First post, by Queen K Juul
So when I first set up my rig, I didn't really know entirely what I was doing, so I installed the retail drivers for the SBLive, and in so doing I installed the DOS drivers and the WDM drivers.
I would like to try the VXD drivers, or even the Audigy drivers as outlined here: Using Audigy drivers with a Sound Blaster Live
However, I have a strange problem. If I remove the DOS drivers, I get a BSOD on boot. I first tried using the Creative uninstaller and selecting the DOS drivers, which caused the BSOD. I restored a backup, then I tried manually commenting out the lines in autoexec.bat that load the drivers, and this also causes the BSOD. The error it gives is a VFAT initialization error, which I've seen before as something where the kernel runs out of memory before it can load the VFAT driver (which is one of the last to be loaded, apparently). If I uncomment those lines, then the system boots. But commenting out the CTSYN, BLASTER, and SBEINIT lines causes the BSOD.
What gives? What do I need to do? I want to uninstall the device completely to install new drivers but any way I try to remove the DOS drivers causes the BSOD. I know now that installing them to begin with was a mistake 🤣 but at the time I had no idea. I don't have a recent backup without them installed...in fact, I think I ran my first backup after I had the drivers installed, because I didn't think I would need to uninstall them.