First post, by Dochartaigh
I have to be doing this wrong as this commonly happens to me... I had an Audigy 2 ZS audio card installed, and wanted to switch over to a SB Live! card instead (as this card is period correct for my build). I pulled the Audigy card, installed SB Live card, and rebooted the computer. Upon boot-up it prompts me it found new hardware (for the SB Live) which I cancelled out of. Uninstalled the Audigy drivers (there's no uninstaller but there's a hidden program to do so - I ran it twice - once for VXD, other for WMD? drivers as I don't know which I was using - they were the standard ones), rebooted, cancelled out of the 'found new hardware' prompts again, installed the SB Live! software, and on turning the computer off, got this VXD error:
...and get the same blue screen when I boot back up as well (which pressing any key does let Windows 98 boot-up properly).
I'm currently using Acronis to restore a backup back to the HDD so I can try again... (as normally I would reinstall windows as I've NEVER been able to get rid of VXD errors, ever) but how should I do this differently?
Do I uninstall drivers while the old/original card was installed? Then pull it? Pull the old card, bootup Windows and uninstall, shutdown, install new card, then follow the 'found new hardware' prompts? Or ignore those and run the install CD for SB Live?
SIDENOTE: which actual programs do I need to install for SB Live through the installation CD? There seems to be 20+ programs it tries to install and I don't know which I need. I'll never use any of it's functionality beyond having it play sound/music for Windows-based games (DOS games go through the ESS ES1869 ISA sound card).