalled. You can remove the device driver from Windows 98's Device Manager list by following these steps:

  1. Click Start | Settings | Control Panel, and double-click the System icon.
  2. Click the Device Manager tab and double-click the icon for the hardware type of the device that was removed to display the installed devices. An exclamation point superimposed on a device icon indicates a removed or inoperable device.
  3. Click the list item to select the device you want to remove, and then click Remove.
  4. Confirm that you want to remove the device by clicking OK in the Control Device Removal message box.

If you have more than one hardware configuration, a modified version of the Confirm Device Removal message box appears. Make sure the Remove from All Configurations option button is selected; then click OK to remove the device and close the message box.